Sugar Moon rises in Oakhurst area

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There are a number of ways for people to relive stress. It’s a good thing for folks in the Oakhurst area that when Amy Kiefer is stressed she bakes. Kiefer, chief cupcake baker, and her cousin Catherine Pfitzer, chief cupcake marketer, are the owners of Sugar Moon Bake Shop. The cupcakes are the byproducts of […]

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New development coming to Covington Highway

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Running from Avondale Estates to near Stonecrest Mall in unincorporated Lithonia, 12-mile Covington Highway is the focus of some new economic development. A month-old RaceTrac gas station is causing traffic jams along Covington Highway as it engages in a price war with a nearby QuikTrip. An apartment complex on the road has begun a complete […]

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A petit bit of France comes to Kirkwood

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When Marchet Sparks visited France in 2004, traveling extensively throughout the southern Provençal region then up to Paris and Normandy, she was charmed by little markets with freshly prepared foods and local goods that dotted throughout the countryside. A busy real estate executive working out of her native Los Angeles at the time, she decided that one day […]

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Commissioner candidates present platforms

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Economic development and the region’s upcoming transportation referendum kept popping up as DeKalb candidates faced off during a recent political forum. The forum, sponsored by the South DeKalb Business Association, gave candidates from various races in DeKalb County a chance to present their platforms before the July 31 primary and referendum. Among the candidates at […]

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Medlock Park and baseball help bond Decatur community

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Four generations of Medlocks sat a picnic table celebrating the evolution of the park that bears their name. Hundreds of residents joined the Medlocks on April 13 at Medlock Park in Decatur to recognize the 50th anniversary of the park and of the Druid Hills Youth Sports association, which began in 1962 as Briarcliff Community […]

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Next in line? Redan’s Jones working to continue program’s legacy

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Wesley Jones knows what it takes. He has seen it over and over. The Redan junior watched last year as former teammate Deion Williams set an example on and off the field for his younger teammates. He watched a few years ago as Redan’s most famous baseball alum, Brandon Phillips, returned to field ground balls […]

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DeKalb voters support Sunday alcohol sales, Romney

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DeKalb County residents showed their support March 6 for a referendum to allow Sunday retail alcohol sales between the hours of 12:30-11:30 p.m. in unincorporated DeKalb. The referendum passed with 44,563 (73.4 percent) voting for it and 16,116 (26.6 percent) voting against. Other cities in the county voted on the referendum last year during municipal […]

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Braves deliver fun time for young campers

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There was no Tomahawk Chop chant, no roar from a large crowd in appreciation of a home run or a string of strikeouts. Instead, broad smiles and high fives from a group of 8- and 9-year-olds was all the motivation a group of Atlanta Braves players needed. Pitchers Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel, and third […]

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