Kudzu eating goats back in Brookhaven

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Brookhaven’s Parks and Recreation Department have brought back goats to take care of a recurring invasive problem in the city’s parks. Beginning July 29, the parks and rec department reintroduced goats to select Brookhaven parks to help control invasive plant species such as kudzu. The goats started their work in Osborne Park, and will stay […]

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No update on Dunwoody lawyer Facebook case

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Dunwoody police state no information given by social media giant Questions remain unanswered five months after the resignation of former Dunwoody assistant city attorney Lenny Felgin. Felgin resigned Feb. 1 following allegations of anti-Muslim remarks on Facebook. Felgin allegedly posted derogatory remarks about Muslims on a thread pertaining to Canadian citizenship for refugees. Felgin has […]

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Brannon Hill makeover

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Phase 1 of cleaning project complete at notorious complex After the removal of nearly 1,200 tons of debris, Brannon Hill Condominium in Clarkston is beginning to have a different look. Phase 1 of a cleanup project at Brannon Hill was completed after two days of work from July 13 to July 14. In total, 1,999 […]

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Mann pleads guilty to amended charges

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Receives six month park ban   DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann pleaded guilty to amended charges July 27 in lieu of an Atlanta Municipal Court trial.  Mann pleaded guilty to the charges of physical obstruction and prohibited conduct at a public park. The charges are amended from those originally given to Mann following his May […]

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Avondale Estates awarded grant to complete Carl’s Corner

Avondale Estates received a $1,500 grant from the Georgia Historic Preservation Division to complete the preservation project for historic Carl’s Corner. Photos by Carla Parker

  The preservation project for historic Carl’s Corner in Avondale Estates will be completed soon. Carl’s Corner, located on South Avondale Road next to Twin Oaks Plaza, was once the city’s entryway when the city was built in 1926. It was named after Carl Houseworth, an Avondale Estates gardener. City Planner and Community Development Officer […]

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Green + green = green: Novices getting paid to learn about conservation and green jobs

In front of Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia (from left) LEAF interns Naimah Ashford, Amanda Turner, Epiphany Johnson, Attallah Smith and Johanna Amaro. Photo by LA Allen/The Nature Conservancy

  What would entice teens to work in a forest in the summer’s sweltering heat? Concern for the environment and the opportunity to learn something new could be reasons. Getting paid also could be a motivator. For 11 local high school students, the great outdoors has been their office and classroom this summer as they […]

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DeKalb County School District welcomes 17 new principals

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) welcomed 17 new principals to the school district July 24 as part of its Summer Leadership Conference at Miller Grove High School.DCSD reassigned due to low performance, and accepted the retirements of various principals in May. Since then, it has implemented a four-phase selection process to select principals for the […]

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Mixed messages on DeKalb County Georgia Milestones scores

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Mixed messages are being communicated to the public in reference to the most recent DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Georgia Milestones test scores. Georgia Milestones tests are designed to measure student proficiency in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies in grades three through 12. The Georgia Milestones’ highest achievement category is proficient or distinguished […]

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