35 years of MARTA History

Old hotel to be imploded

The 19-story former Executive Park Motor Hotel will soon disappear in a cloud of dust. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

The skyline at the corner of I-85 and North Druid Hills Road will be a little emptier in a month after the implosion of a 19-story building. The vacant Executive Park Motor Hotel, described in an advertisement in the 1970s as “Atlanta’s Prestige Suburban Hotel,” is scheduled for implosion Saturday, Nov. 8, amid fanfare, according […]

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Carla’s Corner: NFL should wear purple, too


Since 2009, NFL players, coaches and referees have worn pink apparel in games during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The initiative is a part of the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign. The NFL partnered with the American Cancer Society for the campaign, which focuses on the importance of annual screenings, especially […]

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Maker Faire celebrates innovation and tech in Decatur

Artists, craftsmen, builders and tinkerers displayed their creations Oct. 4-5 in Decatur for the estimated 20,000 visitors to Maker Faire Atlanta. Photos by Ashley Oglesby

  What constitutes a “maker”? By definition, the term can apply to artists, crafters or anyone who creates something. But the past decade has seen a more specific “maker movement” emerge, one with robots, drones, bitcoins, gurus and storm troopers. Maker Faire Atlanta, a self-described hybrid of science and county fairs that dubs itself the […]

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Avondale Estates mayor resigns

Avondale annexation map

Avondale Estate Mayor Ed Rieker announced his resignation Oct. 2. In a message sent through the city hall news email, Rieker said he accepted a “professional opportunity that will require a significant amount of [his] time and attention. “Therefore, I am resigning as mayor effective today. The city of Avondale Estates and its residents are […]

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Dunwoody and Lakeside defend JV cross country county championships

Dunwoody Team

The championship reign of Dunwoody and Lakeside will continue for another year as the pair defended their titles in the 2014 DeKalb County Junior Varsity Cross Country Girls’ and Boys’ Championships at Druid Hills Middle School Oct. 2. The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats captured their fourth consecutive title by placing all seven runners in the Top […]

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EDITORIAL: Ebola and the importance of communication


  The newest threat to world safety and security is not in the form of a terrorist cell or movement but can likely be far more devastating to the world’s population. Unlike the trillions of dollars needed to defend our borders and those of our global allies in the war on terrorism, Ebola can be […]

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Redan wins its first game of season

Photo by Travis Hudgons

The Redan Raiders defense knocked down a potential game-winning touchdown pass to defeat Chamblee and win their first game of the season. Redan beat the Chamblee Bulldogs 18-13 in Region 6-AAAA play Oct. 3 at Hallford Stadium. In his first year as head coach at Redan, Roderick Moore said he was happy for his players […]

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Stonecrest Mall houses new police substation

From left, interim Police Chief James Conroy and interim county CEO Lee May were on hand for the opening of a new police substation.

A new substation will increase police presence in the Stonecrest Mall area. The mall “so graciously” donated the 1,700-square-foot space for the substation, said interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May, during a ribbon-cutting for the facility on Oct. 3. “We are acknowledging the tremendous partnership that DeKalb County government has with its key stakeholders in […]

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