Avondale Estates focusing on business growth

Avondale Estates focusing on business growth

In 2015, 22 new businesses opened in Avondale Estates and the city hopes the trend continues.  During his state of the city address on March 28, Avondale Estates Mayor Jonathan Elmore expressed his excitement for the new businesses and laid out the plan for bringing in more businesses, which will be tasked by the city’s […]

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Former Decatur restauranteurs open eatery in Atlanta

Former Decatur restauranteurs open eatery in Atlanta

The adage “When one door closes another opens” is the perfect way to describe what has happened for the owners of a former popular Decatur restaurant. Wendy Chang and Donald Mui were the husband-and-wife force behind Eurasia, an Asian fusion eatery on Ponce de Leon that closed its doors in 2010. Now the couple, whose […]

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Local leaders encourage students to engage

Local leaders encourage students to engage

A local nonprofit brought together four local leaders to encourage Clarkston High School students to be engaged in their community. Sponsored by Small Creek Alliance, a local nonprofit that aims to curb violence, the event featured Steve Bradshaw, a candidate for DeKalb County District 4 commission seat; Mechel McKinley, executive director of the Stone Mountain […]

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Chamblee creates safe meetup zone

Chamblee creates safe meetup zone

It could happen to anyone. An item, such as shoes or car equipment, is wanted and desired by an individual. The usual channels of purchasing such an item are of no use; the local store is out or doesn’t carry a specific model while the store requiring a day trip just sold out. Friends suggest […]

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Cross Keys freshmen engage with public, officials

Cross Keys freshmen engage with public, officials

For three hours on March 30, the hustle and bustle of the Plaza Fiesta shopping center was met with dozens trying to implement change. One may think these voices and ideas, echoing throughout the Chamblee based Hispanic cultural hub, originated from college students or community advocates. However, the voices calling for affordable housing, access to […]

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Jesse’s brings table-service dining option to Wesley Chapel

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Until recently, people craving a meal in the Wesley Chapel area around Interstate-20 were left to choose among a variety of fast food restaurants. Jesse “Jay” Cunningham decided that needed to change. In February, he opened Jesse’s Restaurant Lounge, a table-service eatery that features live entertainment and international cuisine on Wesley Chapel Road.   “I […]

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Conjuring bayou ghosts with Barry Sons

Conjuring bayou ghosts with Barry Sons

To limit local artist Barry Sons to one label would be a mistake.  While it’s true Sons is a painter, a writer, a poet and environmental activist, a more appropriate term exists in the abstract: Sons is a conjuror of ghosts. The ghosts in Sons’ case are not the spooky soothsayers found in A Christmas […]

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PAWS Atlanta celebrates 50 years of saving pets’ lives

PAWS Atlanta celebrates 50 years of saving pets’ lives

In the mid-1960s, a small group of volunteers concerned about the stray animal population in DeKalb County decided to do something about it. “They started taking in pets in their own homes, doing the spay/neuter themselves and that grew. The concern grew; the caring grew,” said Jacki McDonald, director of marketing and development for PAWS […]

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