Playing police

playing police

  The job of a police officer isn’t an easy one. At times facing criticism, the profession can be stressful as well as life-threatening.  However, one 4-year-old Decatur boy helped lighten the mood of a local precinct by bringing smiles to officers at the Decatur Police Department.  Oliver Knowles, known by the Decatur Police Department […]

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Dunwoody Jewish Community Center victim of bomb threat

Scare marks the second in 2017

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA)—located at 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody—was the victim of a bomb threat on March 14. According to Officer Mark Stevens of the Dunwoody Police Department, the threat was found to be “non-credible” as no explosives were found. Stevens said the threat came from an email sent […]

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Emory swim teams win national championship

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The Emory University swimming and diving teams dominated the Division III championship swim meets in Shenandoah, Texas. The women’s swim and dive team won its eighth consecutive national championship and the 10th overall in program history, while the men’s team won its first national championship in program history March 18. The two titles mark the […]

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Businesses learn about exporting during Small Business Week

Jen Yun, manager of global business development at the Atlanta Metro Chamber, shares the importance of exporting to DeKalb small business owners.

  A group of DeKalb County small business owners received a lesson on exporting and how it can help their companies grow. Decide DeKalb Development Authority held a networking event March 16, during Georgia Small Business Week, to bring together business leaders from the county and various industry partners of the county. “We wanted to […]

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Exhilaration of whitewater rafting on the Nile

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My impression of the Nile used to be a gentle, meandering river. All that changed Feb. 14, when I had the opportunity to go whitewater rafting on what many consider to be the longest river in the world. Yes, parts of the River Nile are flat and placid, but then there are the other parts—rapids […]

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Doraville denies dry cleaning business

Doraville City Council denied a rezoning request of a former automotive repair location on the grounds of environment and traffic concerns, marking the second denial in as many months. Photos courtesy of Doraville.

Despite support from city staff, approval from the planning and zoning commission and completing a public hearing with a 59-page presentation, business owner Chris Cho was denied permission to operate a dry cleaning and laundry establishment in Doraville by city council on March 6. “I think we’re doing the applicant an injustice,” said Councilwoman Pam […]

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Third annual Atlanta Science Fiction and Fantasy Expo brings together artists, fandom, gamers

Event organizer Antonio “Tony” Cade said the event grew from hosting local authors three years ago to a full-blown weekend festival through word-of-mouth and a growing appreciation of some for all things science fiction and fantasy. Photo by Travis Hudgons

On March 11 and 12, it was not unusual to see comic book charters such as Deadpool, Storm or Luke Cage casually strolling at North DeKalb Mall. For the third year in a row, the Atlanta Science Fiction and Fantasy Expo gave metro Atlanta residents, artists, creators and vendors a space to share their products, […]

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City officials, developer break ground for Sams Crossing development

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  Avondale Estates officials, the city’s Downtown Development Authority and associates from South City Partners gathered March 10 to break ground on the Sams Crossing development. The multi-use development, which will be built on 3.17 acres, will feature approximately 8,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space on the ground floor, approximately 197 residential units in four […]

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