35 years of MARTA History

DeKalb remembers its veterans

Veterans were honored during the county’s 13th annual Veterans’ Awards Ceremony. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Military veterans in DeKalb County were recognized during the county’s 13th annual Veterans’ Awards Ceremony and Exposition on Nov. 5. Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May commended the “work and the labor and the sacrifice of many of our men and women right here in DeKalb County who decided to put country before self and […]

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CMS places third in cheerleading competition

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Champion Middle School’s (CMS) first competitive cheerleading squad placed third in the Georgia High School cheerleading competition. The CMS Chargers competed in two Georgia High School competitions. On Oct. 18 in Woodstock the team competed against 10 middle schools and placed in the top 10. On Oct. 25 Newnan the Chargers competed against five middle […]

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Cultures collide deliciously at Sobban

A bowl of bibimbop is made up of kimchi rice, bok choy, zucchini, organic tofu, shitake mushrooms and a seven-minute egg.

When chefs from different cultures create a restaurant, diners are often in for a treat. Such is the case at the Korean Southern diner Sobban. Husband-and-wife chef, Jiyeong Lee and Cody Taylor have combined their passion for cooking and playing with flavors at their Decatur restaurant that just celebrated its one-year anniversary. Lee and Taylor […]

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Restaurant features Italian family recipes

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Family is a recurrent theme at Bambinelli’s Pizza & Pasta. Customers at the Northlake area restaurant find themselves surrounded by the sort of photos one might expect to see a in family album—weddings, baby pictures, family celebrations—some recent, others going back more than a century. Owner Bonnie Marisa Bambinelli is likely to ask, “Do you […]

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County task force mulls ethics board problems

DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton said there are several problems with the county’s ethics board. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

The task force set up to study the effectiveness of DeKalb County government operations discussed problems with the county ethics board. The Operations Task Force, organized by executive order of interim county CEO Lee May, met Oct. 29 to come up with recommendations that would eventually make their way to the county’s legislative delegation to […]

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OneSight donates lenses and frames for visually impaired students

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Approximately 1,200 DeKalb students received comprehensive vision exams and new eyewear free of charge. OneSight, a charity committed to eradicating the global vision crisis partnered with the Student Support Department and the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) to provide vision and new eyewear to students in need. The partnership began three years ago servicing 601 […]

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DeKalb judge in school case to resign

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photo by Kent D. Johnson/AJC   Letter from DeKalb County Superior Court Judge C.J. Becker: Recent headlines, articles, and commentary in the media require my direct response to the DeKalb County citizens who have entrusted me with the office and duties of Superior Court Judge. First, I have, in each and every case before me, […]

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No reunion necessary for luxury stay at Reunion Resort

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I’m not a golfer, but a recent visit to the Reunion Resort and Spa in Kissimmee, Fla., made me wish I was. The 2,300-acre property is a thing of beauty in every way—from the villas to its restaurants to its many playgrounds (tennis, volleyball, waterpark, biking and walk trails). However, it is the three signature […]

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