Brookhaven demolished Skyland building for future park

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A new park is coming to Brookhaven. The city, led by Mayor John Ernst, began the demolition process of the Skyland Center on Skyland Drive July 24 to make way for Skyland Park. Ernst, controlling an excavator, was the first to take part in ripping down the Skyland Center, a former school and former location […]

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Sheriff Mann asks judge for acquittal

Sheriff Mann

  Through his attorney, suspended DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann said he should be acquitted of indecency and obstruction charges because he’s currently serving a state suspension. Mann, who was arrested May 6 after he allegedly exposed himself to a police officer in Piedmont Park, is represented by his attorney Noah Pines. Pines argued in […]

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Water billing board awaiting appointments

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It’s been more than five months since the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved to create a Watershed Customer Service and Billing Advisory Group. According to county documents, the board of commissioners voted to create an advisory group on Feb. 28 so residents “can assist the Department of Watershed Management in addressing complaints and problems […]

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OPINION: An inch from a heart attack

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Having the latest technological gadgets doesn’t particularly interest me; my general opinion is that if I already have a working device that serves the same purpose, there is no reason for an upgrade or replacement. One such device that came standard on my recently purchased car is a backup camera. When I bought the car, […]

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DeKalb schools lacking principals, teachers

DeKalb schools lacking principals, teachers

Almost 300 vacancies weeks before school begins    DeKalb County School District (DCSD) may be a little light in terms of human capital by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.  DCSD reported having almost 300 open positions on July 10 at its monthly board of education meeting. This includes 271 teachers, 17 principals and […]

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DeKalb commissioners pass budget

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Includes raises for public safety personnel According to DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, it doesn’t matter what you say is your priority, where your money is going reveals the “real” priority. Thurmond, who had his proposed mid-year budget passed by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners July 11, said the budget puts its money where […]

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Developer says ‘It’s going to be OK’

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The contracted owners and developers of an unused east Atlanta property—located at 770 Shadowridge Drive—have responded to a recent petition insisting the space remain undeveloped forestry. Save Ormewood Forest, a group hoping to preserve six acres of greenspace near Ormewood Avenue, Shadowridge Drive and Flat Shoals Avenue, started a Change.org petition in mid-June calling for […]

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Brookhaven finance director resigns

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Brookhaven Finance Director Carl Stephens will step down Aug. 1, the city announced July 20. Assistant City Manager and CFO Steve Chapman has been named interim finance director. “Carl has been a solid contributor for the city of Brookhaven during our formative years of cityhood,” City Manager Christian Sigman said. “We wish Carl success in […]

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