Starter Lexus isn’t lacking

Starter Lexus isn’t lacking

The IS200t is Lexus’s entry level line but there isn’t anything about the vehicle that hints of it being part of a starter line. Good looks inside and out, the 2016 IS200t has both the style and power that Lexus is known for. The four-door sedan comes with a 2-liter, twin turbocharged (for the first […]

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Lake Junaluska, N.C.: A happy place

Lake Junaluska, N.C.: A happy place

Since we first stayed there in the early 2000s, North Carolina’s Lake Junaluska has been my family’s home away from home. Specifically, we stay at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, run in partnership with the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. Approximately nine miles from Maggie Valley, N.C., the retreat is located […]

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Global Growers: Connecting the dots one garden at a time

Jessica McGowan 1

In DeKalb County, it’s not uncommon to walk by or encounter a diverse group of people. In the span of one day, one can pass a group of teenagers hailing from such places as Ethiopia, Vietnam, Japan, Nepal and North Carolina. In the same day, one can encounter their parents at their respective places of […]

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Open letter from DeKalb DA: ‘Jobs, Not Jail’

Robert James

  A guest editorial by Robert James, DeKalb County DA We have an incredible opportunity to correct a major problem in DeKalb County. Far too often our youth are unable to find work, and turn to crime as a result. We can’t police or prosecute our way out of this problem. A community-based strategy putting […]

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Emory University buys Executive Park

Executive park plan

Emory University announced April 5 the purchase of the Executive Park property. The 60-acre property is located near the North Druid Hills Road and I-85 interchange. Emory purchased the property from Equity Commonwealth, according to a released statement from the University. Emory President James W. Wagner said in the release that the university “takes a […]

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Lithonia city administrator to resign

Eddie Moody

Lithonia city administrator Eddie Moody will resign effective June 3. Mayor Deborah Jackson announced Moody’s decision to resign during the April 4 city council meeting. “We brought him out of retirement in 2012 and he has really stepped up to really be diligent and going above and beyond the call of duty,” Jackson said. Mood […]

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Nonprofit animal shelter gets donation of pet beds

PAWS Atlanta shelter manager Laura McKelvey helps a dog onto  a kuranda bed. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

A local animal shelter received a donation of $5,000 in dog beds March 24. FarmHouse Fresh, a Texas-based natural and organic skincare company, gave the beds to PAWS Atlanta, a private, not-for-profit shelter in unincorporated Decatur that will be a no-kill facility for 50 years. The donation of 75 dog beds included small, medium and […]

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Dunwoody Police Department engages with citizens


On March 22, the Dunwoody Police Department began its seventh annual Citizens Police Academy (CPA) which “[gives] participants the opportunity to learn about various functions of police work through classroom lectures, training scenarios and offsite tours.” Each Tuesday through May 23, residents will hear information from Dunwoody Police about such subjects as narcotics, gangs, detective […]

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