Accountant coaches local residents on financial literacy

Accountant coaches local residents on financial literacy

For some in debt, getting out may seem impossible.  One in eight Americans doesn’t think he or she will ever pay off their debt, according to a survey by CreditCards.com. Shannaan Dawda, a certified public accountant (CPA) and financial coach, aims to help people eliminate their debt and live financially responsible lives. Dawda attended Georgia […]

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Decatur Road Kroger expands 47,000 square feet

Decatur Road Kroger expands 47,000 square feet

Although Kroger called the Oct. 14 event at its North Decatur Road store a re-grand opening, the Decatur store never closed. For approximately 22 months, however, sections of the facility were closed as departments were added, expanded or improved. Including pre-construction work, the project was four years from concept to completion, according Kroger President Bruce […]

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Paws in Paradise reopens in Stone Mountain Village

Paws in Paradise reopens in Stone Mountain Village

Last year, Chené Williams and Lamarr Mitchell were days away from expanding their business, Paws in Paradise pet salon, when a fire destroyed the business. On Oct. 21, Williams and Mitchell cut a ribbon to celebrate the grand reopening of the business in Stone Mountain Village, located behind their old location, which still sits damaged […]

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Recent graduate starts jewelry company

Recent graduate starts jewelry company

Over the last few years there’s been an explosion of business startups across the country.  According to a 2014 entrepreneurship report by colleges Babson and Baruch, colleges while more than half of 18- to 24- year olds see entrepreneurship as an opportunity. However, only about a third say they have the skills to start a […]

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Nature and history highlighted on boat tour

Nature and history  highlighted on boat tour

The vibrant waters that lap Amelia Island are teeming with wildlife. Take a boat tour and one will likely meet the locals that inhabit the sea and shore, but that’s not all. In the company of a knowledgeable guide, visitors are introduced to Amelia Island and Cumberland Island’s fascinating history and how the two came […]

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DeKalb basketball teams gather for media day

DeKalb basketball teams gather for media day

DeKalb County has had 12 consecutive years of winning at least one high school state basketball title each year, and a few teams are looking to make it 13 years in a row. DeKalb held its annual basketball media day Oct. 22 at Tucker High School, where coaches and players talked about their expectations for […]

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Solicitor general holds annual domestic violence symposium

Solicitor general holds annual domestic violence symposium

DeKalb County Solicitor General Sherry Boston said most people have witnessed domestic violence. “It’s in the parking lot of Walmart, Target or Publix,” Boston said Oct. 21 during her fifth annual community resource fair and symposium titled “Building Bridges, Making Connections, Coordinating a Community Response to Domestic Violence.”  “We’ve seen it when we’re getting out […]

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Lithonia candidates share platforms at forum

Lithonia candidates share platforms at forum

Lithonia voters got an opportunity to hear from the candidates for mayor and city council and their ideas and plans for the city at a candidates’ forum Oct. 20 at the Lithonia-Davidson Library.  Council members Shameka Reynolds and Darold Honore are seeking reelection, and longtime resident and business owner Fred Reynolds is vying for the […]

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