DeKalb has right ingredients for meal kit company

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A meal kit delivery service in search of an East Coast location found that DeKalb County has all the right ingredients. Ray Gilley, president of Decide DeKalb, a development authority that promotes business recruitment, retention and expansion for DeKalb County, said Home Chef looked at several options before selecting a 140,000-square-foot facility on Lithonia Industrial […]

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Lithonia allows tenant in old city hall building without lease

A school was allowed to operate in the old and vacant Lithonia city hall building without a lease agreement.

For 11 months, Lithonia city officials allowed a youth organization to operate in the old city hall building without a lease agreement. In September 2015, the city gave the keys of the old city hall building to the founders of The Harriet Tubman School for Leadership and Enterprise, according to Jhavaun Green and Muhammed Cannon. […]

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Couple charged with murder in death of baby

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A mother and her boyfriend were charged with murder in the death of an 8-month-old baby. Shavone Whitehead and Edward Wilson have been in the DeKalb County jail since Aug. 2, a day before 8-month-old Kamonine Whitehead, who was not breathing and had visible bruises, was taken to Egleston Children’s Hospital. The baby died Aug. […]

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Library sowing seeds in DeKalb County

Library sowing seeds in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) won’t solve food desert issues within the community overnight, however, a new program launched by the library is targeting the problem in an innovative way. On Aug. 29, the DCPL opened the DeKalb Invests in Growing Gardens (DIGG) library at the Decatur branch. The library comes complete with an […]

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Program leads Georgia youngsters to healthier lifestyles

Program leads Georgia youngsters to healthier lifestyles

Roasted jerk pork roast, cilantro lime cole slaw and watermelon slushy aren’t items most adults remember from their school cafeterias, but the generation currently in Georgia’s public schools may find such chef-created, health-conscious dishes part of their mid-day meals. A group that’s working to place these and other tasty, healthful selections on Georgia school menus […]

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Advice on depression in the teen years

Advice on depression in the teen years

The challenges of being a teen and dealing with depression are the subject of a new book. Patrice Foster’s memoir The Journey Home provides details about her personal battle with depression during her formative years and how she dealt with it. It’s directed at teens, their parents and teachers. “Rock bottom is a place you […]

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Enactment chronicles lives of 19th century Black women

Enactment chronicles lives of 19th century Black women

History came to life in the auditorium of the Stonecrest Library Aug. 31 as Kuumba storyteller LaDoris Bias-Davis took the stage as Susie King Taylor, telling the story of how Taylor became America’s first Black Army nurse.  The program, created especially for homeschooled youngsters, was held in conjunction with the exhibit Changing America, recently displayed […]

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Unusual museums opening all over

Unusual museums opening all over

  “Let’s go to a museum” could sound like an invitation to a boring afternoon, but it all depends on the museum. Of course there are art museums, history museums and museums for young audiences. There are also museums that hold collections one wouldn’t expect and just might make for an enlightening exploration. Some focus […]

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