Commissioners select watershed project contractor

Workers are set to replace 500 miles of water lines in DeKalb. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners on June 9 approved the construction contractor for the largest project in the county’s billion-dollar watershed improvement program. Archer Western Construction LLC of Atlanta, the lowest bidder at $187.9 million, was selected for the construction portion of the Snapfinger Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facilities expansion. The 4.5-year contract consists of […]

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Brookhaven to hold an emergency special called meeting

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  The mayor and council of Brookhaven will conduct a special called meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, June 19, in the council chamber of city hall, 4362 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven. The reasons for the emergency called meeting are: Appointment of interim city attorney Appointment of interim solicitor Discussion and consideration of the procedure for the […]

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Brookhaven Bucks

Brad Schwartz, a junior at the University of Miami in Ohio, throws a pitch for the Brookhaven Bucks.

Baseball is still being played at Hermance Stadium at Oglethorpe University. However, it is not the Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe playing in those games; it is the Brookhaven Bucks. The Bucks are a collegiate summer baseball team which competes in the Sunbelt Baseball League, Georgia’s collegiate wooden-bat baseball league. The league launched 10 years ago, […]

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Burgess twins continue baseball careers at Spartanburg Methodist

Chamblee alums Brent and Chris Burgess are heading to Spartanburg, S.C., to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist Junior College.  Photo by Carla Parker

More than 100 Spartanburg Methodist Junior College baseball players have played some form of professional baseball, according to the school’s website, and Brent and Chris Burgess hope to add their names to that list. The Burgess twins, who recently graduated from Chamblee Charter High School, will continue their baseball and academic careers in Spartanburg, S.C. […]

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District 5 race headed to runoff

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One more hurdle remains before residents of DeKalb County Commission District 5 have a commissioner: a runoff election. In the June 16 special election to fill the seat vacated by interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May, the field of 10 candidates was narrowed down to two: Mereda Davis Johnson and George Turner. Johnson, an attorney […]

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Mountain Shadow Garden Club

Kurt Straudt of Decatur was the featured speaker June 6 for Mountain Shadow Garden Club with a program on succulents.  Photo provided

  What started as an activity for men has turned into an organization for all that gives back. Established in 1973, the Mountain Shadow Garden Club started in Atlanta by the late Ralph Chewing. Chewing started the club as an all men club under The Gardeners of America/Men’s Garden Clubs of America. The organization is […]

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Century-long children’s healthcare journey started in Decatur

Dr. Wood W. Lovell, right, medical director of Scottish Rite Hospital, addresses the 1976 groundbreaking ceremony as Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital moved from Decatur to north Atlanta.

At the beginning of the 20th century, approximately 10 percent of the children born in the United States died before their first birthday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who survived often didn’t receive the specialized care they needed to avoid disabling disabilities and illnesses. Georgia resident Bertie Wardlaw was inspired […]

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District 5 race headed to runoff

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One more hurdle remains before residents of DeKalb County Commission District 5 have a commissioner: a runoff election. In the June 16 special election to fill the seat vacated by interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May, the field of 10 candidates was narrowed down to two: Mereda Davis Johnson and George Turner. Johnson, an attorney […]

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