New basketball court coming to Gresham Park

DeKalb elected officials, staff members from DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and The Atlanta Hawks Foundation shovel dirt. Photo by Carla Parker

Children in the Gresham Park community will soon have a top-of-the-art basketball court to play on. The Atlanta Hawks Foundation, DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and DeKalb elected officials broke ground July 14 for a new basketball court at Gresham Park. The Atlanta Hawks Foundation donated $48,000 to the park to […]

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Road fix may come to Decatur

An image of the conceptual Community Transportation Plan for a road fix at the intersection at Atlanta Avenue, College Avenue and Howard Avenue.

    A fix for one of Decatur’s complicated roadways may be in the works in the next few years, city officials said. During a July 5 city commission meeting, Decatur city commissioners reviewed a potential “fix” for what many call a complicated intersection. City Manager Peggy Merriss said reconfiguring the intersection at Atlanta Avenue, […]

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Safari guides enhance African bush experience

Safari guides enhance African bush experience

First of a two-part series on adventures in Zimbabwe Peter Gava knows how to read the tall golden grass and soft Kalahari sand of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. There are lions here, and Gava knows how to find them. So do Liberty Ibasa and Tracy May. All three are African guides and rangers who […]

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Handcrafted bracelets cute as buttons they’re made from

Handcrafted bracelets cute as buttons they’re made from

“Oh, look at this one!” exclaimed one woman in the group gathered July 7 at the Chamblee Library meeting room. Another said, “This one is just stunning. I wonder what it’s made of.”  What had these women giddy with excitement were buttons—little disks that for centuries have been used to fasten clothing. For many, buttons […]

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OPINION: Are winds of change coming?


Writer is doubtful that America is ready to end divisiveness On Wednesday July 6, I was several paragraphs into an opinion piece attempting to express my anger and frustration yet again about two tragic deaths of Black men in two different states after what appeared to be routine encounters with police. I was having a […]

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Agnes Scott welcomes new board members


As of July 1, Agnes Scott College welcomed and bade farewell to 10 total board of trustees members.Five new members joined the Agnes Scott board—financial analyst Adrian Cronje, Coca-Cola ad marketer Quinton Martin, AT&T vice president Elizabeth “Beth” Adcock Shiroishi, pastor Tony Sundermeier and Emory University executive Pamela Tipton. Agnes Scott president Elizabeth Kiss said […]

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Island twist makes south DeKalb restaurant special

Grillers served in a “bowl” made from a scooped out pineapple are a specialty at Taste Buddz. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

Alana Simpson has started three businesses since graduating from Georgia State University’s business school with a degree focusing on hospitality. She said she’s never had one take off the way the restaurant she opened two months ago has. “Our success is my biggest challenge right now. We’re so busy it’s hard to keep up,” she […]

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Marijuana penalties reduced


Clarkston encourages new $75 fine, no arrest over state marijuana laws “We’ve been having a discussion about the impact of this law for the past century, how it has marginalized certain people and how people have been arrested. Considering that there are states that have made marijuana legal and prominent figures in our [country] that […]

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