Local woman finds special place at Decatur’s Taziki’s

Christine Sass, a Decatur native with special needs, has found employment at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe in Decatur.

Decatur native Christine Sass is many things. She’s a funny, energetic person, according to her peers and is a multiple medal winner at the Georgia Special Olympic Games, winning two silver medals and a gold. She’s also something that unfortunately many adults with special needs are not—employed.  Keith Richards, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe’s founder, wanted to […]

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Second arrest made in Brookhaven murder

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A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the June 1 murder of Travis Ridley in Brookhaven. On June 27, Brookhaven Police announced the arrest of 27-year-old Abel Ashmelash of Stone Mountain. He was arrested by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force. Ashmelash has been charged with felony murder and armed robbery and […]

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Everything’s turning red, white and blue

Fireworks at Stone Mountain Park. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The nation will be resplendent in its patriotic colors on July 4 as Americans celebrate Independence Day.  The tradition of Independence Day celebrations dates back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. The Continental Congress voted in favor of independence on July 2, 1776. Two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the […]

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Brookhaven to host last Food Truck Roundup before summer break

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Foodies have one final opportunity to visit the weekly Food Truck Roundup in Brookhaven on June 28 before the city’s food truck program begins a planned summer hiatus.  In 2017, thousands gathered on Wednesdays at Blackburn Park—located at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Brookhaven—to partake in various food truck offerings, according to the city. “We […]

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Displaced Doraville apartment residents speak out

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Students, residents affected by DeKalb school district purchase share story  More than 100 families who live in the Shallowford Gardens apartment complex—located at 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville—will be forced to find new homes by Aug. 31 following the $8.2 million purchase of the property by DeKalb County School District (DCSD).  According to a statement […]

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Brannon Hills is falling down

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  County set to address blighted property issues     Brannon Hills is close to falling down. Not from the dilapidated conditions and burned out properties, however, but from county bulldozers.   The DeKalb County Community Development Department issued a public notice June 15 requesting the release of grant funds to demolish burned-out properties at […]

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Dunwoody police complete training update, see no pay increase

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Department complies with new state standards Officials from Dunwoody Police Department announced the agency’s completion of new state policing standards training on June 19.  The new standards, mandated by a multi-component reform package from Governor Nathan Deal as of January 2017, require that all Georgia law enforcement officers receive five hours of use of force […]

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DINOSAUR EXPLORE : Stone Mountain Park’s new attraction

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    DeKalb County’s Stone Mountain Park is a popular year-round family-friendly destination. To kick-off the summer fun, the park has announced Summer at the Rock featuring its new attraction—Dinosaur Explore. The attraction features more than 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects that allow them to move and roar much like their ancient ancestors. Visitors will […]

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