South DeKalb Senior Center to open soon

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After lengthy delays, the South DeKalb Senior Center is nearly complete and is expected to open in October. “We are now roughly 98 percent of the way done,” said DeKalb County project manager Aaron Worthy. “We’re very close to achieving substantial completion and turning the building over…to commence operation.” At a cost of approximately $3 […]

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Search warrants issued for DeKalb interim CEO, two ex-employees

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said he will root out bad apples in the government after he receives a corruption report. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May announced Sept. 1 search warrants have been issued for emails for himself and two former employees. Requested by a DeKalb County Police sergeant, the search warrants are for emails of May, former DeKalb County chief of staff Morris Williams and former procurement director Kelvin Walton. The requested emails are from […]

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Officer shot by fellow officer when responding to wrong house

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A DeKalb County Police officer was critically shot by another officer when they responded to a 911 call at the wrong house Aug. 31, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The officer, who has not been identified by the police department, lost a lot of blood after being shot in the thigh, according to […]

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Former ethics board chairman to run for Brookhaven mayor

John Ernst (center) talks with supporters during his campaign kickoff cookout at Blackburn Park on Aug. 23. Ernst served as chairman of the DeKalb Board of Ethics from 2013 to 2015. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Four days after resigning as DeKalb County Board of Ethics chairman, John Ernst announced his bid to run for mayor of Brookhaven. The Brookhaven mayor’s seat is up for election in November. Rebecca Chase Williams, the former District 1 councilwoman and mayor pro tem, was sworn in as mayor in June to fill the mayor […]

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OPINION: Being stoned, Part 3

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In 1958, the state assembled 2,500 acres around the park and mountain, including 400 acres donated by DeKalb County and nearly 1,600 acres owned by the Venable family, and the entirety purchased for less than $2 million. When the state acquired the mountain and surrounding parkland in 1958, it ended the Klan excursions to the mountain […]

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Comics and craft beer come together at My Parents’ Basement

The bar features 29 on tap beers, many local craft brews.

Many business owners say their enterprise started with a dream. Usually they mean a figurative dream. Tim Ensor, one of the owners of newly opened My Parents’ Basement in Avondale Estates, said the pub and comic book shop concept came from a literal dream. “I actually woke up having dreamed about opening a place like […]

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Nature presentations explore beyond books

Students pet Greer’s albino Burmese python which was rescued from hurricane Katrina. The snake is just over 12 feet in length.

In the fall of 2010 naturalist Greg Greer launched “Mr. Greg’s Reptile Roadshow,” a one-of-a kind mobile habitat for that he uses to travel and teach children about reptiles. Greer’s roadshow gives youngsters hands-on, up-close and personal experiences with non-venomous lizards, snakes, alligators, turtles and tortoises. The experience for children is much more than what […]

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Lithonia holds comprehensive plan open house

The open house allowed residents to voice what city should focus on with the comprehensive plan.

  by Lithonia is updating its comprehensive plan and has invited residents to a Aug. 17 open house to share their thoughts on what the city’s goals and direction should be. A comprehensive plan outlines a framework for the development of an area, recognizing the physical, economic, social, political, aesthetic and related factors of a […]

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