Lithonia shuts out Meadowcreek to get first win of the season


After finishing the 2015 season with a 6-4 record, the Lithonia Bulldogs were looking to build off of last season’s success, but had a disappointing 0-3 start to the season. However, the Bulldogs are hoping to turn the season around after getting their first win of the season on Sept. 16 with a 21-0 shutout […]

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Dunwoody finalizes new city hall deal

Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal signs the closing paperwork on the new Dunwoody City Hall building at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road with Dunwoody Finance Director Chris Pike, Dunwoody City Manager Eric Linton, Attorney Jim Woodward of Gray Pannell & Woodward LLP, and Dunwoody City Clerk Sharon Lowery. Photo provided.

On Aug. 31, Dunwoody city officials finalized an $8.05 million deal on a new city hall complex. The purchase—signed by Mayor Denis Shortal and City Manager Eric Linton— includes three and a quarter acres as well as an office building located at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road. The 45,000 square foot building currently houses Community & […]

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Avondale Estates celebrates art at block party

Avondale Estates celebrates art at block party

Avondale Estates isn’t known as an arts destination and local artists are trying to change that.  Artists, Avondale Estates residents and others came together Sept. 10 for the ArtLot Block Party on North Avondale Road. The event featured artists who painted their designs on “peace poles” and large wooden canvases, which will be installed at […]

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Pit bulls in pajamas a success for local animal shelter


Paul Anka, described as a loveable and playful pit bull, sat in an animal shelter in DeKalb County for nine months. Volunteers at the Lifeline Animal Project, which manages shelters in DeKalb County and Fulton County, said they couldn’t figure out why Paul Anka wasn’t adopted.  Turns out, all Paul Anka needed was pajamas to […]

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Stone Mountain dedicates park, children’s lending library

Stone Mountain dedicates park, children's lending library

Children and adults in Stone Mountain now have a new place to play and read. Stone Mountain residents and elected officials celebrated the newly redeveloped Randolph Medlock Park with a “Rock the Block” event on Aug. 27. The group also dedicated the new children’s lending library inside the park, located on Main Street.  The small-boxed […]

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OPINION: The perils of mice and men

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Few things in life frighten me. One of my sisters once told me that I must not have enough sense to know when I may be in danger. I’ve had wild horses stampede a campsite in the middle of the night, seen bears outside my tent, heard a wild boar snorting outside my tent, encountered […]

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Business restrictions considered in Clarkston

TitleMax is one of two pawn shops in Clarkston facing stricter regulations from city council.

Clarkston City Council discussed passing two ordinances on Sept. 6: one prohibits new permits to sell distilled spirits (liquor) and one regulates pawnbrokers. The council introduced the two ordinances and both are expected to be voted on at its October meeting. “The state of Georgia allows municipalities to regulate heavily in this area,” said councilman […]

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Dunwoody police officer facing fourth lawsuit

Dash camera footage of Dunwoody Police Officer Dale Laskowski and Colton Laidlaw will be examined as evidence in Laskowski’s fourth civil rights case in less than five years. Photo courtesy of Dunwoody Police Department.

Fourth civil suit filed against officer accused of violating civil rights A Dunwoody police officer is facing a fourth lawsuit involving unconstitutionally searching vehicles and holding people for long periods of time. Officer Dale Laskowski is named in a lawsuit filed by Colton Laidlaw on Aug. 29 accusing the Dunwoody policeman of unlawful seizure, detention […]

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