DeKalb remembers King

Hundreds gathered for the county’s 32nd annual King Day celebration. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

DeKalb County celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. for the 32nd consecutive time Jan. 15.“We have to remember what he preached and what he taught us,” said interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May. “We’ve got to live it out. “We have to remember the struggles and fights [and] that we still […]

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Thirsty Mona Lisa quenches art cravings

Clients create a complete art piece as they sip a favorite beverage during a two-hour session.

Jennifer Galloway’s experience in the real estate industry has taught her to recognize properties that have development potential. She was so impressed with what she found in Stone Mountain Village that she not only opened a real estate office there but started another business—Thirsty Mona Lisa, a sip and paint studio—in the same Main Street […]

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Local businesswoman advances refugee support

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Thirty-two years of business has helped make Finders Keepers Consignments become a ubiquitous enterprise in the Atlanta resale market. Since it’s humble beginnings as a single store-front in Avondale Estates’ Tudor Village that sold children’s clothing and home decor items, Finder Keepers has grown its inventory to include women’s clothing, accessories, men’s clothing and furniture. […]

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Redan boys playing well in competitive region

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The 2014-2015 basketball season was a season of trials and tribulations for the Redan Raiders. The team’s coach, Dannie Love, passed away three days before the first regular season game. Shortly afterwards, Greg Wood, former Redan Middle School boys’ coach, was named the new coach and the players had to learn a new system. The […]

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Doraville police fleet to be upgraded

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Doraville’s cost for patrol vehicles increased after the production of 2015 patrol cars was suspended by the manufacturer. City Manager Shawn Gillen said, “We approved the budget and we based our budget estimates on the 2015 model year.” He added, “Between curving the budget and ordering those cars, which was about a 30- to 45-day […]

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Rigby, Cramer lead Team Courage to win in all-star game

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Tucker quarterback Garrett Rigby and Redan receiver Tirice Cramer combined for three touchdowns to lead Team Courage to a 24-13 victory over Team Valor in the 2016 DeKalb County Coaches Senior All-Star Classic at Hallford Stadium on Jan. 9. Rigby put Courage ahead 6-0 with a 1-yard run for the touchdown with 7:08 to play […]

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Ernst sworn in as Brookhaven mayor

John Ernst is sworn in as Brookhaven mayor by Judge Mike Jacobs as his wife Monica looks on. Photos by Travis Hudgons

John Ernst was sworn in Jan. 4 as the new mayor of Brookhaven. Ernst, the former DeKalb County Board of Ethics chairman, is the third mayor in the city’s three years of existence. He succeeds Rebecca Chase Williams, who was appointed mayor by the city council after J. Max Davis resigned as mayor to run […]

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Lithonia swears in mayor, two council members

Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson recites the oath of office.

Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson and City Councilmembers Shameka Reynolds and Fred Reynolds were sworn in by DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams Jan. 4. Jackson and Shameka Reynolds were sworn in for a second term for their respective positions, while Fred Reynolds—Shameka’s cousin—was sworn in for his first term. Fred Reynolds pulled out […]

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