MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Retirees take to the sea for life of adventure

The Howie B has all the comforts of home. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Savvy travelers know one of the cardinal rules of discovering something new is knowing when to go with the flow. Recently on a trip to San Diego, my husband Cedric and I met a woman walking her pug, and we struck up a conversation. She shared that she and her husband lived on one of […]

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DeKalb businesses want to give back to the community through the Red Cross

Corporate supporters and those in the community who are involved with the American Red Cross got together at the DeKalb business meeting, held on March 27 at the metropolitan headquarters located in Monroe Drive.  Photo by Marta Garcia

The business meeting of the DeKalb branch of the American Red Cross held March 27 at the metropolitan headquarters in Atlanta, was an opportunity for corporate supporters and those in the community who are involve with the Red Cross mission to touch base, share their experience and being recognized for their commitment. Terri Badour-Duckett, CEO […]

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Porter Sanford Center alive with jazz

Milkshake blasts a tune at “A Soulful Sunday” at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts and Community Center in Decatur.

  If there are rafters in the Porter Sanford Performing Arts and Community Center, they must have been shaking at a fever pitch during a recent “A Soulful Sunday” concert presented by Groove Café Productions. The event, held March 9, featured more than 10 artists of various genres and styles. The success of the March […]

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Avondale MARTA station to be epicenter of new development

Over the next several years, a parking lot adjacent to the Avondale Estates MARTA station will be redeveloped into a transit-oriented, mixed-use space with apartments, local businesses and more. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

An area just south of the Avondale MARTA Station, located off East Ponce De Leon Avenue in Decatur, will be redeveloped within the next two years into a mixed-use development consisting of residential and retail spaces. Recently, MARTA’s board of directors voted to begin negotiating the details of the new development with the Decatur Development […]

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Catering business is a family affair

Roshonda and Tony Smith, owners of Family First Catering, say they both have enjoyed cooking for others for as long as they can remember. Photo by Kathy Mitchell

Neither Roshonda Smith nor her husband Tony can remember when they didn’t enjoy preparing food for others. “I got in trouble as a boy when I decided once to make sandwiches for the whole neighborhood,” Tony recalled. “After that, my mom was careful to protect her groceries.” Although for years Roshonda earned her living as […]

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Dunwoody officers receive special award after ‘diaper duty’

When Dunwoody Police officers Anthony Stallings and Mark Stevens rolled out on a call March 24 they found two children desperate for a diaper change. The officers, both fathers, said their paternal instincts kicked in. Both officers received Dunwoody diaper bags equipped with everything they need in case of another diaper emergency. Photo by Marta Garcia

The Dunwoody city council honored two police officers who recently gained national attention for coming to the “diaper rescue” of two infants. Officer Anthony Stallings and officer Mark Stevens were responding to a shoplifting call at the Walmart on Ashford Dunwoody Road in February when they were met with more than shady suspects. The suspects […]

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Police searching for suspect in deadly hit-and-run

hit and run car

DeKalb County police are searching for a suspect that was involved in a hit-and-run that killed a toddler. The incident occurred April 5 at approximately 5 p.m. Caleb Lindsay, 2, and his 4-year-old sister, Meyaria, were standing at the entrance to the Walmart shopping center, located at 3201 Tucker Norcross Road, along with their mother […]

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Spring cleaning for a great cause

Second Life owners Tanya Mahrous and Toby Tobias say the store combines their passion for helping homeless animals with their love of finding bargains into a retail concept.
Running out of space, the couple opened a second store in November 2013 for furniture and décor. Photos by Marta Garcia

It seems that spring is finally here. The cold days are over, the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. This is the perfect time to open the windows, let some fresh air in and make our homes clean, happy and efficient spaces. This also could be the perfect opportunity to donate unwanted clothes […]

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