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Retailers have been trying to rush the yuletide holiday since Halloween, decorating stores with Christmas finery and merchandise and blaring holiday carols on their audio systems. Now with Thanksgiving here, there’s no denying the Christmas season has officially begun. All metro Atlanta is aglow with holiday lights, traditional and nontraditional décor and activities that celebrate […]

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Kirkwood shop invites wine lovers to savor an epicurean lifestyle

Kayla and Gregory Cox invite their customers to experience a lifestyle built around—not just wine—but a number of pleasurable indulgences such as art, music, reading and food.

Oenophiles—or wine aficionados to the uninitiated—have a new destination in Kirkwood. Savor Wine Boutique opened Nov. 1 in Kirkwood Station. “We did a lot a research before we decided this was the right place for us,” said Savor CEO Kyla Cox. “The community is perfect for us, but we wanted to be sure we fit […]

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First-time author Rashan Ali reads to children

First-time author Rashan Ali held a book signing and reading for Piper Sky’s Pink Popsicle Shoes. Photos by Travis Hudgons

DeKalb native and radio personalty Rashan Ali held a book signing and reading Nov. 23 at Turner Hill Road Chick-fil-A in Lithonia. Ali sold and signed copies of Piper Sky’s Pink Popsicle Shoes. She entertained and engaged her young audience with a reading of the book. Piper Sky’s Pink Popsicle Shoes is Ali’s first book. […]

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DeKalb’s Women In NAACP, Larry Johnson host turkey giveaway

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More than 300 stood in line for hours to receive a free turkey when DeKalb County’s Women In NAACP and DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson hosted a turkey giveaway on Nov. 23 to help needy families for Thanksgiving. “It’s all about serving the community,” Johnson said. With financial and physical help from sponsors such as HUGLIFE, […]

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DeKalb Recorders Court unveils new courtrooms and renovations

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May (center) along with DeKalb County commissioners, judges and other elected officials cut the ribbon to the renovated DeKalb County Recorders Court.

The wait to pay for a speeding ticket at the DeKalb County Recorders Court should be a lot shorter after renovations at the court. DeKalb County officials held a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony Nov. 21 for the expansion and renovation of the Recorders Court. The court now has two additional courtrooms, bringing the […]

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Good Growth DeKalb rallies in wake of judge’s ruling

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Members of Good Growth DeKalb were back at the six-way intersection near Suburban Plaza in Decatur Nov. 15 to protest the proposed Suburban Plaza Walmart. The group held a rally at the intersection of Scott Boulevard, N. Decatur and Medlock roads, holding signs that asked motorists to honk their car horn in opposition to Walmart. […]

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Study finds proposed city of Lakeside financially sound

Members of Lakeside City Alliance announced Nov. 21 the results of a feasibility study that claims the proposed city of Lakeside would be financially viable. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

The Lakeside City Alliance announced Nov. 21 that a recent cityhood study found that the proposed city of Lakeside can be created without an additional property tax increase to residents. The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute found that the proposed city of approximately 63,000 residents in north-central DeKalb County would generate an estimated $35.8 […]

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Lifelong brain patient studying to be neurologist

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For Forest Ogúnyànkìn, a graduate of Chamblee Charter High School, his neurosurgeon was his hero and role model. Now, he is studying at Vanderbilt University to be a pediatric neurologist. The 19-year-old Brookhaven resident said he grew up in hospitals; he was born prematurely and was diagnosed early with hydrocephalus. “In my case it’s a […]

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