Paws in Paradise reopens in Stone Mountain Village

Paws in Paradise reopens in Stone Mountain Village

Last year, Chené Williams and Lamarr Mitchell were days away from expanding their business, Paws in Paradise pet salon, when a fire destroyed the business. On Oct. 21, Williams and Mitchell cut a ribbon to celebrate the grand reopening of the business in Stone Mountain Village, located behind their old location, which still sits damaged […]

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Recent graduate starts jewelry company

Recent graduate starts jewelry company

Over the last few years there’s been an explosion of business startups across the country.  According to a 2014 entrepreneurship report by colleges Babson and Baruch, colleges while more than half of 18- to 24- year olds see entrepreneurship as an opportunity. However, only about a third say they have the skills to start a […]

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Nature and history highlighted on boat tour

Nature and history  highlighted on boat tour

The vibrant waters that lap Amelia Island are teeming with wildlife. Take a boat tour and one will likely meet the locals that inhabit the sea and shore, but that’s not all. In the company of a knowledgeable guide, visitors are introduced to Amelia Island and Cumberland Island’s fascinating history and how the two came […]

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DeKalb basketball teams gather for media day

DeKalb basketball teams gather for media day

DeKalb County has had 12 consecutive years of winning at least one high school state basketball title each year, and a few teams are looking to make it 13 years in a row. DeKalb held its annual basketball media day Oct. 22 at Tucker High School, where coaches and players talked about their expectations for […]

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Solicitor general holds annual domestic violence symposium

Solicitor general holds annual domestic violence symposium

DeKalb County Solicitor General Sherry Boston said most people have witnessed domestic violence. “It’s in the parking lot of Walmart, Target or Publix,” Boston said Oct. 21 during her fifth annual community resource fair and symposium titled “Building Bridges, Making Connections, Coordinating a Community Response to Domestic Violence.”  “We’ve seen it when we’re getting out […]

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Lithonia candidates share platforms at forum

Lithonia candidates share platforms at forum

Lithonia voters got an opportunity to hear from the candidates for mayor and city council and their ideas and plans for the city at a candidates’ forum Oct. 20 at the Lithonia-Davidson Library.  Council members Shameka Reynolds and Darold Honore are seeking reelection, and longtime resident and business owner Fred Reynolds is vying for the […]

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Five mayoral positions on November ballots

Five mayoral positions on November ballots

Voters will go to the polls Nov. 3 to decide contested mayoral seats in Brookhaven, Doraville, Dunwoody and Lithonia as well as elect a new state senator and representative. Brookhaven residents will elect a new mayor. The candidates are Dale Boone, a competitive eater, and attorney John Ernst, former chairman of the DeKalb County Board […]

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Columbia High alumni encourage students

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Columbia High School alumni participated in the Destined to Soar program on Sept. 25 to promote educational excellence and reach out to current students. The initiative was founded and organized by Viniece Jennings, an environmental expert who previously interned at the White House for the Obama Administration. “There’s the saying that ‘it takes a village […]

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