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Goat could eat its way to Super Bowl ad

Ben Callner feeds Moose the goat. Callner is a finalist in a Super Bowl ad contest for a commercial about a goat with an insatiable appetite for Doritos. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Moose could soon be the most famous goat in America. Ben Callner, a 28-year-old freelance director from Decatur, got the idea to enter the Doritos Super Bowl ad contest approximately two weeks before its deadline. “My buddy said, ‘My goat eating chips is really funny,’” Callner said. “It was kind of a random comment. If […]

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Let’s Talk Trash: Increase Fee or Reduce Pickup?


DeKalb County residents will have the opportunity to have a say in the future of garbage pickup. The DeKalb County Sanitation Department is holding public meetings, “Let’s Talk Trash,” across the county to discuss the future of garbage pickup. Burke Brennan, the county’s chief communications officer, said the discussion is about whether to reduce garbage […]

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OPINION: We can’t wait


The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was a painful wakeup call on the gun violence that occurs daily in this country. A crazed gunman mowed down 20 young children and six women in that lethal rampage. New legislation is urgently needed to stem this horrific, bloody tide. President Obama has launched […]

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Former GM plant an ‘Opportunity Zone’

GM plant

  The Georgia Department of Community Affairs recently announced that the vacant Doraville General Motors property and an adjacent Seaboard Oil facility have been approved for the state’s Opportunity Zone designation. The 165-acre GM Assembly Plant was closed by the company in 2008 as a cost-cutting measure and has remained vacant. After closing, several to […]

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New vehicle tax begins March 1


Attention car owners: A new Georgia vehicle tax starts March 1. Called the Title Ad Valorum Tax (TAVT), it replaces the sales and annual ad valorem tax, nicknamed the “birthday tax,” on newly purchased vehicles. “It’s for all vehicles that are titled,” said Brent Bennett, director of the motor vehicle division for the DeKalb County […]

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Ellis retains attorney after home, office searched


After his home and county offices were searched by investigators from the county District Attorney’s office, DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis has retained a defense team. Ellis will be represented by former DeKalb District Attorney J. Tom Morgan and Craig Gillen, a defense attorney who specializes in trials involving racketeering and financial crimes. Gillen’s partner, Anthony […]

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State gives DeKalb school board 30 days to improve

State BOE meeting 145

The DeKalb County school board has 30 days to make significant improvement on the district’s issues or face suspension by Gov. Nathan Deal. Board members attended a Jan. 14 hearing in front of the state Board of Education (BOE) to explain why the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) was placed on accreditation probation Dec. 17, […]

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Unique Dunwoody theater reaches a milestone

Opening Princess

At a time when theater companies come and go, Jerry’s Habima Theatre in Dunwoody is celebrating a milestone. The theater kicks off its 20th season this year. What makes this theater group unique is not only its longevity. It is the only metro area theater that prominently features actors with developmental disabilities. Habima has received […]

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