Video: Logan’s Law legislation withdrawn

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                               Proposed legislation to protect people from “potentially dangerous animals” has been withdrawn by State Representative Keisha Waites.  On March 3, Waites decided to withdraw her proposed House Bill 313, otherwise known as “Logan’s Law.”  HB 313 proposed that the Department […]

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Cojimar, Cuba: An idyllic coastal village far from the maddening crowds of Havana

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With lessened restrictions on travel between the US and Cuba, many Americans are flocking to what was once known as the Jewel of the Caribbean in record numbers. That jewel now shows many signs of neglect from 70-plus years of being shut out by America, but it still has its charm. From Atlanta, it’s now […]

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Tucker business turns wedding dreams to reality

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Amanda Lankford admits the name of her business, Amanda Jewel Floral + Design, often leaves people confused. “Most people think we’re a florist shop. Even though we deal with a lot of flowers, we’re not a florist. In fact, I often refer people to a very good florist right down the street from us,” Lankford […]

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Rep. Hank Johnson, Clarkston mayor listen to immigrant, refugee concerns

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In the Clarkston Community Center roughly 250 people expressed concern about President Donald Trump’s policies regarding refugees and immigration. In an event hosted by Congressman Hank Johnson and Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry on Feb. 12, refugees shared stories of how Trump’s travel restrictions targeting predominately Muslim countries affect their lives. “First of all, people don’t […]

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Construction under way for Sams Crossing development

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Dirt has been dug up and a couple of buildings have been demolished to construct a multi-use development in Avondale Estates. A week after Avondale Estates officials announced Jan. 11 that South City Partners closed on the property at Sams Crossing and East College Avenue, construction crews begin work to build the future development. The […]

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Dunwoody city attorney resigns

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Allegations of anti-Muslim remarks made Dunwoody assistant city attorney Lenny Felgin resigned Feb. 1 following allegations of anti-Muslim remarks on Facebook. Felgin, who represents Dunwoody through Riley McLendon, a metro Atlanta law firm with contracts throughout the city and DeKalb County, allegedly posted derogatory remarks about Muslims on a Facebook thread on Jan. 30. The […]

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OPINION: Escaping Donald Trump nearly impossible

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I recently spent 10 days out of the country in central Africa and while I was looking forward to the trip for the cultural experiences, outdoor adventure and simply getting away from the routine, I anticipated another benefit—escaping the bombardment of reports about President Donald Trump. I have become weary trying to stay up with […]

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Mayoral candidate for Stonecrest claims unfair treatment

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  A candidate running for mayor of the newly formed city of Stonecrest says he was treated unfairly during a recent forum. Charles Hill said he was “accosted on stage” by State Representative and former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones during a Feb. 11 forum. Hill, a graduate student at Yale University, said he was […]

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