Stone Mountain dedicates park, children’s lending library

Stone Mountain dedicates park, children's lending library

Children and adults in Stone Mountain now have a new place to play and read. Stone Mountain residents and elected officials celebrated the newly redeveloped Randolph Medlock Park with a “Rock the Block” event on Aug. 27. The group also dedicated the new children’s lending library inside the park, located on Main Street.  The small-boxed […]

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OPINION: The perils of mice and men

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Few things in life frighten me. One of my sisters once told me that I must not have enough sense to know when I may be in danger. I’ve had wild horses stampede a campsite in the middle of the night, seen bears outside my tent, heard a wild boar snorting outside my tent, encountered […]

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Business restrictions considered in Clarkston

TitleMax is one of two pawn shops in Clarkston facing stricter regulations from city council.

Clarkston City Council discussed passing two ordinances on Sept. 6: one prohibits new permits to sell distilled spirits (liquor) and one regulates pawnbrokers. The council introduced the two ordinances and both are expected to be voted on at its October meeting. “The state of Georgia allows municipalities to regulate heavily in this area,” said councilman […]

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Dunwoody police officer facing fourth lawsuit

Dash camera footage of Dunwoody Police Officer Dale Laskowski and Colton Laidlaw will be examined as evidence in Laskowski’s fourth civil rights case in less than five years. Photo courtesy of Dunwoody Police Department.

Fourth civil suit filed against officer accused of violating civil rights A Dunwoody police officer is facing a fourth lawsuit involving unconstitutionally searching vehicles and holding people for long periods of time. Officer Dale Laskowski is named in a lawsuit filed by Colton Laidlaw on Aug. 29 accusing the Dunwoody policeman of unlawful seizure, detention […]

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DeKalb has right ingredients for meal kit company

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A meal kit delivery service in search of an East Coast location found that DeKalb County has all the right ingredients. Ray Gilley, president of Decide DeKalb, a development authority that promotes business recruitment, retention and expansion for DeKalb County, said Home Chef looked at several options before selecting a 140,000-square-foot facility on Lithonia Industrial […]

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Lithonia allows tenant in old city hall building without lease

A school was allowed to operate in the old and vacant Lithonia city hall building without a lease agreement.

For 11 months, Lithonia city officials allowed a youth organization to operate in the old city hall building without a lease agreement. In September 2015, the city gave the keys of the old city hall building to the founders of The Harriet Tubman School for Leadership and Enterprise, according to Jhavaun Green and Muhammed Cannon. […]

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Couple charged with murder in death of baby

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A mother and her boyfriend were charged with murder in the death of an 8-month-old baby. Shavone Whitehead and Edward Wilson have been in the DeKalb County jail since Aug. 2, a day before 8-month-old Kamonine Whitehead, who was not breathing and had visible bruises, was taken to Egleston Children’s Hospital. The baby died Aug. […]

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Library sowing seeds in DeKalb County

Library sowing seeds in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) won’t solve food desert issues within the community overnight, however, a new program launched by the library is targeting the problem in an innovative way. On Aug. 29, the DCPL opened the DeKalb Invests in Growing Gardens (DIGG) library at the Decatur branch. The library comes complete with an […]

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