Brookhaven mayor: ‘We have accomplished so much’

Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis

The city of Brookhaven has been busy in the two years of its existence, according to Mayor J. Max Davis. During the 2015 State of the City address on April 16, Davislisted the number of improvements and projects completed in the city from safety, to parks and recreation and infrastructure. “In less than 1,000 days […]

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Eddie’s still rocks after all these years

Eddie’s has been a fixture on the courthouse square for nearly quarter of a century.

Eddie’s Attic in Decatur has been compared with Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry during its glory years from the 1940s through the mid-1970s, with musicians measuring their success by whether they’ve played there. While many dining and entertainment venues in downtown Decatur have come and gone over the past quarter century, […]

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Community development director to retire

Chris Morris, DeKalb’s community development director for more than three decades, said serving the county has been a privilege. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Chris Morris, DeKalb County’s longtime community development director, is ready to spend more time with her family. “The first thing that I’m going to do when I retire is to make sure that I spend more time with my family,” said Morris, 63, who has two granddaughters, ages 2 and 9. “Have I showed you […]

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Longtime employee brings leadership, continuity to workplace

Ameenah Mustafaah says her success formula is “go to work every day and give 110 percent.”

Stories of people who start work as young adults then retire from the same company with a gold watch more than 40 years later may be more a legend than a common occurrence. Certainly such employees have been unusual among U.S. workers during the past 25 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]

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Protestors rally at police department


Approximately 30 protestors gathered outside the DeKalb County Police Department April 8 to protest the shooting by police of an unarmed Black man in March. “I could not imagine getting the phone call telling me your child has been killed, your child is gone,” said Dawn Garrison, a Gwinnett resident who is a member of […]

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Win 2 tickets to the Junior League of DeKalb’s Tour of Kitchens


Junior League of DeKalb County’s 3rd annual Tour of Kitchens will feature several recently renovated, sophisticated and meticulously planned kitchens on a self- guided tour in DeKalb County. The Tour of Kitchens showcases several of DeKalb County’s best residential kitchens with eye-catching yet functional designs. Looking for inspiration in your cooking too? Chef demonstrations and […]

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Interim CEO Lee May: Commissioners ‘cannot get along’

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said Commissioner Jeff Rader told him that he has “more power now than I’ve ever had.” Rader said that is not true. May photo by Carla Parker, Rader photo by Travis Hudgons

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said the reason the Board of Commissioners cannot come to an agreement on selecting a candidate to fill the vacant District 5 seat is the commissioners ‘cannot get along.’ May was hosting a town hall meeting in Lithonia April 6 when he was asked about the lack of representation […]

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President Carter discusses Ebola at Emory University

U.S. President Jimmy Carter, University Distinguished Professor at Emory, answers questions posed by Emory University students and visitors.

More than 200 students, faculty and visitors attended an April 9 lecture on Emory University’s campus presented by former President Jimmy Carter titled Ebola, Democracy, Human Rights and Public Health, the sixth installment of a series of discussions and panels concerning the 2014 Ebola crisis. The former president discussed the Carter Center’s efforts in Liberia […]

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