Displaced Doraville apartment residents speak out

Students, residents affected by DeKalb school district purchase share story  More than 100 families who live in the Shallowford Gardens apartment complex—located at 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville—will be forced to find new homes by Aug. 31 following the $8.2 million purchase of the property by DeKalb County School District (DCSD).  According to a statement […]

1,601 total views, 2 views today

Brannon Hills is falling down

  County set to address blighted property issues     Brannon Hills is close to falling down. Not from the dilapidated conditions and burned out properties, however, but from county bulldozers.   The DeKalb County Community Development Department issued a public notice June 15 requesting the release of grant funds to demolish burned-out properties at […]

1,730 total views, 1 views today

Dunwoody police complete training update, see no pay increase

Department complies with new state standards Officials from Dunwoody Police Department announced the agency’s completion of new state policing standards training on June 19.  The new standards, mandated by a multi-component reform package from Governor Nathan Deal as of January 2017, require that all Georgia law enforcement officers receive five hours of use of force […]

1,441 total views, 2 views today

DINOSAUR EXPLORE : Stone Mountain Park’s new attraction

    DeKalb County’s Stone Mountain Park is a popular year-round family-friendly destination. To kick-off the summer fun, the park has announced Summer at the Rock featuring its new attraction—Dinosaur Explore. The attraction features more than 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects that allow them to move and roar much like their ancient ancestors. Visitors will […]

1,258 total views, 1 views today

Celebrations of food and drink abound

Summer and fall are seasons when food lovers don’t have to look far for celebrations of one kind or another of food and drink. In DeKalb County, barbecue, beer, international cuisine and even collard greens are elevated to showcase status at various festivals and special events. We gathered a few here but a little online […]

1,127 total views, no views today

Tucker code enforcement to clean up election signs

  With the 6th Congressional District election no being history, Tucker code enforcement officers will assist in removing campaign signs from the city rights-of-way. Although only part of the Tucker is in the district, campaign signs for Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff were placed throughout the city, with many signs posted illegally in rights-of-way, according […]

1,169 total views, no views today

Avondale grad hopes to become first Black female governor

Former DeKalb County resident and Avondale Estates High School graduate Stacey Abrams said the time has come to change the political landscape in Georgia.   Abrams, who graduated as valedictorian from Avondale Estates High School in 1991, formally announced she would run for the open seat in the state’s highest office.  If successful, Abrams would […]

2,544 total views, no views today

A diploma—now what?

DeKalb high schools offer transitional training throughout June Each year, some high school students have unanswered questions about continuing their education or starting a career after graduation. How can I pay for college? Where can I learn a trade? Are my grades good enough? What are my options?—these are just some of the questions that […]

1,269 total views, 4 views today