MARTA - 35th Anniversary

OPINION: Shame on abusers of the elderly


If the allegation against her is true, Domita Bailey—and others like her—ought to be ashamed. Bailey, a 52-year-old Atlanta resident, was arrested April 23 for an unforgiveable crime: elder abuse. At approximately 8 a.m. on April 23, the Chamblee Police Department responded to a call at UniHealth Post Acute Care, 3535 Ashton Woods Drive, Chamblee. […]

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Stone Mountain Park and city: History of a partnership

The largest bas relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving depicts three Confederate leaders of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.

  As the city of Stone Mountain celebrates its 175th year, it is hard to ignore the impact Stone Mountain Park has had on the city during those 175 years. With its rich history, the mountain is a staple in not only Georgia history but also American history and has made the small town of […]

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Commissioners receive update for options on new shelter

Commissioners will be finalizing the plans for DeKalb County’s new animal shelter over the next several weeks.

The DeKalb County Animal Enforcement, Operations and Advisory Board presented its recommendations on building a new animal shelter to the Board of Commissioners May 6. Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said the advisory board presented four options ranging from “the Taj Mahal of animal shelters to the affordable housing” option. “I think we’ve gone […]

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A Wedding Story: Ilana Poitier and Gabriel Daniel

Ilana Poitier, 28, is a reporter with DeKalb County TV and Gabriel Daniel, 28, is a constituent consultant with DeKalb County CEO’s office.

How They Met In the summer of 2009, the pair met at Smokey Bones restaurant in Lithonia, where she was working as a hostess and he as a server. They started dating in January 2010 and their first date was at the restaurant. “We were supposed to meet a group of friends there, but they […]

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EDITORIAL: New Georgia gun law could bring more danger than safety


You can now carry a gun nearly anywhere you want it seems. On April 23, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a new law that allows licensed gun carriers to take their weapons into bars without restrictions and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances. Deal signed House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry […]

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Bit of pre-Civil War history remains at Avondale Estates apartment complex

A photo taken before 1984 shows how a pre-Civil War house looked when it was a private residence. Photo provided

When real estate development company Willow Ridge Ltd. in 1984 purchased property on Rockbridge Road near Avondale Estates to build an apartment complex, it initially decided to allow the local fire department to burn the old building there as a training exercise. The complex was built and still functions as a 156-unit apartment community; however, […]

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OPINION: In the driver’s seat


“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” Chinese philosopher, Confuscius (551-479) When the federal income tax deadline passed in April, many remained unemployed, under-employed, perhaps even wishing that they were paying all those income and related taxes again. Our economy is finally beginning to thaw, and […]

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OPINION: Have a voice in the May primary election by voting


Not much can be done about what some elected officials have already done, but by actively participating in the May primary, voters can certainly influence what will be done. Hopefully, during the May primary candidates running for office in DeKalb will draw large numbers of voters to affirm their worthiness for the office they seek. […]

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