North senior center to be completed in six months

DeKalb County plans to seek legal action against a contractor that could not finish construction on the North DeKalb Senior Center. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

It has been plagued with problems that delayed its completion but now construction on the North DeKalb Senior Center in Chamblee is expected to be completed in September. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted April 12 to increase the contract amount by up to $1.62 million and extend until Dec. 31, 2017. Construction on […]

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Super district commission seat being challenged


compiled by Andrew Cauthen A DeKalb County Super District commissioner is being challenged for her seat. Kathie Gannon has represented Super District 6, the western half of DeKalb County, since 2005. She is being challenged by Warren Mosby, a consultant. They will face each other in the May 24 Democratic primary. Each candidate was given […]

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Decatur Crossing Phase III proposed

Decatur crossing pic

A third phase has been proposed for the Decatur Crossing development. According to a notice sent to DeKalb County April 6 from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the ARC reviewed and completed a preliminary regional review of the proposed project, which was reviewed as a Development of Regional Impact (DRI). The county sent the proposal […]

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OPINION: New government center may be tough to sell


At the southeast intersection of Memorial Drive and Kensington Road, DeKalb County government owns acres of prime real estate. It is across Memorial Drive from the Kensington MARTA Station. East of the property is the DeKalb County Juvenile Court. It’s also near the proposed site of the failed Atlanta United professional soccer training facility. It […]

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Volunteers prepare to-go meals for homeless


Southwest DeKalb High School alums and other volunteers gathered at the high school gymnasium April 9 to prepare to-go care packages for the homeless. The event was hosted by Pass The Love (PTL) Atlanta, an organization that gives back to homeless people in metro Atlanta. PTL partnered with Trinity Table Soup Kitchen in Atlanta to […]

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Doraville council quiet in parking dispute

Double-parking issues in a residential neighborhood along Raymond Drive in Doraville has residents requesting action from the city council. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Since mid-March, residents on and around Raymond Drive and Wheeler Drive in Doraville have voiced concerns regarding their overcrowded streets and alleged lack of accessibility. Tapestry Public Charter School, located at 3130 Raymond Drive, according to residents, has been the cause of double-parking in front of houses as well as both sides of the street, […]

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‘Jobs not jail’ is DA’s call to action

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James wants local businesses to give a second chance to youth graduating from a jail diversion program. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

 “I’m so glad to be here and not in jail.”  That’s what Anaia Johnson,  a graduate of DeKalb County’s Anti-Recidivism Diversion Court, said April 13 during DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James’ “Jobs Not Jail: A Call to Action” event.  “I knew that I could not be in jail,” Johnson said about events that led to her run in with the […]

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Less than half of voters support proposed tax

Members of the DeKalb Special Local Option Sales Tax Citizen Advisory Committee are conducting a series of meetings to develop a suggested list of capital projects to be funded by the proposed tax. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Approximately 45 percent of DeKalb residents currently support a 1 percent sales tax to fund county infrastructure projects. Those are the results of a recent survey of 1,000 residents who were asked various questions about whether they would support a proposed special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) that would be used to fund capital projects. […]

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