County should be more proactive to attracting quality businesses

Greater Lithonia Business Assn.2

Commissioner Lee May said the key to DeKalb County’s economic future is to stop waiting for opportunities to come to the county and go actively in search of opportunities. That was his message to the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce at its Jan. 16 luncheon meeting. May, who represents the recently reconfigured 5th district and […]

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Community helps man cope with paralysis after accident


  Twenty-year-old Stone Mountain resident Eli Tabb doesn’t remember much about being hit by a car while attempting to cross Lawrenceville Highway in October 2012. The incident left him paralyzed from the waist down. “There’s not much I can tell you myself because I was in a coma after it happened,” Tabb said. The Mississippi […]

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County’s interim planning director quits after a year

gary cornell

The man touted by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis as “the best planning director that DeKalb County has ever had” has resigned after a year on the job. Gary A. Cornell was appointed by Ellis in January 2011 to serve as the interim director of the department of planning and sustainability. County spokesman Burke Brennan said […]

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Flexible workplace solutions come to Decatur


A small- to medium-sized company opening its first office in an area might, in addition finding a space to rent, be faced with such startup tasks as buying furniture, arranging for utilities and cleaning services, setting up a telecommunications system and hiring such support staff as a receptionist and an office manager. There is, however, […]

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‘We can’t continue to prosper if DeKalb County doesn’t prosper’

mayor Jim baskett

City of Decatur commissioner Jim Baskett is now the mayor of Decatur. Baskett was elected mayor after former mayor Bill Floyd resigned Jan. 7. Baskett was elected to the Decatur Board of Commission in 1995 and served as mayor pro tem from 2002-2012. Baskett, who praised Floyd for his 13 years of service as mayor, […]

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Tucker parents honor daughter’s memory with nonprofit


Norman Hayes of Tucker said his daughter was a very “giving child.” He said it was “in the spirit of that kindness and that kind heart” that Livvy’s Love, a nonprofit organization that supports underprivileged youth, was formed in September 2008 to honor the memory of Olivia Nicole Hayes, affectionately known to family and friends […]

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Parents may want to plan now for summer camps


There is a wealth of summer camps to choose from in DeKalb and greater metro Atlanta. Each year, theme camps for young chefs, musicians or aspiring writers have been popping up alongside traditional day camps. There are camps for rock climbers, actors, science geeks, young musicians and more. Many of them begin enrolling campers at […]

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Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery to speak at Agnes Scott

Joseph Lowery

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and civil rights leader, is this year’s speaker at Agnes Scott College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. A retired minister in the United Methodist Church and the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Lowery participated in many major activities of the […]

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