County airport to begin $8 million hangar project


A plan by the DeKalb Peachtree Airport to build more hangars is expected to shorten a 10-year waiting list for the spaces. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted Dec. 11 to approve an $8.24 million project to construct 53 T-hangars and two corporate hangar parcels. “We’re going to close one runway and build 53 […]

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MARTA a hot button topic at town hall meeting


Fixing MARTA and how to pay for it came close to a heated discussion at a Dec. 13 Legislative Preview and Town Hall Meeting at Cross Keys High School. The town hall meeting was the first of three legislative town hall meetings that will be held across DeKalb County before the 2013 Legislative Session begins. […]

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Business is popping at a new North DeKalb Mall store

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When Barbara Carrothers lived in Chicago, her favorite snack was flavored popcorn—a popular offering in the area. When her corporate job brought a move to Atlanta in 1998, she was surprised to discover that shops selling the treat were hard to find. “I started making my own, experimenting with flavors,” she said. The batches she […]

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Decorate Decatur


This home located at 208 Mead Road in Decatur won the Commissioners’ Cup for the best holiday decoration from the Decatur City Commission. This year’s Commissioner’s Cup winner mixed colorful lights, various inflatable and festive greenery to win the award. Decatur residents and businesses were adorned in a wide variety of decorating styles in this […]

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Stone Mountain High School host Spirit Night for community


Stone Mountain High School is trying to bring the community back into the school. The school hosted a community spirit night on Dec. 11, featuring basketball games against Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington High School. The event included a pre-game East vs. West All-Star Game, giveaways and an award ceremony for basketball player Danielle Clark, who […]

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My best Christmas ever


The holiday season is definitely a memory-making time of the year. It’s the coming together of family and friends with the spirit of giving dashed with the razzle-dazzle of lights and tinsel. We asked a few DeKalb residents to share some their favorite “best Christmas ever” memories. Will “Flip” Thomas of Decatur and Ka’Trina Holt […]

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Mega church minister indicted for allegedly selling fake bonds

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Megachurch minister Wiley Jackson and his brother Rodney Jackson have been indicted by a DeKalb County grand jury for allegedly selling fake security bonds to parishioners. Bishop Jackson is the founder of the Gospel Tabernacle Church, which has locations in Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Griffin. Each has been charged with five counts of violating the […]

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Decatur mayor to resign in January

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Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd submitted a letter of resignation from his city commission seat effective Jan. 7. “I have been offered the chance to pursue different professional opportunities that will require a significant amount of my time and attention,” Floyd said. “Decatur is a wonderfully unique community and it has been an honor and a […]

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