DeKalb BOC changes committee meeting time

DeKalb BOC changes committee meeting time

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution June 28 to allow the first monthly committee of the whole meeting to be held at 5 p.m. instead of 10 a.m.  The resolution was enacted after DeKalb County residents complained that early-morning meetings were too difficult to attend due to scheduling.  According to the resolution, […]

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Center for deaf changes name amid complaints

Center for deaf changes name amid complaints

The Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GCDHH), located on Memorial Drive in Decatur, recently changed its name after receiving complaints from the deaf community. The center recently held an open house June 24 to reintroduce its new name and welcome the local community. GCDHH was formerly known as the Georgia Council […]

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Moving on up with Two Men and A Truck

Moving on up with Two Men and A Truck

The name can be misleading. Two Men and A Truck is now actually thousands of men and thousands of trucks at 330 locations worldwide. Also, the business was founded not by two men but by a woman.  Approximately 30 years ago teenage brothers Brig and Jon Sorber started offering their services as movers to make […]

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Doraville and Chamblee LCI grant goes to third-place firm

Doraville and Chamblee LCI grant goes to third-place firm

The city of Doraville recently awarded a Buford Highway consultant contract to a team that cumulatively  scored lower than two other firms that also submitted bids. On June 20 and June 21, Canvas Planning Group, an Atlanta-based community planning group, was awarded consulting duties on a $96,000 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant awarded to Doraville […]

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Basketball nights engage idle hands in Clarkston

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Around 10 or 11 p.m. on any summer Friday night, it is not unusual to hear sneakers screeching, whistles blowing and basketballs bouncing at Clarkston First Baptist Church. “There’s a concern about having activities for the youth in the summer,” said Karl Moore, pastor of Clarkston First Baptist for the past 16 years. “We needed […]

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Advocates sought to help children in foster care

Advocates sought to help children in foster care

Giving children a voice is one of the prime goals of volunteers who represent children in the foster care program and are a bridge to the juvenile court system. These volunteers are known as court appointed special advocates (CASAs) and are a vital link to the judges who oversee the children’s cases and what will […]

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Community celebrated in Clarkston

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For four hours on June 18, the Clarkston Community Center transformed into a hub of culture, sport and humanitarian purpose. Clarkston celebrated its cultural diversity by hosting the World Refugee Soccer Festival on June 18, showcasing such festivities as non-stop soccer, face painting, arts and crafts, as well as performances. Members of humanitarian and non-profit […]

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Gun debate reloaded

CJI Guns co-owner Ron Moon said he isn’t worried about a potential bill in Georgia that could ban assault rifles. Photo by Horace Holloman

The debate over assault rifle use and gun bans in America flared up once again in the wake of Orlando’s deadly nightclub shooting. Days after gunman Omar Mateen used an AR-15 to kill 49 people and injured 53 others in a popular nightclub in Orlando on June 12, State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, said […]

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