Heart patient volunteers to show gratitude

Heart patient volunteers to show gratitude

Although 28-year-old Austin Harris has had eight heart surgeries since he was 4 years old, he’s grateful. “I think we just should be grateful for every day we are given,” Harris said. “I think we should be grateful for what we have and what we’re given. Some of us are given more than others. Some […]

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County leaders discuss dysfunction with pastors

County leaders discuss dysfunction with pastors

A group of DeKalb County pastors met with the Board of Commissioners and interim CEO and urged them to “bury the hatchet.”  “All of y’all are injured by one another, so every  time you sit down…and when somebody starts talking, all kinds of stuff starts moving inside and automatically we’ve got a war going on […]

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Thousands of dollars donated for annual Thanksgiving dinner


Hosea Helps, formerly known as Hosea Feed the Hungry, kicked off the 2015 Festival of Services with its annual “The Great Turkey Drop Off” Nov. 12 at the DeKalb County Jail. Kroger, Publix, Wade Ford and the Ford Motor Company and the law firm Kanner and Pintaluga made donations to the organization to help prepare […]

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Five suspects busted with drugs and money in Brookhaven

Aubrey Elizabeth Kruke

What began as an investigation of a suspicious person, turned into drug bust at a Brookhaven hotel. Brookhaven Police arrested five people Nov. 24 on drug-trafficking charges. Maj. Brandon Gurley said officers were investigating a report of a suspicious person at the Red Roof Inn on North Druid Hills Road when they uncovered several grams […]

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State-of-the-art police equipment designed, used in Decatur

Officer receiving info

Before choosing body-worn police cameras for its officers, Decatur officials looked at several options then chose a model sold by a Decatur-based company. “We are thrilled,” said Robert McKeeman, CEO of Utility, the company that created BodyWorn™ police cameras and Rocket™ vehicle router technology the Decatur Police Department now uses. “We’re very proud and confident […]

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Dunwoody welcomes new councilwoman

City Councilwoman Pam Tallmadge was elected Nov. 3 to the post vacated by the current mayor-elect Denny Shortal.

Pam Tallmadge took her place on Dunwoody’s city council Nov. 9 after being sworn in at the start of the meeting. Tallmadge ran unopposed in the Nov. 3 election for the District One At-large council seat vacated earlier this year by Denis Shortal who ran for, and won, the mayor’s race. “This is a huge […]

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Home Depot boosts Cross Keys beautification projects

Home Depot aims to assist in community efforts in every community that they occupy.

More than 250 Home Depot employers swarmed the Cross Keys High School campus on Nov. 11 to kick off beautification projects for the campus. The volunteers mulched and planted in raised beds around the entrance of the school; painted several murals, columns and beams in the school colors; built picnic tables; pressure washed breezeway trash […]

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County’s clean restroom ordinance gets an update

An update to the county’s clean restroom ordinance gives code enforcement officers the authority to issue warnings or fines. File photo

A year-old DeKalb County law requiring public restrooms to be kept clean received an update Nov. 10. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 10 in favor of renewing and strengthening its restroom ordinance. Commissioners Stan Watson and Kathie Gannon worked with a 10-person county task force led by Dale Phillips, director of […]

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