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Additional details emerge about proposed park amenities in Dunwoody

Dunwoody councilmen John Heneghan and Doug Thompson hosted the Dunwoody District 3 Citizen Connection Meeting May 29. Photo by Lauren Ramsdell

At a the District 3 Citizen Connection Meeting May 29, hosted at the Dunwoody North Driving Club, Dunwoody City councilmen Doug Thompson and John Heneghan answered questions about Dunwoody’s future plans. As has been the case lately, many questions were about proposed parks and road improvements in the area.   Pernoshal Park The final park […]

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OPINION: Documentary portrays anger of fatherless sons

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In less than two weeks, fatherhood will be the celebration du jour. But for the 24 million children (34 percent) who live absent their biological fathers, Father’s Day is not a day to celebrate their dads. For some, it’s a day to try to ignore the pain and anger. “It’s one thing to be angry […]

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Emory student receives $50,000 investment on Shark Tank

Emory graduate Kaeya Majmundar is an entrepreneur with three companies. She recently appeared on ABC’s hit television show Shark Tank. Photos provided

Several years ago Emory University student Kaeya Majmundar and her roommate were running late and frantically packing to move out of their dorm room at the end of their freshman year. However, it was more difficult than she expected because she and her roommate hadn’t assembled their packing boxes. “I have a million ideas a […]

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DeKalb operations task force sets topics for first meeting

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May signs an executive order creating a task force to explore DeKalb County’s government and operations. Photo provided

The newly formed Task Force on DeKalb County Operations will discuss a range of issues, including the current governance structure of the county, the Homestead Option Sales Tax (HOST), ethics and transparency, among other things at its first meeting. Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May created the task force with the support of the DeKalb […]

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Beacon Municipal complex nearing completion

Work continues at the Beacon Municipal Center, which boasts a renovated pool, recreation center and facilities for the Decatur Police and municipal court. Photos by Daniel Beauregard

For more than a year construction crews in Decatur have been working on a new police headquarters, recreation center and a place to house the school board, and according to Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon, they’re nearly complete. Saxon, who manages all of Decatur’s construction and capital improvement projects, said the approximately $38 million project […]

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Commissioner: ‘Everything I did was for a public purpose’

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DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson is the subject of an ethics complaint alleging misuse of his county-issued credit card. The complaint filed May 27 alleges that Johnson “systematically and consistently” used his county credit card, referred to as purchasing cards (P-cards), for his “own personal benefit and contrary to the intended purpose” of the cards. […]

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BREAKING: Suspects charged in death of 9-month-old [Updated]

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Two men have been arrested for the May 10 shooting death of 9-month old KenDarious Edwards, Jr. Deputy Chief Operating Officer in charge of Public Safety Cedric Alexander said that Marco Watson, 36 and Devin Thomas, 18, were both previously arrested on charges related to the killing, and have now been charged additionally with murder. […]

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CheerTyme to start special needs team

CheerTyme All-Stars of Georgia are creating a co-ed cheerleading team for students with special needs.

Applications are now being accepted for DeKalb County’s first co-ed special needs cheerleading team. CheerTyme All-Stars of Georgia is inviting elementary and middle school aged students with physical disabilities to be a part of its competitive cheer team, Lightning Storm. The team will do all of the physical activities as the other CheerTyme teams do, […]

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