Brookhaven celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting


March 20 is Arbor Day in Georgia, and Brookhaven officials celebrated by transplanting a tree in Blackburn Park. Native Tree LLC transplanted an American holly tree from Brookhaven Forest subdivision to the park, and Patrick Fisher of Native Tree demonstrated how larger existing trees are spade and moved. “I got involved with [Brookhaven resident] Mike […]

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Lithonia tops Stone Mountain to claim first win

Lithonia won its first game after beating Stone Mountain 10-5. Photos by Carla Parker

It took the last inning for the Lithonia Bulldogs to break a tie and win their first game of the season. Lithonia was tied with Stone Mountain 5-5 heading into the seventh inning, when the Bulldogs scored five runs in the final inning to roll to a 10-5 win. Lithonia coach Samuel Marion said the […]

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Tucker sweeps middle school track championships

Tucker boys won their second consecutive title. Photo by Carla Parker

Tucker Middle School will have bragging rights for the next 12 months after winning both the girls and boys DeKalb County Middle School Track and Field Championships on March 23. Tucker boys are back-to-back champions after scoring 77 points, outscoring runner up Champion Middle, which scored 59 points. Cedar Grove came in third with 50 […]

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Retirees ask ‘where do we go from here?’


Americans now have a wide range of choices as to where they will live in their retirement years and some of the choices they are making may be surprising, according to a recent Merrill Lynch study conducted in partnership with Age Wave, Home in Retirement: More Freedom, New Choices. The study indicates that most Americans […]

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OPINION: Many boys feel like prisoners in school


My first-grade grandson has told me several times that he hates school. He is a nice, sensitive kid who is really good with his hands. Show him a picture of a Lego creation, and he can make it. He is really interested in making things. Recently, he drew a diagram of a treehouse he wants […]

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EDITORIAL: Give District 5 a voice


What is it going to take to temporarily fill the District 5 seat on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners? For 20 months the seat has been open. Lee May, the elected District 5 commissioner, was appointed interim DeKalb County CEO by Gov. Nathan Deal in July 2013, following the indictment and suspension of DeKalb […]

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Southbound marries old with new

Amanda Averill and Mike Plummer worked on transforming Southbound into a contemporary restaurant in a structure dating back to the 1800s. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

It’s not immediately apparent that one of metro Atlanta’s hot new restaurants is housed in one of Chamblee’s most vintage structures. Southbound serves up contemporary cuisine such as pork osso buco, turkey pot pie, crispy kale and grain salad, country fried steak benedict sandwich and duck leg confit. It’s been cited by Atlanta Magazine in […]

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Commissioners, interim CEO discuss District 5 seat

DeKalb’s commissioners have yet to fill the District 5 seat with a temporary commissioner. Photo by Travis Hudgons

For approximately 20 months there has been no one sitting in the DeKalb County District 5 seat on the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners have voted several times, but have been unable come up with enough votes to fill the seat. It which has been vacant since July 2013, when Lee May, the […]

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