The following statement is issued  by behalf of Mayor J. Max Davis

Mother, child pedestrians struck in Chamblee hit & run

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A 9-year-old girl and her mother were struck by a hit-and-run driver on Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Chamblee on June 9 at approximately 3:47 p.m. The girl was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk with her mother, when a black Ford Explorer lost control and struck the mother and child, according to a news release […]

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Chamblee Police shoot, kill hostage suspect

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Chamblee Police officers were involved in a deadly shooting June 9 during an armed robbery and hostage situation. At approximately midnight, Chamblee officers responded to call about an armed robbery and hostage situation in progress at the Auto Zone located at 4863 Buford Hwy., Chamblee, according to police. Officers arrived at the scene and “while […]

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New LGBTQ organization offers safe space for young adults

From left, Real Youth board members include Brian McMahon, Beth Greaves, Mark DeLong, John Beers, Brit Prince, Kelley Napier, Darryl Moores, Gabriel Haggray and Cedrick Hayward.

  The Atlanta area is known nationally for its open and vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. It’s considered the fifth gayest city in America, according to The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian news magazine. But, according to Gabriel Haggray, Atlanta’s vibrant scene is missing one thing: a safe space for […]

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Local woman advocates for menstrual health awareness

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  Half a world away from Atlanta, Lorrie Lynn King had a revelation. It was late 2010. She was in India, having just travelled from Nepal on a mission to help start a nonprofit education foundation. She had spent her career doing aid work around the world and was familiar with the kinds of complications […]

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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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