35 years of MARTA History

50th anniversary of Wilderness Act celebrated locally

Woodlands Garden Executive Director Claire Hayes, right, assists at a community garden near Decatur High School with Woodlands volunteers and master gardeners Dolly Moy, left, and Janice Whitener.

Some 48 years ago, physician Chester Morse promised his bride, Eugenia (Gene), that something would always be blooming for her on the Decatur property that was their new home. A little more than 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act, establishing the National Wilderness Preservation System. Those bits of […]

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Sunday voting approved for three locations


The DeKalb County Board of Registration & Elections has approved early voting locations in DeKalb County for the upcoming general and special elections. Sunday voting will be an option at the central election office, Gallery at South DeKalb Mall and Chamblee Civic Center. In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 election will be as follows: […]

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OPINION: Making DeKalb work better for all of us


I live, work, play and worship in DeKalb County. I like being in DeKalb County. I enjoy meeting people in various parts of the county and going into fancy modern homes or remodeled mid-century ranch houses. I enjoy Stone Mountain Park, the many restaurants and, most importantly, the many diverse, talented and interesting people I […]

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A growing problem fuels a growing industry

Skyline Pest Solutions has been operating in the metro Atlanta area since 2004.

Ridding households of pests is a centuries-old business and even was the theme of the Pied Piper story set in 13th century Europe. As a corporate enterprise, pest control in the United States is now an approximately $7 billion industry that employs more than 65,400 workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Furthermore, […]

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OPINION: Have it your way!


“Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us, all we ask is that you let us serve it your way!” – Burger King Whopper ad campaign jingle circa 1970s. In case you haven’t heard the news, Burger King recently served Uncle Sam notice of the relocation of its corporate headquarters to north […]

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Habitat for Humanity: ‘A Godsend’

Carol Hill, a Clarkston resident, had her home repaired by Habitat for Humanity. Photo by Lauren Ramsdell

Carol Hill lives in a sky-blue bungalow in one of Clarkston’s central neighborhoods, just a few steps away from the Clarkston Community Center. She has lived in the same home since 1976. Her late husband, Joe, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the DeKalb County Police. So when Officer Nathaniel Lucas came by […]

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Air quality smarts for smog season


The Georgia Clean Air Force, established in 1996, is familiar to anyone in DeKalb who drives a car. As one of the counties that has to undergo emissions inspections for all cars produced since then, once a year metro Atlantans make sure their cars aren’t spewing toxic chemicals into the air. But how well are […]

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Residents lose appeal in subdivision fight

Construction is underway on a subdivision that residents of an existing, adjacent neighborhood say will tower over their “old, established neighborhood.” Photos by Andrew Cauthen

It boils down to a lot of dirt—piled 12 feet high. On Sept. 10, residents of the Diamond Head Overlay District along Pangborn Road in unincorporated Decatur made an unsuccessful appeal to the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The residents were trying to stop developers of a six-acre subdivision under construction from raising […]

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