Some Kroger stores now have self-service tag renewal

Some Kroger stores now have self-service tag renewal

Now customers shopping for milk, eggs and bread can renew their automobile tags in the same grocery store. Some Georgia Kroger stores, including those at Embry Village and on North Decatur Road, have partnered with the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office to provide self-service tag renewal kiosks inside the stores.  “These are ideal for those […]

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New vendor to provide lifeguards at Browns Mill pool

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A new contractor has been chosen to provide lifeguard services at a DeKalb County-owned aquatic facility that came under scrutiny last year after a near drowning. On April 26 the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved the contract for Stand Guard Aquatics of Alpharetta to provide lifeguard and pool services at Browns Mill Family Aquatic […]

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Ex-judge tries to unseat incumbent State Court judge

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compiled by Andrew Cauthen andrew@dekalbchamp.com   A former traffic and State Court judge wants to unseat an incumbent State Court judge who has been on the bench for six years. Roderick Bridges, an attorney and former State Court judge, is running against State Court judge Dax Lopez. The two will face each other in the […]

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Group to study county government structure

Group to study county government structure

  A  15-person commission soon will be established to study the county’s form of government and make recommendations about whether it should be changed. On April 25, interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May signed an executive order creating a charter review commission to study the county’s form of government.  “I am very much in support […]

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Five law enforcement pros challenging current sheriff

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compiled by Andrew Cauthen Six people with various types of law enforcement experience want to be DeKalb County’s next sheriff.The seat is currently held by Sheriff Jeffrey Mann, who has been in the position since March 2014 after former Sheriff Thomas Brown resigned to seek another office. Mann is seeking re-election.Voters will go to the […]

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Brookhaven announces finalist for city manager

Brookhaven announces finalist for city manager

Brookhaven announced May 6 that Christian Sigman is the finalist to be the city’s second city manager. Sigman will succeed former city manager Marie Garrett, who resigned in January and reached a settlement with the city. Sigman will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the city and the management and direction of its 150 […]

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Jamba Juice offers nutrition-oriented fast food

Jamba Juice offers nutrition-oriented fast food

Jamba Juice in April held grand openings at five area stores, marking the brand’s expansion into the Atlanta market. Among the stores celebrating on April 23 was the store on North Decatur Road.  Ernie Young, operations director for the store—one of several operated by Aimee and Julian Peterson of For Pete’s Sake LLC—said the California-based […]

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Clarkston may crack down on smoke

Clarkston may crack down on smoke

At a “normal” city council meeting, it’s common to hear terms such as “agenda,” “minutes,” “quorum,” “budget,” and “ordinance.” During a Clarkston City Council meeting held May 3, it was more common to hear “vaping,” “flavors,” “e-cigs” and “nicotine.”  More than 50 people were present at Clarkston’s monthly city council meeting to protest an indoor […]

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