Lawn referral service cuts path from customer to provider

Founders of GreenPal, from left, Ross Brooks, Bryan Clayton, Zach Hendrix and Gene Caballero, say they believe there isn’t another business like theirs in the country.

8 Business innovations often start with the observation that there has to be a better way. That’s how GreenPal started, according to Gene Caballero, one of the company’s four founders. GreenPal matches lawn services with homeowners needing yard work. “That sounds simple,” Caballero said, “but we discovered a lot of frustration among homeowners looking for […]

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Raises, bonuses on deck for DeKalb County schools

Dr. Green Screen

Staff, substitutes, nurses and new hires may be the primary beneficiaries in DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) approved 2017 budget. Full-time employees and substitutes are set to see increases in pay at the beginning of the new school year. New positions also will be available at for nurses at middle and high schools. Funds were […]

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Sutton, Bradshaw clash in debate

Steve Bradshaw said his military and business experience make him the best candidate available for the District 4 Commissioner position during a runoff debate against Sharon Barnes-Sutton June 30 at New Bethel AME Church. Incumbent commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton discusses why she is the best candidate in a DeKalb County Commissioner District 4 runoff debate June 30. Photo by Horace Holloman

Ethics, government transparency and crime were a few of the hot-button issues during a District 4 runoff debate June 30 at New Bethel AME Church in Lithonia. At 7 p.m. more than 50 DeKalb County residents were in attendance to hear a debate between District 4 incumbent Sharon Barnes-Sutton and Steve Bradshaw. Hosted by the […]

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Brookhaven fire station off SPLOST list

Brookhaven fire station off SPLOST list

The city of Brookhaven will be without a fire station as DeKalb County officials confirmed a second potential fire station was taken off the final special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) list. On June 21, the DeKalb County governing authority hosted a meeting to discuss implementation of the (SPLOST) and Equalized Homestead Option Sales […]

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$2.8 million in E-SPLOST spent on custodial equipment

$2.8 million in E-SPLOST spent on custodial equipment

More than $3 million in tax revenue remains in question a year after a major custodial equipment purchase in DeKalb County. In April 2015, the DeKalb County board of education approved a $2.8 million purchase for custodial equipment, parts and training from Southeast LINK, a janitorial supplier and training company based in Atlanta. Where that […]

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Bikes a possible solution to Dunwoody traffic

Bikes a possible solution to Dunwoody traffic

Dunwoody officials discussed a possible plan to bring more cyclists to the Perimeter area during a regularly scheduled city council meeting. Yvonne Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Perimeter Community Improvement District (PCID), said Dunwoody should look at ways of incorporating alternative means of transportation such as bicycles to maintain its position as […]

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DeKalb BOC changes committee meeting time

DeKalb BOC changes committee meeting time

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution June 28 to allow the first monthly committee of the whole meeting to be held at 5 p.m. instead of 10 a.m.  The resolution was enacted after DeKalb County residents complained that early-morning meetings were too difficult to attend due to scheduling.  According to the resolution, […]

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Center for deaf changes name amid complaints

Center for deaf changes name amid complaints

The Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GCDHH), located on Memorial Drive in Decatur, recently changed its name after receiving complaints from the deaf community. The center recently held an open house June 24 to reintroduce its new name and welcome the local community. GCDHH was formerly known as the Georgia Council […]

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