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Chickens OK in Dunwoody?

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City considers backyard chicken ordinance Backyards in Dunwoody may welcome chickens in the near future following the first read of an amended ordinance on May 8. The proposed amendment will allow residents to raise chickens in all single-family residential zoning districts. Potential chicken owners will be required to construct coops, which must also meet applicable […]

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OPINION: Positives outweigh the negatives here in DeKalb

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Those of us tasked with writing editorial and opinion pieces certainly have no shortage of topics from which to choose. In DeKalb County, we barely can get over one scandal before we find ourselves faced with yet another negative situation. Sometimes even those of us trained and experienced in expressing our views find it difficult […]

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When it rains, it pours

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County school district fails to address flooding On any rainy day in DeKalb County, the lower hallway at Midvale Elementary—located at 3836 Midvale Road in Tucker—shows its age. Despite outcry from the public, multiple requests for maintenance from Principal Deborah Satterfield and others, as well as a professional assessment conducted in 2015, the lower level […]

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Obama responds to Sunday school class

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When long-time Sunday school teacher Clara Redmond had her class write then United States President Barack Obama, she didn’t know what to expect.  Redmond’s class wrote nearly 25 letters to the first Black president in U.S. history, and to everyone’s surprise—he wrote back.  Redmond, a Sunday school teacher at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Decatur, […]

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Med students offer free health screenings

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Boys & Girls Club partners with Emory   The East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club—housed in the Redan Recreation Center, 1839 Phillips Road in Lithonia—became free a vision, immunization, height and weight clinic on May 16 and May 17.  Students from Emory University’s pediatric residency program volunteered to provide health screenings to more than 50 […]

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Deja vu for DeKalb Medical protesters

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A group gathered outside of DeKalb Medical Center (DMC) in Decatur to protest policy changes, something which seemed eerily familiar to some of the demonstrators.  Last August, mothers voiced their concerns after DMC temporarily suspended water birthing. This year, protesters find themselves in a similar fight after the privileges of Brad Bootstaylor, a delivery doctor […]

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Thurmond: SPLOST would be ‘game-changer’ for DeKalb

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Months after one word derailed an opportunity for DeKalb County to benefit from a $550 million special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST), DeKalb County officials will try again.  Gov. Nathan Deal signed two pieces of legislation pertaining to DeKalb County’s SPLOST. Senate Bill 143 amends the “tolled” language that sidetracked a SPLOST referendum in […]

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