MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Cloudland Canyon’s Frozen Assets

What is normally a small waterfall is frozen solid along the trail’s edge.

Georgia’s state parks and recreational areas offer an abundance of beauty year-round, but few park visitors see the beauty that is displayed during periods of sub-freezing temperatures. Wanting to see the frozen beauty of Cloudland Canyon State Park in northwest Georgia, a friend and I recently made the two-hour drive specifically for this purpose. We […]

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Dunwoody recognizes top cops

Dunwoody Police Officer Kerry Stallings has been named the department’s officer of the year. Photo by Caleb Wade

  Dunwoody Police Officer Kerry Stallings said the best part of his job is he gets to play “real cops-and-robbers.” “You get to do the fun stuff,” Stallings said. “You get to look for bad guys and chase people in cars. Every kid in the world dreams at some point about being able to chase […]

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DeKalb Tech fair attracts 186 projects

Joshua Jones presents his quad copter drone to a judge during the DeKalb County School District’s Technology Fair. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  Thirteen-year-olds Jamal Dudley and Tariq Sewell said they like technology. “The part that excites me the most is you can use your imagination,” Jamal said about why the pair built a recycling robot—a robot that picks up recyclable materials and deposits them into appropriate bins. “In our classrooms, people don’t use the recycling bins […]

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Toyota Tundra likely to satisfy those with split personalities


  There are car people, and there are truck people. Car folks are those most concerned with the look, feel, aesthetics and fuel efficiency of a vehicle. Truck people might be interested in these as well but paramount for them is that the truck can be counted on to do any number of jobs from […]

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Artist relies on leather for creative expression

Guitar straps made of leather are one of Whalen’s specialties.

  When Felecia Whalen was a little girl, her father gifted her with almost every imaginable arts and crafts kit. Whether it was dad’s influence or Whalen’s innate talent, she has fallen in love with making jewelry, home goods and accessories by hand. And her material of choice is leather. “Leather is my passion,” Whalen […]

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Commissioner working to get south DeKalb improvements

Shopping centers on Wesley Chapel Road would be revitalized as part of the South DeKalb community improvement district. The Wesley Chapel corridor will soon welcome new businesses such as a RaceTrac gas station, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts. Photos by Carla Parker

  The Wesley Chapel corridor was at one point a lively area with shops, restaurants and department stores. However, with changing economic conditions, the corridor also underwent changes with businesses such as Ingles, Walmart and K-Mart leaving the strip. DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson noticed what was happening and organized a tour in 2005 of […]

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Pine Lake breaks ground on Family Dollar store

From left, Pine Lake Mayor Pro Tem Megan Pulsts, Mayor Kathie deNobriga and council member George Chidi.

On Feb. 7, Pine Lake’s mayor, city officials, police chief and community members met at the future site of a Family Dollar for a ceremonial groundbreaking. Construction has already begun on the more than 8,000-square-foot Rockbridge Road location. Mayor Kathie deNobriga said that this particular Family Dollar will look a little different than others in […]

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DeKalb History Center honors five local trailblazers

From left Karyn Greer, Jennifer Ffrench-Parker, Steen Miles, Valerie J. Morgan, Joyce Godfrey and Carolyn Jernigan Glenn. Photo by Travis Hudgons

For the seventh year as part of its Black History Month celebration, the DeKalb History Center recognized county trailblazers. This year’s program—held Feb. 6 at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, which houses the History Center—honored women in media. Carolyn Jernigan Glenn, publisher of The Champion Newspaper—the program’s presenting sponsor—presented awards to five colleagues in the news […]

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