35 years of MARTA History

MG walk provides awareness and support step by step


    Awareness and support step by step The second annual Myasthenia Gravis (MG) walk was a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite the community to honor MG patients, increase awareness about this rare disease and raise money toward funding research for better treatment. The one- and three-mile hikes held on March 15 at Chamblee First United […]

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Woods and hills are alive with music; 732-bell carillon is Stone Mountain Park’s hidden treasure

How Great Thou Art is the most requested song.

Melodious tones waft through the air at Stone Mountain Park as families picnic, cyclists whiz around the mountain and hikers ascend the giant monolith. Familiar tunes such as Georgia on My Mind, Deep Purple and Puff the Magic Dragon come at unexpected times for those engaged in exercise, recreation and relaxation. Many folks probably wonder […]

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Oakhurst embraces its newest eatery—The Imperial

Jeff Bowie handles paperwork that’s part of his new role as a pub owner. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

What happens when a group of friends decide they’d like to open their own restaurant/bar with the kind of food they like, the kind of beer they like and the kind of atmosphere they like? The result might be something similar the recently opened Oakhurst eatery The Imperial, the creation of four longtime friends. Even […]

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Hundreds pedal for a safer Georgia ride


Despite the cold weather more than 700 cyclists participated in the ninth edition of Georgia Rides to the Capitol on March 18 to reinforce safety for riders and improve bicycling conditions. This year Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal joined the event and addressed to the crowd, along with 35 elected officials, about improving conditions for cycling, […]

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With early start and perseverance writer succeeds

Brian Egeston was an engineer but has achieved success as a novelist, playwright and script writer. He’s now senior writer for The Rickey Smiley Show. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Perhaps, moms do, indeed, know best. While other kids spent summertime in sports camp, Brian Egeston’s mom sent him to reading and writing “concentration” camp. “I hated it,” he recalls. “But my mom planted a seed in me at an early age. And I gravitated toward wanting, passionately, to become a writer.” Today, the Stone […]

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Chevy Impala leaps forward to make a lasting impression


The last time I recall being fascinated by a Chevrolet Impala was in the 1960s when I was a kid. When the 2014 Chevy Impala 2LTZ arrived for a weeklong test drive, I was confused. The vehicle wasn’t at all familiar. The exterior styling is so impressive that I wondered if it was it a […]

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New Gresham Park Elementary to be built at Clifton Elementary site

The old Gresham Park Elementary School building has been closed since June 2010. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Gresham Park stakeholders got their wish March 3 when the DeKalb County Board of Education decided to change the location of a new school building. Instead of constructing a new Gresham Park Elementary School building at the site of the building, which has been closed since June 2011, the school board voted to build the […]

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Dunwoody is five and growing

Dunwoody Mayor Michael Davis speaks during the fifth annual State of the City celebrated on March 6 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, located off Ashford Dunwoody Road. Photo by Marta Garcia

The city of Dunwoody celebrated its fifth birthday with the annual State of the City address on March 6, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, located off Ashford Dunwoody Road. Mayor Michael Davis focused on goals and opportunities for 2014, smart growth, fiscal responsibility, education, economic development and the key milestones and projects expected to take […]

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