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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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Moving on up with Two Men and A Truck

Moving on up with Two Men and A Truck

The name can be misleading. Two Men and A Truck is now actually thousands of men and thousands of trucks at 330 locations worldwide. Also, the business was founded not by two men but by a woman.  Approximately 30 years ago teenage brothers Brig and Jon Sorber started offering their services as movers to make […]

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Doraville and Chamblee LCI grant goes to third-place firm

Doraville and Chamblee LCI grant goes to third-place firm

The city of Doraville recently awarded a Buford Highway consultant contract to a team that cumulatively  scored lower than two other firms that also submitted bids. On June 20 and June 21, Canvas Planning Group, an Atlanta-based community planning group, was awarded consulting duties on a $96,000 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant awarded to Doraville […]

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Basketball nights engage idle hands in Clarkston

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Around 10 or 11 p.m. on any summer Friday night, it is not unusual to hear sneakers screeching, whistles blowing and basketballs bouncing at Clarkston First Baptist Church. “There’s a concern about having activities for the youth in the summer,” said Karl Moore, pastor of Clarkston First Baptist for the past 16 years. “We needed […]

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