MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Bike to Work: Decatur residents take challenge

From left, Paul Lantinga of Decatur Bikes and Tracie Sanchez of Decatur Active Living are part of a team participating in the metro Atlanta Bike to Work challenge. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

For 40-year-old Joseph Palmeri, biking the 10 miles back and forth from his home in Decatur to his job in Atlanta is a way to get exercise. Palmeri, who has lived in the Medlock community for approximately five years, is a quality specialist for The Coca Cola Co. in Atlanta. A cyclist for more than […]

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Inking in Decatur

kingdom tattoo

Ryan Weaver, owner of Kingdom Tattoo in East Decatur Station, said being in a band and getting tattoos seems to go “hand-in-hand.” When he had the opportunity to begin an apprenticeship at one of his favorite tattoo shops, Weaver said, he jumped at the chance, even though a band he was in was gearing up […]

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Commissioners retreat to discuss budget priorities

DeKalb County commissioners discuss how to manage the county’s budget for FY 2014 at a recent retreat at the Porter Sanford Arts and Community Center in Decatur. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

DeKalb County commissioners voiced their concerns over public safety, youth development, taxes and a host of other topics during a budget retreat held Sept. 19 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center. The meeting, which lasted several hours, was a chance for county officials to discuss their priorities for the fiscal year 2014 budget and […]

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Decatur uses sheep to clean out weeds from cemetery

The city of Decatur used sheep to clear out Japanese hops and kudzu from the hillside in the Decatur Cemetery. Photos by Carla Parker

The city of Decatur used sheep to clear out Japanese hops and kudzu from the hillside in the Decatur Cemetery. Photos by Carla Parker If you live by the Decatur Cemetery and recently heard a “baa” noise, do not worry. The noise was coming from the 75 sheep that were tending to the steep hillside […]

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Chamber’s Day of Service benefits Peachcrest Boys and Girls Club

A Chamber of Commerce volunteer freshened up a school name during a service day. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

More than 70 members of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce donned blue T-shirts and donated a day to the Peachcrest Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Sept. 27. Chamber of Commerce volunteers painted, cleaned and built shelves at the facility located at 3500 Sherrydale Lane, Decatur. “We seek opportunities where the chamber can make […]

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Sneiderman back in court fighting for money

Andrea Sneiderman appeared in court recently to try to obtain the assets from her late husband’s estate. File photo

Several weeks after being convicted of lying under oath and sentenced to serve five years in prison a Dunwoody widow is back in court fighting for ownership of her late husband’s estate totaling more than $2 million. A Fulton County judge ruled Sept. 20 that Sneiderman will have to wait at least 90 days until […]

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Torpedoes make way for creative expression


In a space where weapons of war were once manufactured, Lisa Schumaier now creates bottle cap art. Cats with mischievous grins, a skull and cross bones, a pink flamingo and a couple of naughty nudes are among her colorful miniature art pieces showcased in soda and beer bottle caps. The Torpedo Factory Art Center in […]

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Heart of South DeKalb Festival


  The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall was the site of Heart of South DeKalb, a free outdoor festival Sept. 28 that celebrated the uniqueness of south DeKalb. Sponsored by Commissioner Larry Johnson, the family-friendly event included a parade, bands, vendors, food, a kids’ zone, car/motorcycle showcase, stage entertainment and performances and more. Other highlights […]

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