Doraville’s 20-year plan approved


On Oct. 17, Doraville City Council approved a 20-year comprehensive plan attempting to facilitate growth and build a distinct identity. Since December 2015, Doraville city staff has hosted public meetings, conducted interviews and taken notes on how to bring the community’s vision for the future to life. In 2005, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs […]

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First public meeting on Austin ES rebuild draws criticism

An Oct. 17 special called public meeting at Dunwoody City Hall attracted hundreds over concerns about the rebuilding of Austin Elementary and two baseball fields. Photos submitted.

More than 100 people attended the first of four public meetings regarding a real estate deal between Dunwoody and DeKalb County School District (DCSD). On Oct. 5, the two governing bodies announced a $3.6 million deal placing approximately 10.8 acres in Dunwoody under the ownership of DCSD. The exchange also places 9.8 acres at the […]

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By the numbers: A look at early voting in DeKalb County


In the first few days of early voting in DeKalb County, voter registration officials have seen a big turnout so far. In DeKalb County, more than 50,000 residents have cast an early vote as of Oct. 24, including 7,483 mailed-in ballots. On the first day of early voting Oct. 17, approximately 7,636 residents cast their […]

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Decatur Police Department holds prescription drug take back day

Decatur police officers Amy Hall and Shirley Kersey sit by the police department’s drug-take back booth on Oct. 22 for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The Decatur Police Department participated in the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 22. Officers from the department set up a booth in front of the Decatur offices on Trinity Place with a sign asking “Got Drugs?” Police officials said the take-back initiative collected drugs from DeKalb and Fulton counties. The Drug Take-Back program is […]

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Avondale Estates celebrates grand opening of The ArtLot

Avondale Estates celebrates grand opening of The ArtLot

What was once a depleted vacant lot on North Avondale Road is now an arts showcase.  Local artists and Avondale Estates residents celebrated the grand opening of The ArtLot on Oct. 22. The event included live jazz music from the Mike Z Jazz Trio, food and drinks. Local artists Daniel Flores, Larry Holland of Fishbone […]

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Stephenson gets important region win on homecoming

Stephenson’s Jaylen Marson-Knight, rushed for 226 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The Stephenson Jaguars bettered their chances of a playoff berth after a 29-0 win over region opponent Mt. Zion-Jonesboro on Oct. 21, homecoming night, at Hallford Stadium. Stephenson, which has a 5-3 overall record and a 4-1 region record, is in third place in region 4-AAAAAA with two more region games to play. The Jaguars […]

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Marist advances, Arabia Mountain falls in softball stat playoffs

Marist defeated Columbus in the second round of the Class AAAA state fast pitch softball playoffs. Photo from

The Marist Lady War Eagles are on to the quarterfinals of the Class AAAA state fast pitch softball playoffs after a two-game sweep over Columbus Oct. 19 at home. Marist won the first game in the best-of-three series 3-0, and ran away with the second with a score of 11-1. In game 1, pitcher Kylie […]

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Spicy spooky dwellings now part of gingerbread house tradition

Spicy spooky dwellings now part of gingerbread house tradition

Celebrating the holidays by baking and decorating houses, churches and even entire villages of gingerbread trimmed in cookies, candies and frosting is a tradition that goes back to early 19th century Germany, according to An A to Z of Food and Drink, published by Oxford University Press.   In recent years, there has been a […]

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