SPLOST talk heats up in DeKalb

DeKalb County commissioners discussed the possibility of new provisions for SPLOST under Senate Bill 156 at the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners legislative retreat April 14.

A few months after the word “tolled” derailed a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum in DeKalb County, commissioners are now revisiting the issue and hope to talk with constituents about SPLOST in the upcoming months.  Commissioners, county officials and residents are awaiting the governor’s signature on two bills that would affect SPLOST […]

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Petition rehashes Clarkston conflicts

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According to an online petition, it isn’t too late for the public to weigh in on a controversial Clarkston City Council ruling made in January.  Titled “Restore Checks and Balances to Clarkston”, the ActionNetwork.org-hosted petition—penned by Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry—outlines a number of grievances related to city charter amendments that shifted mayoral and council powers […]

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Mentorship through mechanics

Brandon Cooper, right, and Precision Auto Care shop manager Carl Pierre-Louis stand outside the shop before work.

  Local auto shop partners with WorkSource DeKalb     Initially, Carl Pierre-Louis—store manager of Precision Auto Care in Tucker— thought his partnership with WorkSource DeKalb would be an opportunity to get free labor. WorkSource DeKalb would pay youth who entered its program and in turn, Precision Auto Care would get a young, trainable workforce […]

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Rep. Drenner to host town hall meeting

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Georgia State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale, will hold a town hall meeting April 18 at Avondale Estates city hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. City hall is located at 21 North Avondale Plaza. For more information, call (404) 294-5400. 518 total views, no views today Facebook Comments

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DeKalb’s code enforcement seeks help on blighted property

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One DeKalb County commissioner called the remains of Waverly Place Apartments a “mini-Brannon Hills” while touring through the remains of what used to be an apartment complex on the outskirts of the city of Clarkston.  The complex, located at 680 Waverly Place in unincorporated DeKalb just behind Indian Creek Elementary, is a situation DeKalb code […]

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Decatur graveyard site speaks to GSU student

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For Decatur resident Laurel Wilson, Decatur Cemetery—located at 229 Bell Street—is not just a place to honor and bury the dead; it’s also a fountainhead of city history, a snapshot of the past as well as what she calls a place of study. Wilson is scheduled to receive her master’s degree in heritage preservation in […]

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Tucker overcomes scary moment to beat Decatur

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Despite losing a player in the fifth inning, the Tucker Tigers rallied to beat the Decatur Bulldogs 5-3 at home April 8. In the bottom of the fifth inning with the score tied at 3-3, senior pitcher and first baseman Jaelin Sewell was near the dugout on deck warming up when a foul ball hit […]

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About 1,000 miles and $12k away

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To ensure a memorable trip to one of the nation’s most prestigious technology colleges for Drew Charter School’s InvenTeam, it’s going to take more than brains, collaboration and innovation–it’s also going to take about 1,000 miles in travel and more than $12,000 in expenses.  For more than a year, Drew Charter’s engineering students have worked […]

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