Emory University buys Executive Park

Executive park plan

Emory University announced April 5 the purchase of the Executive Park property. The 60-acre property is located near the North Druid Hills Road and I-85 interchange. Emory purchased the property from Equity Commonwealth, according to a released statement from the University. Emory President James W. Wagner said in the release that the university “takes a […]

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Lithonia city administrator to resign

Eddie Moody

Lithonia city administrator Eddie Moody will resign effective June 3. Mayor Deborah Jackson announced Moody’s decision to resign during the April 4 city council meeting. “We brought him out of retirement in 2012 and he has really stepped up to really be diligent and going above and beyond the call of duty,” Jackson said. Mood […]

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Nonprofit animal shelter gets donation of pet beds

PAWS Atlanta shelter manager Laura McKelvey helps a dog onto  a kuranda bed. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

A local animal shelter received a donation of $5,000 in dog beds March 24. FarmHouse Fresh, a Texas-based natural and organic skincare company, gave the beds to PAWS Atlanta, a private, not-for-profit shelter in unincorporated Decatur that will be a no-kill facility for 50 years. The donation of 75 dog beds included small, medium and […]

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Dunwoody Police Department engages with citizens


On March 22, the Dunwoody Police Department began its seventh annual Citizens Police Academy (CPA) which “[gives] participants the opportunity to learn about various functions of police work through classroom lectures, training scenarios and offsite tours.” Each Tuesday through May 23, residents will hear information from Dunwoody Police about such subjects as narcotics, gangs, detective […]

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Doing what’s needed: Miller Grove’s Franklin Smith makes his mark


Miller Grove High School sophomore Franklin Smith has one simple rule for his academic, athletic and community-involved success: do whatever is necessary. With this rule, Smith has garnered accolades and good grades in the classroom. Smith is a member of the National Honor Society and an accepted member of the National Society of High School […]

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Doraville to spend $400K on emergency pipe repairs

Doraville City Council approved moving forward with emergency pipe repairs along Lambeth Circle and McLave Drive for an estimated cost of $400,000.

The city of Doraville is set to spend big on emergency pipe maintenance in a residential neighborhood.  Doraville officials agreed to spend an estimated $422,310 on maintenance work at Lambeth Circle and McClave Drive following a regularly scheduled biweekly city council meeting held March 21. The proposed area is located one block east of Buford […]

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Boxing event held in Decatur


Boxers of all ages from throughout Georgia gathered in Decatur for the 2016 Georgia State Golden Glove Championship March 18-12. The tournament was held at Ebster Recreation Center. The tournament has occurred every year since 1960. The event has previously been held in Marietta and Macon. Carey Foster, host of the tournament, said the event […]

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Tots go green at Happy Mango

Store owner Phnewfula Frederiksen shows a game that is both educational and environmentally sensitive.

Phnewfula (pronounced new-fa-la) Frederiksen left her career as a music executive to focus on another passion—staying in tune with the environment. Frederiksen is now the owner of Happy Mango, an eco-friendly baby, pregnancy and children’s boutique, that opened in Kirkwood earlier this month. The shop, which sells items for expectant mothers and children through age 6, features a […]

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