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RoseHill, an antebellum-style home on the Greater Decatur Garden Tour, is known for its 300-plus rose bushes and features intimate formal garden spaces, an informal lawn, pool, front porch with rocking chairs and other spaces for outdoor entertaining. CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS FICHTEL

Spring home tour season begins in metro Atlanta

Like spring flowers, home and garden tours pop up across metro Atlanta this time of year. It’s an annual tradition for some homeowners to open their homes to folks who love seeing how other people have renovated and decorated their residences.This year, tours span from intown Atlanta neighborhoods such as ...

Alisha Thomas Morgan, a Democrat state representative from Austell, has received $32,300 from school choice advocates for her Georgia schools superintendent campaign.

Morgan, top Democratic fundraiser in race for school superintendent, pulling in school choice donations

School choice advocates from around the country have poured money into the campaign of a leading Democrat in the race for Georgia superintendent, boosting their chances of having a supporter in that office no matter who wins this fall. The superintendent’s race is the second time in the past two ...

RoseHill, an antebellum-style home on the Greater Decatur Garden Tour, is known for its 300-plus rose bushes and features intimate formal garden spaces, an informal lawn, pool, front porch with rocking chairs and other spaces for outdoor entertaining. CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS FICHTEL

Spring home tour season begins in metro Atlanta

Like spring flowers, home and garden tours pop up across metro Atlanta this time of year. It’s an annual tradition for some homeowners to open their homes to folks who love seeing how other people have renovated and decorated their residences.This year, tours span from intown Atlanta neighborhoods such as ...

RoseHill, an antebellum-style home on the Greater Decatur Garden Tour, is known for its 300-plus rose bushes and features intimate formal garden spaces, an informal lawn, pool, front porch with rocking chairs and other spaces for outdoor entertaining. CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS FICHTEL

Spring home tour season begins in metro Atlanta

Like spring flowers, home and garden tours pop up across metro Atlanta this time of year. It’s an annual tradition for some homeowners to open their homes to folks who love seeing how other people have renovated and decorated their residences.This year, tours span from intown Atlanta neighborhoods such as ...

RoseHill, an antebellum-style home on the Greater Decatur Garden Tour, is known for its 300-plus rose bushes and features intimate formal garden spaces, an informal lawn, pool, front porch with rocking chairs and other spaces for outdoor entertaining. CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS FICHTEL

Spring home tour season begins in metro Atlanta

Like spring flowers, home and garden tours pop up across metro Atlanta this time of year. It’s an annual tradition for some homeowners to open their homes to folks who love seeing how other people have renovated and decorated their residences.This year, tours span from intown Atlanta neighborhoods such as ...

RoseHill, an antebellum-style home on the Greater Decatur Garden Tour, is known for its 300-plus rose bushes and features intimate formal garden spaces, an informal lawn, pool, front porch with rocking chairs and other spaces for outdoor entertaining. CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS FICHTEL

Spring home tour season begins in metro Atlanta

Like spring flowers, home and garden tours pop up across metro Atlanta this time of year. It’s an annual tradition for some homeowners to open their homes to folks who love seeing how other people have renovated and decorated their residences.This year, tours span from intown Atlanta neighborhoods such as ...

RoseHill, an antebellum-style home on the Greater Decatur Garden Tour, is known for its 300-plus rose bushes and features intimate formal garden spaces, an informal lawn, pool, front porch with rocking chairs and other spaces for outdoor entertaining. CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS FICHTEL

Spring home tour season begins in metro Atlanta

Like spring flowers, home and garden tours pop up across metro Atlanta this time of year. It’s an annual tradition for some homeowners to open their homes to folks who love seeing how other people have renovated and decorated their residences.This year, tours span from intown Atlanta neighborhoods such as ...

County by county news for Friday

COBB Marietta approves Franklin Road demolition The Marietta City Council on Wednesday approved razing two apartment complexes on 50 acres on Franklin Road. Demolition will start at Woodlands Park and Flagstone Village apartments after the Marietta Housing Authority helps to relocate residents. Marietta purchased the two complexes in December for ...

Photo during the 77th annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park with more than 250 artists from around the country on Saturday April 20th, 2013.

Best Bets | April 9- April 16

This is a busy week for things to do in Atlanta outdoors, including the Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival and an annual favorite, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park, plus the Taste of West Cobb, and for something completely different, Atlanta Fringe Festival’s Third Annual Easter Art Hunt. ATLANTA FAIRS, ...

County by County news for Thursday

COBB Museum placed on historic register The Root House, a living history museum on North Marietta Parkway at Polk Street, Marietta, has been named to the National Register of Historic places. The circa 1845 house, one of the oldest frame houses in Marietta, is owned by Cobb Landmarks & Historical ...

Readers write: April 10

MEDICAID Keeping people healthy saves money in the end Misty Williams’ article, “Ga.’s Medicaid call affects thousands” (News, April 6), on Georgia’s failure to expand Medicaid, gives voice to the thousands of hard-working Georgians who don’t have access to affordable health care. But why didn’t you run it when our ...

With good soil preparation, blueberries thrive. Contributed by Walter Reeves.

Proper preparation yields fruit

Q: How should I prepare my soil for blueberry plants. It is sandy, not clay. David Hammons, emailA: The key is to make the blueberry location completely hospitable. For each plant, thoroughly till a cubic foot of Canadian peat moss into an area four feet wide and twelve inches deep. ...

Adopt-A-Road focus of DeKalb workshop

Keep DeKalb Beautiful will offer an open house and training session on its Adopt-A-Road program on April 24. The event will also discuss community clean-ups and other programs. It runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 24 at county sanitation offices, 3720 Leroy Scott Dr., near Decatur. More information: ...

DeKalb parks council meets Wednesday

The committee that helps DeKalb County decide how to spend its parks bond funds will meet Wednesday . The Parks Bond Advisory Committee and Initiative for a Green DeKalb Advisory Council meeting will include an update on greenspace acquisitions and current projects. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on ...

Daron ‘Farmer D’ Joffe samples a sorrel leaf while helping a customer taste test some herb plants at his Farmer D Organics Garden Center store on Briarcliff Road on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Atlanta. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Farmer D inspires in “Citizen Farmer”

As a freshman in college, Daron Joffe’s life changed forever — all because of a turkey sandwich. It was a day that started out like any other at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: He rolled out of bed around noon, listened to some reggae, headed to a funky little cafe for ...

M. David Kennedy Jr.

M. David Kennedy Jr., 90: Former police officer loved to tell stories of his past

M. David Kennedy loved to tell stories, whether from his days in the Navy during World War II or his time with the Atlanta Police Department over three decades. And as much as he loved to tell the stories, his youngest daughter loved to hear her father tell and re-tell ...

County by county news for Tuesday

COBB Austell floodplain comment extended Public comments are being accepted until 5 p.m. Saturday on Austell’s plan to construct a restroom facility in Legion Park, 5514 Austell-Powder Springs Road, which is in a floodplain. Any part of a federally funded project, that is in a floodplain, must be open for ...

The cast of “Terminus,” including Regina McCray (from left), Weston Manders, Brandon Connor Partrick, Josh Brook, Marcus Hopkins-Turner (top), Luke Garmon (middle), Andrew Crigler (bottom), Blaire Hilman (top), Kate McKenzie (bottom), Rose Alexander, and Emily Kleypas, at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COMPTON)

‘Terminus’ takes audience on a journey through the woods

Set during the final days of the Civil War, ‘Terminus’ is an interactive theatrical production in which audience members choose one of three storylines to follow, each one slightly more physically challenging than the next. Presented by Saïah. 7 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays, April 16-May 17. $25. The Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, ...

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May, county commissioners Larry Johnson and Stan Watson and Watershed Director James Chansler watch Green Grease owner Warren Crawley demonstrate the pilot grease recycling program.

Grease recycling opportunity for DeKalb to shine

The yellow goop from the bottom of the pan used to fry fish could put DeKalb County in the rare spot of being known for innovation, not problems. A business owner used the cooking oil to demonstrate how easily about 2,200 apartment dwellers can help heal the water and sewer ...

The shooting happened at the crowded restaurant on Covington Highway in Decatur around 2 a.m.

Waffle House suspect on the run after shooting at officer

Detectives are still searching for a Waffle House shooter who may have been wounded after he fired at an off-duty DeKalb County police officer inside the crowded restaurant early Sunday morning. The man entered the restaurant on Covington Highway near I-285 and Decatur around 2 a.m. carrying a gun and ...

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