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Luxury apartment complex focused on ‘health and wellness’ opens in DeKalb
 A swanky new apartment complex featuring more than 300 units and a focus on “health and wellness design” is now open in DeKalb County. The first move-ins are taking place this month at Oleander, a community located in southern Brookhaven near the Briarcliff area. The complex markets itself as a luxury space with an emphasis...

Posted: 5 days ago

A swanky new apartment complex featuring more than 300 units and a focus on “health and wellness design” is now open in DeKalb County. The first move-ins are taking place this month at Oleander, a community located in southern Brookhaven near the Briarcliff area. The complex markets itself as a luxury space with an emphasis...
DeKalb restaurant closes after failing health inspection 2 days in a row
 A DeKalb County steakhouse is temporarily closed after receiving a shockingly low score on its health inspection this week — before failing again on the follow-up review a day later. Arizona’s, located near The Mall at Stonecrest, received a score of 21 on its Tuesday inspection by the DeKalb County Board of Health. The following...

Posted: 5 days ago

A DeKalb County steakhouse is temporarily closed after receiving a shockingly low score on its health inspection this week — before failing again on the follow-up review a day later. Arizona’s, located near The Mall at Stonecrest, received a score of 21 on its Tuesday inspection by the DeKalb County Board of Health. The following...
Case proceeds against teen accused of murdering gay man in Decatur
 The case is moving forward against a teenager accused of murdering a 28-year-old gay man near Decatur earlier this year, though questions remain about the shooting and the three people allegedly involved. The homicide made national headlines because DeKalb County police classified the incident as “hate-motivated.” After the shooting...

Posted: 5 days ago

The case is moving forward against a teenager accused of murdering a 28-year-old gay man near Decatur earlier this year, though questions remain about the shooting and the three people allegedly involved. The homicide made national headlines because DeKalb County police classified the incident as “hate-motivated.” After the shooting...
Former cop sues DeKalb city, says he was mocked over his race
 A DeKalb County city is being sued by a former police officer who claims he was discriminated against because he is Asian. The lawsuit against the city of Doraville alleges a superior at the department ridiculed the officer over his background, and that the city did not properly investigate the complaints he raised. It also brings up the...

Posted: 6 days ago

A DeKalb County city is being sued by a former police officer who claims he was discriminated against because he is Asian. The lawsuit against the city of Doraville alleges a superior at the department ridiculed the officer over his background, and that the city did not properly investigate the complaints he raised. It also brings up the...
All-clear given after powder found on envelope at federal building
 A U.S. Social Security Administration building in DeKalb County was evacuated Wednesday morning after employees found an envelope with white powder on it, officials said. Crews gave the all-clear at about 10:30 a.m. after the substance was determined to not be hazardous. DeKalb County police and fire crews responded to a report of a...

Posted: 6 days ago

A U.S. Social Security Administration building in DeKalb County was evacuated Wednesday morning after employees found an envelope with white powder on it, officials said. Crews gave the all-clear at about 10:30 a.m. after the substance was determined to not be hazardous. DeKalb County police and fire crews responded to a report of a...
‘Roach activity’ causes McDonald’s inside Walmart to fail health inspection
 A DeKalb County McDonald’s located inside a Walmart failed its health inspection last week after an official noticed “roach activity.” The fast food restaurant at the Walmart on  Fairington Road in Stonecrest failed with a score of 65 last Thursday, according to the inspection report from the DeKalb County Board of...

Posted: 6 days ago

A DeKalb County McDonald’s located inside a Walmart failed its health inspection last week after an official noticed “roach activity.” The fast food restaurant at the Walmart on Fairington Road in Stonecrest failed with a score of 65 last Thursday, according to the inspection report from the DeKalb County Board of...
A dozen goats, rented to clean lawn, roam the streets of Brookhaven
 Here we goat again. That’s what Sonya Parker thought when she saw that 12 goats, rented to clean up a neighbor’s yard, were wandering her Brookhaven neighborhood Friday.  It was the second time she’d herded wayward goats in her community after they’d escaped a nearby lawn. “For five hours we had goats in...

Posted: 7 days ago

Here we goat again. That’s what Sonya Parker thought when she saw that 12 goats, rented to clean up a neighbor’s yard, were wandering her Brookhaven neighborhood Friday.  It was the second time she’d herded wayward goats in her community after they’d escaped a nearby lawn. “For five hours we had goats in...
Google doodle wins local student college scholarship
 A recent DeKalb County schools graduate has “doodled” her way to a win in a national competition run by Google. Arantza Pena Popo, who just graduated as one of two valedictorians from Arabia Mountain High School, won the “Doodle for Google” competition, the tech giant announced. Her submission is featured...

Posted: 7 days ago

A recent DeKalb County schools graduate has “doodled” her way to a win in a national competition run by Google. Arantza Pena Popo, who just graduated as one of two valedictorians from Arabia Mountain High School, won the “Doodle for Google” competition, the tech giant announced. Her submission is featured...
DeKalb County encourages domestic violence victims to call 911
 DeKalb County wants victims of domestic violence to know they are not alone. The county encourages victims to call 911 in the case of an emergency, according to a statement released Friday called, “Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence in DeKalb County?” The DeKalb County Police Department also emphasized partnerships it has with...

Posted: 8 days ago

DeKalb County wants victims of domestic violence to know they are not alone. The county encourages victims to call 911 in the case of an emergency, according to a statement released Friday called, “Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence in DeKalb County?” The DeKalb County Police Department also emphasized partnerships it has with...
Feds fine DeKalb business $130K for exposing workers to amputation risks
 The U.S. Department of Labor cited a countertop maker in DeKalb County  for putting workers at risk of amputation and exposing them to dangerous minerals, officials said.  Atlanta Kitchen LLC, located near Decatur and Avondale Estates, faces more than $130,000 in penalties due to the health and safety hazards, the labor department&rsquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

The U.S. Department of Labor cited a countertop maker in DeKalb County for putting workers at risk of amputation and exposing them to dangerous minerals, officials said.  Atlanta Kitchen LLC, located near Decatur and Avondale Estates, faces more than $130,000 in penalties due to the health and safety hazards, the labor department&rsquo...
In settlement over student’s sticker, family heralds free-speech win
 For a high school freshman, it began with the lesson that citizens can use their voices to inspire change. But it ended with the student teaching DeKalb County schools that free speech is for students too. Keegan Brooks was a freshman at Chamblee Charter High School last year and had heard complaints about the way the school’s principal...

Posted: 11 days ago

For a high school freshman, it began with the lesson that citizens can use their voices to inspire change. But it ended with the student teaching DeKalb County schools that free speech is for students too. Keegan Brooks was a freshman at Chamblee Charter High School last year and had heard complaints about the way the school’s principal...
Volunteer at Stone Mountain’s annual festival and get park perks
 Stone Mountain Park is looking for volunteers to fill a variety of positions at its 51st annual Yellow Daisy Festival. The festival at Georgia’s most popular attraction will take place Sept. 5-8, featuring more than 400 artists. There are over 200 opportunities for volunteers who want to help out and earn free perks from Stone...

Posted: 11 days ago

Stone Mountain Park is looking for volunteers to fill a variety of positions at its 51st annual Yellow Daisy Festival. The festival at Georgia’s most popular attraction will take place Sept. 5-8, featuring more than 400 artists. There are over 200 opportunities for volunteers who want to help out and earn free perks from Stone...
2 DeKalb cities unite to help you recycle hazardous waste for free
 Two DeKalb County cities are joining forces to help residents safely dispose of waste that is too harmful to go with the rest of the trash. Dunwoody and Chamblee are holding a free “hazardous waste recycling event” on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Plaza Fiesta in Chamblee, officials announced Wednesday. Residents of either city can...

Posted: 11 days ago

Two DeKalb County cities are joining forces to help residents safely dispose of waste that is too harmful to go with the rest of the trash. Dunwoody and Chamblee are holding a free “hazardous waste recycling event” on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Plaza Fiesta in Chamblee, officials announced Wednesday. Residents of either city can...
Meet the new neighborhood watch: License-plate reading cameras
 Drive into Jo McCoy’s Brookhaven neighborhood and it feels like your standard metro Atlanta subdivision. Known simply as “Sidestreet,” 39 large homes make up a close community of wide streets and well-kept lawns. But visiting Sidestreet comes with a catch: You’re being watched. And your license plate is being recorded...

Posted: 11 days ago

Drive into Jo McCoy’s Brookhaven neighborhood and it feels like your standard metro Atlanta subdivision. Known simply as “Sidestreet,” 39 large homes make up a close community of wide streets and well-kept lawns. But visiting Sidestreet comes with a catch: You’re being watched. And your license plate is being recorded...
Classrooms, gym at DeKalb school lose air-conditioning
 Days after a new school year began for DeKalb County students, several classrooms at one high school lost air-conditioning Thursday, officials said. Eight classrooms and the gym at Druid Hills High School were without AC, the DeKalb County School District said in a statement to Channel 2 Action News. As temperatures crept into the low 90s...

Posted: 12 days ago

Days after a new school year began for DeKalb County students, several classrooms at one high school lost air-conditioning Thursday, officials said. Eight classrooms and the gym at Druid Hills High School were without AC, the DeKalb County School District said in a statement to Channel 2 Action News. As temperatures crept into the low 90s...
You can volunteer to help local students improve their reading skills
 DeKalb County is taking part in a national tutoring program this fall aimed at helping the area’s students improve their literacy skills. The initiative, AARP Experience Corps, aims to support children in Kindergarten through third grade whose reading ability is behind by two grade levels, the county said in a statement Wednesday. According...

Posted: 12 days ago

DeKalb County is taking part in a national tutoring program this fall aimed at helping the area’s students improve their literacy skills. The initiative, AARP Experience Corps, aims to support children in Kindergarten through third grade whose reading ability is behind by two grade levels, the county said in a statement Wednesday. According...
Woman unravels mystery of letter from 1967 that arrived in her mailbox
 It began as a mystery in the mailbox — a letter originally postmarked in 1967 and labeled “Return To Sender.” Within hours, it evolved into an emotional tale of history and heartache for one metro Atlanta family and a stranger whose lives, they discovered, are intertwined. Tene Tucker, a DeKalb County resident, returned...

Posted: 12 days ago

It began as a mystery in the mailbox — a letter originally postmarked in 1967 and labeled “Return To Sender.” Within hours, it evolved into an emotional tale of history and heartache for one metro Atlanta family and a stranger whose lives, they discovered, are intertwined. Tene Tucker, a DeKalb County resident, returned...
‘Potential mold’ forces North DeKalb Mall post office to close temporarily
 Water damage and the threat of mold has forced the post office at North DeKalb Mall to temporarily close, officials said. There was “visual evidence of water damage to the ceiling and walls,” at the post office, which is located on the southern side of the mammoth retail center, U.S. Postal Service spokesman Rick Badie told The...

Posted: 12 days ago

Water damage and the threat of mold has forced the post office at North DeKalb Mall to temporarily close, officials said. There was “visual evidence of water damage to the ceiling and walls,” at the post office, which is located on the southern side of the mammoth retail center, U.S. Postal Service spokesman Rick Badie told The...
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