DeKalb County extends temporary ban on dollar stores
by J.D. Capelouto/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 29, 2020 at 3:09 am
Officials and residents in DeKalb have expressed concerns that a proliferation of dollar stores could have a negative impact on communities.
Dunwoody man arrested, accused of sex trafficking 2 women in Virginia
by Zachary Hansen/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 29, 2020 at 12:23 am
A Dunwoody man is behind bars in Virginia after being accused of sex trafficking two women, according to multiple news reports.
At 80 she published a steamy saga; it’s winning awards
by Bo Emerson/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Roberta George has been writing for decades but has only recently been published; her second novel, “The Day’s Heat,” is up for a Townsend Prize
DeKalb restaurant Golden Krust passes follow-up health inspection
by J.D. Capelouto/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 28, 2020 at 6:40 pm
Golden Krust on Stonecrest Pass, near The Mall at Stonecrest, is part of a national chain of fast-casual restaurants serving Jamaican and other Caribbean cuisine.
DeKalb Schools’ software integration project to cost millions more
by Marlon A. Walker/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 28, 2020 at 5:15 pm
The district has spent nearly $11 million of an approximate $13 million budget, but delays for various reasons have kept the process from completion.
Tucker approves special land use permit to renovate Chevron gas station
by Decaturish.com on January 29, 2020 at 1:15 am
A second read of the Special Land Use Permit to renovate a Chevron gas station at LaVista Road and Northlake Parkway passed 6-1 at Tucker’s City Council meeting on Jan. 27. The property owner of 4246 LaVista Road intends to renovate the property, installing new gas pumps and a convenience store with alcohol sales.
Avondale City Commission adopts classification and compensation study, sets sanitation fees
by Decaturish.com on January 28, 2020 at 11:29 pm
By Zoe Seiler, contributor The Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners met Jan. 27 and adopted a classification and compensation study, approved the Town Green design process and set the sanitation fees for 2020. The City Commission also added a project to its Intergovernmental Agreement with the Downtown Development Authority. Last week, the
Sheriff Candidate Haynes Responds to Gwinnett Sheriff Conway’s Retirement
by Lawton Sack on January 28, 2020 at 6:19 pm
Ben Haynes, Democratic candidate for Gwinnett County Sheriff, has also responded to the announcement of Gwinnett County Republican Sheriff Butch Conway’s retirement: Today, longtime Gwinnett County Republican Sheriff, Butch Conway, announced his retirement. Upon this announcement, Ben Haynes, a veteran law enforcement professional and Democratic candidate for Sheriff released the following statement: “The retirement of The post Sheriff Candidate Haynes Responds to Gwinnett Sheriff Conway’s Retirement appeared first on GeorgiaPol.
Kirkland Carden Responds to Retirement of Gwinnett Co. Sheriff
by Lawton Sack on January 28, 2020 at 6:02 pm
Kirkland Carden, candidate for Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, had some harsh words in response to the announcement that Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway will be retiring and not seeking re-election in 2020. Carden stated: “The man who forced our county into 287(g) and invited the leader of an SPLC-identified hate group to represent his office has announced that he The post Kirkland Carden Responds to Retirement of Gwinnett Co. Sheriff appeared first on GeorgiaPol.
Decatur Police: Westchester Elementary experienced two break-ins this month
by Dan Whisenhunt on January 28, 2020 at 5:56 pm
Decatur Police on Jan. 25 responded to a break-in at Westchester Elementary. It is the second time this month the school has been burglarized. “On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at approximately 1:31 a.m., Officer Beljour was conducting a location check at Westchester Elementary School in the 700 block of Scott Boulevard when he located