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Top of I-285 to get variable speed limit signs

The maximum speed limit on I-285 north of I-20 will increase to 65 beginning Sept. 1, according to a memo from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Sixty-five is only the maximum, though. The memo states GDOT will be implementing variable speed limit (VSL) signs along the “top end” of I-285. This is in an … Continue reading

Brook Run Dog Park location again up for debate

Brook Run Dog Park in Dunwoody is under fire again from park neighbors and city councilmembers who want it moved. Citing environmental damage and noise concerns, those opposed to the current dog park location wish to have it moved to another part of the park. Supporters expressed their love of the community and the dog … Continue reading

Local artist goes back to the drawing board

Swish, flick, scrape, drag. Paint pulls from the brush to the canvas. Ashley Hizer is working in her Decatur sunroom, the tile speckled with drops of acrylic paint. What’s taking shape isn’t a form or figure; rather, it’s an abstract panel with complementary and contrasting colors pulling texture to create the work. “I just like … Continue reading

Doraville proposed budget includes public safety, library increases

Doraville has big plans for its 2015 budget. Starting with promoting one of its part-time librarians to full-time, adding an part-time librarian and hiring five more police officers, the city is attempting to do it all while still lowering the millage rate. Doraville’s budget was first read June 2, read a second time June 9 … Continue reading

New LGBTQ organization offers safe space for young adults

The Atlanta area is known nationally for its open and vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. It’s considered the fifth gayest city in America, according to The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian news magazine. But, according to Gabriel Haggray, Atlanta’s vibrant scene is missing one thing: a safe space for young … Continue reading

Local woman advocates for menstrual health awareness

Half a world away from Atlanta, Lorrie Lynn King had a revelation. It was late 2010. She was in India, having just travelled from Nepal on a mission to help start a nonprofit education foundation. She had spent her career doing aid work around the world and was familiar with the kinds of complications she … Continue reading

Former DeKalb County police chief dies at 83

Retired DeKalb Police Chief Robert “Bobby” T. Burgess Sr, passed away June 6 of natural causes. He was 83. Burgess was a 45-year veteran of the DeKalb County Police Department, including a 22-year stint as chief of police until his retirement in 2001. The municipal building at 3630 Camp Circle, next to the jail, was renamed the … Continue reading

Additional details emerge about proposed park amenities in Dunwoody

At a the District 3 Citizen Connection Meeting May 29, hosted at the Dunwoody North Driving Club, Dunwoody City councilmen Doug Thompson and John Heneghan answered questions about Dunwoody’s future plans. As has been the case lately, many questions were about proposed parks and road improvements in the area.  Pernoshal Park The final park in … Continue reading

Suspects charged in death of 9-month-old

Two men have been arrested for the May 10 shooting death of 9-month old KenDarious Edwards, Jr. Deputy Chief Operating Officer in charge of Public Safety Cedric Alexander said that Marco Watson, 36 and Devin Thomas, 18, were both previously arrested on charges related to the killing, and have now been charged additionally with murder. … Continue reading

Reward offered in death of Stone Mountain child

A coalition of DeKalb pastors is offering a $5,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects who killed a 9-month-old baby. Bishop Quincy Carswell of The Covenant Church addressed the media surrounded by worship leaders from across the county, as well as the family of KenDarious Edwards Jr., who was killed in a … Continue reading

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