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Citing cityhood concerns, another candidate joins race for Buckhead’s District 8 City Council seat

A second candidate has entered the race for the Atlanta City Council District 8 seat, voicing concern about the Buckhead cityhood movement and the scale of local development. Nicolas Uppal joins Mary Norwood in the race to replace J.P. Matzigkeit, who chose not to run for reelection Nov. 2. Uppal said was inspired to run […]

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Brookhaven extends COVID-19 emergency order, lifts public gatherings ban

The city of Brookhaven has extended its COVID-19 state of emergency order with a few changes, including lifting a restriction on public gatherings that has been in place since March of 2020.  The city originally declared a local state of emergency on March 16, 2020, and has periodically renewed that ordinance since that date. The […]

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Brookhaven City Council approves new council district map with hesitation

Despite strong objections to changing boundaries, the Brookhaven City Council approved a new council district map during its May 4 meeting.  Throughout its redistricting process, the city published eight draft maps on its website and ultimately moved forward with Scenario 7. Scenario 7 pushes District 2 west into District 3 and north into District 1. […]

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History Center author series to feature indie rocker, NPR host, New York Times columnist

The Atlanta History Center in Buckhead has three authors of note on its May schedule, all appearing virtually in free events.  Indie rock musician Michelle Zauner will present her memoir “Crying in H Mart” about growing up as a Korean American, on Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m. Jennifer Jewell, host of NPR’s “Cultivating Place,” […]

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‘Hypersonic’ airplane dreamers test their tech at PDK

The future of hypersonic air travel isn’t as far away as you might think — in fact, it might be in your backyard. Hermeus is an Atlanta-based startup focused on bringing hypersonic air travel to the masses. Think the supersonic passenger airliner the Concorde, which flew from the 1970s to 2003 — but faster. Founders […]

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Bryant named permanent Atlanta Police chief as mayor announces crime task force

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced May 4 that interim Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant would be the city’s permanent top cop and that a task force was being created to combat a crime wave, including 44 homicides since January. Bryant, who returned to the force from retirement after an over 30-year career, took over […]

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12 Brookhaven-area schools get preliminary suitability and facility scores

As part of its master plan to improve school facilities and alleviate overcrowding, the DeKalb County School District has released preliminary reports showing the “educational suitability” and facility conditions of schools throughout the district, including 12 that serve the Brookhaven community.  The educational suitability reports indicated that many schools, such as Cross Keys High School, […]

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Preliminary ‘facility condition’ assessments available for six Dunwoody schools

As part of its master plan to improve school facilities and alleviate overcrowding, the DeKalb County School District has released preliminary reports showing the “facility conditions” of schools throughout the district, including six that serve the Dunwoody community.  The facility condition reports indicated that most of the schools serving Dunwoody are in “average” or “below […]

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What local leaders have done a year after racial dialogue promises

In May 2020, the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis triggered historic nationwide protests. Some leaders in local governments, schools and the business community issued unprecedented statements of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and made calls for racial dialogue. A year later, what have they done to follow through on their anti-racism […]