Planned water outage for parts of Tucker Wednesday

On July 14, contractors working on behalf of DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management will temporarily interrupt water service to properly replace a damaged water line. The work will take place overnight from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. to lessen the impact

Elsa leaves sewer spills in her wake

VALDOSTA — Tropical Storm Elsa brought rain and sewage overflows to Valdosta Wednesday. According to city officials, the City of Valdosta received more than three inches of rain from Tropical Storm Elsa in addition to about nine inches of rain received during the

Low battery causes tornado siren malfunction in Cobb County

Residents near the West Cobb Aquatic Center reported hearing sounds from a tornado siren late Saturday night into Sunday morning. This happened despite the fact no severe weather was reported in the area. The Emergency Management department asked Cobb EMC turn off

Dunwoody wants your input on new sidewalks

The City of Dunwoody Public Works Department seeks public input on two sidewalk projects to assess the best options for design and construction. There are two alternatives each for the proposed projects on Dunwoody Road and Vermack Road. Special Local Option Sales Tax

Property tax increase ahead for Avondale Estates

The City of Avondale Estates is considering an increase in property taxes by 2.10 percent. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at Avondale Estates City Hall at 21 N. Avondale Plaza on Wednesday, June

Broadband is coming to Southeast Georgia

Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corp. will partner with Kansas City-based Conexon Connect to offer high-speed broadband service to nine counties in southeastern Georgia. The $150 million project will serve more than 57,000 rural homes and businesses in Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Coffee,

Murrayville Park in Hall County reopens June 5

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will host a grand reopening of Murrayville Park on Saturday, June 5.  “We are thrilled to reopen this park, especially as the summer season kicks into high gear,” Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Higgins

Brookhaven mayor talks about the city’s progress during pandemic

Overcoming the challenges of 2020 and looking ahead to a brighter 2021 are discussed in Brookhaven’s State of the City video, now available online here and above. In the feature, Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst addresses the catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as one

Here’s how Atlanta could shorten emergency response times

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the construction of the city’s first-ever Emergency Medical Services Micro Station. The EMS Station—to be constructed on City-owned property on the Southside at 4532 Campbellton Road—would shorten EMS response times for the community. According to the mayor’s

DeKalb County parks are reopening

DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs is scheduled to reopen all facilities and amenities, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced today. The Centers for Disease Control guidelines will be observed during nature programs and activities to ensure protocols are being practiced. “I

Dunwoody will have an in-person Memorial Day event this year

DUNWOODY — The City of Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. May 31 at the Brook Run Park Veterans Memorial, at 4770 N. Peachtree Road. The ceremony is open to the public and co-hosted

Switzer Library in Cobb County will reopen June 1

Charles D. Switzer Library will reopenTuesday, June 1, after the branch underwent an extensive renovation. The Switzer facility in downtown Marietta has had a major renovation since mid-2019 to improve indoor and outdoor spaces of the library system’s central library complex and

Atlanta is looking at more public safety reforms

The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation during Monday’s meeting to establish a Public Safety Commission tasked with providing recommendations for public safety reforms in Atlanta (Legislative Reference No. 21-R-3441). The commission would be comprised of community stakeholders, including members from law

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