Posts filed under "Avondale Estates"

Avondale Elementary School raising funds for new playground from national non-profit

Posted by Ellie Ritter August 17, 2018

Avondale Elementary School has been awarded a new playground from KaBoom!, a national non-profit that encourages active play for children, according to the city’s newsletter. In order to show community support, the Avondale Elementary School Education Foundation must raise $9,000 in matching funds, the city said. General Motors, the funding partner for the playground, will pay for the rest, and […]

LifeLine Animal Project waives adoption fees for ‘Clear The Shelter’ event

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 16, 2018

This Saturday, August 18, LifeLine Animal Project is waiving adoption fees for its “Clear The Shelter” event. According to a recent press release, “intake levels at our DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters remain high, with 40 to 60 new animals arriving daily.” “Clear The Shelter” is an effort by LifeLine to place the […]

Editorial: The best response to attacks on journalism is more journalism

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 16, 2018

Over the weekend I had dinner with a friend of mine who is a Trump supporter. I know this is the line where a lot of my liberal friends have said “unfriend me now.” I choose to live in a world with differences, even if they’re stark and uncompromising ones. Whether you want to deal […]

UPDATE: Police locate 8-year-old girl who was last seen in Willis Park

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 15, 2018

UPDATE: Police have located the child and cancelled the alert.  Here is our earlier story …  Avondale Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 8-year-old girl last seen in Willis Park. “Be on the lookout for a missing juvenile, last seen in Willis Park area of Avondale Estates,” the alert from the […]

DeKalb County says tax cuts translate into $110 million annual savings for homestead property owners

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 14, 2018

This story has been updated.  A change in the way tax money is dispersed in DeKalb County means some savings for many county homeowners. DeKalb County says in a press release that the adoption of the Equalized Homestead Option Sales Tax in 2017 will result in $110 million in annual tax savings for county taxpayers […]

DeKalb County working with MARTA, ARC on transit master plan

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 13, 2018

  There’s a new effort underway to comprehensively address transit in DeKalb County. The county government is working on a Transit Master Plan with MARTA and the Atlanta Regional Commission. “The Transit Master Plan will identify fiscally sensible transit improvements that address the mobility needs of all of our residents,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond […]

DeKalb Police enforcement campaign targeting trucks and buses on I-285 results in 600 citations

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 8, 2018

DeKalb County Police are conducting targeted enforcement on I-285 this week, cracking down on traffic violations involving trucks and buses. So far, their efforts have resulted in more than 600 citations in two days, the Police Department says. “There are 550,000 truck carriers, 12 million trucks and 8 million truck drivers across the United States,” […]

Want to see your home or business in a movie? Here’s how you can advertise it to location scouts

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 7, 2018

As of recently, the DeKalb Entertainment Commission created an online portal for business and home owners to advertise their properties to movie and television location scouts. The portal can be accessed via You can register your home or business directly by clicking here. Location scouts who want to look at available properties can click […]

Upcoming meetings for DeKalb GOP on August 9 and 11

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 7, 2018

DeKalb GOP’s monthly meeting is coming up at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, and Senator Fran Millar will be the speaker. The meeting agenda is as follows: Speaker: [State] Sen. Fran Millar Nominating Committee report and status of vacant board seats Committee to plan for Heart of South DeKalb Festival Committee to create an […]

Biz bits: Owner of Avondale Veterinary Hospital retiring, Taste of the Town set for Aug. 23

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 7, 2018

Here’s a quick look at business news in our community: – After 33 years, David Williams is retiring from Avondale Veterinary Hospital and selling the business.  He has been the owner and head veterinarian at the business since 1990. An employee at the office said she could not provide details about the new owners because […]

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