Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

Nonprofit bakery in Stone Mountain dedicated to helping refugees

Posted by November 22, 2017

By Gabriel Owens, contributor In the back of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, a small, seemingly unused building sits quietly away from the highway. Around the back down a sloped hill, its second floor, also looking abandoned, greets you with closed doors. The doors suddenly swing open, and the fresh smell of apple pies wafts out […]

DeKalb County is releasing updated flood hazard maps with open house

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 22, 2017

On Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. the DeKalb County Roads and Drainage Department is hosting an open house to release updated flood hazard maps to the community. According to a recent press release, “the new maps reflect current flooding risks, replacing maps that are based on dated studies, of which some are more […]

DeKalb County Public Library released survey open through Dec. 9

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 22, 2017

The DeKalb County Public Library recently released a survey, created by the Library Strategies Consulting Group, to help the library better plan for the future. The Library Strategies Consulting Group is an independent company from Minnesota. Each survey response will be sent to this group, and every answer will remain confidential. The survey is open […]

Decatur Mayor: Casey Cagle owes police apology, rhetoric could hurt Amazon deal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 21, 2017

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett on Tuesday released a lengthy statement in response to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s allegations that Decatur is a sanctuary city and a safe harbor for “criminal illegal aliens.” No, Decatur isn’t, the mayor said. And she said a lot more than that, saying the Lt. Governor owes the city’s police department […]

Vehicle crashes into building on Lawrenceville Highway, no injuries reported

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 21, 2017

A reader sent in these photos of an accident that occurred on Lawrenceville Highway this morning just before the U.S. 78/U.S. 29 split. According to a DeKalb Police spokesperson, “A male driver swerved to avoid an accident after being cut off. He lost control of the vehicle and drove into the building.” An accident report […]

DeKalb Medical threatened with termination of Medicare funds after patient’s death

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 21, 2017

This story has been updated.  The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is threatening terminate an agreement with DeKalb Medical following the death of a patient. The termination will be effective Nov. 27 unless the hospital takes steps to fix the problems. Here is the termination notice: Termination-Notice-Georgia-Dekalb-Medical-Center Georgia Health News reported this is […]

Emory, Georgia Tech students to become Rhodes scholars

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 19, 2017

An Emory University student and a Georgia Tech student have been named Rhodes Scholars. The Emory student is Chelsea Jackson. The Georgia Tech student is Calvin Runnels. The 32 scholarship awards were notable this year for the diversity of the recipients. To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. Subscribe to our mailing list to […]

Emory University to take in 32 students from Puerto Rico after hurricanes

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 17, 2017

Emory University is taking in 32 undergraduate students from Puerto Rico who were displaced from schools due to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The university is covering tuition and fees as well as room and board for each of the 32 students through the spring 2018 semester, allowing them to continue working on earning a […]

Children’s Healthcare releases master plan for new campus at I-85/North Druid Hills

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 16, 2017

This story has been updated.  Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hosted a community meeting Thursday night to show off plans for its new campus at I-85 and North Druid Hills Road. CHOA announced in February that it is closing its inpatient facility at Egleston campus at Emory and opening a new hospital across the street from […]

2 Crafty Chicks studio closing after 13 years

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 16, 2017

A local art studio, 2 Crafty Chicks, has announced it is closing its doors after 13 years. The business is located at 1549 Clairmont Road Unit. “After 13 amazing years, many gallons of paint, vats of glue, countless containers of Play-doh and shaker-after-shaker of glitter we have made the difficult decision to close our studio […]

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