Though it’s not as prevalent as it is in the city of Atlanta, illegal street racing has become a problem in neighboring Sandy Springs and other surrounding municipalities over the past year.
The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm), the 911 call center for the cities of Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Dunwoody, and Brookhaven, is located in Sandy Springs, but its backup center is about 12 miles away in Alpharetta.
Several organizations and schools in Atlanta, Brookhaven and Sandy Springs are hosting or participating in events to honor the legacy of civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have turned 91 Jan. 15.
Local churches are planning for their annual Christmas services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25, respectively.
Hanukkah, also referred to as the Festival of Lights, celebrates the Maccabees’ win over the Syrian Greek army and the subsequent miracle of rededicating the holy temple in Jerusalem and restoring its menorah, or lamp.
Legislation that would make changes to the municipal annexation process in Georgia, including giving local school systems more input, was prefiled in the General Assembly this week.
When a north or middle Georgia agency needs help locating a missing individual or human remains, they often call on Alpha Team K9 Search and Rescue to accomplish that mission.
Thanks to an aware off-duty federal agent, a woman accused of carjacking a vehicle with a child inside it and running over the car’s owner is in jail, the Brookhaven Police Department announced.
Oct. 15, the Cowart Family YMCA and the Latin American Association, both in Brookhaven, partnered with the city of Brookhaven to provide meals for families in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. YMCA volunteers packed and distributed 500 meals to individuals and families during the event. The…
Thanks to a $200 million donation, the new hospital being built by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will be named the Arthur M. Blank Hospital.
The Brookhaven Police Department is investigating a possible road rage incident that took place Oct. 5 and involved an Uber driver.
Republican Alan Cole is challenging incumbent Democrat Matthew Wilson for the District 80 Georgia House of Representatives seat in the Nov. 3 general election.
The Brookhaven Police Department has arrested a suspect who was wanted in a home invasion and was previously convicted for another similar incident.
With performances not allowed at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlanta Opera is taking its show under the big top to allow for social distancing.
Thrive Fitness, a one-on-one and group fitness studio in Brookhaven, has announced its plans to move into a new, 11,900-square-foot gym in Chamblee.
Several local restaurants were honored earlier this month when Wine Spectator magazine announced its 2020 Restaurant Awards, which spotlight top eateries’ wine lists. Brookhaven’s Terra Terroir; Buckhead’s Le Bilboquet Atlanta, Le Colonial Atlanta, Blue Ridge Grill, Atlas, Umi, Del Frisco’s …
The Brookhaven Police Department has added vehicular homicide to its list of charges filed against a drunk driver accused of hitting an elderly woman walking on the sidewalk in a hit-and-run crash after she died at a local hospital.
Catherine Shropshire Hardman wants everyone to know there’s no shame in seeing a psychiatrist or another healthcare professional specializing in the study of the brain.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Brookhaven recently celebrated its eighth-grade graduating class with a car parade on its campus. St. Martin’s graduates and their families were greeted with live music, balloons, signs and cheering from many faculty and staff members who applauded them along…
A 7-year-old boy who went missing May 25 was found safe just hours later, and his biological father was arrested for taking him, the Brookhaven Police Department announced.
The Brookhaven Police Department has arrested a suspect accused of seriously injuring an elderly pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash.
Countless metro Atlantans continue to help others in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The spring signals the opening for local farmers markets, but the ones in Brookhaven, Buckhead and Sandy Springs have been impacted in multiple ways due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
With all three of his Red Pepper Taqueria locations temporarily closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, chef Mimmo Alboumeh, the owner, is working with his distributors to feed his employees while out of work.
A host of schools, houses of worship and other nonprofits and venues in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings are hosting camps this summer to offer children a variety of activities.
Several more local events were cancelled or postponed March 13 due to health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, local organizations announced. Also, some facilities have closed temporarily due to the virus, also known as COVID-19.
Powder Springs City Council recently approved a resolution lining up an estimated $150,000 transit feasibility study for the city, a study officials say aims to improve public transit for residents within the city and the region.
Alan Vaughn has been exhibiting and selling his works at the American Craft Council’s Atlanta show for 20 years and considers it one of the best events he attends annually.
There are lots of ways residents of Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Vinings can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, from adult-only events to ones devoted to families and to children.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Brookhaven recently recognized 21 student-athletes for their achievements, improvement and sportsmanship in basketball and swimming during its winter sports awards ceremony.
Improvements will be coming to 30 parks throughout the city of Atlanta and DeKalb County thanks to grants totaling more than $1.3 million.
The YMCA of Metro Atlanta recently honored its partners, volunteers and teen leaders of the year, including four local ones, during its Celebration of Community Champions: 2020 Vision event at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Cobb County. Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and Dr. Walter Young rec…
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, many cities and communities throughout DeKalb and south Fulton Counties will be participating in a day of service. Check out a rundown of what will be happening on or around MLK Day 2020:
Having dedicated his life to non-violence and service Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 91 this year, would be proud of the way organizations in Atlanta, Brookhaven and Sandy Springs are remembering his birthday (Jan. 15; observed Jan. 20) and legacy with special events:
David Fisch was a skinny, 18-year-old college freshman when he started working for Big John’s Christmas Trees in Atlanta in 1987, after a friend who’d worked there the previous season recommended it.
Local churches are planning for their annual Christmas services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25, respectively, unless otherwise noted. Here’s a rundown of those events, according to each house of worship’s website or office:
Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the Maccabees’ win over the Syrian Greek army and the subsequent miracle of rededicating the holy temple in Jerusalem and restoring its menorah, or lamp.
This week several local stores and even some organizations are hosting special Black Friday sales, with some even starting Nov. 27.
In preparation for the holiday season the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) will present several community-wide Hanukkah programs at various locations across DeKalb County and beyond.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Brookhaven recently welcomed retired military personnel and community members to campus for its annual Veterans Day celebration. The program included student essays honoring veterans, patriotic music performed by the school’s choruses and bands and a presenta…
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