The city of Doraville officially welcomed their new mayor and three recently elected council members during a swearing in ceremony on January 6.
With commercial gains and losses, expansions and elections watched by all of metro-Atlanta, Doraville captured headlines in 2019, making the city the DeKalb Neighbor’s Newsmaker of the year. Take a look back at these newsworthy events:
In many ways, 2019 was a year of surprises for DeKalb County. From sudden departures of officials to making history with appointments and elections, here is the news that created the top headlines of 2019:
The cities of Dunwoody and Lithonia have elected new mayors while Doraville will face a runoff election to decide who will be the city’s next mayor.
Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters is leaving DeKalb County and is looking for homes for 100 cats before the big move happens.
In the spirit of cooking contest TV shows, one local charity is hosting Almost Chopped, 2nd Helping! Hadassah’s IncrEDIBLE Cooking Competition.
A federal jury has convicted Dravion Sanchez Ware for conducting a string of armed robberies targeting Asian owned-and-operated businesses in Atlanta, Doraville, Duluth, Roswell, Stone Mountain and Norcross in October and November 2017.
A lawsuit against Doraville challenging the city’s use of traffic tickets and other fines to generate revenue may go forward.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is offering residents a way to get more information on its next big project: the proposed Interstate 285 express lanes.
The city of Smyrna and the Cumberland Community Improvement District have partnered with other cities and CIDs located along the top end of Interstate 285 to look at the possibility of a new transit line through that corridor.
Heritage Sandy Springs has hosted six concerts this year, including one at last month’s Sandy Springs Festival, but it may be saving its best for last.
A 6-0 vote by the city of Doraville approved ordinances allowing a portion of the Assembly District to observe an open-container policy at the 165-acre mixed-use development earlier in September. The Doraville City Council also approved code amendments allowing more opportunities to bring br…
Emery & Associates, the Doraville-based construction company that handled the redevelopment project for Ben Franklin Academy in DeKalb County, June 9 was honored with an award from the Associated General Contractors’ Georgia chapter at its annual convention in Destin, Florida.
Doraville city officials have issued a public response after being served notice of a civil action brought about as a result of alleged revenue-generating speed traps and housing code enforcement cases.
Interfaith Outreach Home, a Doraville nonprofit that empowers homeless families to achieve sustained self-sufficiency, recently hosted the Carla Camp Memorial Golf Tournament fundraiser at North Fulton Golf Course at Chastain Park in Buckhead. Chaired by Interfaith board member Velika Brown,…
A husband and wife team are introducing many in the metro-Atlanta area to Lao cuisine for the first time at their newly opened restaurant in Doraville.
State resources are also being deployed to ensure public safety and eight tankers are being brought into the county to supply water for fire protection and to fill chillers at hospitals while repairs are underway at the large water main break on Buford Highway. The state is on standby to ass…
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Jan. 30 announced it would end the use of AT&T parking decks at the College Park, Doraville and North Springs stations Feb. 1.
An organization representing adult entertainment clubs across Georgia, including those in DeKalb and Fulton counties, has sued two state leaders, claiming a new tax on the clubs is unconstitutional.
FBI Atlanta Field Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the individuals responsible for a recent series of violent commercial robberies around metro Atlanta. The most recent reported incident connected in the series, was reported in Roswell.
Private pilots volunteering for Furkids have joined the Hurricane Irma evacuation effort to airlift homeless animals to safety in Atlanta. Fukids volunteer pilots will have delivered three planeloads of cats and dogs trapped in Animal Control shelters in the danger zone.
After treading water for several years, the redevelopment of Doraville’s former GM Assembly Plant has finally picked up momentum — most recently with mattress manufacturer Serta announcing the construction of a new headquarters on the site.
The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will work closely with Cross Keys-area residents on the acquisition of an inhabited property where it plans to build a new elementary school.
The DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit made a second arrest on Feb. 8 in connection with the Dec. 27, 2016 murder of Doraville resident William Dunbar of Pleasantbrook Village Lane.
For brother-sister duo Tao Huang and Winnie Peng, opening a tea house in Doraville has been a chance to continue the business their mother started more than 20 years ago.
Building on the culturally diverse and food-centered identity of Buford Highway are some of the preliminary goals released by members of the team studying the corridor’s future.
While leaders of some of DeKalb’s cities both new and old focus on what is next for their own areas, they are also keenly aware that none of them exist in a bubble.
The Atlanta Regional Commission and the Cities of Chamblee and Doraville are hosting an evening gathering on Buford Highway to imagine the future of the area as a vibrant, beautiful and welcoming place for everyone.
Dogs running on treadmills might sound like an idea for a cute viral video, but for one Doraville business it is about much more than that.
Developers and city officials say timing is of the essence in redeveloping the former GM site in Doraville and funding necessary infrastructure to connect the site to the nearby MARTA station is a key factor in moving forward.
As DeKalb County School District begins redistricting some 1,700 students to address overcrowding issues in the county, the City of Doraville is eyeing an alternative in the form of a brand new charter school.
A nonprofit partnership between the cities of Chamblee, Dunwoody, Brookhaven and Doraville has formed in the hopes of collaboratively improving and promoting the area north of I-85.
Brookhaven Police Detectives have arrested Carlos Pacheco-Navas, 32 of Doraville, in connection of an attempted kidnapping. On June 18, at around 7 p.m., Brookhaven Police Officers responded to an attempted kidnapping call in the area of 3700 block of Peachtree Road. Officers met with the 14…
As the deadline to take action approaches, those behind the project to redevelop the former GM site in Doraville are seeking to meet with the entire DeKalb County school board to gain support toward an infrastructure program to fund their vision.
From forms and applications to interactive maps, information on every aspect of the city is now available to residents on the city’s new website. The new site went live May 9 and will be continually “tweaked” in the days and weeks ahead. The new site can be accessed at the former website add…
Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman presented her annual state of the city address Thursday evening to an audience of nearly 200 local and state dignitaries, business owners and residents.
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