William Vining came to a community called Crossroads to build a bridge.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To recognize Black History Month, the MDJ asked 20 community leaders how they will celebrate and what BHM means to them. Today we feature east Cobb Commissioner Jerica Richardson.
Local churches are planning for their annual Christmas services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25, respectively.
Republican Fitz Johnson has outraised Democrat Jerica Richardson in the race to succeed retiring east Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott, according to a review of the campaigns’ latest financial disclosure reports.
Chris Perez was working as a Delta Air Lines in-flight crew scheduler for flight attendants in late March when he was laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has decimated that industry.
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 …
After a banner 2019, Fifth Group Restaurants was humming along in March when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Atlanta-based company to shut down.
The Cumberland Community Improvement District has committed about $170,000 to various projects aimed at improving the area’s traffic flow and street aesthetics.
Home Depot has spent $27 million acquiring an office building near its Vinings headquarters and is now asking for the Cobb development authority’s help in financing a refurbishment, saying it will create 600 local jobs.
Countless metro Atlantans continue to help others in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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.
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.
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:
This week several local stores and even some organizations are hosting special Black Friday sales, with some even starting Nov. 27.
Venues in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Vinings are ringing in the holidays with a series of events starting later this month.
Dozens of local students were among the about 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the Evanston, Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced last month.
A public memorial service for the three family members found dead inside a Cobb County townhouse Wednesday will be held at the Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta.
Although the computer age has brought enjoyment and entertainment to people with the click of a mouse, metro Atlanta residents are turning back to the oldest but most enduring form of pleasure: communing with nature along the Chattahoochee River.
At the start of any new school year, new faces on campus not only belong to incoming students but staff and faculty as well.
Here are the 2019-20 academic year start dates for each local high school, according to each school or school district’s website or staff:
With July being National Ice Cream Month and July 21 being National Ice Cream Day, local ice cream shops are making us all scream for ice cream. Here is a rundown of the stores where you can get the cold treat:
Boardroom Salon for Men, a Southlake, Texas-based men’s grooming company, recently opened a new location in Buckhead at the Buckhead Court shopping center at 3872 Roswell Road. It is the fifth salon Boardroom has opened in metro Atlanta, including one at the Vinings Jubilee that opened about…
Dressed in overalls and a brown floppy hat with a wide brim, the man playing the role of John Whitley stepped on to a tour bus full of Buckhead Heritage Society patrons for the Mansions, Gardens and Ghosts: Buckhead History and Secrets Tour in April.
The Vinings Village Woman’s Club, which was founded in 1978, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a sterling silver charm designed by member Janet Dickerson. Her mother, Libby Eubank, was one of the club’s eight founding members. The club’s mission is to expand opportunities for fri…
Thirteen local seniors were among the about 2,500 recipients of $2,500 scholarships in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the Evanston, Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced May 8.
Charles Bradley "Brad" Otwell passed from this life April 10, 2019 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 58. Born in San Antonio, Texas on March 23, 1961, he was the son of Harold E. Otwell and Mary Ann McGhee Otwell.
Dr. Barbara Ann Shaw died on April 16, 2019. She was a Bulloch County native, but had lived in Vinings, Cobb County for 45 years. She is survived by her brother and sister in law, Ed and Lucy Shaw, and by several nieces and nephews. Barbara was a graduate of Georgia Southern University and e…
Several local law enforcement agencies and governments will observe National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, set for April 27, by collecting old, unused drugs in a safe way.
With the Georgia General Assembly’s 2019 legislative session ending April 2, local lawmakers reflected on its highs and lows, hits and misses.
Easter and Passover celebrations abound this year in area churches and synagogues, some of which are also hosting egg hunts and Seders, respectively. Check with each house of worship for details on those events. Here is a list of local Holy Week and Passover celebrations, according to each h…
Forbes magazine Feb. 20 released its annual Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list, and all of the top 10 Georgia advisors work for Atlanta firms, including some in Buckhead and Sandy Springs and All 10 Georgia advisors honored work for Atlanta firms, with eight in Buckhead offices, one in Sandy…
A plethora 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.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods Friday named 230 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2019, including all seven local public high schools.
About You Family Medicine, 2325 Log Cabin Drive SE, Suite 108 in Vinings, had a ribbon cutting and open house on Jan. 23 with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Georgia chapter is hosting its annual Greater Atlanta Students of the Year campaign in which local high school students raise funds for the nonprofit during a seven-week period running Jan. 31 through March 23.
The Rotary Club of Vinings Cumberland recently announced that it has awarded the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship to Demi Sherman of Newnan High School. The scholarship, valued at over $24,000, covers room, board, tuition and a monthly stipend for the 2019-20 academic year.
The third time was the charm for state Rep.-elect Erick Allen, D-Vinings, who is set to be sworn in Jan. 14 after defeating Republican challenger Matt Bentley in November.