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Residents discuss improvements to Winters Chapel corridor

Residents discuss improvements to Winters Chapel corridor

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Nearly 200 people recently weighed in on proposed improvements to Winters Chapel Road.

The citizens and business owners attended a workshop at Winters Chapel United Methodist Church, where they studied maps and discussed ideas to make the cooridor safer.

Winters Chapel Road passes through Dunwoody and Peachtree Corners. Officials from both cities hope to see an increase in pedestrian safety and an enhanced appearance along the 2.5-mile stretch of road.

Engineering firm Pond & Company conducted a study that pinpointed the changes needed. The company will present its findings to the planning commissions of both cities when the study is complete.

Where is the Mobile Career Center?

Where is the Mobile Career Center?

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb's Mobile Career Center will roll throughout the country all during the month of May.

The county's job bus supports the ONE DeKalb Works initiative, which puts DeKalb residents back to work.

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DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis released the center's May schedule on Monday. More information is available at www.dekalbworkforce.org.

Tuesday, May 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Covington Library (3500 Covington Highway, Decatur)

Wednesday, May 2
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Decatur Housing Authority Community Center (481 Electric Avenue)

13 Metro Atlanta communities receive transportation grants

13 Metro Atlanta communities receive transportation grants

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Regional Commission recently awarded $34 million in grants to help 13 Metro Atlanta communities build innovative transportation projects.

Each project includes pedestrian and bicycle improvements to encourage residents to find "greener" ways of getting from place to place, and to make these neighborhoods more livable and supportive of transit.

The money was given through the ARC's Livable Center Initiative, which is funded with federal transportation dollars.

"LCI has helped communities across Metro Atlanta re-tool and redesign over the years, creating more plans that attract residents and businesses alike," said Doug Hooker, executive director of ARC. "This program is a model for others around the country and has helped to create or finalize many of our region's most innovative and livable communities."

Meet your Doraville election candidates tonight

Meet your Doraville election candidates tonight

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The candidates for Doraville's upcoming election will be available to answer questions and speak about key issues during a forum at the Civic Center Monday evening.

Donna Pittman, Doraville's first female mayor, will compete against Thomas Hart and Lou Ella B. Jenkins to keep her position in the election, while candidates are also vying for three City Council seats.

During the election, Doraville residents will vote on proposed changes like Sunday alcohol sales and a new SPLOST plan as well.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. The Doraville Civic Center is located at 3770 Central Avenue.

For more information, visit web.co.dekalb.ga.us/voter.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

New courtroom to open at DeKalb Recorders Court

New courtroom to open at DeKalb Recorders Court

DECATUR, Ga. -- A brand new Recorders Court courtroom will open at the DeKalb County Recorders Court Wednesday morning.

The new courtroom came about in the creative inspiration of Chief Judge Nelly Withers and her executive team. The judge decided to convert a storage area into a courtroom to improve court capacity and reduce wait times.

Judge Withers, her family and courthouse employees painted the new courtroom in their free time, while a police officer with carpentry skills built the judge's bench while he was off-duty.

The courtroom will officially be unveiled at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Cases will be heard in the courtroom immediately, with full implementation underway by October. This additional courtroom will result in 25 percent extra capacity in Recorders Court.

DeKalb County Recorders Court is located at 3620 Camp Circle in Decatur.

Next Movie Under the Stars to feature 'Rango'

Next Movie Under the Stars to feature 'Rango'

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The city of Doraville will host its next Movies Under the Stars event on Saturday, Sept. 10.

A free screening of Rango will begin at dusk, but local families are invited to come out earlier for games, concessions and other pre-movie fun.

Movies Under the Stars will be at Honeysuckle Park (3037 Pleasant Valley Drive).

For more information, call Scott Rodgers at 706-286-0973.