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Downtown Clarkston in DeKalb County extends westward from Rowland Street to Indian Creek Drive, with the old Georgia Railroad line running in between—a total of just three city blocks, give or take. And yet there may be no place in the country as kaleidoscopically, vibrantly, viscerally diverse.
The siren song—sounding like a tired jack-in-the-box that refuses to pop out—calls to the boy and his little sister. Clutching dollar bills, they run to its source: the Atlanta Ice Cream Truck.
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As a government reformer launches a bid to become county CEO, state lawmakers threaten to eliminate the job altogether
Many more details will be revealed in the next few weeks. But here are some of the key questions the lawmakers on their way to Atlanta face coming into the 2016 legislative session.
Williams, a longtime broadcast journalist, has called Brookhaven home since 1985. But her mayorship began just this past July, after the first mayor of Brookhaven—established as a city in 2012—unexpectedly vacated the post to run for a statehouse seat.
Not long ago, Clayton County was metro Atlanta’s cautionary example of municipal dysfunction. Then came DeKalb. We rank each venality out of 10.