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DECATUR | Walmart proposed for Suburban Plaza

DECATUR, Ga. -- First built 60 years ago, DeKalb County's Suburban Plaza Shopping Center has seen tougher times the past few years.

Now, the family that first developed and still owns it has the chance for a major facelift.

Selig Enterprises wants to put in a Walmart as a major anchor store.

It would mean a huge renovation and, to some who live in the area, a major pain.

They fear it will hurt smaller area businesses and swamp already crowded nearby roads.

"We can barely get out of this island; it has to be Church Street or Scott Boulevard, for most of us anyway," said neighbor Doris Williams.

It's an even bigger concern for neighbor Nikki Veysoglu, whose daughter has to make frequent trips to nearby hospitals, often in an ambulance.

"Just a couple weeks ago, trying to get her to the hospital took us 7.5 minutes to make a left turn on North Decatur Road to go to Emory."

Emory Celebrates 175 Years

Emory Celebrates 175 Years

To celebrate Emory University's 175th anniversary, a special convocation was held Dec. 7th in Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church to honor the school's legacy and look toward what is to come. Among the packed crowd were more than 100 of the 175 Emory history makers who have left an indelible mark on Emory and society. To learn more about Emory's history makers, click here: http://bit.ly/emoryhistorymakers.

CDC: Romaine lettuce blamed for E. coli outbreak

CDC: Romaine lettuce blamed for E. coli outbreak

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that romaine lettuce from a single farm is likely to blame for an E. coli outbreak in 10 states.

All told, 60 people got sick in the outbreak that began in October and ended in November. No one died, but at least 30 people were hospitalized and two developed severe kidney disease.

Thirty-seven of the illnesses were in Missouri. Illinois had the second-most reported cases with nine. One case in Georgia was reported.

St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets Inc. confirmed it is the chain where some of the lettuce was sold in salad bars. However, the CDC said the lettuce was contaminated prior to distribution to Schnucks.

The CDC did not name the supplier.

Interfaith program to engage Atlanta clergy, Saudi visitors

Interfaith program to engage Atlanta clergy, Saudi visitors

ATLANTA -- Several Atlanta religious leaders will engage in an Interfaith Dialogue session with visiting delegates from Saudi Arabia Thursday.

The 10 participants will use the opportunity to share their experiences from the worlds of faith and commerce, focusing on how they have seen fear, stereotypes and suspicions dissipate when people come to a mutual understanding. At the end of the event, the panel will reveal a five-point plan designed to help people become "doers" through interfaith projects.

The event will be moderated by Nick Stuart, a former journalist who has covered the Middle East and produced a number of award-winning documentaries about interfaith relations.

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

ATLANTA -- Jud Turner has been appointed director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR board made the appointment official this week after Gov. Nathan Deal nominated Turner for the post.

Turner replaces F. Allen Barnes, who is leaving to work in the private sector.

Turner is a founding partner in the law firm Turner, Bachman & Garrett LLC and public affairs firm Georgia360 LLC. He was former Gov. Sonny Perdue's lead attorney and represented the governor during negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service during the state's severe drought.

Turner has also served as general counsel to the Georgia Department of Education.

March Of Dimes: Nurse Of The Year

Watch as we go behind the scenes of the March Of Dimes award show for Nurse Of The Year. Who won this great honor? Watch and find out!

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