Suite 20 Day Spa, 4635 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur, has added manicures and pedicures to its menu of services. The salon, known as the “Home of the $10 Do,” has brought on board a licensed nail technician to provide services on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“We are really excited about offering these services. Customers who come in to get hair services can now also receive grooming services for their hands and feet so they look and feel good from head to toe when they leave,” said Suite 20 Day Spa Owner Kristy Gaiter.
Tina Nguyen, who moved to the United States from Vung Tau, Vietnam, has been working professionally as a nail technician in the metro Atlanta area since 1991. She accepts appointments as well as walk-ins.
The salon offers massage, weight control, and skin care services along with chemical treatments and natural hair care.
To book an appointment or ask about the salon’s VIP no wait service, call 404-286-9664....
State Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) will host a Legislative Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Avondale Estates City Hall, 21 N. Avondale Rd., Avondale Estates.
Drenner will give citizens an update of the 2015 Legislative Session....
The proposed city of Greenhaven, which would include about 295,000 residents in a 126.2-square-mile area in South DeKalb, has received the
Ted Baggett, the institute’s principal investigator, said based on the study area, Greenhaven would be “fiscally feasible.” Greenhaven would generate $45,611,418 in annual revenues and have a significant surplus of $27,176,981 after $18,434,437 in expenses, according to the study.
That is good news for the Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb (CCCSD), which is spearheading the effort for incorporation.
“We consider the results of the report to be a validation of our belief that we have a viable area that can now begin to focus on economic development within its boundaries,” said Kathryn Rice, president of CCCSD.
Rice said she doesn’t expect citizens in the target area to face higher property taxes because of Greenhaven’s enormous size. It is the largest city proposed so far in DeKalb County.
“We’re saying a large city is the way to keep taxes down because there are more people to support it,” said Rice. “We do not want to raise taxes....
Today, Alzheimer’s and dementia strikes African- Americans twice as often as it does whites and often leaves their caregivers emotionally and financially drained.
Twenty-three percent (21.3 %) of African-Americans age 71 and older have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That compares to 11.2 percent of whites in the same age bracket. Additionally, African Americans are frequently diagnosed at later stages of Alzheimer’s leaving families little time
to prepare emotionally and financially for the difficult road ahead.
The reason is that African-Americans have a higher rate of heart diseases and diabetes, said Dr. Monica Parker, an Emory geriatric primary care physician and researcher.
“That means if you have been treated for hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol, you’re at greater risk for stroke, which leads to memory dysfunction.”
Although the disease affects African- Americans the same as whites and other ethnic groups, Parker said how it manifests in blacks isn’t as clear cut, which makes the disease more difficult to diagnose and treat.
“There are differences. We just don’t know what they are, because they haven’t been studied,” Parker said. That’s why the need for African-Americans to participate...
The Rev. Edward L. Wheeler has been named president of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) to succeed Ed Wimberly, who will continue to serve the school and the new president in a role to yet be determined. Wimberly served as president for two years.
With the election of ITC’s Board of Trustees, Wheeler will become the