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William Akers and Ida King Akers built a country home along Spalding Drive in what was considered Dunwoody around 1935. The name Idalakers evolved from Ida Akers name and from the idea of many “idle acres” surrounding the home. The property included 45 acres on a hill with lovely views of hi…

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This year marks 150 years for the historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm. Over the next few months, Past Tense will periodically share the story of the six families who lived on the farm. The first family is the one that built the house, raised a family and for whom farming was a way of life. Thi…

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George Washington Lord was born in 1852 in Madison County, Georgia. Dicey Ann Wade (full name Dicey Ann Sarah Frances Wade) was born in 1856 in the Oak Grove community, which is now part of Sandy Springs. By 1860, they both lived in Oak Grove, and in 1875 they were married. 

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When the word “mill” is in a road name, you can bet there was a mill in that area many years ago and it was probably either built or run by a person whose name is part of the road name. That is true for Harts Mill Road, named for Dr. C.C. Hart, physician, landowner and mill owner.  

Ralph Glaze was born in 1943 at Chamblee Hospital, run by Dr. Mendenhall. His parents had moved from Stone Mountain to property along Peeler Road and Cherry Hill Lane just a few years earlier. They opened a small store at this location. A few years later, they purchased property where Tilly …