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New South DeKalb Senior Center stalled

Residents anxiously awaiting the opening of the new South DeKalb Senior Center on Candler Road will have to wait awhile longer.

Two jailed in deaths of two women

Two suspects sought in the mid-May fatal shooting of two women whose bodies were found in Decatur are in custody.

CEO to tour Night Out sites

DeKalb interim CEO Lee May and county commissioners will tour a multitude of locations countywide on Aug. 5 to promote crime prevention initiatives on National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”

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Creekwood Hills’ Night Out honors late activist

The late Robert Foster Sr., who organized Night Out events in the Creekwood Hills Community for more than 20 years, will be honored at the 2014 event on Aug. 5.

Moonlight Mountain Hike at Panola

Pull on some sturdy boots and take a Moonlight Mountain Hike on Aug. 9 at Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge.

Free prostate cancer screenings

Men, families and caretakers can attend A Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer on Aug. 9 at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur.

SHAPE grants deadline looms

Elementary, middle and high schools can apply for Georgia SHAPE funding to improve student fitnes

El-Amin to facilitate Muslim talk

An opening reception for Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys on Aug. 5 at the Scott Candler Library will offer an overview of the five-part series.

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Board of Health offers one-stop shop for back-to-school service

Children entering child care, Head Start, pre-k, middle school, college or a Georgia school for the first time can get a range of back-to-school services from the DeKalb Board of Health.

Lithonia beauty queen gives back

Miss Metro Atlanta Christiana Torere is hosting an Aug. 2 meet-and-greet and back-to-school drive at the W Hotel Midtown.

‘Lone Survivor’ coming to the library

The action drama “Lone Survivor” will be screened at three library branches this month.

Library talk to explore tenets of Baha’i Faith

Dr. Gregory Watson and Atieno Samandari will speak on the Baha’i Faith at a “One City, Many Faiths” program on Aug. 9 at the Clarkston Library.

School supply drive for Stoneview

DeKalb for Seniors’ monthlong school supply drive for Stoneview Elementary in Lithonia culminates in an Aug. 5 celebration at the Lou Walker Senior Center.

Tobie Grant Center hosts BTS Jamboree

A Back to School Jamboree on Aug. 9 in Scottdale will provide health screenings and free book bags and school supplies to students from low-income families.

Copper thefts a hot topic at public safety forum

Residents concerned about the recent spate of copper thefts at libraries, churches and businesses in South DeKalb and other crimes pressed police for answers at a public safety forum in Decatur on July 29.

Readers praise publisher’s editorial on Jones

This note is to let you know how impressive your recent editorial was in regards to the DeKalb election runoff for sheriff.

Cityhood would not benefit residents of South DeKalb

I have noticed that CrossRoadsNews has run at least two, if not more articles on the topic of cityhood for South DeKalb in the last couple of months.

Gateway landscaping lacks quality in design, installation

I am so glad you published the article “Unkempt Stonecrest landscaping a ‘thorn’” in your July 12, 2014, issue.

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Congress awards Gold Medal to Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta King

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and wife Coretta Scott King were honored posthumously in Washington recently with a Congressional Gold Medal.

Vin Martin, retired Jamaican consul general, remembered

Family, friends and the Jamaican community will celebrate the life of Vin Martin, the retired Jamaican consul general to Atlanta, at a homegoing service on Aug. 1 at Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers.