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Health Care Defeat: Social media laughing at Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and Republicans

After spending months repudiating Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, President Trump's and the GOP's health care plan to replace it crumbled at the last minute as the nation watched with bated breath.

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Grant supports DeKalb Community Service Board Integrated Health Program

Grant supports DeKalb Community Service Board Integrated Health Program

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NAACP hosting 2017 Annual Unity and Membership breakfast

The DeKalb County Branch of the National Association for the Advancemet of Colored People will host its Annual Unity and Membership Breakfast on April 8, 2017 8:30 AM, at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church

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NAACP hosting 2017 Annual Unity and Membership Breakfast

NAACP hosting 2017 Annual Unity and Membership Breakfast

Agencies can apply for participation in Summer Food Service Program

Agencies interested in becoming a program site for the Recreation Department’s Summer Food Service Program have until May 12 to apply.

Biomarker linked to poor prognosis in black patients with triple-negative breast cancer

Having high levels of a certain biomarker is linked to poor prognosis in African American patients with triple-negative breast cancer, a new GSU study shows. The same biomarker doesn’t influence disease outcomes in white patients.

DeKalb Chamber honors DeKalb PAGE STAR Students/Teachers

Twenty-eight students and their teachers from the DeKalb County School District, City Schools of Decatur and participating private high schools were recognized at the DeKalb Chamber’s PAGE STAR Awards Luncheon.

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Henderson Mill Elementary is state’s first STEAM-certified school

Henderson Mill Elementary in Atlanta is the first school in Georgia to receive STEAM certification. STEAM, defined as “science and technology, interpreted through engineering and the arts, all based in mathematical elements,” is interdisciplinary, contextual teaching and learning that provides students with adaptable, reality-based, hands-on education that encourages both personal growth and global development.

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Obama Elementary fifth-grader nabs first place in Mobile Apps at Technology Fair

Micah Daniel, a fifth-grader at Barack H. Obama Elementary in Decatur, received first place in the Mobile Apps Category in the 2017 DeKalb School District Technology Fair for elementary, middle and high schools around the county.

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Columbia High’s Yahaziah Brown wins Toney Valley logo contest

Columbia High junior Yahaziah Brown won first place in the Civic Association of Toney Valley’s logo competition.

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Grant to expand access to health care services for DeKalb CSB clients

A $158,762 endowment grant will provide comprehensive integrated care to clients of the DeKalb Community Service Board. The nonprofit DeKalb CSB offers a wide range of evidence-based behavioral health, substance abuse and developmental disability services.

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DeKalb Medical begins Emergency Department renovation

DeKalb Medical patients will benefit from newer and expanded facilities with the renovation of the Emergency Department on its North Decatur campus.

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Master herbalist to speak at seminar on natural remedies

Master herbalist Kofi Annorh of Detroit is guest speaker at the Herbal Remedies Seminar on April 1 at the Beulah Community Life Center in Decatur.

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‘Last Poster Child’ screens for Carter Library’s ‘Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease’

Actor James Fowler will present a one-man show on FDR on April 1 as part of the Carter Library & Museum and Carter Center’s “Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease.”

President Trump’s budget reveals who counts and who does not

While much of the country is focussed on the NCAA men’s basketball "March Madness" tournament, the White House has unleashed a March Massacre, its “skinny budget” plan, for 2018. Budgets often seem impenetrable, packed with a blizzard of numbers too big to comprehend. But budgets are value statements. They tell us what we value and what we discount. President Donald Trump’s budget reveals who counts and who does not.

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CERT training DeKalb residents on disaster preparedness

CERT training DeKalb residents on disaster preparedness

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DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond will give two State of the County addresses

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond will provide his first State of the County address on March 30 at the Carlos Hellenic Center and the second at the Sanford Performing Arts Center on the evening of April 4

LIHEAP funds available to help eligible residents with heating bills

Eligible residents who live in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties can apply for help with their heating bills at the Partnership for Community Action.

Free two-day career readiness expo for youth, young adults

DeKalb residents ages 14 to 24 can participate in WorkSource DeKalb’s “Youth ROCK! EXPOsed” on April 3-4 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center in Clarkston.

Women’s Week Services at Saint Philip AME

Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield and the Rev. Cindy Carr Rudolph will speak at Saint Philip AME Women’s Week Worship Services on March 28 and April 2.

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