Business & Finance


Home Depot warns of phishing scams in breach

Home Depot is advising customers to be on guard against phishing scams as the home improvement retailer investigates a breach in its data payment systems.

Money series covering basics of insurance

Financial counselors Pamela Wilcox and Labarron Edwards will cover insurance basics on Nov. 17 as part of the Money Mondays series at the Stonecrest Library.

New city administrator, chief in Lithonia

The city of Lithonia has a new city administrator and police chief.

Judge Becker is leaving the bench

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker says she will resign from office before the end of the year.

New traffic signal on Flat Shoals to make left turns less risky

A newly activated traffic signal on Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur will make it easier for customers of the Chapel Hill Commons and Village at Flat Shoals shopping plazas to get around safely.

Tax-Aide seeks volunteers

AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to help Georgia taxpayers prepare and file their 2014 tax returns.

Scott Callan succeeds Walton as county purchasing director

Scott M. Callan, DeKalb’s acting purchasing director since April, has been appointed to the permanent position effective Oct. 27.

DeKalb lands rebate on car charging stations

DeKalb County has received a rebate from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority’s “Charge Georgia” program for electric vehicle charging stations.

Program for micro-entrepreneurs

The Start:Micro-Entrepreneur Accelerator Program is recruiting micro-entrepreneurs in the Clarkston and East Lake communities for a free program offering training, mentorship and financial support.

Water billing process improved

DeKalb has updated and improved its water billing process and is investigating higher-than-average water bills experienced by some county customers.

Fines, jail time for illegal signs

Business signs placed on utility poles, in rights of way and along roadsides will soon become an expensive way for business owners to advertise in DeKalb County.

More early polls open on Oct. 27

Four new early voting polls will open Oct. 27 in downtown Decatur, Stone Mountain, Brookhaven and Chamblee as the election season enters its final week.

Acuity Brands to invest $16 million in Decatur, Conyers sites

Lighting manufacturer Acuity Brands Inc. will invest $16 million in Decatur and Conyers, starting immediately.

Watershed official to talk business

MaLika Hakeem of the DeKalb Department of Watershed Management will be the special guest at the DeKalb Chamber’s Coffee & Conversation on Oct. 24 at the Cornerstone Bank Building in Decatur.

Volunteers bag Turner Hill trash

About two dozen members of the Stonecrest Business Alliance and the Parks of Stonecrest picked up and removed more than 35 bags of trash from Turner Hill Road on Oct. 11.