Reading and writing – one way to ensure King’s ‘Dream’

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s annual birthday celebration is a constant reminder for generations to come that we must do our part to “Keep the Dream Alive.”

More King Parade marchers, spectators honor legacy

What a difference a year makes. Last year at the DeKalb NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, it was like searching for a needle in a haystack to find any reference to the civil rights icon’s dream for our ...

Thanks for the opportunity to help turn district around

I would like to thank Gov. Deal for appointing me to serve on the DeKalb School Board. I also want to thank the parents, community partners and friends of the school district for the opportunity to serve our county and ...

Tired of being slighted by people who work for taxpayer

I am writing this letter because I am tired of being slighted and ignored by DeKalb County government.

We must love each other regardless of differences

What does our community do in response to our people being murdered by the police?

I am thankful for day honoring forever families

For the past 15 years, it has been my honor and privilege to represent families in all aspects of the adoption process, and, with National Adoption Day being so close to Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to thank ...

Help make world a better place – stop killings, littering

Today I wonder … Why do people shoot other innocent people? Really?

Turnout fell short of numbers needed for change

Since I always like to know what’s going on at my polling precinct on Election Day, I have always waited for Election Day to vote.

Quality of Medicare plans continues to improve

Fall is a wonderful time of year – changing leaves, cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.

James and Ellis need to settle case and end the nightmare

District Attorney Robert James has to make a difficult decision about what to do with a case that seemed so promising during the investigation but in court, against talented opposition, did not live up to the promise.

We have great power in ballot box – let’s exercise it

I got a surprise in the mail on Oct. 27 – a mailer from a Republican.

South metro area is flooded with ‘underwater’ properties

We are seeing an increasing number of reports, articles and editorials about the difference between the prices of houses in the north metro area as compared to south-side communities.

Voice your concerns on cityhood movement on Oct. 28

Generally speaking, I support a community in pursuit of self-determination. My reluctance to supporting additional new cities in DeKalb County is based on the lack of cohesiveness with which new cities are often created.

These elections demand large voter turnout

The 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, which would be a first since 2006.

Charter schools often focused on profit, not students

The concept of charter schools has been around for a number of years.