Workshop for home buyers, homeowners

Homeowners and prospective buyers can attend a workshop at 6 p.m. on April 27 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur.

Zeroing in on the classroom to avert state takeover

State politicians have drawn their bows and taken aim at our schools. If passed, a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot would create a statewide Opportunity School District that would allow state authorities to take control of schools they ...

Sen. Fran Millar put in SB 378 without seeking input

Sen. Gloria Butler, chair, has passed Senate Bill 421, which would create a study committee on the form of DeKalb government.

I am willing to work with the House on the lines

State Rep. Scott Holcomb finally dropped his “eliminate the CEO and redraw commission district lines” bill several weeks into the session.

Our core business is teaching, not financing development

Is the Georgia General Assembly putting politics ahead of pupils? Last year, when I became superintendent of the DeKalb County School District, I assumed the responsibility – and privilege – of continuing to improve classroom instruction and learning.

‘Smart growth’ should not trump our children’s needs

I respect the work and legacy of Dr. Eugene Walker. However, I must oppose his opinion at this time.

School system should support smart growth in DeKalb

Chris Carr, the commissioner for Economic Development for the state of Georgia, had some sobering commentary on DeKalb County recently.

DeKalb expands marriage service

DeKalb magistrates are available to conduct wedding ceremonies weekday afternoons on a first-come, first-served basis at the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Food donation deadline Feb. 19

DeKalb residents can donate to the annual food collection drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank sponsored by five DeKalb officials through Feb. 19.

Real corruption in DeKalb involves county bid process

I believe that 95 percent of what we paid for in Mike Bowers’ report had already appeared in the AJC and most of the information was peanuts, with nothing of substance.

Leadership is doing right thing when no one’s watching

It is not about interim CEO Lee May or the DeKalb Board of Commissioners or their intents. It has to do with integrity and rather Mr. Lee May and the others may have violated their oaths of office and the ...

Bowers-Hyde report raises even more questions

As I see it, South DeKalb is part of a master plan – one in which black folks are not a part of.

Code Enforcement, beautification Special Report struck a chord

The Sept. 5 edition of CrossRoadsNews, focusing on code enforcement and DeKalb’s quality of life, resonated with many readers. Here are some of their comments:

Community beautification is everyone’s business

In the more than two decades that I’ve lived in south DeKalb County, I, like a lot of my neighbors, have become increasingly frustrated by the lack of consistent county services.

Soccer deal is good for our economy, business, families

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get out the front door, and that is what’s happening right now in DeKalb County.