Mixed-use Avondale Park development gets nod from county

The $95 million Avondale Park development, near the Kensington MARTA station, will move ahead now that the county has approved the rezoning application for a mixed-use development.

Voters told to monitor their credit in wake of SOS data breach

More than 6.2 million Georgia voters whose private information was mistakenly released by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office are being encouraged to monitor their credit and take steps against identity theft.

Milestones test results offer hope despite low passing rates

The Georgia Milestones 2015 Spring test shows lower passing rates for DeKalb elementary, middle and high school students, but School District officials say the scores also show signs of progress.

Justices grant Crawford Lewis another day in court

Former DeKalb Schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis is getting another day in DeKalb County court.

Hancock's portrait graces courtroom wall

Pioneering Judge Michael Hancock, who broke the legal color line in DeKalb County courts and blazed trails to the Superior Court bench, made history again on Nov. 17 when he became the first African-American judge to have his portrait hang ...

GPTC’s Simama gets Pacesetter of the Year award

Dr. Jabari Simama’s vision of putting communications excellence at the heart of his strategic plan for Georgia Piedmont Technical College has earned him the 2015 District Pacesetter of the Year Award for marketing.

Senate District 43 runoff is Dec. 1

Voters in Senate District 43 will go to the polls on Dec. 1 to pick between former state Rep. Tonya Anderson, a Democrat from Lithonia, and JaNice Frey Van Ness, a Republican from Conyers, in a runoff election.

Macy’s Great Tree lights up Sunday before Thanksgiving Day

For the first time in 68 years, thousands of metro Atlanta families will gather on the Sunday before Thanksgiving for Macy’s annual Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Square.

Garbage cart compliance deadline extended

DeKalb residents now have until Dec. 31 to comply with county-issued garbage roll carts and recycling.

Charter Commission proposed to study DeKalb government

A Joint Charter Commission to study DeKalb’s CEO form of government has been proposed and will come before the Board of Commissioners at its Dec. 15 meeting.

Community issues for SDIA

Individuals, homeowners groups, churches, and other organizations can attend the South DeKalb Improvement Association’s Nov. 21 meeting to discuss community issues.

Breast cancer survivor thankful for good news

After months of biopsy, surgeries and radiation, state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler got some good news on Nov. 9.

DeKalb residents divided over best form of county government

After years of corruption and scandals, the conversation about DeKalb’s CEO form of government took off Nov. 16 with a lively discussion among residents from across the county at the South DeKalb Senior Center in Decatur.

Pro soccer complex departs DeKalb for Cobb County

The Atlanta United FC Major League Soccer Team has abandoned plans to build its $35 million soccer complex in DeKalb and will now build in Marietta.

Teens indicted in carjacking to be tried as adults

The three teens from Stone Mountain and Decatur charged with the slaying of Decatur barber Shaneku McCurty will be tried as adults.