Budget, SPLOST town hall

DeKalb Commissioners Mereda Davis Johnson and Stan Watson are co-hosting a Feb. 16 town hall meeting on the 2016 proposed budget and SPLOST at Lithonia City Hall.

DeKalb residents donate lots of water to Flint

More than 143,000 bottles of water were shipped to Flint, Mich., this week from three water drives held last week in DeKalb County.

Early voting for Georgia presidential primary

DeKalb voters can cast ballots for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary now through Feb. 26 at three precincts weekdays.

Bill to abolish CEO’s office includes term limits for commissioners

Legislation to abolish the DeKalb chief executive officer position is now under way in the Georgia General Assembly.

Lee May bows out of CEO race, quitting politics

DeKalb interim CEO Lee May says he will not seek election to the office he has held since 201. Instead, he says he is quitting politics to go into the ministry.

Community water drive aids Flint, Mich.

DeKalb residents and community leaders opened their hearts on Feb. 6 to donate more than 1,500 individual 16 ounce bottles and 300 cases for a total of 8,700 bottles of water for the people of Flint, Michigan who are struggling ...

Films capture struggles

Will Smith’s “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Selma, Lord, Selma” will be screened at DeKalb Library branches for Black History Month.

Interim CEO May will not run for office

Lee May, who was appointed interim CEO of DeKalb County by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2013, announced on Feb. 5 that he will not run for election and will step down at the end of his term on Dec. 31.

Musicians honor ‘Unforgettable African Roots’

Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia Orchestra will celebrate “Unforgettable African Roots” in its 26th Annual Black History Concert on Feb. 21 in Atlanta.

Observance marks 40 years

Forty years ago this month, the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Inc. designated February as Black History Month to spotlight African-American culture, heritage and achievements.

DeKalb’s football Signing Day class totals 75

Seventy-five of DeKalb County’s best high school senior football players announced on Feb. 3 where they will continue their educational and athletic careers.

SPLOST citizen panel conducts first meeting

The DeKalb SPLOST Citizen Review Committee met for the first time on Jan. 27.

Picketers protest ‘unsanitary’ Church’s Chicken

Civil rights demonstrators picketed the Church’s Chicken on Candler Road on Feb. 2 to press for improvements at the store that has been plagued by low health scores.

Family Entertainment Center coming to Stonecrest

After years of store departures and closures, the Mall at Stonecrest will soon announce the redevelopment and repurposing of its plaza area that faces the AMC Theaters.

SACS restores full accreditation to DeKalb County Schools

DeKalb’s more than 100,000 students may have reason to feel more confident about their schools after AdvancED on Jan. 28 restored full accreditation to the DeKalb’s public school system.