DeKalb Neighborhood Summit set for July 9

DeKalb residents with questions about Zika virus prevention, water bills, potholes and other topics will have a chance to get answers from DeKalb officials on July 9, 9 a.m. to noon at the county's Neighborhood Summit.

South Precinct luring kids with books, movies and midnight basketball tourneys

The lobby of the South Precinct of the DeKalb County Police Department is looking a little more cozy these days. A free bookstore for kids has been created there with some attractive shelving, a few chairs and more than 250 ...

Barnes Sutton, Bradshaw to face off in District 4 runoff debate

Incumbent DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton and businessman Stephen Bradshaw will square off in a District 4 runoff debate on June 30 at New Bethel AME Church in Lithonia.

DeKalb Schools raises teacher pay again in FY 2017 budget

The DeKalb School District’s fiscal 2017 budget will be $962.7 million and property owners won’t have a tax increase.

Lewis, Johnson among Democrats staging sit-in to press for gun vote

U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson were among more than 200 House Democrats who staged a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to press demands for a vote on bipartisan legislation to address gun violence.

Site cleared for new Citgo store and restaurant on Candler Road

Work crews on June 10 demolished the old Citgo convenience store at Candler Road and Kelly Lake Road to make way for a new 3,300 square foot Citgo gas station, convenience store and takeout restaurant.

New sculptor to create King statue for Georgia Capitol

Atlanta artist Martin Dawes has been chosen by Gov. Nathan Deal to create a life size statue of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. that will be placed in a prominent spot outside the Georgia State Capitol building in ...

South River Trail offers more connectivity

Tasha Thomas was getting ready to move away from Decatur when she discovered the new 3.1-mile segment of the South River Trail that opened up between the Decatur Campus of Georgia State University and Clifton Church Road in Atlanta.

May's proposed midyear budget calls for worker pay raise

A $1.34 billion proposed midyear operating budget submitted by DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May to the Board of Commissioners on June 21 allocates $6.5 million dollars for county government employee pay raises.

Campaign mailer lands Barnes Sutton in a pickle

Embattled District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton is facing accusations of race-baiting from some constituents because of a campaign mailer she sent to voters on the eve of the May 24 primary.

Chapel Hill homeowners take fight to DeKalb commissioners

Homeowners from the Chapel Hill community in Decatur took their quarrel with the county to DeKalb Commissioners on June 14.

DeKalb seeks citizen support for new SPLOST

DeKalb voters may be asked in November to approve another penny sales tax. The DeKalb Board of Commissioners is set to vote on June 28 on whether to place a referendum for a new 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option ...

New Lithonia business group presents Market on Main Street Series

More than 50 vendors and local performers will participate in the Lithonia Small Business and Merchants Association's inaugural Market on Main Street Series event on June 25.

Serial Killer pleads guilty to pair of DeKalb murders

Accused serial killer Aeman Lovel Presley was sentenced in DeKalb Superior Court on June 13 to two life sentences without the possibility for parole for killing a Cobb hairdresser and a homeless DeKalb man.

Super District 6 town halls on SPLOST, E-HOST

Super District 6 residents can attend the SPLOST Town Hall Meeting - South DeKalb on June 20 at the Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Club in Atlanta.