DeKalb Commissioners approve Blank Soccer deal, blocked public comments

The DeKalb Board of Commissioners approved the Atlanta United professional football deal with a vote of 4 to 3 today.

Green to lead pep rally for new school year

DeKalb Schools Superintendent R. Stephen Green will share his vision for the new school year at a districtwide Back-to-School Pep Rally on Aug. 7 at Bethune Middle in Decatur.

Blank’s Major League Soccer team picks DeKalb

Decatur could become home to the headquarters and practice fields for the new Atlanta United FC Major League Soccer team.

Ellis seeking to overturn his sentence, jail time

Convicted DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis is appealing his five-year sentence for attempted theft by extortion and perjury.

GPTC’s Wesley Chapel campus opens on Aug. 19

Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s new South DeKalb campus will open its doors to students on Aug. 19.

Scan may show early death risk

A simple heart scan may help identify patients at risk for premature death, a new study by Emory University researchers suggests.

May appoints two to DeKalb Board of Ethics

Attorney Christopher E. Bruce and Nikki Forman, a public relations/communications professional, have been appointed to the DeKalb Board of Ethics

State Court Judge Dax Lopez nominated to federal bench

DeKalb State Court Judge Dax López has been nominated for a federal judgeship on the U.S. District Court in Atlanta.

DeKalb boil water advisory lifted

DeKalb County lifted a boil water advisory on July 27 after more than 100 lab tests confirmed that there were no health risks for residents from a water main break.

Boil water advisory in effect for DeKalb after main rupture

DeKalb residents are still under a boil water advisory even though a water main break that occurred on July 24 in the Tucker area has been repaired.

Associate judges named for new State Court Traffic Division

The associate judges for the new DeKalb State Court Traffic Division are state Sen. Ronald Ramsey, Brian K. Ross, Kiesha Storey and Shondeana Crews-Morris.

Johnson takes oath of office as new District 5 commissioner

Decatur attorney Mereda Davis Johnson took the oath of office on July 20 to become DeKalb’s new District 5 commissioner.

No diploma for one in six seniors in 2015

One in six – or 964 – seniors in the Class of 2015 left the DeKalb School District in May without a high school diploma.

Former Habersham deputy indicted in botched raid that injured toddler

Former Habersham County Sheriff’s Deputy Nikki Autry was indicted on July 22 on four counts of criminal civil rights violations for her role in the drug raid that severely injured 19-month-old Bounkham “Baby Bou-Bou” Phonessavah on May 28, 2014.

DeKalb’s midyear budget up by $6 million with small tax cut

DeKalb County’s midyear budget grew by $6 million to $1.33 billion on July 21.