Emory University wants Atlanta to annex it

Emory University, one of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, wants to join the city of Atlanta. It said on Aug. 19 that it is petitioning Atlanta to annex all of its 630 acres in the Clifton Road Corridor.

Economic justice forum on spending power, social change

Concerned residents will learn how to use their spending power to bring about social change at an economic justice forum on Sept. 8 at the Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.

Voter education, registration event at New Bethel AME

Voters, prospective voters and others can attend a voter education and registration event on Sept. 10 at New Bethel AME Church in Lithonia.

Community meeting on Memorial Drive Overlay District

The public can offer input on the Memorial Drive Overlay District at a community meeting on Sept. 8 at St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Stone Mountain.

Lithonia man gets life sentence for human trafficking

Robert Tate of Lithonia has received a life sentence for human trafficking involving two under-aged girls.

Caregiver indicted on charges of defrauding elderly client

Kimalika Aaesha Smith of Union City has been indicted on charges of cheating a DeKalb County senior she was hired to care for out of nearly $40,000.

Gladys Knight Chicken & Waffles Stonecrest location closes

The Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles at the Mall at Stonecrest has gone out of business. The restaurant closed permanently on Aug. 21 in the wake of financial problems with the Georgia Department of Revenues.

Sheriff seeks public’s help to recover stolen equipment

DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey Mann is seeking the public's help to recover more than $6,000 worth of equipment stolen from a sheriff's deputy's unmarked car on Aug. 22 outside the deputy's home in the Young Road-Panola Road area of Lithonia.

DeKalb adds 6,600 residents, ranks 5th among metro counties

About 6,600 more people now call DeKalb home, ranking it fifth among metro-Atlanta's fastest-growing counties. The latest population estimates from the Atlanta Regional Commission show that DeKalb's newcomers arrived between April 2015 and April 2016

Family sues police in Taser death

The family of Troy Robinson, who died a year ago after DeKalb Police tased him, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the police officers and the police department on Aug. 8.

DeKalb School of the Arts, Chamblee Charter make Newsweek best high schools list

The DeKalb School of the Arts and Chamblee Charter High are ranked among the best high schools in America in Newsweek's annual list.

Craigslist robber gets 13 years in prison

Craigslist seller Lavunte Collins of Stone Mountain has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a string of armed robberies in May 2013.

State jobless rate falls to 5 percent in July

Georgia’s jobless rate dropped to 5 percent in July as the number of unemployed residents fell to its lowest level since October 2007.

Back-to-school giveaway, new location for Lithonia Farmers Market

Fans of the Lithonia Farmers Market will find it in a new location on Aug. 21 – it's moving to downtown Lithonia at City Hall, 6920 Main St.

Castlin, teammates sweep Olympic 100m hurdles

Kristi Castlin, a champion sprinter from Douglasville who inspired DeKalb children to reject violence, made history on Aug. 17 in the Women’s 100 meter hurdles at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.