Jester chief of staff jailed for alleged false statements

Jeff Breedlove, chief of staff for Commissioner Nancy Jester, is in the DeKalb jail on felony charges of making false statements and concealment of facts, according to a DeKalb Police report.

DeKalb homeowners can save water, money with toilet retrofit

DeKalb homeowners can save water and money with the county’s Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program as the state grapples with drought conditions.

Golf tournament benefits Senior Connections

Golfers will take a swing to end senior hunger in Greater Atlanta at Swing Fore! Seniors on Oct. 31 at the Smoke Rise Country Club in Stone Mountain.

Consumers warned about buying flood-damaged cars

Georgia consumers who are buying used cars are urged to be wary of vehicles that might have sustained flood damage as the result of Hurricane Matthew.

Quota deer hunt on Nov. 8-9 at Panola Mountain

Registered hunters can participate in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ quota deer hunt on Nov. 8-9 at Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge.

District 7 candidate forum at Columbia Middle School

Voters can hear from the eight candidates seeking the DeKalb Commission Super District 7 seat at an Oct. 25 forum at Columbia Middle School.

Poll watchers and monitors needed

Georgia NAACP members are needed to serve as poll watchers and monitors for the Nov. 8 elections.

Ride to the polls seeks voters and drivers

Volunteers who would like to help get people to the polls to vote, and voters who need rides to the polls can sign up at www.ridetothepoll.com

South DeKalb housing market finally on the rebound

After years of eerie quiet brought on by non-development, the rat-a-tat of hammers and the hum of drills are once again punctuating the air in some South DeKalb neighborhoods.

Who do you want teaching and looking out for our children?

Been there, fought that … and won: Why the attempted state takeover of public schools is personal for me I have said it before, and I’ll say it again now: I am opposed to any state takeover of local schools ...

Voters flocking to the early polls for Nov. 8 elections

Voters anxious to cast their ballot in the controversial US presidential election and Georgia's Opportunity School District amendment are flocking to the early polls in droves in DeKalb County. In the first three days of early voting for the Nov. ...

County offers safe disposal of Hazardous waste

Residents can properly dispose of dangerous household chemicals that are no longer in use at DeKalb County’s biannual recycling event on Oct. 15 at the Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer Station in Decatur.

First DeKalb schools water lead testing results released

Five DeKalb schools, built between 1935 and 1955, have elevated levels of lead in the water coming from some of their pipes, and the DeKalb School District has established a "Lead-In-Water Testing" Hotline to answer parents questions.

CFO may adjust disputed DeKalb water bills

A resolution approved by DeKalb Board of Commissioners on Oct. 11 gives the county’s chief financial officer the power to examine, and if necessary, adjust unusually high water bills due to billing or meter errors.

DeKalb high school teacher charged with sexually assaulting a student

William Plummer, a teacher at Elizabeth Andrews High School in Stone Mountain, is facing criminal charges for alleged sexual assault of a female student and the district is now seeking to fire him from his six-year job.