Collection of water and school supplies to benefit city of Albany

DeKalb residents can donate school supplies, and cases and jugs of water through Feb. 28 to help the City of Albany which was ravished by tornados. Lithonia Mayor and District 5 DeKalb Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson are spearheading the collection ...

ARC seeking applicants for Global Advisory Panel

Residents affiliated with an international community can apply through Feb. 24 for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Global Advisory Panel to have a say in metro Atlanta’s long-range planning efforts.

YMCA volunteers sing the praises of nonprofit which serves the community

Eight teens and adults who give their time to the YMCAs in DeKalb County to the serve the community were recognized for their service recently. The volunteers were among 44 men, women, and youth honored as Volunteers of the Year ...

Check smoke alarms when setting clocks to Daylight Saving Time

It is almost time to set clocks forward an hour for the beginning of Daylight Saving Time on March 12, and DeKalb County residents are being urged to check their smoke alarms are working at the same time. Clinton Raines, ...

Nationally known scholar to deliver Benjamin E. Mays lecture

Dr. Noma LeMoine, a nationally-recognized language and literacy acquisition researcher, will deliver the 28th annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture on Feb. 21 at Georgia State University. LeMoine, who is the chief educational officer of LeMoine and Associates Educational Consulting, writes ...

DeKalb County honors 'living legacies' for Black History Month

A freedom rider, a pioneering mayor, a disability advocate, and a retired military officer were among seven DeKalb residents honored with proclamations at the DeKalb Board of Commissioners annual Black History Month recognition program on Feb. 14.

Stalled House resolution honoring Freedom Riders to be resurrected in Congress

The stalled House Resolution honoring the Freedom Riders will be getting a second look in the U.S. House of Representative this session. U.S. Reps. Hank Johnson and Doug Collins are set to reintroduce H.R. 671, which they first introduce in ...

MLK Drum Major Service Awards for CrossRoadsNews, Parkers

CrossroadsNews and its owners Jennifer and Curtis Parker are 2017 MLK Drum Major for Service Award recipients. The Parkers and their community newspaper, which has been covering South DeKalb County since 1995, were recognized by the Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation.

HIV Clock sculpture to track metro Atlanta's infection rate

AID Atlanta, AHF erect HIV Clock to alert public to HIV epidemic in metro Atlanta and Georgia

DeKalb teens can vie for prom package in contest targeting teen dating violence

DeKalb teens can vie to win a luxury prom package from DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling's office by entering a contest to create a catchy public service message targeting teen dating violence. The inaugural contest, which is part of the ...

Some DeKalb residents want pay raises for police, more money for libraries

Some DeKalb residents want more money for police and public libraries in CEO Michael Thurmond’s proposed $1.3 billion budget for 2017. At a budget hearing hosted by the DeKalb Board of Commissioners at its Feb. 14 meeting, residents argued for ...

Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Clark Atlanta University collaborate to expand postsecondary opportunities

Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Clark Atlanta University collaborate to expand postsecondary opportunities: The schools have announced a historic partnership that will provide transfer students with additional options to continue postsecondary education.

Historic children's home could be sold to city of Decatur

The city of Decatur is “very excited” about potentially buying the 77-acre Decatur campus of the United Methodist Children’s Home, at 500 S. Columbia Drive. Decatur mayor Patti Garrett said direct conversations with the UMCH board of trustees began once ...

Tucker High JROTC is highest ranked in DeKalb County

Students at Tucker High School are excelling in the Air Force’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, achieving the highest standard possible in their unit inspection on Jan. 23. It is believed to be the first time in nine years ...

Judge Seeliger completes donating $60,000 to three lawyers groups

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Clarence Seeliger has completed his donation of more than $60,000 to three attorney groups for scholarships and for making legal help available to indigent clients. Seeliger gave the final donations of $5,000 each to the DeKalb ...