Superintendent gets bump in pay, bonuses

DeKalb Schools Superintendent R. Stephen Green’s contract has been extended to June 30, 2019, with a 1 percent pay increase.

Inaugural exhibitions cover decades of contributions, culture

The 400,000-square-foot museum covers 10 levels, five of which are underground. Its inaugural exhibits are:

DeKalb delegation to change law hampering county SPLOST

The DeKalb delegation to the Georgia General Assembly is preparing to fix a state law that derailed a DeKalb County government Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in July. The DeKalb Board of Commissioners was preparing to vote to place ...

Write-in candidate certified

Antiqua Walker is challenging DeKalb Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson in the Nov. 8 election as a write-in candidate.

Hank’s bills to protect voters

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson has introduced the “Election Infrastructure and Security Promotion Act of 2016” (H.R. 6073) to require the Department of Homeland Security to designate the nation’s voting systems as critical infrastructure and the “Election Integrity Act of 2016” ...

Forums offer voters chance to meet candidates

The Nov. 8 general and special elections are drawing near and many candidates are in contested races.

School Board urges voters to defeat Amendment 1 on Nov. 8

The DeKalb School Board has joined a growing list of school boards across the state urging voters to defeat Constitutional Amendment 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Jason Carter keynotes Power of Vote Luncheon

Former state Sen. Jason Carter keynotes the League of Women Voters of Georgia’s annual Power of the Vote Luncheon: Empowering, Protecting and Promoting the Vote! on Oct. 13 in Atlanta.

Oct. 11 voter registration deadline looms

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is encouraging eligible residents to register to vote by the deadline on Oct. 11 for the November elections.

Four suspects arrested in slaying linked to dating site

Four suspects have been arrested in the Sept. 1 slaying of Jordan Collins and the wounding of his brother in Lithonia linked to an online dating site.

DeKalb Police offer tips to prevent car break-ins

DeKalb motorists are urged to secure their belongings, take their keys, and lock their cars in the wake of a rash of car break-ins in metro Atlanta.

Lithonia man convicted of killing fiancee

Antione Hood of Lithonia has been found guilty of shooting and killing his fiancee in 2015 as she was trying to end their relationship. He had claimed she committed suicide.

Two lawsuits challenge Georgia’s voter rules

U.S. District Court Judge William Duffey in Atlanta has ordered Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to turn over by Oct. 7 any voter registration records related to Kemp’s decision to reject, cancel or otherwise fail to add names to ...

DeKalb moratorium on water service cutoffs

Residents who are past due paying their DeKalb County water bill will get extra time to settle up under a moratorium announced by Interim CEO Lee May on Sept. 20.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) was 100 years in the making

The first attempt to honor African American contributions to our nation was made in 1915, when a memorial to black Civil War veterans was proposed but got nowhere.