Forum reignites debate on cityhood in South DeKalb

More than 100 residents in the proposed city of Greenhaven heard that if they are not at the table when cityhood is being discussed, they will likely be on the menu.

New Lithonia council member to take oath

Diane Howard, who was the lone candidate to qualify for the Lithonia City Council special election, will be sworn into office on Oct. 5. Howard will finish out the term of Al Franklin, who resigned to run for mayor.

Candidate forums set for Senate, House and Lithonia Council races

Candidates for the special elections for Senate District 43 and House District 92 will attend an Oct. 8 forum at Macedonia Baptist Church in Conyers.

South DeKalb Senior Center finally opens for business

Seniors are back on Candler Road with the opening on Sept. 22 of the long-awaited South DeKalb Senior Center. The $5 million facility at 1931 Candler Road is next door to the Scott Candler Library.

Investigators call for Lee May’s resignation

DeKalb’s interim CEO Lee May was apologizing to taxpayers and doing damage control on radio Thursday, the day after the “special independent” investigators he hired to root out corruption called for his resignation.

Carter, Washington facing off in race for House 92 seat

Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce President Doreen Carter and Rockdale attorney Sherri Len Washington will face off in the Nov. 3 special election for the House District 92 seat.

Sandy Hook teacher to discuss memoir

Former Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, who shielded her first-graders during the Newtown, Conn., school massacre in 2012, will discuss her memoir, “Choosing Hope,” on Oct. 6 at Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur.

May’s investigators call for his resignation

Investigator Mike Bowers says Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May does not practice what he preaches and for that and other reasons, Bowers and investigator Richard Hyde have called for May’s resignation.

Two DeKalb schools back to normal after water main break.

Classes are back to normal at Arabia Mountain High School and Murphey Candler Elementary in Lithonia...

Jester says community group threatened her and family

DeKalb District 1 Commissioner Nancy Jester claimed on Sept. 23 that she has been threatened on social media by activists protesting the fatal police shootings of three African American men in DeKalb.

Greenhaven cityhood debate draws crowd

A lively town hall meeting on Sept. 23 reignited the debate over whether cities should be formed in South DeKalb.

William ‘Buck’ Godfrey Stadium now official

William “Buck” Godfrey, DeKalb County’s “winningest coach” and “molder of men,” now has a stadium named for him.

$1.5 million facelift for Stone Mountain Depot

The historic Train Depot in Stone Mountain will be transformed into a $1.5 million Welcome Center and Senior Center in the heart of the village.

Sign sweep sends 1.2 tons of illegal signs to the dump

More than 1.2 tons of illegal signs -- promoting everything from businesses, the sale of junk cars, yard sales and job fairs to homes for rent and for sale -- have been dumped at the Seminole Landfill.

Officer killed in auto accident buried with honors

DeKalb Police Officer Kevin Toatley, who was killed by a wrong-way driver on Sept. 19, was buried with full honors on Sept. 25.