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Portion of Rockland Road to close for sewer main installation

A single lane of Rockland Road, between North Goddard Road and Klondike Road, will be closed intermittently to through traffic for three days next week to facilitate the construction of a new sewer main for the Stonecrest area. The road ...

Blacks, minorities largely absent during Trump's inauguration

African Americans, Hispanics, in fact most people of color, were a rarity at President Donald Trump’s inauguration The lack participation America’s black and other minority communities was stark to viewers on television and on the ground. The makeup of the ...

Volunteers put service into MLK projects across South DeKalb County

The spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is alive in DeKalb, where thousands of volunteers spent Monday, Jan. 16 helping others within and beyond the county. Dozens of nonprofit groups and organizations, schools, churches, fraternities and businesses hosted service ...

DeKalb Democrat Sandra Austin remembered as ultimate party insider

Long-time DeKalb County Democratic Party chairwoman Sandra Austin is being remembered this week as the glue that held the party together over the good times and bad. Austin, 69, a DeKalb Democrat for more than 25 years, died unexpectedly on ...

Free blood pressure checks and last-minute Healthcare Marketplace enrolment

Expo goers can get free health screenings for hypertension and last minute help enrolling in the Healthcare MarketPlace the 12th annual Health & Wellness Expo on Jan, 28 at the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia.

WorkSource DeKalb hosting ongoing MARTA hiring event

MARTA bus operator recruitment will take place every Wednesday until further notice at WorkSource DeKalb in Decatur.

Stonecrest Commission hosting public meeting on Jan. 26

Stakeholders can hear updates and offer comments on Jan. 26 at a public meeting of the Governor’s Commission on the City of Stonecrest.

Friends of Park groups in unincorporated DeKalb can apply for Visioning Program

Registered DeKalb County Friends of the Park groups have until Feb. 15 to apply for Park Pride’s Park Visioning Program.

MARTA holding hearings on proposed bus route changes

MARTA patrons and other interested parties can attend a Jan. 26 public hearing at the Maloof Auditorium on proposed bus service modifications this spring.

Volunteers needed to help count DeKalb homeless population

Volunteers are needed for the DeKalb County homeless count taking place on Jan. 26.

Six county departments relocated after sale of Clark Harrison Building

Seven DeKalb County departments have relocated due to the sale of the Clark Harrison Building in December to the nonprofit Task Force for Global Health.

Decide DeKalb lured, retained $440 million in capital investments, 4,800 jobs in 2016

Decide DeKalb worked to attract and retain $440 million in announced capital investments and 4,800 jobs in 2016, the development authority says.

Mechel McKinley named Decide DeKalb senior project manager

Mechel McKinley, former executive director for the Stone Mountain Downtown Development Authority, has been named senior project manager for Decide DeKalb.

Thousands to march for equal rights in downtown Atlanta

About 10,000 men, women and children of all ages, races, religions and cultures are expected to march in solidarity through downtown Atlanta on Saturday, Jan. 21. The diverse group of community members, local leaders and organization representatives are united in ...

Bishop Eddie Long's homegoing service is Jan. 25

Bishop Eddie Long, who grew New Birth Missionary Baptist Church from a congregation of 300 on Snapfinger Road in Decatur to 25,000 with global reach, will be celebrated at a Jan. 25 home-going service in Lithonia.

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