Gregory Adams wins DeKalb Super District 7 seat

Gregory Adams, an Emory Police Officer, won the DeKalb Commission Super District 7 seat in the Dec. 6 runoff with 3,539 or 52.24 percent of the votes.

20 DeKalb schools with high lead in water so far

Some 9,618 students at 20 DeKalb elementary schools were being exposed to unsafe levels of lead in their drinking water until DeKalb Schools identified the exposures and are removing them.

Candler Road Wendy’s reopening after $500,000 makeover

The Wendy’s restaurant on Candler Road is expected to reopen Dec. 12 after a $500,000 makeover. The renovation, which has been underway since Nov. 5, is updating the look of the restaurant with its urban design that includes a red ...

Columbia/Rainbow Drive sewer upgrade completed

Crews completed a sanitary sewer improvement project in the Columbia Drive/Rainbow Drive area of Decatur ahead of schedule and under budget, the DeKalb Department of Watershed Management has announced.

Registration begins for King Parade marchers

Registration is open at www.dekalbganaacp.org for groups and individuals who want to march in the DeKalb NAACP’s 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Jan. 16. The deadline is Dec. 31.

Attorney to discuss ‘Keeping Kids Out of Prison’

Criminal defense attorney Clara King will discuss “Keeping Kids Out of Prison” on Dec. 14 at the Atlanta Friends Meeting House in Decatur.

County to break ground for new Ellenwood Library

County officials, DeKalb Public Library trustees, administrators and staff will break ground on Dec. 12 for the new Ellenwood Library, the first new branch since the Scott Candler Library opened in 2012.

Two get federal prison terms in deceased payee fraud cases

John W. Jackson Jr. of Decatur and Corry Sandlin of Marietta have received federal prison sentences and ordered to pay restitution for stealing their respective deceased parent’s government benefits worth more than $500,000.

Mangham's outstanding liens, bills amount to more than 100K

Randal Mangham now says he misspoke when he recently disputed a question about more than $16,000 in ethics penalties and unpaid property taxes. But those sums, courthouse and tax records show, are just a smidgen of the debts he’s run ...

Georgia Supreme Court reverses Burrell Ellis convictions

The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously reversed the attempted extortion and perjury convictions against former DeKalb Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis, for his alleged attempts to “shake down” a county contractor for campaign contributions.

DeKalb House Delegation town hall rescheduled for Dec. 15

A pre-legislative session town hall meeting hosted by the DeKalb House Delegation has been rescheduled for Dec. 15 at the Maloof Auditorium in Decatur.

Bargain-hunting shoppers snag Black Friday deals in stores, online

Holiday shoppers found bargains and deep discounts as they crowded South DeKalb stores and malls on Black Friday, Nov. 25, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.

Three miles of South River Trail named for first lady Michelle Obama

A three-mile stretch of the South River Trail has been renamed the Michelle Obama Walking Trail.

Mangham pays off balance on $5,000 ethics fine he first denied

Randal Mangham, who is a candidate in the Dec. 6 runoff election for DeKalb Commission Super District 7 seat, has paid off a 7-year-old fine for ethics violations that he denied ever having.

SWD athletes score big scholarship awards

Four star athletes from Southwest DeKalb High School will reap rewards for years of hard work and dedication in fall 2017 when they enter Division 1 colleges and universities on full athletic scholarships worth more than $84,000.