School recycling to save thousands of dollars

Thousands of children from 50 DeKalb schools are now recycling tons of paper, plastics and other material that would have gone to the county landfill.

Exhibit on Ga. poverty opening at Porter Sanford

A free photo exhibit that sheds light on Georgia’s poverty epidemic opens April 23 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center.

Author delves into Nazi past of biological family

Author Jennifer Teege shares her search for identity in “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past” on April 22 at the DeKalb Library.

120 applicants want to be DeKalb’s next superintendent

One hundred twenty applicants from across the country want to be the DeKalb County School District’s next superintendent.

Salmonella contamination forces recall of walnuts

Consumers who purchased walnut and trail mix products sold under various brand names in Georgia should destroy them or return them to point of purchase because of possible salmonella contamination.

No referendum this year on new cities in South DeKalb

Residents of South DeKalb won’t get to decide if they want a city of Stonecrest or Greenhaven this year because the bills that would have authorized referendums in November for them to vote yes or no were tabled before the ...

May floats straw poll idea to fill Commission District 5 seat

DeKalb’s Interim CEO Lee May would like to see a straw poll to pick an interim commissioner for District 5, and some commissioner said they would like to hear more about the idea.

Memorial fund set for teen accidentally shot by his mother

Family and friends of Southwest DeKalb High School ninth-grader Pierre Tilson, who was accidentally shot to death by his mother, are helping to raise funds to bury him.

Deadline looms for 4th District art competition

Fourth District high school students can vie for scholarships worth $20,000 in the annual Congressional Art Competition with U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson as host.

County, schools kick off recycling partnership

“DeKalb Makes Recycling Simple” on April 15 kicks off a county government and school system partnership to increase recycling efforts.

VFW Steppers mark second anniversary

The VFW Steppers will celebrate their second anniversary with a Red and White Gala on April 18 in Decatur.

Peace Baptist buys old Target building

After sitting vacant for two years, the old Target building on Covington Highway is once again home to a congregation.

Former state Rep. Tyrone Brooks pleads guilty to fraud, tax charges

Former state Rep. Tyrone Brooks Sr. has pleaded guilty to charges that he misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable funds from Universal Humanities, a charity he founded in 1990, and from the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials.

Chick-fil-A hosting ‘Coffee With a Cop’

Residents can get to know the police officers in their neighborhood at “Coffee With a Cop” on April 16 at Chick-fil-A on Turner Hill Road in Lithonia.

Fund for SWD student killed in College Park

Friends and relatives of Pierre Tilson, a 15-year-old Southwest DeKalb High School student and band member who witnesses say was accidentally shot to death by his mother on April 4, have set up a memorial fund to pay for his ...