CEO, DA forum for older voters

Baby boomers and seniors can meet and question candidates for DeKalb CEO and district attorney at a May 5 forum at Salem Bible Church in Lithonia.

South DeKalb cinema reopens

The 12-screen cinema at the Gallery at South DeKalb in Decatur is now open for business again.

Jobs needed for ex-offenders

Graduates of DeKalb’s Anti-Recidivism Court told community and business leaders that the DeKalb district attorney’s office yearlong second chance program has steered them away from crime and toward employment.

Forum no-shows called a disservice

Voters showing up at candidate forums for the May 24 primary and nonpartisan election season have been hard pressed to hear from all candidates in some of the high-profile seats up for grabs.

Brannon Hill residents to clean up to avert county takeover

Brannon Hill Condominiums residents will begin cleaning up their trash-strewn complex in Clarkston on May 7 to stave off a government takeover.

Aggrieved homeowners turn to Deal

More than a dozen homeowners who say they have suffered damage to their homes from blasting at the Snapfinger Wastewater Treatment Plant have turned to Gov. Nathan Deal for help.

Chess Fair attracts all skill level

Novice, intermediate and expert players will take part in the DeKalb School District’s fourth annual Chess Club Fair on May 7 at Stone Mountain Middle School.

MBK Summit at Miller Grove

Families can access special workshops to help their students succeed at the second annual My Brother’s Keeper Summit DeKalb on May 7 at Miller Grove High in Lithonia.

Green fills final two senior leadership posts

DeKalb Superintendent R. Stephen Green has completed his senior staff with the appointment of Dr. Lisa Lynne Martin as chief academic and accountability officer and Chezia A. Calloway as executive director for exceptional education.

Civil rights pioneer Horace Ward dies at 88

Retired Judge Horace Ward, a civil rights trailblazer who became the first African-American to serve as a judge on a United States District Court in Georgia, died on April 23 at his home in Atlanta.

Parents learn to instill reading habits in children

Parents can learn how to build strong connections for language in their babies’ brains on April 28 at the launch of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library.

Financial planning help April 25

Learn how to get your financial house in order at Budgeting for Success on April 25 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Expo for job seekers April 28

Job seekers and other residents can attend the Resource Partners Expo on April 28 at DeKalb Workforce Development in Decatur.

Food aid available in Decatur, Lithonia

Residents in need of a free hot meal can get one every second and fourth Tuesday beginning April 26 at Decatur Bible Chapel’s Soup Kitchen in Lithonia.

New kiosks available for tag renewal

Motorists can now use two self-service tag renewal kiosks at Kroger stores in Decatur and Atlanta.