Lary and 'the Jason 5' benefit from campaign mailers from mystery benefactors

In the final weeks of campaigning for the new City of Stonecrest, an Atlanta-based firm is spending heavily to support a controversial “slate” of candidates, a move which is leaving voters mystified and raising questions about shadowy interest groups seeking ...

Touch-a-Truck on March 25 at East Lake MARTA station

Children of all ages can touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels at Decatur Active Living’s annual Touch-a-Truck event on March 25 at the East Lake MARTA station.

Low turnout expected for March 21 Stonecrest election

More than 38,992 registered voters in the new city of Stonecrest can go to the polls on March 21 to pick their first mayor and five-member city council, but election officials predict that a mere fraction of them will do ...

DeKalb lawmakers amending Stonecrest charter to put term limit on mayor

A local bill to amend the city of Stonecrest’s charter is seeking to add term limits on the mayor, redraw council district lines, and limit the mayor to to tie-breaking votes. It made it out of the DeKalb delegation in ...

Registration closes March 15 for free Magistrate Court 101: Community Education Day

Children and adults who want to learn more about the workings of DeKalb Magistrate Court have until March 15 to register for the free Magistrate Court 101: Community Education Day.

$25,000 UPS grant to help fund Wellspring Living program for sex trafficking survivors

Sex trafficking survivors and at-risk women will benefit from a $25,000 UPS Foundation grant to the Atlanta-based nonprofit Wellspring Living Inc.

‘America Walks DeKalb Walks’ events promote physical activity

Millennials, seniors, churches, HOAs, organizations, businesses, schools and others can take steps toward good health at “America Walks DeKalb Walks” events throughout March.

Safety Director Cedric Alexander departs DeKalb County

Dr. Cedric Alexander, who was DeKalb Public Safety director for three years, is leaving the county on March 31. Alexander announced his resignation March 1, saying he is retiring from his 40-year career in law enforcement but will continue working ...

Minority contractors in DeKalb help build Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta’s reputation for ensuring that city contracts include a healthy dose of qualified minorities – dating back to Mayor Maynard Jackson’s pioneering efforts 40 years ago.

Voters to pick between community activist and educator in District 1 race

Jimmy Clanton, Jr. and Dr. Charles Ross bid to be the first city council member for the Stonecrest Post 1 seat has pitted a community activist against an educator. Clanton, a long-time community activist, lists economic development as the most ...

District 3 candidates bring different government experience to table

In the battle for the Stonecrest Post 3 council seat, government auditor Jazzmin Cobble and congressional outreach director Eric Hubbard bring different government experience to the table. Cobble, a five-year resident of the newly-formed city, has audited local governments and ...

Four Stonecrest District 2 candidates offer voters varied backgrounds

Businessman Plez Joyner, program manager Rob Turner, and teachers Alexis Morris and Dr. Gretchen Torbert want to see a vibrant city of Stonecrest, but are they are coming to it from different places. The four, who are vying for Post ...

Intermittent closure of section of Rockland Road for sewer work

Motorists can expect delays on Rockland Road between North Goddard Road and Klondike Road in the Lithonia-Stonecrest area through March 20 to facilitate the replacement of a sewer force main.

Free File briefing, tax prep demo at Stonecrest Library

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson and community leaders will present a Free File public briefing and tax prep demo on March 13 at the Stonecrest Library.

Section of Evans Road to close for water main repair

Evans Road between Henderson Mill Road and Greystone Circle in the Tucker area will be closed for six weeks to through traffic beginning March 13 to repair a 48-inch transmission water main.