Pioneer medical educator helped improve metro area ER care

Dr. Gail Yvonne Cockrell blazed a trail that left improved emergency surgical and medical care for residents in South DeKalb and throughout metro Atlanta in her wake.

Pioneer trainer of surgeons remembered

Trailblazer Dr. Gail Yvonne Cockrell was remembered at her homegoing celebration at New Life Baptist Church in Decatur on May 24 as a pioneer medical educator whose work improved emergency surgical and medical care for residents in South DeKalb and ...

SWD track coach inducted into Hall of Fame

Southwest DeKalb High track and field coach Napoleon B. Cobb, whose career has spanned 50 years, has been inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Poet pays tribute to fathers

Award-winning poet and essayist Gwen Russell Green pays tribute to dads and their relationships with their children and the world at “Feelin’ Father’s Day” on June 15 at the Stonecrest Library.

Jeremiah’s Journey to honor Stone Mountain boy, help others

Six-year-old Jeremiah Truesdale, who put up a valiant fight to live, died on May 27.

B.B. King, ‘King of the Blues,’ Mississippi’s gift to music world

Legendary Mississippi blues singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King died May 14 at age 89 in Las Vegas. King suffered from diabetes and had been in declining health during the past year.

Contest caps Macy’s ‘Parade of Hats Fashion Show’ at S. DeKalb mall

May 10 is Mother’s Day, and moms, grandmas and women who love to sport fabulous lids will be strutting hats in all the hues of spring.

Korean Children’s Choir showcases hymns, spirituals in concert

An audience of about 150 students from Greenforest McCalep Christian Academic Center and members of DeKalb County senior centers and the Korean community got a visual and gospel music treat from the Far East Broadcasting Co. Korean Children’s Choir at ...

Hundreds to celebrate CrossRoadsNews and community honorees

More than 450 supporters, readers, advertisers, community leaders and elected officials will help CrossRoadsNews founders Jennifer and Curtis Parker celebrate the newspaper’s 20th year of publishing on April 25 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Atlanta.

Toastmasters novice’s ‘I Still Got It Going On’ wins title

Sharron Saleem Martin of Decatur is Georgia’s Toastmasters Humorous Speech Champion.

Church activist Elzora Baker dies at age 104

Elzora S. Baker, one of DeKalb County’s oldest residents, died March 22 at age 104.

S.C. State honors Sonya Summers

Longtime Stone Mountain resident Sonya Summers has been inducted into the South Carolina State University 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame.

Former deputy celebrates a decade as a survivor

Former Fulton Sheriff’s Deputy Cynthia Hall, who was injured in the 2005 rampage in the Fulton County Courthouse, was serenaded by more than 500 basketball fans who packed Decatur High School’s auditorium on March 7.

Dear named to panel of Judicial Council

DeKalb Recorders Court Judge LaTisha G. Dear has been appointed to the Access, Fairness and Public Trust and Confidence Committee of the Judicial Council of Georgia.

Yates tapped for deputy attorney general

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates is headed to Washington to be the deputy U.S. attorney general.