Snazzy dressers nab top prize

Floyd Porter of Conyers and Denise Clark of Decatur dressed their way to the top prize at the annual “Stompin’ at the Savoy” banquet and fundraiser on Nov. 14 at the Ramada Plaza in Atlanta.

Graham is Y’s Volunteer of Year

Angela Graham, who has volunteered at the South DeKalb YMCA since 2013, is the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year.

New president for 100 Black Women

Delois Grizzle is the new president of the Decatur-DeKalb chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

Vocalist at Decatur Library

Versatile vocalist Veronika Jackson will present a family-friendly musical program at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Decatur Library.

DeKalb NAACP doles out awards at diamond anniversary banquet

A dozen community, academic and business leaders and volunteers were recognized by the DeKalb NAACP at its diamond anniversary banquet on Oct. 24.

Judge Mark Scott honored as Fresno State ‘Top Dog’ alumnus

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott will be honored on Oct. 9 at the Fresno State Alumni Association’s Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala.

William ‘Buck’ Godfrey Stadium now official

William “Buck” Godfrey, DeKalb County’s “winningest coach” and “molder of men,” now has a stadium named for him.

Former President Jimmy Carter has cancer

Former U.S. President and Plains resident Jimmy Carter has cancer. Carter, who is 90, said the cancer was revealed during an Aug. 3 surgery to remove a small mass on his liver.

Healthy sleep schedule a must on back-to-school list

Parents can help their children develop a healthy sleep schedule as they prepare for a new school year.

Durley named a ‘Champion of Change’ for environmental advocacy

The Rev. Gerald Durley, former pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, has been recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his efforts in protecting the environment and communities from the effects of climate change.

Lary going after Senate District 43 seat

Stonecrest City organizer and former concert promoter Jason Lary has thrown his hat in the ring for the Senate District 43 seat being vacated by Sen. Ronald Ramsey.

Eugene Thompson, a giant in race relations during turbulent ’60s

Eugene Thompson, who helped guide the DeKalb County School System during its desegregation in the late 1960s, has died.

Author, former DeKalb educator shared love of learning, teaching

Friends and family are mourning the passing of author and former DeKalb County educator Adrienne Willis Bradshaw of Conyers, who died on July 12 after a long battle with lymphoma.

Copeland makes history as first African American Principal Ballet Dancer

Misty Copeland has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, its first African-American principal ballerina in its 75-year history.

Conyers veteran gets Purple Heart

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Simon Ramos of Conyers has been presented with the Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in Vietnam in 1962.