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New Birth Bishop Eddie Long dies at 63

Bishop Eddie Long who built a mega church in South Dekalb, has died. He was 63 years old. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church said today that Long died early Jan. 15. He had been ailing for sometime. In a statement ...

The Making of an Icon at Center for Civil and Human Rights

The transformation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr into an international civil rights icon is being explored at the Center for Civil and Human Rights on Jan. 13. The public is invited to join staff and Morehouse College alumni for ...

Stonecrest teen among 2017 Salute to Greatness honorees

A legendary pastor, civil and human rights pioneer, a retail giant, and a youth activist are among seven people and groups being honored at the King Center’s 2017 Salute To Greatness Gala on Jan. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Georgia’s NAACP president to keynote DeKalb celebration

Georgia NAACP president Dr. Francys Johnson will speak to DeKalb residents and leaders as part of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations hosted by the county. Johnson will deliver the keynote address at DeKalb County’s 33rd annual King ...

For 2017, DeKalb residents hope for less crime, more jobs

As we embark on a new year, we asked some residents what improvements they would you like to see in DeKalb County in 2017? Their hopes centered on increasing economic development, creating more local jobs and finding ways to keep ...

Volunteers needed for three King Day parades

For the first time East Metro residents have three opportunities to parade in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 88th birthday and his civil rights legacy. Marchers will be parading in DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale counties on Jan. 16 ...

Veteran journalist Ken Watts retires

Ken Watts, who have covered DeKalb County for CrossRoadsNews since 2012, retired on Dec. 31. It is the second retirement for Watts, who joined the newspaper after retiring from television news in 2008.

Six more candidates for Stonecrest races

six more candidates have announced their intentions to see elective offices in the city of Stonecrest. They are former School Board member Jay Cunningham, Jimmy Clanton, Jr., a web developer/graphic designer, non-profit executive Jonathan Phillips and youth activist and Spelman ...

Former homeless mom gives back on birthday

On the bleak winter’s morning of Dec. 26 Melvena Jeffrey left the comfort of her Lithonia home for downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park. It was her 62nd birthday. Braving the cold, she dished up homemade minestrone soup, sandwiches, snacks and warm ...

Community Heroes honored for countless hours of volunteer service

Twenty-five community-minded DeKalb residents and organizations who have given millions of volunteer hours to their neighborhoods were honored as DeKalb County’s 2016 Community Heroes. In one of his final acts as DeKalb CEO, Burrell Ellis who leaves office on Dec. ...

Four days of celebrations for Thurmond

DeKalb County CEO-elect Michael Thurmond will take the oath of office on Jan. 13 in a Honorary Swearing-In Ceremony and Reception at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium. The 4 to 6:30 p.m. event is part of four days of events that ...

Joyner, Turner join race for Stonecrest District 2 council seat

Businessman Plez Joyner and and program manager Rob Turner say they will be seeking the District 2 Council seat in the city of Stonecrest’s first elections on March 21.

Neighbors rallying around family of South DeKalb man killed in Christmas Eve accident

Neighbors are rallying around the family of a young South DeKalb man who died on Georgia 400 on Christmas Eve. Patrick Sanabria, 25, died early morning on Dec. 24 when he lost control of his 2004 Ford Taurus and struck ...

Health scare underscores the real meaning of life, holiday season

Erika Walker Cash begins every weekday morning with a 45-minute swim, eats healthy foods, doesn’t smoke, and rarely takes any type of medication. At 43 years old, she felt like she was in pretty good health. Her regular medical checkups ...

MLK band needs help raising final $25K to get to Rose Bowl

Twelve days from their Dec. 29 departure for the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade, Martin Luther King Jr. High School's “Kings of Halftime” marching band is $25,000 shy of its fundraising goal.

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