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.

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.