Mangham's outstanding liens, bills amount to more than 100K

Randal Mangham now says he misspoke when he recently disputed a question about more than $16,000 in ethics penalties and unpaid property taxes. But those sums, courthouse and tax records show, are just a smidgen of the debts he’s run ...

Georgia Supreme Court reverses Burrell Ellis convictions

The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously reversed the attempted extortion and perjury convictions against former DeKalb Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis, for his alleged attempts to “shake down” a county contractor for campaign contributions.

Mangham pays off balance on $5,000 ethics fine he first denied

Randal Mangham, who is a candidate in the Dec. 6 runoff election for DeKalb Commission Super District 7 seat, has paid off a 7-year-old fine for ethics violations that he denied ever having.

Granddaughter honors grandmother with cancer activism

Shoshanna Robinson, who was inspired to seek a cure when her grandmother Mavis Hawthorne died of stomach cancer, was honored for her work by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Community activist and volunteer dies suddenly

Family and friends will celebrate the life of longtime community activist and DeKalb NAACP volunteer Janet L. Pierce who died suddenly on Nov. 16.

Stone Mountain family thankful for their first home

Thanksgiving at LaKesha Head’s home is a big, noisy affair. Everybody is there – her daughters Taylor and Kortney, her mom, dad, grandmother, five aunts and uncles, sisters, nieces and nephews, cousins. This year, the house will be teeming with ...

SWD grad back with stage play ‘Messy Church’

Southwest DeKalb alumna Mia A. Simmons returns to metro Atlanta with the next tour stop of Ronnie Holman’s “The Messy Church” stage play on Nov. 19 at Bible Way Ministries.

Tommy Ford, actor, GPTC faculty member, dies at 52

GPTC faculty and staff are mourning the passing of actor and instructor Tommy Ford, a faculty member in its film and television program.

Judge Wong honored as Community Champion

Trailblazing DeKalb State Court Judge Alvin T. Wong will receive a 2016 Community Champions Award on Oct. 22 from Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta.

Model students will show off ageless style, grace on runway

When Icon Models owner Jan Reynolds was asked to teach modeling to seniors she accepted the surprising offer, but only on a trial basis. She wondered how many Lou Walker Senior Center members might actually sign up. All doubt vanished ...

Deep-voiced vocalist to bring Old School music to expo

Professional balladeer E. Walter Smith was banned from singing in every choir he belonged to at the age of 10 when his voice changed. He compensated by learning to lip sync and focused on his band playing bass guitar and ...

Who we are - key demographics of the 55-plus crowd

Older adults in the DeKalb and the Atlanta region love living here and are embracing fitness, keeping on top of their blood pressure, volunteering and embracing life.

Emcee Jazzy Jan Martin has never seen a mic she didn't love

Jan Martin grew up an only child in a family of adoring adults. When she was a ham for the spotlight, the adults around her nurtured her confidence with applause and encouragement. “Everything I did and said, they thought it ...

Mime to transport expo audience with his performances

When your moniker is “The Chozen 1” you have to bring it every time and that is exactly what mime Antonio Hinton does in his performances. At the CrossRoadsNews Oct. 15 Seniors/Baby Boomers Expo at the Mall at Stonecrest, he ...

The Beulah Boys now dancing with a purpose

Since their inception in 2009, the Beulah Boys have been line dancing just to entertain. This year, not anymore. After three of the group's eight members – Herbert Jackson, 77, Chico Hill and Jerry Heard, both 65 – have battled ...