Kevin Chapman took ownership of his community, organized others to do the same

These days when Kevin Chapman Jr. gets off I-20 at Wesley Chapel on his way home, he can hardly recognize the wasteland that drove him into action in 2012.

Mom-daughter duo brought the fight on behalf of taxpayers, voters, and children

When Viola Davis and her mother, Ruby Bozeman Davis, speak, elected officials on the receiving end sometimes squirm.

Genealogist nabs AAHGS President’s Award, leads chapter

Genealogist Gene R. Stephenson II, who received the AAHGS President’s Award for 2015, has been elected to lead the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.

Lopez receives Benham Award

DeKalb State Court Judge Dax E. Lopez has received the 17th Annual Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service.

Zackery named ‘Sailor of the Day’

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Ty Alexander Zackery made “Sailor of the Day” recently on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Historic church installs new pastor

Elder Andrew Doyle and his wife, Charri, are the new pastor and first lady of 134-year-old Crawfordville Baptist Church in Conyers.

Thurmond is expected to announce run for DeKalb CEO

Former DeKalb School Superintendent Michael Thurmond is expected to announce this week that he will seek the office of DeKalb CEO.

Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers recognize seven volunteers

Seven volunteers who give of their time at Southwest DeKalb High School were recognized by the school’s Lady Panthers during the halftime of their varsity basketball game on Jan. 5 against Dunwoody High.

Hopes for 2016 center on rebuilding trust, strong leadership

We asked a cross section of DeKalb residents and elected officials about their hopes for 2016.

Police Alliance honors Watson, DeBerry

DeKalb Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson and DeKalb Clerk of Court Debra DeBerry were recognized at two separate events on Dec. 5 by the DeKalb Police Alliance with plaques for their support of the nonprofit that provides insurance for ...

Portrait of trailblazer Wells unveiled

A portrait of the late DeKalb librarian Doris K. Wells now hangs in the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library.

Lyons tapped as Perimeter College dean

Georgia State Associate Provost Peter Lyons will become the first vice provost and dean of the new Perimeter College that will be part of Georgia State University.

Rep. Billy Mitchell talks to Rotary

State Rep. Billy Mitchell will be speaking to the Rotary Club of South DeKalb on Dec. 9.

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.