Civil rights icon Rev. C.T. Vivian received the nation’s highest civilian award from President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
Newspaper publishers Jennifer Parker, Carolyn Jernigan Glenn and Valerie Morgan will be honored at the Nov. 21 Trail Blazers Leadership of Excellence Awards Reception and Program at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.
Former DeKalb School Board member Nancy Jester wants to be Georgia’s next school superintendent.
Miller Grove High small forward Terrell Coleman was a phenomenal basketball player and an even better person.
Dr. Terriyln Rivers-Cannon is Georgia’s Social Worker of the Year for 2013.
Amy Pelissero is the new head of school at the Decatur-based Global Village Project Inc., which serves female refugee students with an accredited, independent, privately funded school.
The homegoing service for longtime South DeKalb resident Theresa Walker was scheduled to take place Oct. 25 at Saint Philip AME Church in Atlanta.
Longtime DeKalb resident Dorothy Kirby recently donated five solar-powered street lamps to the Kings Row subdivision in memory of her husband, the late Manson Collis Kirby Sr.
Evelyn Lowery, founder and president of SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., died Sept. 26 after a brief illness.
Well-known political activist and prolific blogger Clyde “Jocco” Baccus of Covington has died.
Elementary school artists in kindergarten through fifth grade can enter the DeKalb Department of Watershed Management’s 2014 Art Calendar Contest.
Injury prevention efforts will be the featured topic at a Sept. 27 community meeting and open house at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College conference center in Clarkston.
Veteran financial analyst Gwen Brown-Patterson has been appointed the county’s interim chief financial officer while a national search for a permanent replacement is being conducted.
DeKalb’s top principal, teacher and auxiliary worker picked up a gold-plated “Eddy,” $1,000 checks, laptop computers and printers plus $100 gift cards on Aug. 24 at the DeKalb School District’s first Academy of Educational Excellence Awards.
Antoinette Tuff, who talked down a gunman at McNair Discovery Learning Academy on Aug. 20, has been showered with accolades and honors for her bravery in the face of great danger.