Sharron Saleem Martin of Decatur is Georgia’s Toastmasters Humorous Speech Champion.
Elzora S. Baker, one of DeKalb County’s oldest residents, died March 22 at age 104.
Longtime Stone Mountain resident Sonya Summers has been inducted into the South Carolina State University 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame.
Former Fulton Sheriff’s Deputy Cynthia Hall, who was injured in the 2005 rampage in the Fulton County Courthouse, was serenaded by more than 500 basketball fans who packed Decatur High School’s auditorium on March 7.
DeKalb Recorders Court Judge LaTisha G. Dear has been appointed to the Access, Fairness and Public Trust and Confidence Committee of the Judicial Council of Georgia.
U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates is headed to Washington to be the deputy U.S. attorney general.
DeKalb COO for Public Safety Dr. Cedric Alexander is one of 11 officals from across the country appointed to President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
DeKalb Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond will serve on a statewide board on education that advises Gov. Nathan Deal.
Dr. Thomas W. Glanton Jr. is Southwest DeKalb High’s new principal.
The Rev. Richard Allen Farmer, who will be formally installed as the new pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain on Sept. 27, is a self-described “vibrant lover of Jesus.”
Overcomers Christian Fellowship in Lithonia will celebrate its multicultural membership at its annual international service on Sept. 28.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and historian Garry Wills will present a public lecture on “Government and the Arts” on Sept. 18 at Emory University.
Author, playwright and journalist Penny Mickelbury will discuss the Southern interracial saga “Belle City: A Novel” on Sept. 17 at the Decatur Library.
The Rev. LaSalle Smith has been named DeKalb County coordinator of the Voter Empowerment Collaborative.
Former DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer pleaded guilty on Sept. 3 to federal charges of mail and wire fraud and is facing more than 40 years in jail.