Health Care Defeat: Social media laughing at Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and Republicans

After spending months repudiating Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, President Trump's and the GOP's health care plan to replace it crumbled at the last minute as the nation watched with bated breath.

NAACP hosting 2017 Annual Unity and Membership breakfast

The DeKalb County Branch of the National Association for the Advancemet of Colored People will host its Annual Unity and Membership Breakfast on April 8, 2017 8:30 AM, at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church

Bostic to become first black president of a Federal Reserve regional bank

Economist Raphael W. Bostic will become the 15th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, effective June 5, the first African American to head a Fed regional bank.

CEO, commissioners recognize DeKalb ‘her-story’ makers

DeKalb County honored eight “her-story” makers for their longtime efforts in public service on March 14 at the Board of Commissioners meeting in recognition of Women’s History Month.

Rock 'n' roll king Chuck Berry leaves a rich legacy

Rock ‘n’ roll king Chuck Berry, who influenced generations of musicians, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley, died March 18 at age 90 near his St. Louis hometown. Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry on Oct. ...

Dorothy Height stamp unveiled by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Dorothy Height was paid the ultimate homage by having her likeness on a U.S. stamp. It was unveiled in a special ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta.

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond names new chief procurement officer

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond names new chief procurement officer this past week.

Two MARTA bus operators make Million Mile Safe Driver club

MARTA bus operators Arluther Deadwyler and Coy Dumas Jr. have driven a million miles without an accident. The two, who have navigated Atlanta's busy streets for more than four decades without mishaps, were recognized with MARTA’s Million Mile Safe Driver ...

Cynthia Houston inspired DeKalb's Operation Clean Sweep Initiative

Cynthia Houston, who has been picking up trash in her Stone Mountain neighborhood for more than 16 years, got roses and gratitude from DeKalb County government on March 11 at the kickoff of its Operation Clean Sweep Initiative to beautify ...

12 women to be recognized as DeKalb Hidden Figures

Twelve women who have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life in DeKalb County will be recognized at the Hidden Figures of DeKalb Awards Ceremony on March 23 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

Lary and 'the Jason 5' benefit from campaign mailers from mystery benefactors

In the final weeks of campaigning for the new City of Stonecrest, an Atlanta-based firm is spending heavily to support a controversial “slate” of candidates, a move which is leaving voters mystified and raising questions about shadowy interest groups seeking ...

Former RHOA star Kordell Stewart awarded $3 million by DeKalb Judge in defamation lawsuit

Kordell Stewart, a former pro football and reality TV star, has been awarded millions by a DeKalb County judge after suing blogger Andrew Caldwell who publicly claimed that he and Stewart were in a homosexual relationship without providing evidence.

Safety Director Cedric Alexander departs DeKalb County

Dr. Cedric Alexander, who was DeKalb Public Safety director for three years, is leaving the county on March 31. Alexander announced his resignation March 1, saying he is retiring from his 40-year career in law enforcement but will continue working ...

Voters to pick between community activist and educator in District 1 race

Jimmy Clanton, Jr. and Dr. Charles Ross bid to be the first city council member for the Stonecrest Post 1 seat has pitted a community activist against an educator. Clanton, a long-time community activist, lists economic development as the most ...

District 3 candidates bring different government experience to table

In the battle for the Stonecrest Post 3 council seat, government auditor Jazzmin Cobble and congressional outreach director Eric Hubbard bring different government experience to the table. Cobble, a five-year resident of the newly-formed city, has audited local governments and ...