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Four Stonecrest District 2 candidates offer voters varied backgrounds

Businessman Plez Joyner, program manager Rob Turner, and teachers Alexis Morris and Dr. Gretchen Torbert want to see a vibrant city of Stonecrest, but are they are coming to it from different places. The four, who are vying for Post ...

Stonecrest 4, the race with the most candidates, experiences

In an election that has attracted a crowd, the Stonecrest District 4 council seat is the big winner with most – five – candidates. The political hopefuls include the election’s youngest candidate, Mary-Pat Hector who is 20, its oldest candidate, ...

Two teachers, a businesswoman and a retiree seeks Stonecrest 5 seat

The race for the Stonecrest District 5 seat is pitting a businesswoman, two teachers, and a retired police officer against each other. Dr. Diane Daniel Adoma, 60; Tammy Grimes, 51; Lloyd Morrison, 42; and Richard Stone, 63; are facing off ...

Businessmen battling to be Stonecrest mayor

Jason Lary, the defacto “Father” of the city, Charles Hill, 11, who grew up in the city and was shaped by it, and relative newcomer Douglas Favors all want to be mayor of the new 29-square-mile city. Lary, 55, thinks ...

DA Sherry Boston picks team to prosecute officer who killed Anthony Hill

DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston will be pursuing the case against former DeKalb Police Officer Robert Olsen who is accused in the death of Anthony Hill, a mentally ill Air Force veteran who was shot to death while naked and ...

Greenforest Church Pastor Dr. Berry believes church is linked to the community

Dr. Emory Berry leading Greenforest Community Baptist Church into the Community: The fourth senior pastor at Greenforest believes that the church must minister to the community around the church by being a constant presence in the community

African Americans make Oscar history with four wins

Five African Americans actors and film makers won four Oscars on Feb. 26 – the most ever at one time since the Academy Awards began in 1929. Viola Davis landed Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose ...

Justice for Veterans hosting vigil for Anthony Hill, other mentally-ill vets

DeKalb veterans will be hosting a March 9 vigil for colleagues plagued by mental health issues at the "Flame of Freedom" in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse. The vigil, hosted by Justice for Veterans, starts at 5 p.m.

Funniest Twitter responses to Halle Berry’s Hair at the Oscars 2017

Funniest Twitter responses to Halle Berry’s Hair at the Oscars 2017

Bob Mathis Elementary girls to see Hidden Figures movies with help of neighbors

Fifty-one fourth and fifth grade girls from Bob Mathis Elementary will get to see the popular 2016 biographical film Hidden Figures, compliments of two homeowners associations near the Decatur school. The students – 27 fourth graders and 24 fifth graders ...

Retired AME bishop, wife get Wesley Woods Foundation award

Retired AME Bishop John Hurst Adams and his wife, Dr. Dolly Desselle Adams, are being honored by the Foundation at Wesley Woods as 2017 Heroes, Saints and Legends recipients. The Adamses, both in their 80s, will be celebrated at a ...

Korean officials to erect statue at civil rights institution to memorialize the many sex trafficking victims

Korean officials to erect statue at civil rights institution to memorialize the many sex trafficking victims

Stonecrest candidates for mayor and District 4 talk up themselves

During a spirited Feb. 19 election forum, the three candidates for Stonecrest mayor and the five seeking the district 4 council seat discussed the top issues facing the new city and what they would do about them.

Three women of ‘Hidden Figures’ are no longer hidden

“Hidden Figures,” which went into general distribution in January, was optioned while Margot Lee Shetterly was writing her book, “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” The ...

Funniest Donald Trump memes as president

Funniest Donald Trump memes as president: The 45th president of the United States has inspired hysteria and anger among the American populace in just his first month in the Oval Office.