The city of Lithonia’s newest attraction – the Ruth Carroll Dally Johnson Interpretive Garden – is a hit with residents and visitors alike.
Kids 4 to 12 years old can get free immunizations, a book bag and school supplies on July 20 at Oakhurst Medical Center in Stone Mountain.
Kids headed to classes for the 2019-2020 school year can get a range of health screenings on July 23 at the Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center in Decatur.
Families eyeing the start of the new school year can find free back-to-school supplies, health screenings and even a free movie screening at events taking place July 19-27 across DeKalb County.
From Stone Mountain Park to Centennial Olympic Park, DeKalb families have plenty of choices for celebrating this year’s Fourth of July, the United States' 243rd birthday.
Children and teens can check out books without fear of fines during the DeKalb County Public Library Fine-Free Summer underway now through Aug. 31.
South DeKalb residents can participate in the third and final round of public open houses for the DeKalb County Transit Master Plan.The meetings on June 5 at Stonecrest Library, and on June 6 at the Exchange Recreation Center mark an important milestone for the year-long study. Representativ…
DeKalb Associate State Court Judge Shondeana Morris will be DeKalb County’s newest Superior Court judge, replacing Judge Gail Flake who is retiring from the bench.
Three of DeKalb’s 2019 graduates are headed to college this fall with scholarships totaling $2,000 from the CrossRoadsNews Foundation.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond outlines his commitment to helping the county's 904 foster children, by raising $10,000 for DeKalb DFCS, during his 2019 state of the county address at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church on Rainbow Dr in Decatur on April 27.
Over 100 people helped to raise more than $10,000 for the DeKalb County Division of Family and Children Services during DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond's 2019 state of the county address at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church on Rainbow Dr in Decatur on April 27.
DeKalb County Police South Precinct Commander Maj. D.L. Jordan speaks about his childhood in foster care, and how his foster family's love and support was the foundation for his success, during the 2019 DeKalb state of the county address at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church on Rainbow…
DeKalb County has the highest rate within metro Atlanta of children being placed into foster care – more than one a day – and that is something DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond is vowing to address.
Neglected and abused children often don’t have proper shoes and in commemoration of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, being observed this month, DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston is cohosting a shoe drive to benefit DFACS.
In its quest to reduce response times and maintenance and operating costs, DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department has deployed the first two of 11 rapid response vehicles to respond to emergency medical and fire suppression calls.
DeKalb residents can clean out their medicine cabinet and safely dispose of old prescription medicines at four locations across the county during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27.
Graduating DeKalb County seniors headed to college to study journalism can apply now through April 25 for the 2019 CrossRoadsNews Foundation Scholarships.
Individuals, groups and organizations working with and caring for children who have been victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation can get information and access to resources at the National Child Abuse Prevention Month Resource Fair on April 24 in Decatur.
Grammy-nominated R&B recording artist and actor Montell Jordan – now worship leader at Victory World Church in Norcross – will preach at the 75th annual Easter Sunrise Service atop Stone Mountain on April 21.
The E. coli 0103 outbreak that has sickened people in Georgia and five other Southeastern states has not struck in DeKalb County yet, but the DeKalb Board of Health says the county is not out of the woods.
Arts, crafts, clothing, and other vendors and authors can reserve spaces now for the Village Project's 2019 MarketPlace at First Afrikan Church on April 20.
On March 30, the eve of his retirement, South Precinct Maj. K.D. Johnson couldn't stop the hugs from coming. And the requests to pose for photos were so many, everyone lost count.
South DeKalb residents concerned about crime can attend an April 16 Public Safety Town Hall at Bob Mathis Elementary School.
DeKalb County is one of four metro counties sued by the ACLU of Georgia this week for failing to provide sufficient resources for enough polling places, voting machines, and staff to run a proper high-turnout election.
Families can learn how to whip up nutritious easy-to-make dishes at the new community teaching kitchen opening in downtown Atlanta on March 21.
Low-income families in DeKalb can get car seats and training to install them correctly because of a 2019 Car Seat Mini-Grant awarded to the DeKalb County Board of Health.
Residents can dispose of a host of dangerous household chemicals at DeKalb County Sanitation Division’s household hazardous waste recycling event on March 16.
DeKalb County’s 2019 budget is $1.3 billion and it includes raises for employees, a cost-of-living increase for county pensioners, 164 new public safety jobs, and needed upgrades for the Maloof Center.
Organizations providing K-12 education can apply now for up to $1.5 million in funding from the Library of Congress to develop curricula, instructional materials and apps/online interactive featuring Library of Congress online resources.
DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston says she stands ready to proceed with the prosecution of former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen in the wake of Superior Court Judge J.P. Boulee's recusal from the case.
Broadway vocalist Charles Holt and Shakespearean actor Gerald C. Rivers will star in "Martin and Music" on Feb. 21 at the Porter Sanford Center Performing Arts Center.
The exhibit "Deep Roots in DeKalb: The Flat Rock Story of Resilience" is on display at the DeKalb History Center in downtown Decatur through February 2021.
Runners and walkers can sign up now for DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston’s fourth annual Love Run 5K on Feb. 23.
In honor of Black History Month, visitors to five Atlanta museums showcasing black history, black historic sites, and to black-owned businesses in Atlanta can get free rides and free admissions, compliments of the ride-share App Lyft, and the Coca-Cola Foundation.
Up and coming business, nonprofit and community leaders looking to improve their leadership skills can apply now through April 12 for the 2020 Leadership DeKalb Class.