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.
Georgia Attorney General Christopher Carr is urging consumers to be on guard this holiday season and not fall prey to telemarketing and imposter phone scams.
Just over 15 months after breaking ground on its new Atlanta Region Business Center in DeKalb County, Atlanta Gas Light cut the ribbon on Nov. 29 on the new glass and cinderblock building overlooking the Gresham Road/I-20 East service road.
More than 55 black-owned businesses will be showcasing their products and services at the Black Empowerment Forum and MarketPlace at First Afrikan Church on Nov. 17.
Former Equifax manager Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu, who pleaded guilty to insider trading in July, was sentenced to house arrest and fines, and must forfeit thousands of dollars.
Business can showcase their goods and services at the inaugural Black Business Empowerment Forum & MarketPlace on Nov. 17 at First Afrikan Church in Stonecrest.
A Decatur man and two co-owners of Sterling Currency Group convicted of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and multiple mail and wire fraud counts on Oct. 10.
Business owners who need money to operate and grow their businesses can get the skinny on loan types and qualifying, applying for, and preparing a loan proposal at an Oct. 3 Access to Capital for Business Owners webinar sponsored by the Small Business Administration.
Shoppers looking for unique gifts, and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn about free business training, can attend the inaugural Shop Start:ME Market on Sept. 29 in Clarkston.
A former Equifax manager who profited from a data breach that exposed the financial information of 145 million consumers in the summer of 2017 will be sentenced in October.
The African Methodist Episcopal Church and black-owned banks across the country are joining forces to spur business development, homeownership and wealth in the black community.
DeKalb County is denying that it violated the state’s Open Meetings law when the Board of Commissioners failed to add notice of a large salary increase for itself to its Feb. 27 meeting agenda.
Residents participating in the new I-20 East Transit Oriented Development Strategic Plan say they want improvements – sooner than later.
Graduating high school seniors of the Toney Valley neighborhood in Decatur are encouraged to apply for scholarships before May 11.
Wells Fargo customers now have until July 7 to file claims for the bank’s $142 million class action settlement fund related to its opening of unauthorized accounts.
Curry Anthony Love Jr. of Lithonia is one of four men sentenced in a scheme to claim more than $2 million in fraudulent tax refunds using bogus Form 1099s.
Madolyn Spann, director of planning and economic development at The Collaborative Firm, announces the launch of the Stonecrest 2038 Comprehensive Plan during a Stonecrest City Council meeting on April 16.
Everyone with an interest in the new city of Stonecrest is invited to help design its first ever comprehensive plan, which will set the direction for zoning, transportation, business, public safety, environmental resources, and residential living.
City of Stonecrest staff and council members are battling over how the city’s estimated $47 million in SPLOST money will be managed, and by whom.
Prospective homebuyers looking to settle in DeKalb County and the metro Atlanta area can apply for $15,000 down-payment grants through a new $6 million fund provided by the Wells Fargo Foundation.
Motorists are paying for President Donald Trump’s most recent missile attack on Syria, with gas prices soaring as a result of the April 14 assault on three chemical weapons storage and research facilities near Damascus and Homs.
Georgia senators Tonya Anderson (District 43), of Lithonia; Gloria Butler (District 55), of Stone Mountain; and Emanuel Jones (District 10), of Decatur, attend a public town hall in Lithonia on March 20 to talk about House Bill 1060, which would change Stonecrest's charter and give the mayor…
A bill that would give Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary an $80,000 salary package is not likely to pass through the Georgia Senate, despite being approved on the House floor.
Dunwoody Sen. Fran Millar is trying to stop the nearly 60-percent pay raise that DeKalb County commissioners voted themselves on Feb. 27.
Renard Beaty wasn’t a Wells Fargo customer last May when his girlfriend Samantha Williams pushed him to apply for the bank’s Small Business Neighborhood Renovation Program and its Community Builders recognition program.
Byron Campbell of DeKalb Community Development and Erica Bracey of the Urban League of Metro Atlanta are headlining the South DeKalb Business Association’s Feb. 27 lunch meeting.
In a last-ditch attempt to convince Publix to stay open on South Hairston Road, the Hidden Hills Civic Association is sponsoring a Super Shopping Day at the supermarket on Feb. 17.
Adults 50 years and older and others who can’t afford to pay for tax preparation can get their taxes done for free by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide at a number of libraries and recreation centers.
Raising the stakes in a bid to lure Amazon’s second headquarters to the city of Stonecrest, Mayor Jason Lary unveiled a hi-tech public relations blitz on Dec. 14 that he hopes will seal the deal with the company’s Seattle-based executives.
Starting Dec. 7, South DeKalb residents will be able to renew their vehicle tags at a new self-service DMV kiosk in the Kroger at 6678 Covington Highway in Lithonia.
The sooner Jeron Hunt of Lithonia finds her next job, the better. The holidays are here and the 36-year-old former Walmart employee is looking to pay bills, buy gifts for her family and get ready for the New Year.
Publix Super Markets’ announcement that it will shutter its Decatur store at South Hairston Road and Covington Highway next spring comes as Stone Mountain shoppers are still reeling from the unexpected closure of the Kroger at North Hairston and Memorial Drive last month.