Henry Thomas Austin will be holding court on June 8 at Bessie Branham Recreation Center in Kirkwood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeKalb residents have until March 8 to donate food to the annual food drive sponsored by Super District Commissioner Kathie Gannon and other county officials.
The public comment period for Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) revision of its Title VI Program and the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (ATL) establishment of its Title VI Program is ending Feb. 26.
Residents of DeKalb Commission District 3 can get the latest information on everything from property tax relief to beautification and blight at Commissioner Larry Johnson’s annual Budget Review Meeting on Feb. 21 in Decatur.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond has proposed committing $9 million in additional contributions to strengthen the county’s employee pension fund.
Motorists who have to turn onto Salem Road from Browns Mill Road in Stonecrest will soon navigate a roundabout to do it.
Thousands of people are expected in Atlanta for Super Bowl 53 and volunteers can help S.O.A.P. Up Atlanta on Jan. 24 to 26 in preparation for the big games seamier side – sex trafficking.
It was a chilly MLK Jr. Day, but that didn’t stop Charles Cove from attending the DeKalb NAACP’s 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.
Thousands of adults and children will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in the DeKalb NAACP Parade and Rally, held annually on the national King Holiday.
Teen and young adult drivers charged with traffic offenses can learn the consequences of distracted driving at the quarterly Traffic Violators Impact Program hosted by DeKalb State Court Judge Kiesha R. Storey starting Jan. 10.
Malaak Shabazz, the fifth daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, will help raise funds for Decatur-based Kilombo Academic and Cultural Center on Jan. 14.
DeKalb County has more than 100 vacancies for law enforcement officers and will be recruiting firefighters, police officers, deputy sheriffs, detention officers, security technicians and E-911 communication officers at a Jan. 5 Public Safety job fair in Tucker.