Civil rights attorney Mawuli Davis is the recipient of the 2019 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award.
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.
Longtime Lithonia resident Lawrence E. Carter Sr.’s newest book, “A Baptist Preacher’s Buddhist Teacher: How My Interfaith Journey With Daisaku Ikeda Made Me a Better Christian,” has won the 2019 Gold Illumination Award for Biography/Memoir.
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Feb. 5.
Jhonnita L. Williams, a former MARTA department administrator, pleaded guilty Nov. 28 to participating in a false-invoice scheme that resulted in the transit authority paying more than $520,000 for maintenance projects where no work was actually performed.
CrossRoadsNews owners Jennifer and Curtis Parker were recognized for their more than 24 years of service to DeKalb County on Nov. 13.
Former Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn Crittenden has been appointed secretary of state and will oversee the final count of votes for Georgia governor.
This Christmas, 1,000 disadvantaged DeKalb County children will get holiday gifts – but only if the community steps up and helps Commissioner Larry Johnson make it happen.
Academy Award winner and pioneering Louis Gossett Jr. received the Phoenix Award, Atlanta’s highest honor, on Oct. 2 from Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for a life-time of remarkable stage, film and television performances and for breaking down barriers.
Becky Kelley, who has been director of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites for 16 years, was recognized recently with the Paul Nelson Award for Outdoor Recreation and Preservation.
The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., pastor emeritus of Salem Baptist Church in the city of Stonecrest and Atlanta, will eulogize the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin at her Aug. 31 home-going service.
Family, friends and former colleagues will celebrate the life of former DeKalb School Board member Sarah Copelin-Wood at a viewing on Aug. 22 and a homegoing service on Aug. 23 at the Donald Trimble Funeral Home in Decatur.
For her 105th birthday, Relda “Honey Bea” Mackins had a quiet dinner on Aug. 7 with her only child, Karen Green, and 11 close family members and friends.
The U.S. Department of Justice has once again reopened the infamous Emmett Till case. Till's murder in 1955 was a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the most notorious murders in U.S. history.
Former state legislator and Minority Leader Stacey Abrams made history May 22 when she became the Democratic nominee to run for governor of Georgia.
For four DeKalb candidates – Latisha Dear-Jackson and Tunde Akinyele, and Gregory Adams and Lorraine Cochran-Johnson – campaigning continues to the July 24 runoffs.
The former DeKalb police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed, naked and mentally ill U.S. Air Force veteran in Chamblee over three years ago is making one last attempt to have his case dismissed before it goes to trial.
Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson is one of 200 elected officials from around the world who will be observing Venezuela's presidential election on May 20 in Caracas.
Vietnam veterans can receive an official commemorative lapel pin and a certificate of honor for their service, during a June 2 public ceremony at Saint Philip AME Church on Candler Road.
An officer rings a bell for each DeKalb police officer who has died in the line of duty, during a memorial ceremony in Decatur Square on May 9.
Seven DeKalb police officers fire a three-round gun salute, during a memorial ceremony for DeKalb's police officers who have died in the line of duty, at Decatur Square on May 9.
Five DeKalb incumbents with six to 28 years in the Georgia House of Representatives are trying to beat back oppositions in the May 22 Democratic primary.
The three candidates challenging incumbent DeKalb Commissioner Gregory Adams for his Super District 7 seat see the May 22 contest as a referendum on behavior.
Two Democrats with compelling personal backgrounds are competing for their party’s nomination to take on the Republicans for governor of Georgia.
The four candidates vying for two seats on the DeKalb School Board in the May 22 nonpartisan elections are in agreement about improving pay and benefits for teachers and support staff.
Not many elected officials get to be in office for 16 years before a challenger steps forward – but that is a feat that DeKalb District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson managed to pull off until this year.