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.

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.

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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.

Dr. D. Glen Cannon has been appointed interim president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. 

Three incumbent Georgia senators – Steve Henson, Tonya Anderson and Gail Davenport – are being opposed by four challengers.

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