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.

Living your best life doesn’t have to wait for a day when the weather is perfect, when you have extra money in your bank account, or when you’ve lost that last 10 pounds.

Georgians getting ready to celebrate the Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 Labor Day weekend outdoors are being urged to protect themselves against mosquito bites in the wake of one death and seven confirmed cases of West Nile virus, and  one death from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

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When a fire erupted at Avondale Forest Apartments in Decatur just two days after New Year’s Day, the parents of a 4-year-old girl had to throw her into the waiting arms of Fire Capt. Scott Stroup on the ground. 

With the Aug. 6 start of the new school year just  days away, the DeKalb Board of Health is offer extra hours for parent to get back-to-school immunizations.

As human trafficking continues to be a big problem in metro Atlanta, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation wants victims to know that help is available.

New and experienced runners can sign up now for the  annual 5K for Hope and Health Race kicking off Aug. 25 at Georgia State University's Decatur campus.

Library patrons can zero in on nutrition basics for successful weight management and becoming healthy vegetarians at two library branches in June.

Seniors can get the 101 on ensuring a great quality of life in their golden years at "Seniors First!: Becoming a Healthier You" on June 12 at the Redan-Trotti Library.