Elizabeth Wilson reflects on her time as Decatur’s first Black mayor

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  After retiring from public office years ago, former Decatur mayor Elizabeth Wilson said she has more free time on her hands. Despite staying active in the Beacon Hill community, Wilson said she hasn’t spent much of that free time thinking about the impact she’s made in the community she served for so many years. […]

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College student allowed to run for city council

Mary_Pat Hector becomes youngest woman in Georgia to run for city council

Mary-Pat Hector becomes youngest woman in Georgia to run for city council   Mary-Pat Hector, 19, made national headlines after the DeKalb County Elections Board decided her age would not be an issue while running for a city council seat in Stonecrest. Hector had her application challenged by District 4 opponent George Turner under the […]

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Challenge issued

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Decatur firefighters issue planking challenge to promote healthy lifestyle Firefighters with Decatur Fire and Rescue Department said they are always up for a challenge, but instead of fighting fires the department has a different challenge in mind. Recently, officials in the department decided to issue a fitness challenge to Decatur residents. The challenge, issued using […]

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College student fighting for right to run for Stonecrest City Council

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Spelman College student Mary-Pat Hector said she’s no stranger to social activism, which is why she decided to run for Stonecrest’s city council. After submitting her qualifying application, Hector said she thought everything was in order until she received news that her age could be an issue. Hector, 19, is having her age qualifications challenged […]

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Falcons frenzy helps boost local business

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  The Atlanta Falcons couldn’t take advantage of the team’s first trip to the Super Bowl since the 1998-1999 season, but that didn’t stop local business owners from cashing in. In DeKalb County, street vendors, businesses and organizations took advantage of the Falcons run to an NFC Championship by offering discounts and special deals. Curley […]

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DeKalb County officials host Falcons’ pep rally

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    The Falcons Super Bowl frenzy reached DeKalb County Feb. 3 ahead of the team’s championship matchup with the New England Patriots.   DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond declared Feb. 3 Atlanta Falcons Day in DeKalb in honor of the team’s NFC Championship win and Super Bowl appearance.   Thurmond hosted the pep rally […]

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Larry Johnson pushing for new city

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District 3 DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson, whose district covers the southwest region of the county, hopes his new proposed city will help the residents in the area. In a regular board of commissioners meeting, Johnson unveiled his idea for the new proposed city—to be named Prosperity. The region would cover roughly 150,000 residents and […]

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County officials, residents ready for ‘new day in DeKalb’

New names are pictured on the DeKalb County Government building in downtown Decatur. Among the new names are CEO Michael Thurmond, Commissioner Gregory Adams and Commissioner Steve Bradshaw. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  When his schedule allows, newly elected DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, representing District 4, heads to the gym promptly at 5 a.m. four times a week. However, his gym schedule has been a little sporadic lately. Bradshaw, who defeated former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton, said he’s still getting adjusted to taking office. […]

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