Sutton, Bradshaw clash in debate

Steve Bradshaw said his military and business experience make him the best candidate available for the District 4 Commissioner position during a runoff debate against Sharon Barnes-Sutton June 30 at New Bethel AME Church. Incumbent commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton discusses why she is the best candidate in a DeKalb County Commissioner District 4 runoff debate June 30. Photo by Horace Holloman

Ethics, government transparency and crime were a few of the hot-button issues during a District 4 runoff debate June 30 at New Bethel AME Church in Lithonia. At 7 p.m. more than 50 DeKalb County residents were in attendance to hear a debate between District 4 incumbent Sharon Barnes-Sutton and Steve Bradshaw. Hosted by the […]

1,811 total views, no views today

Brookhaven fire station off SPLOST list

Brookhaven fire station off SPLOST list

The city of Brookhaven will be without a fire station as DeKalb County officials confirmed a second potential fire station was taken off the final special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) list. On June 21, the DeKalb County governing authority hosted a meeting to discuss implementation of the (SPLOST) and Equalized Homestead Option Sales […]

2,548 total views, no views today

DeKalb BOC changes committee meeting time

DeKalb BOC changes committee meeting time

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution June 28 to allow the first monthly committee of the whole meeting to be held at 5 p.m. instead of 10 a.m.  The resolution was enacted after DeKalb County residents complained that early-morning meetings were too difficult to attend due to scheduling.  According to the resolution, […]

1,902 total views, no views today

Center for deaf changes name amid complaints

Center for deaf changes name amid complaints

The Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GCDHH), located on Memorial Drive in Decatur, recently changed its name after receiving complaints from the deaf community. The center recently held an open house June 24 to reintroduce its new name and welcome the local community. GCDHH was formerly known as the Georgia Council […]

2,567 total views, 5 views today

Gun debate reloaded

CJI Guns co-owner Ron Moon said he isn’t worried about a potential bill in Georgia that could ban assault rifles. Photo by Horace Holloman

The debate over assault rifle use and gun bans in America flared up once again in the wake of Orlando’s deadly nightclub shooting. Days after gunman Omar Mateen used an AR-15 to kill 49 people and injured 53 others in a popular nightclub in Orlando on June 12, State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, said […]

1,838 total views, 1 views today

Orlando shooting impacts DeKalb LGBT community


On a regular basis, Decatur-based counselor Bryan ‘Orion’ Crook helps teens of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) community with issues of sexuality and identity. Now, Crook also finds himself helping LGBT teens with another issue—fear. On June 12 around 2 a.m., gunman Omar Mateen, 29, killed 49 people in Pulse nightclub, a popular […]

1,828 total views, 1 views today

Tucker company helping autistic adults find work

Karen Lynn, founder and president of Mister Migs. Photos by Travis Hudgons

For young adults with autism, searching for employment after graduating high school can be a tough task. In the United States 76 percent of young adults with autism and developmental disabilities are unemployed and 68 percent have stopped looking for a job.  Nonetheless, owners of Mister Migs—a dog clothing company based in Tucker—want to do […]

1,945 total views, no views today

Beach party returns to Decatur

Photos by Horace Holloman

    After a one-year hiatus, Decatur’s annual beach party returned. Sixty tons of sand, live music and a kid’s boardwalk were a few of the attractions at the Decatur Beach Party, an annual fundraising event for the Decatur Business Association (DBA). Last year, instead of the beach party, DBA officials decided to hold a […]

2,202 total views, no views today