Lary ready to lead Stonecrest

Jason Lary was elected first mayor of the new city of Stonecrest

Voters choose first mayor, two council seats   Stonecrest voters choose Jason Lary as the city’s first mayor in a March 21 special election.  Lary, who has been credited with starting the Stonecrest cityhood initiative, defeated Charles Hill and Douglas Favors for the city’s top elected position.  On March 21, Lary received 52 percent of […]

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President Trump’s election a wakeup call for some

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  DeKalb County residents concerned with the recent decisions of President Donald Trump’s administration held a “Stand Up for Democracy” rally on the square in downtown Decatur on March 11.  The rally featured various guest speakers and covered such topics as immigration rights, access to health care and the role of the press in the […]

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Dunwoody city attorney resigns

Allegations of anti-Muslim remarks made

Allegations of anti-Muslim remarks made Dunwoody assistant city attorney Lenny Felgin resigned Feb. 1 following allegations of anti-Muslim remarks on Facebook. Felgin, who represents Dunwoody through Riley McLendon, a metro Atlanta law firm with contracts throughout the city and DeKalb County, allegedly posted derogatory remarks about Muslims on a Facebook thread on Jan. 30. The […]

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Mayoral candidate for Stonecrest claims unfair treatment

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  A candidate running for mayor of the newly formed city of Stonecrest says he was treated unfairly during a recent forum. Charles Hill said he was “accosted on stage” by State Representative and former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones during a Feb. 11 forum. Hill, a graduate student at Yale University, said he was […]

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Multi-million dollar sports facility coming to Stonecrest

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  If all goes as planned, the city of Stonecrest will soon have a state of the art sports facility.   Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with Atlanta Sports Connection and Atlanta Partners for Development announced Feb. 22 a collaborative partnership to build a $200 million sports facility—Atlanta Sports City at Stonecrest. The […]

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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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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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Programs available for DeKalb students

Rep. Hank Johnson serves the 4th Congressional District of Georgia and is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, which awards scholarships and opportunities to students in DeKalb County. File photo

Six exclusive programs are available to DeKalb County students thanks to U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s involvement in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). On Jan. 24, Johnson’s office announced the deadline for four scholarships, an internship program and a study abroad program in the Far East. The scholarships include the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts […]

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