From food to finances, agency touches lives


From newborns to the elderly, the DeKalb County Extension Office has a variety of free programs to aid and inspire. “The most important thing that Extension offers is that we really touch people in the community,” said Jessica Hill, director of the county’s extension office. The DeKalb County Extension Office is a part of the […]

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OPINION: District 5 decision matters


District 5 residents will finally get what they have begged for: a special election. And when they go to the polls June 16 to select a new commissioner, they will have plenty of choices. There are five females and five males running for the position. Among them are a police officer and pastor, an educational […]

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District 5 residents go to the Polls

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 A special election June 16 will allow residents of the 5th district of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners to choose a representative for a seat that has been vacant for nearly two years.Ten candidates are vying for the seat, which officially became vacant May 8 upon the resignation of Lee May after nearly two […]

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OPINION: The Fort Mac attack

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“I am pleased that we reached an agreement that will help long-term job creation, business expansion and community investment in Fort McPherson and its surrounding communities,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. I am a fan of Tyler Perry. His most famous creation, Madea, reminds me more than a bit of two women who helped raise my […]

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Doraville hires a new city clerk


Doraville officials have added a new face to its growing staff. Sherry D. Henderson was hired on May 28 as a city clerk for Doraville. Henderson formerly worked as a city clerk and elections superintendent in Riverdale and has more than 15 years of experience in automating government processes, spearheading an open records tracking system […]

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Brookhaven City Council appoints new mayor, council member


A new mayor, city council member and mayor pro tem were appointed during the June 9 Brookhaven City Council meeting. District 1 Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Rebecca Chase Williams was sworn in as mayor, filling the seat vacated by former mayor J. Max Davis. Davis resigned as mayor to run for Georgia House District […]

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Decatur underpass comes to life

Visionary third-grader Tahlia Newton-Norris poses with Decatur High School alumni Evan Hynes and Spencer King underneath the newly designed Commerce Street Bridge. Photo by Ashley Oglesby

The arches of the Commerce Street Bridge have gotten an artistic facelift.  Muralists Evan Hynes and Spencer King were commissioned by city of Decatur officials to paint the panels of the bridge after 7- year-old Tahlia Newton-Norris wrote a letter to Decatur mayor Jim Baskett about the unattractive appearance of the underpass.  The walls of […]

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South DeKalb ministry serves meals for 25 years

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For 25 years, Emma Burrus, a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Decatur, has been serving meals at an apartment complex near her church. “This is my church community and we are a part of the community,” said Burrus, a resident of Conyers, about volunteering in the community. Each Tuesday, Burrus and others serve meals […]

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