Festival to celebrate collards

A variety of collard-based dishes will be offered at the festival.

Nobantu Ankoanda is on a mission to promote healthy living, especially in Black communities. Inspired by a garlic festival in her native California, Ankoanda decided to create her own festival around a nutritious food. She chose one already popular in her adopted state of Georgia—collard greens. Now in its sixth year locally, the Collard Green […]

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Look, up in the sky


The expression “Go fly a kite” may be a slang kiss-off to some people but to Errin Rowell and her brother Erich Thomas it probably sounds like a delightful suggestion. The siblings are two of the leaders behind the upcoming 4th Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo, which takes place Oct. 24 at Piedmont […]

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Residents, commissioners seek action after corruption report


  Nearly two weeks after the release of a special investigator’s report alleging “a pattern of corrosive and widespread misconduct” in the DeKalb County government, three online petitions are calling for the interim county CEO to resign. Additionally, two county commissioners have introduced resolutions calling for a state investigation and more internal controls. As of […]

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South DeKalb Senior Center finally opens


Seniors in south DeKalb packed the house Oct. 12 for the official grand opening of their newly-constructed center. Located at 1931 Candler Road, the South DeKalb Senior Center is on the site of an old funeral home that was turned into a senior center. “We can fix it up, we can paint it up, you […]

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Brookhaven police searching for armed robbery suspect

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The Brookhaven Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect. Police said the suspect—who is described as a Black male, approximately 5-feet-8 inches and slim build—approached an individual Sept. 26 around 5 a.m. on Windmont Drive. The suspect used a firearm while demanding the victim’s wallet and debit card […]

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District targets school performance

District targets school performance

For more than three months DeKalb County School Superintendent Stephen Green has recited his key strategies to improve the school district: collaboration, creative thinking, creativity, care and communication. On Oct. 5 at the DeKalb County Board of Education meeting Green shared his vision and strategies during a follow up discussion on the district’s strategic plans.  […]

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Alleged serial murderer may be shackled in court

Alleged serial murderer may be shackled in court

Aeman Presley, who is accused of murdering four people, will be shackled during court appearances and in front of media cameras, according to a DeKalb County Superior Court judge.  Judge Gregory Adams declined a motion by Presley’s lawyers that he not be shackled when news media are present, at a Sept. 30 motion hearing. The […]

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Cityhood proponents, opponents make their cases to voters

Cityhood proponents, opponents make their cases to voters

A few hours after the release of a report that claims DeKalb County has “appalling corruption and a stunning absence of leadership,” proponents of cityhood used that report to validate their argument for a new city. Proponents and opponents of LaVista Hills made their case to voters Sept. 30 at a legislative forum on the […]

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