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Photos by Kelly Jordan  Today (May 13), DeKalb County Schools Board Chair Vickie B. Turner and City Schools of Decatur Board Chair Tasha White hosted a joint press conference with DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond and leaders of the DeKalb County House and Senate Delegation to celebrate the passing of Senate Bill 293. The annexation legislation […]


DECATUR, GA –Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is urging families in Georgia’s Fourth District to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17 tax deadline to ensure they receive the accurate amount in new advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments they are entitled to as soon as possible. Johnson said the expanded and improved Child Tax […]


  Front, L-R: Amy McCoy, Teresa Hardy(center) and Dar’shun Kendrick; Back L-R: Stacey Thibodeaux and Edwina Clanton   ATLANTA— “It’s time for us to start investing in our communities again—even during a pandemic,” says Attorney Dar’shun Kendrick.   “There are those that don’t have high prospects for black wealth in the coming years but the Dollar […]


DECATUR—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb County Branch will host its Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT- SO) Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 5 p.m. via Zoom. ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among black high school […]


ATLANTA – Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King today urged Georgians to not stockpile gasoline and to practice safe gasoline filling and storing measures. “In response to the recent cyberattack against the Colonial Pipeline, there have been numerous reports of Georgians stockpiling gasoline and using unsafe storage methods,” said Commissioner King. “However, the […]


Atlanta—AARP Georgia announced legendary songstress, Kathleen Bertrand, as its new spokesperson. In this role, Bertrand will provide pivotal support to the AARP team based in Atlanta that focuses on Caregiving, Fraud Prevention, Advocacy, and Livable Communities. “I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Kathleen over the last several years in many capacities, and she […]


No Gas: This Chevron station on Sigman Road in Conyers was empty Tuesday, May 11. Signs displayed at all of the fuel pumps stated the station was temporarily out of gas. Photos by Glenn L. Morgan   ATLANTA—Gov. Brian Kemp today (May 11) declared a   State of Emergency  as a result of the petroleum shortage from the May 7 cyber […]


STONECREST–The Stonecrest Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has agreed to move forward in selling the city-owned Sears buildings to Stonecrest Resorts, LLC, a development affiliate of Urban Retail. The URA received bids from Stonecrest Resorts, LLC and one other entity, but ultimately selected the $2.4 million bid offered by Stonecrest Resorts, LLC (Urban Retail), which recently […]


DeKalb County Board of Commissioners Presiding Officer Steve Bradshaw will resume joint meetings between the Board of Commissioners and DeKalb Board of Education beginning on Thursday, May 13, 10 a.m. via Zoom. “I am pleased that we will resume our joint meetings,” said Bradshaw. “I look forward to working with our Board of Education partners […]

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