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  • GHSA strips Chamblee High girls’ soccer team of 2022 state and region titles over violations
    DEKALB COUNTY, GA—On May 11, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) informed Chamblee High School that it was in violation of three by-laws, resulting in the program forfeiting all its victories during the 2021-2022 season, including its region and state championship titles.

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May 22, 2022

  LITHONIA, GA – New Bethel AME Church, 8350 Rockbridge Road, will host a vaccine clinic on Sunday, June 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  and will provide $100 gift cards to those who receive their vaccine.     Vaccines are provided free of charge and the vaccine site is open to the public. The event is […]

May 20, 2022

  DEKALB COUNTY, GA– The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Field Operations Criminal Process and Uniform Units made 17 warrant arrests without incident this week during the second phase of “Operation Family 2022,” a concentrated effort targeting domestic violence suspects. The operation cleared 25 outstanding warrants on May 18 and May19 in the Lithonia, Decatur and […]

May 20, 2022

  DEKALB COUNTY, GA—District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson celebrated the grand opening of the $1.7 million Rainbow Park Amphitheater, 3171 Rainbow Park Drive, on May 14. The opening brought together elected officials and more than 800 community members who attended a free, live concert at the new venue. The award-winning Jennifer Holiday headlined the event […]

May 20, 2022

  STONE MOUNTAIN, GA—Join the Friends of Hairston Park on Saturday May 21, 9 a.m., 889 South Hairston Road, Stone Mountain, as the group prepares for the Serenity Garden, tranquil place off the beaten path at the park. Help spread the soil and make the signs and enjoy the community gazebo and newly- installed Storywalk display. Play […]

May 20, 2022

  ATLANTA—The 45th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival will be held Memorial Day weekend at Piedmont Park – from Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. In addition to five performances each day on the Meadow Stage, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will present Jazz 101. Jazz 101 is an opportunity for residents and visitors to […]

May 20, 2022

  DECATUR, GA– DeKalb County residents now have another source to obtain at-home COVID-19 test kits for free. Beginning Monday, May 23, free over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits will be available at all regional health center locations in DeKalb County. No health insurance information or ID checks are required. The at-home tests or self-tests, are convenient, offer […]

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DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox presents Boys to Men, Girls to Pearls, June 6-10, 2022

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May 4, 2022

The mission of the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is “to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and life-long learning.” On Tuesday, April 26, the DeKalb Board of Education (BOE) by a vote of 4-1, voted to terminate the contract of our seventh School Superintendent in nearly 12 years. The question remains, does […]

April 29, 2022

  DEKALB COUNTY, GA— The DeKalb County Board of Education approved a one-year contract for interim Superintendent Dr. Vasanne S. Tinsley, a retired deputy superintendent for the district, during a special-called virtual meeting on Friday, April 29. Tinsley’s contract became effective April 26, 2022 and will be prorated. She will earn a base bi-weekly salary of […]

April 28, 2022

  The DeKalb County Board of Education will hold the following virtual meeting and executive session on Friday, April 29, 2022: 2:00pm          VIRTUAL CALLED MEETING and EXECUTIVE SESSION Virtual Executive Session Virtual Called Meeting The virtual called meeting agenda is attached and can be accessed online by going to:, click on Leadership, go to Simbli […]


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        STONECREST, GA— Stonecrest Resorts, a commercial real estate development company, tonight (March 10) announced Phase 2 plans to turn the former Sears building located in The Mall at Stonecrest into a family entertainment and lifestyle destination. The $17 million adaptive reuse project will be called Priví and feature a food hall […]

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