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Three candidates are in the upcoming special election for Rockdale County Probate Court Judge. When the three-day qualifying period ended at noon on Friday, May 14, the race included Democratic incumbent Gary Washington; Kathy Harvey, a counselor, and Justin Kenney, a Conyers attorney. Neither Harvey nor Kenney listed their party affiliations on qualifying papers. Washington […]


–The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold a virtual community meeting to discuss the expansion of the Zonolite property, located at 1634 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30306. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 26, at 6 p.m. The meeting to discuss current park improvements and connectivity will be conducted via […]


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 […]


DECATUR, GA—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb County Branch announces the names of its newly-elected officers for the 2021-2022 Youth Council. The new youth officers are: Deymon Fleming, Jr., president; Khaliyah Reynolds, 1st vice president; Mekeala Watkins, 2nd vice president; Chastity Singleton, 3rd vice president; Trinyty Turner, secretary; Evelyn Raphael, […]


  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 […]

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