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This morning a Cobb County Magistrate judge issued misdemeanor warrants for Cobb County School District bus driver, Richard Tebbens, for simple assault and simple battery against a 10-year-old student. The incident occurred on November 14, 2019. According to the sworn testimony during the warrant issuance hearing on May 10, 2020, Richard Tebbens, a bus driver […]


DECATUR, Ga.—After becoming the victim of an international cyberattack in March 2020, DeKalb County announced today that it will reopen the application process for its Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition next week. “This cyberattack will not deter us from fulfilling our mission of providing rental assistance to the tenants and landlords who have been negatively impacted by […]


L-R: Lithonia City Council member Darold P. Honore, Yandy Smith and Lithonia Mayor Shameka Reynolds   ATLANTA—City of Lithonia officials Darold P. Honore and Mayor Shameka Reynolds congratulated Yandy Smith of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” on her grand opening of Yelle skincare products at Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St. on June 10, 2021. […]


Several AME churches in metro Atlanta’s East District are taking the lead this week in hosting Juneteenth celebrations in collaboration with Black Voters Matter. The churches in DeKalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties are among 26 houses of worship that comprise the Sixth Episcopal District, which is under the leadership of Bishop Reginald Thomas Jackson,  presiding […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, pressed FBI Director Christopher Wray for answers around gun violence, the murders in March 2021 of eight people – six of whom were Asian-American women in Atlanta – and on how the Bureau is combatting the rise of domestic […]


Photos by Darold Honore LITHONIA, GA — DeKalb County Police Department held a graduation for 25 police recruits today (June 11) at the Lithonia City Park & Amphitheater. The graduates (Class 125) completed 24 weeks of intense training, in addition to learning DeKalb County Government protocols. DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond, Public Safety Director Joseph “Jack” Lumpkin […]

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