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LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– In her first State of the County address, Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson on Wednesday (March 3) lauded the county’s pursuit of excellence called the “Gwinnett Standard.” “You may not have heard the phrase the ‘Gwinnett Standard,’ but I can guarantee you’ve felt it,” Hendrickson said. “What’s normal here would be awesome […]


DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson was among those honored at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Atlanta’s Tenth Annual Asian American Advocacy Day. The theme of this year’s event, which was held virtually, was #AAPIRising: The New South.   Asian American Advocacy Day highlighted the legislative advocacy of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and […]


LITHONIA, GA–Family and friends honored DeKalb County community activist John Evans on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 with a drive-through birthday celebration.  Evans turned 88 on Jan. 29. NAACP DeKalb President Teresa Hardy helped family members and others to coordinate the event, putting up banners and decorations under overcast skies and damp weather for the special […]


    ATLANTA – Members of the Rockdale County House Legislative Delegation will host a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, March 4, 6:30 – 8 p.m. via Zoom.   State Representatives Rhonda Taylor (D-Conyers), Regina Lewis-Ward (D-McDonough), Sharon Henderson (D-Covington), Doreen Carter (D-Lithonia) and Tom Kirby (R-Loganville) will discuss recent election legislation and give […]


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on March 2  unanimously approved a resolution asking the county’s delegation to the General Assembly to adjust the salary of the commission chair to match that of sheriffs of large jurisdictions.   The measure would change the chair’s salary from $74,266 to $136,011, the base salary of […]


DECATUR, GA—The  DeKalb County Board of Health has set its schedule to make up remaining Moderna second doses, affected by vaccine shipping delays in mid-February last week. For both vaccination sites, the former Sam’s Club, located at 2994 Turner Hill Rd., in Stonecrest, and the Doraville MARTA Station, located at 6000 New Peachtree Rd., in […]


The DeKalb County Police Department has arrested a 52-year-old DeKalb County School District librarian for possessing child pornography.   On March 1, Frank Rogers, who works at Wynbrooke Elementary School in Stone Mountain, was charged for Sexual Exloitation of Children. Rogers’ arrest comes after the DeKalb County Internet Crimes Against Children(ICAC) Unit received an anonymous […]

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