DeKalb County

[Stonecrest, GA] A donation from New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has wiped out the debt of more than 1,200 south DeKalb residents thanks to a partnership with RIP Medical Debt, a New York-based nonprofit organization. Senior Pastor Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant directed the relief efforts to individuals residing in the 30038 zip code, which includes […]

According to Fox5 ATL,Xavier Sanders, a Dekalb County math teacher at Bethune Middle, was arrested November 28 after police found him at a park with a 13-year-old girl in August. Police said the two were found inside a vehicle and looked “suspicious.” Sanders was expected to appear at a tribunal hearing Thursday morning at the DeKalb County School Board headquarters to make […]

According to WSB-TV four out of five schools in Dekalb County tested positive for lead presence in their drinking water. To prevent children from being further exposed, the schools have shut off water to the fountains that tested positive. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Dr. Laura S Neely, school principal, and the superintendent jumped into action at […]

An officer in DeKalb County in the state of Georgia has been indicted on murder charges connected with a 2015 shooting. DeKalb County Officer Robert Olsen shot and killed Air Force veteran Anthony Hill in March of that year, who was reportedly naked and unarmed at the time of the shooting. The grand jury overseeing […]

K.D. Bowe spoke with Dekalb County CEO Lee May about the recent spending controversy and how he is taking action to improve the operations of the county. In his own words, he reveals what the expensive investigation was about and why it was done,  and he also confirms whether or not he will be resigning. […]

A Georgia man upset with his beard trimming, was stabbed with a straight razor by the barber who performed the cut last Wednesday. Carl Gilbert turned…

15-year-old DeKalb teenager, Anthony Stokes, is being denied a heart transplant from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston because of a “history of non-compliance.” According to family members, Stokes does not qualify for a heart transplant because of his low grades and run-ins with the law. “They said they don’t have any evidence that he […]

Deputies in DeKalb County have come under fire after a family posted video online of officers raiding their Ellenwood home. DeKalb County Sheriff Tom Brown told the AJC that said he understands why his deputies were frustrated when serving a warrant last month, however they will be disciplined for their over-aggressive actions and abusive language. […]

    “Do You Know A Community Hero?” Nomination deadline for 2013 awards is Thursday, March 14   DECATUR – DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is seeking nominations for the 2013 CEO’s Community Hero Awards. The event, presented by The Champion Newspaper and DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, honors individuals and organizations that have made […]

Ten metro Atlanta law officers have been arrested on corruption charges in a federal investigation that alleges the officers facilitated drug deals for a street gang. An FBI SWAT team arrested the officers on Tuesday for taking payoffs to protect cocaine deals taking place in shopping centers and school parking lots, the AJC reports. Some […]

The two men shot and killed in a church parking lot outside a Stone Mountain funeral were apparently also the gunmen who were shooting at each other. DeKalb County police told FOX 5 News that the two men were involved in a fight in the parking lot which ended up in a shootout after the […]

DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead and four injured outside a funeral in Stone Mountain. The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Victory for the World Church on North Hairston Road. Police have detained three people in the shooting. The funeral was being held for Ryan Guider, […]