Decatur Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Decatur, GA.

Results 1 - 20 of 58 for "u:ocgnews.com" in Decatur, GA

  1. TURKEYS, TURKEYS, TURKEYSRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | On Common Ground News

    More than 400 turkeys were distributed to needy families in DeKalb County on Nov. 22 as a part of The Women in NAACP, DeKalb County Branch, and County Commissioner Larry Johnson's 2nd Annual Holiday Turkey Giveaway. The frozen turkeys were distributed in the parking lot at the Gallery at South DeKalb, where hundreds of families were wrapped around the lot by the time the sun came up.

    Comment?

  2. DeKalb's Snapfinger Elementary teacher inducted into Alabama A&M Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | On Common Ground News

    Snapfinger Elementary School's Karsten Edwards now joins some of his alma mater's most famous alumni including Olympic champion Dannette Young-Stone, four-time NFL Superbowler Howard Ballard and former NBA player Mickell Gladness in Alabama A&M University's Sports Hall of Fame. "It's been very humbling.

    Comment?

  3. Tree of Love kicks off with dozens signing on to help kids in needRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | On Common Ground News

    The spirit of giving was in the air as dozens of shoppers at the Gallery at South DeKalb added a needy child to their holiday list on Nov. 22 in Decatur. "Let's make a difference in our community.

    Comment?

  4. TURKEYS, TURKEYS, TURKEYSRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | On Common Ground News

    More than 400 turkeys were distributed to needy families in DeKalb County on Nov. 22 as a part of The Women in NAACP, DeKalb County Branch, and County Commissioner Larry Johnson's 2nd Annual Holiday Turkey Giveaway. The frozen turkeys were distributed in the parking lot at the Gallery at South DeKalb, where hundreds of families were wrapped around the lot by the time the sun came up.

    Comment?

  5. Crime Stoppers reward increased to $5,000Read the original story

    Monday Nov 17 | On Common Ground News

    DeKalb Police Detectives and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are asking the public for information on a homicide. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible.

    Comment?

  6. Early voting for District 1 Board of Commissioners special runoff begins Nov. 17Read the original story

    Monday Nov 17 | On Common Ground News

    Early voting for the District 1 Board of Commissioners Special Runoff Election begins today, Nov. 17, and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 26, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. County offices are closed Nov. 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Early Voting will only be held at the DeKalb County Voter Registration & Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.

    Comment?

  7. DeKalb sheriff asks GBI to review death of recruit after training exerciseRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 13 | On Common Ground News

    DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann said he has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigations to review the death of recruit George Ward, a 29-year-old who died of a heart attack following a training exercise last year. Mann said although he has not personally spoken with Ward's family, who are in the Virgin Islands, he said he is sorry for their loss.

    Comment?

  8. Residents pack DeKalb's Neighborhoods' Summit for free information, ideasRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 6 | On Common Ground News

    "Five Great Ways to Get Connected in Your Neighborhoods," "Working Together to Increase Property Values" and "Connecting with Our Teens" were just some of the many workshops residents from across the county attended at the 6th Annual DeKalb County Neighborhoods Summit. The Nov. 1 summit was held at Tucker High School and brought together guest speakers, county resources and free continental breakfast and snacks under one roof.

    Comment?

  9. Turnout brisk for General ElectionRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 4 | On Common Ground News

    The DeKalb County Board of Registration & Elections reports a brisk turnout in DeKalb County for the General and Nonpartisan Elections. One polling place will remain open after 7 this evening.

    Comment?

  10. DeKalb Neighborhoods Summit draws hundredsRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 2 | On Common Ground News

    DeKalb County's sixth annual neighborhood summit brought hundreds of residents together from across the county to get to know their neighbors better and learn ways to improve their communities. There were several free workshops and exhibits to provide information to residents on using social media, starting a neighborhood association and ways to make your neighborhood "go green," among other topics.

    Comment?

  11. Ellis' supporters urge D.A. not to retry the Ellis corruption caseRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | On Common Ground News

    A group of supporters, led by DeKalb County NAACP President John Evans, held a press conference today outside the county courthouse in downtown Decatur with one message for District Attorney Robert James: Don't retry the Burrell Ellis case. Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson declared a mistrial on Tuesday after the 12-woman jury could not reach a unanimous decision in the corruption case.

    Comment?

  12. DeKalb, Rockdale see steady trickle during first week of early votingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | On Common Ground News

    When early voting began on Oct. 13, many residents in DeKalb County said they thought it was a good decision to come to the polls early to make their voices heard. "I don't like being in long lines.

    Comment?

  13. DeKalb History Center's Civil War tour offers fascinating stories, documentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | On Common Ground News

    The DeKalb History Center, located in the historic DeKalb County courthouse in Decatur, is offering Civil War walking tours in downtown Decatur. The hour-long tour provides the early history of the county, effects of the war on the civilian population in DeKalb, the Atlanta campaign, and the Battle of Decatur.

    Comment?

  14. DeKalb Solicitor-General to host symposium to fight domestic violenceRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | On Common Ground News

    DeKalb County Solicitor-General Sherry Boston is inviting the public to attend her fourth annual community resource fair and symposium on domestic violence Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur. Co-sponsored by Verizon Wireless, the event entitled Building Bridges, Making Connections: Coordinating a Community Response to Domestic Violence will include a resource fair and free breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. followed by a program featuring a survivor, experts and community resources on domestic violence, including group discussions and videos.

    Comment?

  15. Democrats push "Fab 5" to buttress Carter, Nunn in battle for the topRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | On Common Ground News

    As the countdown for the Nov. 4 General Election draws near, Georgia's "Fabulous Five"-the slate of black women on the Democratic ticket running for statewide offices-are drawing national attention. Georgia has never had a black woman to hold a state office and national publications such as The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Essence magazine and BET online are taking note.

    Comment?

  16. DeKalb Ethics Board to hear cases against elected officials, county employeesRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | On Common Ground News

    The DeKalb County Ethics Board will hear several complaints and decide if it should move forward with investigations into allegations against members of the board of commissioners and several county employees. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., at the Clark Harrison Building, Conference Room A, 330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur.

    Comment?

  17. DeKalb extends free pet adoptionsRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | On Common Ground News

    Looking for a pet to call your own? DeKalb County Animal Services is extending its free adoption promotion with LifeLine Animal Project. Throughout October, LifeLine is offering the adoption of any dog, puppy, cat or kitten free of charge.

    Comment?

  18. D.I.V.A. women's conference celebrates 10 yearsRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | On Common Ground News

    Uplifting music and dance will be featured at the "Called to Be a D.I.V.A. Women's Empowerment Conference," which will be held this month at Worshippers Interceding For Excellence Church, 266 Robin Street, downtown Decatur. The tenth annual Divine, Inspirational, Victorious, Anointed conference takes place on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct.18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be served on Saturday.

    Comment?

  19. South DeKalb YMCA, DeKalb unable to reach dealRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | On Common Ground News

    South DeKalb YMCA officials say they will not pursue a public-private partnership with DeKalb County, a proposal DeKalb District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson had touted as a health benefit to an underserved population in South DeKalb. The plan called for the county to buy the Y for $5 million, using voter-approved green space bonds, and then lease the facility back to the YMCA through the DeKalb County Development Authority for $1 per year over the next 50 years.

    Comment?

  20. Lego Day brings fun and "master builders" to DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | On Common Ground News

    Jonah Kolesky spent his 10th birthday doing what he loves: building Lego creations at the DeKalb County Public Library's central location in Decatur. The Sept.

    Comment?

Decatur Job Listings
View or post Decatur job listings on Topix.
Decatur Real Estate
News, listings, and foreclosures in Decatur from Topix.
Decatur Mortgages
Find mortgage rates in Decatur on Topix.