STONE MOUNTAIN – The state board that oversees Stone Mountain Park voted Monday to tone down its Confederate imagery but stay in keeping with a state law prohibiting the removal of historic monuments from public property.
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Proposals to add historical context around the Confederate carving at Stone Mountain are set to face a vote Monday amid calls to remove the controversial monument and backlash from its supporters.
Rowland Elementary School in Stone Mountain is one of eight schools across the state to receive a grant from Georgia United Foundation School Crashers program.
Walter Hickman won’t attend this weekend’s Cologuard Classic pro-am golf tournament on the PGA’s Champions Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’ll be there in spirit.
Dravion Sanchez Ware, who shot a woman in the back at point-blank range as she trembled on the floor during one of his robberies, has been sentenced to life in federal prison for the robberies of nine Asian owned-and-operated businesses in metro Atlanta.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has issued a felony murder warrant for the arrest of 32-year-old Michael Blair Stewart.
It was bill-wrangling season in the state legislature, and Gov. Brian Kemp was visiting Germany to talk economic ties when word came that the virus spreading from China into Europe could pose a serious threat for Georgia.
Standing on solid ground and watching a C-130 aircraft fly overhead, those big planes look downright docile. Gliding between the clouds, they buzz along like great majestic birds gently cruising the skies. About the only thing that suggest otherwise is the racket it makes. Ah, you’re reminde…
Gov. Brian Kemp held a prayer service at the Georgia Capitol on Monday morning as restaurants were given the green light to reopen amid ongoing concerns over coronavirus.
The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Guild of Atlanta, a fundraising arm of the eponymous school in the north Georgia mountains, recently hosted a meet-and-greet luncheon at the Smoke Rise Country Club in Stone Mountain to introduce Jeff Miles, the school’s new head of school, and his wife Kiana. Jeff Mi…
Five DeKalb men have been sentenced for their roles in an Indian based call center fraud scheme that victimized thousands in the United States resulting in over $3.7 million in losses.
DeKalb County police are hoping media exposure can help solve the cold cases of two women brutally murdered in DeKalb County.
More than 20 nonprofits, businesses and national chains are coming together to celebrate the season and host the biggest toy giveaway in DeKalb County.
A shelter for kids in transition to a permanent home previously approved by the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals will head to the City Council after a nearby business owner appealed the 4-2 decision.
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and its owner, Jamestown Properties, recently received the 2019 Outstanding Urban Arboriculture Grand Award from the Georgia Tree Council at its 2019 Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards Program at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain. …
Winter is coming early at Georgia’s most visited attraction. Stone Mountain Park is recruiting seasonal and full-time employees for the region’s popular events including Snow Mountain and Stone Mountain Christmas which opens Nov. 16. All applications must be completed online, with training b…
Murder suspect Richard Merritt’s 15-year prison sentence in Cobb County will be doubled, given his escape from authorities and subsequent eight-month manhunt, the Cobb District Attorney says.
DeKalb County School District parents will have the opportunity to earn their General Education Diploma (GED) through a free program.
A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Georgia has returned a three-count indictment against a former commissioner in DeKalb County, Georgia, for extorting bribe payments from a DeKalb County subcontractor. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Cr…
A Smyrna woman was among three individuals arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after agents seized almost 98 pounds of marijuana and THC vape pens at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to a GBI news release.
A Stone Mountain man was arrested and later released from the Cobb jail after police say he pointed a handgun at two women in another vehicle as he sped to see his wife in labor.
SMYRNA — The small congregation at Deaf Baptist Church lifted their voices and hands in praise as the worship music started. Even if they couldn’t hear themselves sing, many could feel the heavy bass notes vibrate through their feet as their hands shouted the lyrics.
Joyce Alice Parks, age 86, of Smyrna passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Carmichael Funeral Home Chapel in Smyrna. Interment will be in Georgia Memorial Park in Marietta. Mrs. Parks was a Homemaker and a member of Smyrna First Bap…
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information on the disbarred Smyrna attorney accused of fatally stabbing his 77-year-old mother after he missed a deadline date to surrender to authorities and begin his jail sentence.
Legislation filed this week with the backing of state Rep. Teri Anulewicz, D-Smyrna, looks to eliminate protections for Confederate monuments in public places.
A disbarred Smyrna attorney sentenced to 15 years for defrauding clients out of their settlement checks is on the run after police say he stabbed his 77-year-old mother to death.
Children of all ages can enjoy seeing Santa Claus take flight at Stone Mountain Park’s newest holiday attraction. The state’s most visited attraction is now a top destination for viewing Santa Claus, with opportunities both on the ground and in the air. Stone Mountain Park Christmas has a ne…
A brand new $7.8 million state-of-the-art senior center in Districts 4 and 7 is a step closer to reality, after a 5-2 vote on Nov. 13 by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners.
Comedian Chelsea Handler descended on the Marietta Confederate Cemetery on Friday morning to interview locals, raising concern from at least one Marietta City Council member.
A man considered to be a suspect in a Stone Mountain murder in March of this year has been arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit.
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