Latin American Association’s 42 years of ‘tireless work’ for Hispanic community

Stepping into the Latin American Association’s spacious two-story atrium, visitors are greeted by an array of colorful artwork and posters glowing in the sunlight streaming through the large glass-enclosed entryway. During a recent tour of the headquarters, LAA CEO Santigo Marquez detailed the multi-faceted approach the LAA takes to meet the needs of a population […]

DeKalb Fire Chief Named Georgia Chief of the Year

DeKalb County Fire Chief Darnell Fullum has been named 2023 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, the group of the state’s chiefs with the goal of improving fire service Georgia residents. “I share this honor with the brave and dedicated men and women of DeKalb County Fire Rescue who […]

Importance of Digitizing DeKalb Records Documenting Sale and Purchase of Enslaved Persons

DeKalb County Commission Presiding Officer and District 1 Commissioner Robert Patrick is proud to contribute to DeKalb County Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry’s initiative to create an online database documenting the sale and purchase of enslaved persons in DeKalb County. “In recognition of DeKalb’s 200th anniversary, I’m honored that my office can contribute to this […]

What voters need to know about the SPLOST II vote in DeKalb County on Nov. 7, 2023

DeKalb County SPLOST

In 2017, an overwhelming 71% of DeKalb County voters approved the county’s first Special Option Local Sales Tax (SPLOST), adding a penny sales tax to fund public safety and capital improvements. The penny tax has is expected to generate $636 million for the county and its cities by the time it expires in 2024.  Those […]

Demolition ceremony makes way for new fire station in Tucker

Tucker, GA — City of Tucker and DeKalb County officials gathered on July 28 to kick off demolition of a former Department of Public Health building at 4329 Cowan Road to make way for a new Fire Station No. 5. The new facility will cost $8.2 million and will be the second of five new […]