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Mar 7, 2013 at 8:54 AM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga -- Given the tumultuous state of Georgia's third largest school system, some might ask why anyone would want to be on the DeKalb County School Board.

The answer is 403 people.

That's right,...
Mar 7, 2013 at 3:02 PM

The storylines are plentiful for five DeKalb County high school basketball teams representing three schools as they play for state titles in Macon on Thursday and Friday.

The quest for state titles begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the...
Mar 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Georgia Board of Education member Kenneth Mason admits he's a bit "overwhelmed".

As of Monday afternoon, 150 people had applied for six vacant seats on the DeKalb County School Board and the deadline for more...
Mar 5, 2013 at 7:04 AM

DECATUR, Ga. -- A federal court judge ruled Monday afternoon that he does not have jurisdiction over the suit brought by members of the DeKalb County School Board.

They sued the state board of education and Gov. Nathan Deal over the...
Mar 4, 2013 at 1:46 PM
A federal court judge says he does not have jurisdiction over the suit brought by members of the DeKalb County School Board against Gov. Nathan Deal over the removal of six school board members.
Mar 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - While the reputation of the DeKalb County school system has taken a major hit in recent months, a teacher at Henderson Middle School is providing a beacon of hope.

On the very day that members of DeKalb's school...
Mar 1, 2013 at 5:55 PM

ATLANTA, Ga. -- A federal judge in Atlanta promised Friday to rule quickly on whether Georgia's governor has the constitutional authority to remove elected school board members from office.

The DeKalb County School Board is suing the...
Mar 1, 2013 at 10:13 AM

ATLANTA -- A federal court will hear arguments today on whether Governor Deal can remove DeKalb school board members from office.

RELATED | NAACP accuses Governor of racism over DeKalb School Board suspensions

The Governor...
Mar 1, 2013 at 5:44 AM

ATLANTA -- The issue of race has been simmering just beneath the surface of the DeKalb School Board controversy.

On Thursday, Georgia's NAACP, other civil rights activists and some African-American state legislators made it official....
Feb 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Civil rights activists and some black lawmakers accuse Republican Governor Nathan Deal of trying to get rid of African-American office holders.
Feb 27, 2013 at 2:54 PM

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced a panel tasked with replacing suspended DeKalb County School Board members is accepting applications.

MORE | Continuing coverage of DeKalb school issues
In a statement Wednesday,...
Feb 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday he'll remove six of the nine members of the DeKalb County School Board, but a federal court order now has to be addressed.

Deal said in a news conference that he was naming six persons to...
Feb 25, 2013 at 2:18 PM

DECATUR, Ga. -- A former Cedar Grove Middle School Secretary was sentenced to 30 years on Monday, on 21 felony charges.

Bobbie Ward was found guilty of crimes committed against six elderly and disabled adults over a five-year period....
Feb 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM

ATLANTA -- After a 14 hour deliberation, the Georgia State Board of Education voted, unanimously, to recommended that Governor Deal suspend 6 of the 9 board members on the DeKalb County School Board. 

The DeKalb County School board...
Feb 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

DECATUR, Ga. -- The DeKalb County School Board elected Dr. Melvin Johnson as chairperson of the embattled school board on Wednesday afternoon during an executive session. 

Before being named chairman, Johnson, a retired DeKalb County...