Lucious Sanders: A Lithonia Leader
Feb 12, 2021
Lucious Sanders: A Lithonia Leader

A veteran, civil rights activist, and community organizer, Lucious Sanders made an impact on the City of Lithonia and contributed to national change. After serving in the military in WWII, he...

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The Story of the Bruce Street School
Feb 3, 2021
The Story of the Bruce Street School

Did you know that you can see the remnants of DeKalb County’s first public school for Black students in Lithonia, Georgia? Located on Bruce Street, the ruins of the Bruce Street School (also...

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Preservation in Progress at the Lyon Farm
Jan 21, 2021
Preservation in Progress at the Lyon Farm

Photo by Kelly Jordan. At the Lyon Farm, construction is moving quickly as workers continue with efforts to conserve DeKalb County’s oldest homestead. Phase II of the Lyon historic preservation...

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Bruce Street Surveys: Almost There!
Dec 1, 2020
Bruce Street Surveys: Almost There!

Will you help us shape the future of the Bruce Street School? Built through a grassroots community effort, the Bruce Street School was the first African-American public school in DeKalb County....

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Discover Panola Mountain State Park
Nov 23, 2020
Discover Panola Mountain State Park

Panola Mountain State Park is one of the key green spaces within the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and is an essential part of Georgia’s natural history. In fact, Panola Mountain...

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Join the Junior Ranger Ramble
Oct 13, 2020
Join the Junior Ranger Ramble

We are in the thick of Junior Ranger Ramble – and there’s still plenty more to explore! Lasting six weeks, this free, self-guided program walks participants through the natural and...

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Preserving the Bruce Street School
Sep 8, 2020
Preserving the Bruce Street School

The historic Bruce Street School ruins, the remnants of DeKalb County’s first public school for Black students, are undergoing a major renovation that will protect this important site for future...

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Daisy Days: Coming Soon!
Aug 12, 2020
Daisy Days: Coming Soon!

Photo: Phil Varney The daisies are blooming on Metro Atlanta’s granite giants – Arabia, Panola and Stone Mountains all harbor these beautiful flowers every fall, and this year is no...

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From B. B. King to Beauty Queens
Jul 2, 2020
From B. B. King to Beauty Queens

At a dirt-floored dance hall far from the bustling streets of Atlanta, people raced, reveled and made merry. This place was the Lithonia Speedway and the accompanying Country Club, tucked into the...

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