DECATUR, GA–On Tuesday, Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson and the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners’ Chief of Staff, Kwasi Obeng, presented an Honorary Citizen Award to the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellows, Ruth Arreygang Abunaw Besong (Cameroon) and Menfret Melk (Namibia). The Mandela Washington Fellowship was founded by President Barack Obama…
DECATUR, GA– Efforts to improve water service capacity throughout DeKalb County continue on Saturday, Aug. 20, with the launch of the Wawona Drive Emergency Water Line Replacement Project. Crews will replace 20 linear feet of failing water line with new 16-inch-diameter coated steel pipe near Buford Highway. This overnight…
ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA–Despite public outcry at three separate public hearings, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved an 18.69 percent millage rate increase on Aug. 12. Commissioner Doreen Williams defended the increase from 16.69 percent, saying the additional 2 mill was needed to build a new courthouse. Said Williams:…
DECATUR, GA— Today, DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond announced a 6.5-percent starting salary increase for all sworn police officers, making them the highest paid among large local governments in the state. “Protecting the lives and well-being of our residents and businesses is our top priority,” CEO Thurmond said. “Our Keep…
Rockdale County’s Mary Ingram celebrates 101 years
Family members flocked to Rockdale County on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 to celebrate Mary Ingram on her 101 birthday. The Rockdale County resident was wearing a pretty floral dress and a crown. She welcomed grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and thanked all of her family and friends who came out to wish her a happy birthday.
Rockdale County resident Mary Ingram turns 101, Aug. 6, 2022
Photos/Video By Mackenzie N. Morgan
New Birth’s mega Back-to-School Shoe Giveaway, Aug. 13, 2022
Videographer/photographer Glenn L. Morgan captures New Birth’s Senior Pastor, Jamal Bryant, congregation volunteers and community leaders as they celebrated the start of the 2022-23 school year with a huge shoe giveaway for local families.
For more on the story and photos: https://ocgnews.com/new-birth-distributes-3000-pairs-of-new-shoes-to-families-at-2022-back-to-school-bash/