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    ATLANTA– Managing through waves of high winds, snow and freezing rain, thousands of Georgia Power workers are restoring power for customers Sunday( Jan. 16) as Winter Storm Izzy continues through the state.

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January 11, 2022

  DECATUR, GA—On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners elected District 1 Commissioner Robert Patrick as the 2022 presiding officer and District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis-Johnson as deputy presiding officer. Commissioner Patrick will lead the seven-member board over the next two years. “I am deeply honored by my colleagues vote of confidence […]

January 11, 2022

  DECATUR, GA– DeKalb County will commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a weekend marked with a food distribution, COVID-19 test distribution, prayer and a parade. “The Board of Commissioners and I have proclaimed this King Holiday weekend as a time for Prayer, Healing and Restoration,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael […]

January 11, 2022

  DECATUR, GA– In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will be based on a revised collection schedule as follows: Monday, Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed. No sanitation service. Tuesday, Jan. 18 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day […]

January 10, 2022

DECATUR, GA—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb County Branch will host the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., (MLK Jr.) Parade on Monday, Jan. 17, 2 at 12 noon. The parade line up starts at 10 a.m. at Green Pastures Christian Ministries, 5455 Flat Shoals Pkwy., Decatur, and ends at […]

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November 8, 2021

    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School District(DCSD) officials will hold a press conference on Monday, Nov. 8, to announce the roll out of a comprehensive master plan outlining district-wide school and infrastructure improvements to be funded by the recently approved E-SPLOST (Education- Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax). The news conference will […]

November 1, 2021

    CONYERS, GA–Barksdale Elementary’s youngest will be riding on two wheels in no time, thanks to a generous donation from Progressive IMS Outdoors, the nation’s largest motorcycle event, and the nonprofit All Kids Bike. The donation to the Barksdale Elementary School (BES) PE class, worth $5,000, includes 24 Strider bicycles, 24 helmets, an adult […]

October 26, 2021

    ATLANTA—– The Georgia Department of Early Learning (DECAL) has announced eight childcare centers awarded the state’s inaugural Quality Rated Language and Literacy Endorsements.  The list includes four local centers:Minnie Howell Child Development Center, Atlanta; Discovery Point #61, Conyers;Giselle Learning Academy, Clarkston; and The Learning Station, Ellenwood.    Others on the list include: Kid’s […]


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