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  The Youth Farm will feature a country store, hen house, 275-seat amphitheater, DeKalb’s largest wheelchair-accessible swimming pool, entrepreneurship training and more    DeKalb County District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson has unveiled a comprehensive plan for the development of a $1.4 million state-of-the-art youth farm. The Education, Market, Botanicals, Agriculture, and Recreational Center (E.M.B.A.R.C.) Community […]


    STONE MOUNTAIN—DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the District 4 community and senior center at 4885 Elam Road in Stone Mountain on Thursday, April 15,10 a.m.   “I am pleased with the progress that is being made on the soon-to-come community and senior center and I am thrilled […]


  Initiative touts urban growers, green education for students, local green jobs DEKALB COUNTY, GA—DeKalb County’s Super District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry is expanding his big, green idea: He wants to transform public spaces in DeKalb County into urban landscapes offering edible native plant species, and fresh produce that is harvested by local urban growers […]


    STONECREST– New staff members of the City of Stonecrest were introduced at the April 12 City Council work session. Jacobs, which provides staffing and oversight of the city’s personnel, had announced sweeping changes in an April 9 news release, which included a short description of the new members’ educational and work backgrounds. The […]


ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA – County property owners will see their stormwater fees on their property tax bills, instead of receiving a separate bill from the Stormwater Management Department beginning this year. Residents will see the fee on the property assessment notices, which are mailed in April and give an estimate of what will be due in November.    […]


Conyers Council member Connie Alsobrook CONYERS, GA—District 2 City Council member Connie Alsobrook is offering ID copies to the elderly, disabled and others who live in her district who plan to vote by absentee ballot. The service is free. Alsobrook’s initiative is in response to SB 202, the controversial bill that was signed into law […]


Heavily-trafficked roadways in South DeKalb to be targeted   DECATUR, GA –This weekend, DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson will launch her annual litter initiative in which volunteers will clean up several stretches of heavily-trafficked roadways.   The DeKalb County District 7 Corridor Cleanup Initiative will kick off Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m., and will focus […]

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