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CONYERS, GA—Conyers Police Department’s K9 Wick, handled by Officer Brandon DeCosse, has received a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Wick’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love- Trained to Serve- Loyal Always.” Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Hank Johnson, a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, unveiled the list of five projects included in the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act. The INVEST Act is a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that […]


Pictured left: Director Bettye Davis directs visitors at the Lou Walker Senior Center during a COVID-19 vaccination event on Jan. 13, 2021. Photo by Glenn L. Morgan/     STONECREST, GA—DeKalb County’s Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road Stonecrest, has earned the distinction as a Nationally Accredited Senior Center of Excellence by the National […]


  Company launches new video series answering questions about hurricane-related power outages   ATLANTA –– The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is here, and Georgia Power is encouraging its 2.6 million customers to prepare for an expected active Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, with the official June 1 start of […]


The DeKalb County Sanitation Division is currently experiencing yard trimmings collection delays for some residents in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Doraville, Dunwoody, and Tucker. On Saturday, June 5, residential collection teams will service households affected by this week’s collection delays. Residents are encouraged to keep their yard trimmings at the curb until servicing occurs. The Sanitation Division […]


DeKalb County replacing three I-285 Eastside bridges   ATLANTA—Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT )in April awarded 15 construction contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $65,061,289, officials announced today (May 24). A Design-Build project was awarded to Archer Western Construction, LLC  for the I-285 Eastside Bridges project in DeKalb County. Archer Western was selected from among four bidders and […]


ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has some good news for families who receive CAPS scholarship assistance in paying for childcare. Through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental   Appropriations Act (CRRSA), DECAL has received funds to help eligible Georgia families negatively impacted by the pandemic pay for childcare. DECAL will use […]


DECATUR, GA—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb County Branch announces the names of its newly-elected officers for the 2021-2022 Youth Council. The new youth officers are: Deymon Fleming, Jr., president; Khaliyah Reynolds, 1st vice president; Mekeala Watkins, 2nd vice president; Chastity Singleton, 3rd vice president; Trinyty Turner, secretary; Evelyn Raphael, […]

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