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Dekalb Woman goes to Prison for Elder Abuse

Monique Windley, age 28, of DeKalb County will serve three years in prison after being found guilty of elder exploitation, theft by taking and identity fraud committed against two patients under her care. She will be on probation for 12 years after serving the three years.

One of the victims suffered from dementia and the other was sick with cancer. Windley, a certified nurse assistant, had worked in a private DeKalb County assisted living facility. Windley stole more than $10,000 from the cancer victim and she even paid her utility bills out of the victim’s checking account.  As a condition of her sentence she is prohibited from working in any elder care facility and has to pay $11,350 in restitution.

Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County deputy chief assistant district attorney, was the prosecutor. Canavan heads the white collar crime/elder exploitation unit.   

During the sentencing on Oct.

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Gwinnett Going Green, perhaps.

Back in April 2009, Gwinnett County hired a consultant to analyze its electricity accounts and recommend ways to reduce the $22 million it was spending to power its offices, courtrooms, water and sewer systems, traffic and street lights, computers, sports fields, the jail, the prison and other County facilities.

Georgia’s Largest Public School Plans Back-to-School Outing at Stone Mountain

Atlanta, GA--  Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA), Georgia’s largest public school, plans to kick off their year with a back-to-school outing at Stone Mountain Park on Friday.  This event helps educate families interested in GCA about the benefits of an online public school education and an opportunity for those currently enrolled to meet up.

Date:                     Friday, October 1

Time:                     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location:              Stone Mountain Park

                           US Hwy 78 East (Exit 8)


The 2010 Legislative Community Cabinet & Breakfast Meeting is Saturday.Roy Barnes & others to Attend

Atlanta, GA--  On Saturday October 2nd from 9am to 11am, the Dekalb Legislative COmmunity Cabinet is inviting all of the Georgia Statewide Democratic Candidates to its annual breakfast to meet the residents and answer questions.

The Guest speakers will be, Mike Thurmond (US Senator), Roy Barnes (Governor), Carol Porter (Lieutenant Gov.), Georganna Sinkfield (Sec. of State), and Daryl Hicks (Labor Commissioner).

New Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church

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Vote Now for Atlanta's Cutest Dog

Atlanta, GA--  Because we find it almost impossible to resist a cute dog, we—with help from our friends at Pets in the Sity—asked our users to submit their favorite photos of their pets. We got a great response. In fact, 100 dogs are part of Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest 2010. ----READ MORE, Click Link.



Gwinnett County TOTY Finalists

Recently, the Gwinnett County School System announced the names of the 25 semifinalists for the 2011 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) honor. The group of 15 elementary, 5 middle, and 5 high school teachers was selected from an initial list of 123 local school Teachers of the Year who were nominated by their colleagues at their local schools.

The 2011 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year will be announced on Thursday, November 4. This years semi-finalists are, as followed:

2nd Chance Offender Re-entry Program in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant in the amount of $424,852 by the US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs for the 2nd Chance Offender Re-entry Program.

The 2nd Chance Act Prisoner Re-entry Initiative aids in the funding of local and state governments for projects that help with the transition from incarceration to dealing with other individuals in the workplace and other capacities once released from jail.

The funds from the grant will provide pre-release and case planning, mentoring, housing, education, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, services to enhance family reunification, job training and readiness, and post-release case management and supervision.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will be partnering with two non-profit organizations to help implement this program. They are STAND, Inc.