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Dekalb Police and Blue Bell Ice Cream team up to make suprise visits during National Night Out

Dekalb Police and Blue Bell Ice Cream team up to make suprise visits during National Night Out

Dekalb --  Keep an eye out for dozens of police officers going into neighborhoods throughout DeKalb County bearing sweet treats on National Night Out.  Blue Bell Creameries and the DeKalb County Police Department have joined forces to supply cool, delicious Blue Bell Ice Cream treats to communities throughout the county celebrating National Night Out.

During National Night Out, residents throughout DeKalb County and across the nation are asked to lock their doors and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police, city officials, and firefighters.  Blue Bell Creameries is a proud community sponsor for this positive, national family focused event. 

WHEN:                Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

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DeKalb County celebrates Exchange Park Recreation Center Grand Opening

DeKalb County celebrates Exchange Park Recreation Center Grand Opening

DECATURDeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis along with the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, State Rep. Howard Mosby and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs celebrated the official grand opening of Exchange Park Recreation Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 25. The new facility will offer programs that enhance intergenerational activities, including specific programs that feature a youth and senior connection in addition to program offerings for children, teens, adults, families and seniors.

The official grand opening ceremony marked the completion of the 31,000-square-foot recreation center. The county broke ground on the $6.3 million recreation center in May 2010 and the project was funded by the 2006 Park Bond program.

Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club getting ready to ride for one of their own.

Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club getting ready to ride for one of their own.

AUGUST 27th GET READY TO RIDE!!! 

The Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club is sponsoring and organizing this event for a fallen fellow friend and colleague who lost his battle with cancer May 28th, 2011.  He was a fomer MP, former Roswell Ga. Police Officer, and current Senior Federal Air Marshal.   The 1st Annual  BILL FITZGERALD MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE will start at 10am on Saturday August 27 at Six Ways 2 Sunday 1815 Hwy 138 Conyers, Ga.   Kickstands up at 11:30am  This is a Police escorted ride.  $20 per Bike, $30 Two Up
All proceeds will benefit the Fitzgerald Family.  

The ride will approximately be just over 100 miles round trip. North on Hwy. 138 to east bound I-20.  East on I-20 to exit 130 (Just past Lake Oconee).

DECATUR: Habitat DeKalb rebuilds after tool theft in May

DECATUR: Habitat DeKalb rebuilds after tool theft in May

DECATUR. Ga. -- Two months after thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of tools, Habitat for Humanity DeKalb held a special house dedication on Saturday morning.

"This key gets you in the front door, and I'm delighted to pass it on to you," said Habitat House Leader Michael Culver as he handed the house key to new homeowner Amanda Chapman. "Congratulations."

For the first time in years, Chapman will have her own room, and her six-year-old son will have room to run.

"This has been a dream come true, and I want to thank everyone," Chapman said. 

Chapman's new home was a foreclosure that was completely renovated, despite a huge setback two months ago.

Three different times, thieves broke into the storage units where Habitat DeKalb kept its tools.

Win a 55" TV from 11Alive and DealChicken

Win a 55" TV from 11Alive and DealChicken

ATLANTA -- 11Alive is busy preparing for the launch of DealChicken, which provides users with the very best deals in cities all across the U.S.

Now, to help our viewers share in our excitement, we are giving away a 55" LCD television to one lucky winner in our DealChicken sweepstakes.

To enter, simply "like" 11Alive on Facebook and click on the DealChicken TV Giveaway link (on the left-hand side of the page, under the photo of Chesley).

Good luck, and don't forget to register for DealChicken!

Saturday, July 23rd, Southern Women Matter! Engagement for Action Townhall Event

Saturday, July 23rd, Southern Women Matter! Engagement for Action Townhall Event

The Decatur/DeKalb Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), in partnership with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, will host a community dialogue focused on advancing HIV Policy and Prevention for women in observance of National Clinicians HIV AIDS Testing Day on Saturday July 23, 2011 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Emory University School of Medicine (Faculty Office Building; 49 Jessie Hill Jr.

IT DOESN’T TAKE BIG BUCKS TO GIVE BACK IN A BIG WAY - Spend Your Summer with Bert’s Big Adventure

IT DOESN’T TAKE BIG BUCKS TO GIVE BACK IN A BIG WAY - Spend Your Summer with Bert’s Big Adventure

Bert's Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to allow children with a chronic or terminal illness ages 5 to 12 years of age that prove financial need and live in The Bert Show’s Atlanta radio listening area (WWWQ-FM/99.7), to experience a magical 5 day adventure with their families at Walt Disney World®.

Now that summer is now in session and in addition to bringing warm weather, the new season has brought about a host of philanthropic events, all benefiting one of Atlanta’s favorite organizations: Bert’s Big Adventure. With different events throughout the summer, there’s sure to be something to fit your style and schedule.

Saturday, July 16 Charity

Car Show at Tires Plus, Hamilton Mill | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Free for spectators | 3225 Sardis Church Road, Buford, GA 30519 Have a cool ride you want to show off? Bring it to the Tires Plus Total Car Care Hamilton Mill in Buford Charity Car Show event on July 16 from 10 a.m.