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CEO Ellis Attends In-Home Neighborhood Meetings

CEO Ellis Attends In-Home Neighborhood Meetings

DECATUR - DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis will continue his series of in-home neighborhood meetings to discuss and receive feedback on the proposed 2011 executive budget recommendation and related county matters.

The meetings will be at the following locations:

 

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 from noon to 2 p.m.

Lou Walker Senior Center

2538 Panola Road, Lithonia

 

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hosted by Monica Manns and Raymond Hall

2306 Crest Knoll Circle, Decatur

 

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 from 7 p.m.

Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton hosts 2nd Budget Town Hall for District 4 Residents

Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton hosts 2nd Budget Town Hall for District 4 Residents

Stone Mountain, GA--  Its all about the Ecomony these days in local and national poilitcs.  

DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton is encouraging residents of District 4 to attend the Budget Town Hall meetings on Thursday, January 27, 2011.  The meeting will take place at the Stone Mountain Art Station, located at 5384 Manor Drive, Historic Stone Mountain Village, GA 30083 at 7:00 p.m.   Residents will have a chance to voice their opinion on the 2011 DeKalb County budget.  

Dekalb CEO will attend In-Home Neighborhood Meetings

Dekalb CEO will attend In-Home Neighborhood Meetings

Dekalb County, GA--  In an attempt to get even further in the public and to find out exactly what the local neighborhoods and residents are concerned about, the Dekalb CEO will be attending in-home neighborhood meetings during the month of January.  The focus of Mr. Ellis' visits is to discuss and receive feedback on the proposed 2011 executive budget recommendation and related county matters. 

“I know that residents have questions to ask and priorities to voice,” said CEO Ellis.  “I want to hear what the people have to say”.

The remaining meetings will be at the following locations:

DeKalb County Appoints new Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director

DeKalb County Appoints new Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director

DECATUR – DeKalb County has named appointments to fill vacancies in two county departments. Joel Gottlieb was named Chief Financial Officer and Benita Ransom was named Director of Human Resources.

Gottlieb has extensive experience in the finance field as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Queens College, a master’s in Public Administration from Ohio State University and a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Ohio State University. He has also served as Assistant Director of Finance for DeKalb County since 1996 and most recently as Interim Chief Financial Officer for the county.

Ransom has extensive experience in the human resources field as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Fisk University and a master’s in Business Administration (Management) from Boston University.

Dekalb NAACP Holds 9th MLK Day Parade and Rally in Downtown Stone Mountain

Dekalb NAACP Holds 9th MLK Day Parade and Rally in Downtown Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain, GA--  (submitted by NAACP of Dekalb County) Join us as we pay homage to one of the World's Greatest Leaders and Heroes.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King devoted his Life to Love, Peace, Non-violence, Civil Rights and Human Rights For All Mankind.

The DeKalb NAACP 2011 Ninth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Rally Monday, January 17, 2011, 12:30 pm

Downtown Stone Mountain

Starting point - Fourth Street in the MARTA parking lot

Rally:  Champion Theme Middle School Gymnasium

            5265 Mimosa Drive

            Stone Mountain, Georgia  30083

 

Sarah Copelin-Wood

Chairperson, DeKalb MLK Parade and Rally Committee

404 371-1490

My 1st Time Being Snowed in

My 1st Time Being Snowed in

Conyers, GA--  Snowed in… for the first time!

For the past three days, we have been receiving some extreme winter weather in the south.  Not only was there heavy snowfall, but the roads were covered with ice and slush that made for some dangerous driving conditions. 

Since I just moved here, I am unfamiliar with what is considered “normal” weather for this time of year. 

Not only did I get a bit more work done, but I was quite happy wearing my jammies all day while I was sipping hot tea and sitting under a big, heavy quilt.

Check out these massive icicles that were on a tree in my front yard....Read the Article at MommyReporter.com

Gwinnett County Officials give a County Update

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett County Government)

This has been one of the more significant snow and ice events Gwinnett has experienced in many years in terms of volume of snow and ice on the roads in combination with below-freezing temperatures. Despite the colder temperatures expected over the next few days, the sun, low humidity, and wind are expected to help accelerate the natural evaporation and melting process.

The Gwinnett County Department of Transportation has been responding to weather-related road conditions since the winter storm hit metropolitan Atlanta on Sunday evening. The department has been primarily cooperating with and assisting the County's emergency personnel and crews, which have responded to icy conditions on major thoroughfares and collector streets.