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Dekalb County Schools Designate January 2011 as Bullying Awareness Month

Dekalb County Schools Designate January 2011 as Bullying Awareness Month

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Cohn&Wolfe)  

The DeKalb County School System will on Jan. 3, 2011, join parents, students and community leaders to launch “Bullying Awareness Month,” a 30-day campaign to highlight the DeKalb County School System’s enhanced policy aimed at reducing incidents of bullying. During the Jan.

Coach K In Town Checking Out Miller Grove Star Center.

Coach K In Town Checking Out Miller Grove Star Center.

   At 6'9 and 274-pounds, Miller Grove High School's Tony Parker would be a stand-out even if he wasn't a stand-out.

   Just a junior, he's currently Number 15 among ESPN's top basketball recruits for 2012.

   "He plays an up-tempo style game now," said Miller Grove Coach Sharman White.  "He plays like he's on a college level now.  He still has a lot to learn but can do some of things that can contribute to a college program right away."

Local man holds tune on TV

Local man holds tune on TV

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA-- Can you hold a tune?  Better yet, think you could do it on TV?  A Stone Mountain man can, and now he's wowing the audience on the new NBC reality competition "The Sing Off."

Therry Thomas is a member of the group "Committed." Like the other contestants, they sing a cappella - no instruments allowed. Thomas' family and friends watched the competition at a special viewing party Wednesday night.

Sanitary Spill in Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain, GA-- (submitted by Dept. of Watershed) 

Please be advised of the sanitary sewer spill at:

  • 4301 Hambrick Way, Stone Mountain 30083

 

DeKalb County, Ga. Deputy shot; Arrest made

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A DeKalb County sheriff's deputy is reported in stable condition after being shot while serving a warrant.  Sheriff Thomas Brown says the deputy, Cpl. Gary Freeman, was attempting to serve an arrest warrant to 36-year-old Joshua Matthew Waller Sunday evening.

Brown says Waller is accused of simple battery against a neighbor.  The sheriff says Waller opened the front door and shot Freeman  in the forearm. He says another deputy returned fire, hitting Waller in the shoulder.  Freeman, a 13-year veteran with the sheriff's office, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.  Brown says Waller barricaded himself inside his condominium but surrendered when he came out and asked for a cigarette. He was then transported to a hospital.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Last Day for United Way's Online Auction with special VIP Gifts

Last Day for United Way's Online Auction with special VIP Gifts

Atlanta, GA--  Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta is sponsoring “Gift Back: An Online Auction” for the first time.  Dozens of items and packages will be available for bids from Nov. 26 through Dec. 6, 2010, by logging on to unitedwayatlanta.org.

Anyone wishing to nab one or more of the wonderful items, donated by local and national organizations, should bid and bid often to increase their chances of winning. Once bidding ends Dec. 6 at midnight, those with winning bids will be contacted by a United Way representative.

This is a public auction.  Funds will go toward reaching the United Way 2010 fundraising goal of $80.2 million. Some of the items available for bids include a trip to Super Bowl, tickets to the Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Cancun getaway, a night with the Atlanta Braves, artwork, collectibles, airline tickets, Olympics paraphernalia and much, much more.

Early/Advance Voting for the General Runoff Election in Dekalb County Ends 11/24

Atlanta, GA-- Early Voting has just begun in Dekalb County for the General Runoff Election.  Early Voting will last from 11/17 to 11/24 at 4380 Memorial Dr. in Decatur, only. 

The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with no Saturday voting.

Further, there will be no satellite Advance Voting locations.

The Runoff Election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 30.