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  • DeKalb pushes COVID vax, offers second round of $50 debit cards to urge residents to get shots
    DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County residents will have another chance to get the COVID vaccination—and receive a $50 pre-paid debit card for doing so


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July 29, 2021

          ATLANTA – State Rep. Angela Moore (D-Decatur) will celebrate Morris Brown College’s journey to accreditation at her monthly “Breakfast with my Rep.” town hall on Saturday, July 31. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Panola Mountain State Park’s Alexander Lake Pavilion in Stockbridge. To RSVP […]

July 29, 2021

            Free backpacks will be provided at the July 31 event      DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County residents will have another chance to get the COVID vaccination—and receive a $50 pre-paid debit card for doing so. DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond is offering the incentives for the second time this month on […]

July 29, 2021

        The Rockdale County Tax Commissioner’s Office is re-opening today after it was shut down this week following a report of an employee’s possible exposure to COVID during the week of July 19. Tax Commissioner Tisa Smart Washington said the office, which has been closed since Monday, July 26, underwent a thorough […]

July 29, 2021

CONYERS, GA–Rockdale County Post 2 Commissioner Doreen Williams is joining Helping Hands Outreach Clinic for the Healthy By Choice event to provide vaccines, blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings, and mental health screenings on Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.  to 3 pm.   The event will take place at the Wheeler Park Pavilion, 1350 Parker Road.

July 29, 2021

The Rockdale County Tax Commissioner’s Office is re-opening today after it was shut down this week following a report of an employee’s possible exposure to COVID during the week of July 19.   Tax Commissioner Tisa Smart Washington said the office, which has been closed since Monday, July 26, underwent a thorough scrub and  will […]

July 28, 2021

      STONE MOUNTAIN, GA—The Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library, 952 Leon St.,  is preparing to reopen its doors, again after being closed for two years to undergo renovations. An open house is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 5, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. to give patrons a sneak peek at the new look and new furnishings. Completed […]



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July 28, 2021

            DeKalb County School District will host its Back-to-School DriveThru event on July 31, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three locations: Buck Godfrey Stadium in Decatur, James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkson and North DeKalb Stadium in Chamblee. The event will feature DCSD Village, school supplies, food […]

July 23, 2021

  Five Student Conservation Association interns, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy of Georgia’s CITY program, took part in a six week internship, maintaining trails and conserving ecosystems. Seen here with LA Allen, GDEI Training and Education Specialist at The Nature Conservancy, who helped manage the program.    SCA interns helped park rangers spread mulch at […]

July 23, 2021

          As students prepare to head back to classrooms next month, community groups, houses of worship and others are hosting back-to-school events in DeKalb,  Gwinnett and Rockdale counties to help them get ready. Here is a look at some of the events:     Gwinnett County to host Back-to-School Fun Day […]

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    STONECREST, GA—The City of Stonecrest will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Wednesday (Dec. 23,) for the grand opening of Belinda’s Southern Cuisine. Owner Belinda Hull has opened the restaurant in the former Buffalo Wild Wings, 7322 Stonecrest Concourse, outside the Mall at Stonecrest. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and […]


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Oahu: Field of flowers

Luna Brown, 5, enjoys picking plumerias, the flowers most commonly used to make leis, outside a local library in Waimanalo, Hawaii. She and her mother, Mackenzie Morgan, who is a certified meditation and yoga instructor based in East Metro Atlanta, recently spent some time on the island of Oahu exploring and recharging. Their two-month learning […]
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