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DEKALB COUNTY, GA– The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced transportation delays expected at four DeKalb schools on Tuesday, Nov. 28, due to the memorial service for former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The service will be held at Emory University’s Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. The schools impacted are Druid Hills High, Druid Hills Middle, Fernbank Elementary, and Briar Vista Elementary, all located in the area where road closures will begin at 4 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. on Tuesday to allow for the motorcade of dignitaries and high security detail, the school district stated Rosalynn…
WASHINGTON, DC – The Internal Revenue Service will conduct a public sale of a luxury home and the household contents on Nov. 29, 10 a.m., at 5102 Park St. in Covington, Georgia. Registration and open house will be held at the location on Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Nov. 29, 9-10 a.m. The items for sale include furniture, TVs, rugs, home gym equipment, decorative items and more. There is no minimum bid for the house and household contents. There is also no buyer’s premium or sales tax. Full payment of your bid would be due at…
CONYERS, GA—The NewRock chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction will host a pre-screening of the 2023 adaptation of The Color Purple on Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m., at AMC Conyers Crossing 16, 1536 Dogwood Drive in Conyers. The fundraising event offers attendees the opportunity to see the movie 15 days before it is set to open in theatres on Christmas Day. Proceeds from the event supports NewRock’s scholarships and community programs. “NewRock Chapter is excited for the opportunity to engage with community members as we support Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.’s literacy initiatives. Premiering the movie before its national release…
DEKALB COUNTY, GA– With freezing temperatures forecast during the next few nights, county officials are sharing the following tips for winter weather: · Exercise safety and use proper ventilation when operating alternative heat sources, such as fireplaces and electric heaters. Do not use an oven as a heat source. Do not bring grills, generators, kerosene heaters, and other outside heating devices inside to heat a home, as they emit poisonous carbon monoxide. · Keep pets inside. If animals must remain outside, ensure their food and water is not frozen. · Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses. Detaching the hose allows water…
By Mark Brock DCSD Athletics Specialist The No. 2 ranked Cedar Grove High Saints defeated 28-14 win over the No. 3 ranked Mary Persons Bulldogs in the Class 3A quarterfinal matchup at Mary Persons on Friday, Nov. 24. Junior receiver Devin Carter played a role in two third quarter touchdowns that propelled the Saints to victory. The Bulldogs (11-2) knotted the game at 14-14, following a successful onside kick to open the second half. The Saints (8-5) defense had held on a fourth-down play with an interception in the end zone but got called for two 15-yard penalties on the…
DEKALB COUNTY, GA–Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing this week and DeKalb County is opening five warming centers for residents who need them. The centers will open Nov. 27, Nov. 28, and Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. at the following locations: Fire Station 3, 100 N. Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, GA 30002 Fire Station 4, 4540 Flakes Mill Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294 Fire Station 6, 2342 Flat Shoals Road, Atlanta, GA 30316 North DeKalb Senior Center, 3393 Malone Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341 Frontline Response International, 2585 Gresham Road, Atlanta 30316. Anyone staying in a warming center must follow the…
ATLANTA—The City of Atlanta will open a warming center ahead of the cold temperatures forecast this week. The warming center will be located at the Central Park Recreation Center, 400 Merritts Ave. NE, Atlanta. The center opens Monday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m., and will remain open through Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 6 a.m. The center will reopen on Nov. 28, , at 8 p.m. and will remain open through Nov. 29 at 6 a.m. For more information about the City of Atlanta, visit www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. https://ocgnews.com/get-ready-for-the-cold-dekalb-county-shares-tips-ahead-of-freezing-weather/ https://ocgnews.com/dekalb-county-warming-centers-to-open-nov-27-2829/
DEKALB COUNTY, GA– The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold a third public master planning meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. at the Mason Mill Recreation Center, 1340 McConnell Dr. Decatur, Ga. The community is invited to attend and provide input on the upcoming plans. For more information, contact Paige Singer, Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs division manager, at 404-687-3733 or email@example.com.
ATLANTA – The House Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting will conduct an initial hearing on the proposed remedial House districts and map on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m., at the Coverdell Legislative Office Building in downtown Atlanta, Room 406. The Coverdell Building is located at 18 Capitol Square S.W. The Committee is chaired by State Rep. Rob Leverett (R-Elberton). To watch a live stream of this meeting, please click here.