Bracing for Ebola in DeKalb
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Bracing for Ebola in DeKalb

Bracing for Ebola in DeKalb

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In DeKalb County, health officials have reached out to the community to answer questions about the disease and DeKalb schools officials have put in place protocol that principals and administrators should follow concerning Ebola. Read more at www.ocgnews.com.
Voter registration drives under way across the Metro
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Voter registration drives under way across the Metro
Tuesday, Sept. 23, marked National Voter Registration Day and in DeKalb County, Pastor LaSalle Smith was joined by gospel radio personality K.D. Bowe to get the word out about the importance of voter registration. They led a registration drive at the Wal-Mart parking lot on Fairington Road in...
Stan Watson presents Deacons in Devotion
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Stan Watson presents Deacons in Devotion
A packed house turned out for DeKalb Commissioner Stan Watson’s “Fourth Annual Deacons in Devotion” gospel music program on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in Decatur. Watson provided a dessert reception and good old-fashioned gospel music from deacons representing...
Lego Day brings fun and “master builders” to Decatur
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Lego Day brings fun and “master builders” to Decatur
Jonah Kolesky spent his 10th birthday doing what he loves: building Lego creations at the DeKalb County Public Library’s central location in Decatur. The Sept. 17 Lego Day event was a first for the library. Read More at www.ocgnews.com
Lithonia seniors ready to showdown with Motown
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Lithonia seniors ready to showdown with Motown
There will be plenty of platform shoes, bell-bottoms and singing seniors on Sept. 19 in Lithonia. The young at heart will be competing for bragging rights, prizes and the title of best retro costume at the Lou Walker Senior Center’s first “Showdown with Motown!” Read more at www.ocgnews.com.
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Rockdale Probate Judge Mays spearheads ‘Share the Warmth’ coat drive

CharlesMaysCONYERS–Probate Judge Charles May invites Rockdale County residents to join him this winter in helping with a coat drive for the needy. 


Mays has joined forces with the Hero Foundation, Inc. a local nonprofit, to collect and distribute clean, gently-used winter coats to Rockdale residents.

“This coat drive offers a unique and rewarding way for all of us to come together as a community and contribute to the health and well-being of our neighbors. Every coat helps—and everyone who gives one discovers how great it feels to provide that help,” said Judge Mays. “I challenge other leaders and civic organizations to join us this winter as we Share the Warmth throughout this county. As more and more children and adults experience economic challenges, the need for warm coats grows. As those with extra coats in their closets help their neighbors in need, the community becomes a warmer place for all.”

Donated coats should be clean, with zippers and fasteners present and in good working condition. Donors can drop off coats at the following location: Providence Church International, 1240 Hwy 138, Conyers. Collection hours are generally Thursdays through Saturdays, 1 – 5 p.m.

Residents seeking warm coats can call 404-593-0040.

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