May discusses progress, challenges for DeKalb County
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May discusses progress, challenges for DeKalb County
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DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann's Victory
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Highlights from the FGBCF #3F Conference
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Highlights from the FGBCF #3F Conference
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Fights break out at V103 Car and Bike Show
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Fights break out at V103 Car and Bike Show
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Parrot fun in Stone Mountain
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Parrot fun in Stone Mountain
Parrot expert Brenda McAdams Bean brought a rainbow of beautiful birds to meet and greet children and families in Stone Mountain.
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Meet BOE candidates on Leadership DeKalb’s online voter video project

Leadership DeKalb has received a $25,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta to fund It’s For Them, DeKalb,a voter education project for the county’s upcoming Board of Education (BOE) elections.
Leadership DeKalb used the grant to inform the public on the county’s Board of Education candidates through nonpartisan online videos, candidate questionnaires and live forums.

The online videos went live on April 22.
Additional voter information, such as how and where to vote, will be available on the project’s website, www.itsforthemdekalb.org.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta to help inform DeKalb County citizens on one of the most important elections this year on May 20,” said Ron Alston, chair of Leadership DeKalb. “At the end of the day, youth matters most. By helping voters make well-informed choices on future leadership, we are working to ensure that the youth of DeKalb County have a quality education.”


Leadership DeKalb is partnering with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Junior League of DeKalb County, Parents Council United and South DeKalb Improvement Alliance to sponsor a forum for Districts 5 through 7 School Board seats on Tuesday, April 29, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur.

The forum will be moderated by Linda Torrence, principal/chief executive officer of Torrence Management/Communications, LLC.


Candidates from Districts 2 through 4 participated in a forum on April 22 at the Tull Auditorium at Emory University School of Law, 1301 Clifton Road.


Both forums are free and open to the public. No registration is needed.
For more information, contact Leadership DeKalb at info@leadershipdekalb.orgor 404-373-2491.
              

          

Rockdale Blue Academy helps Democrats prep for elections

The Rockdale Democratic Party will continue its  “Blue Rockdale Academy,” a series of workshops designed to get voters and volunteers ready for the May 20 election. 


County Tax Commissioner RJ Hadley, who is leading the free workshops, will cover Campaign Public Relations and Media Communications on April 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Political Fundraising Basics on April 29, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 


Classes are held at the Rockdale Democrats’ headquarters, 1264 Parker Road, Conyers.

Registration is required. Classes are free, but the Party requests you register by the Sunday before the scheduled class date. No phone or email registrations. You must register individually. No joint/group registrations.

To register, text message your name, email address and desired class dates to 770-648-4859.         

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