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.
Target donates $10,000 in school supplies to Kelley Lake Elementary
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Target donates $10,000 in school supplies to Kelley Lake Elementary
DECATUR—It felt like Christmas at Kelley Lake Elementary School. Through a partnership with the school and Kelly Lake Church of God in Christ, Target donated educational supplies and other goods totaling $10,000 to the school this week. Read more at www.ocgnews.com
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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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