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Congressman Johnson announces 2014 winners of CBCF scholarships

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis


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Ready, Set, Pitch

City of Atlanta seeks creative ideas to enhance public spaces

The City of Atlanta is looking for new ways to partner with businesses and organizations to enhance public spaces that may be used to generate revenues.


The Mayor's Office of Innovation Delivery and Performance announced this week it was seeking businesses and others to pitch ideas. The deadline for ideas to be submitted to the city is Feb. 4.


“Atlanta is fortunate to be home to a diverse corporate community, from startups to global corporations. We are seeking partnerships that can enhance the public realm and develop new revenue streams that enable the City to provide the infrastructure necessary to support a thriving economy and quality of life,” said Kristin Wilson, Deputy COO.


The search is being coordinated in response to Mayor Kasim Reed’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Waste and Efficiency to pursue creative partnerships with local and national companies to generate new revenue without increasing taxes. The Commission noted a growing trend of revenue-generating partnerships in other cities around the country.


The Office of Innovation Delivery and Performance envisions new amenities in designated commercial districts, high-traffic corridors and pedestrian locations. These areas would be maintained...


DeKalb to host contractor forum for wastewater treatment expansion


DeKalb County is seeking general contractors for the Snapfinger Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project. Interviews for contractors to discuss the project with county officials will be held on Wednesday, Jan.7, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur.


Only general contractors who have been pre-qualified by DeKalb County’s Departments of Watershed Management and Purchasing & Contracting are guaranteed a session to submit a bid.


Subcontractors are invited to learn more about the project and network with pre-qualified general contractors. Electricians, carpenters and others will be needed for the project.


Registration is encouraged. A limited number of private meetings will be available for pre-registered subcontractors.

For more information or to register, call 770-738-6043 or visit


Clayton Public Schools hiring nutrition workers, bus drivers

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Clayton County Public Schools will host joint job fairs for school bus drivers and nutrition workers on Dec. 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the school system’s Professional Learning Center, 1087 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro.

Bus driver applicants must be 21 or older and have held a driver’s license for a minimum of three consecutive years. Starting pay for substitute drivers is $14.28 per hour and $15.30 per hour for regular drivers. The job includes partial paid training.

Nutrition worker applicants must have a high school education or the equivalent and be able to successfully pass a physical and a background check.
Applicants are asked to dress for on-site interviews and are encouraged to complete an online application at Click on the human resources link under the “departments” tab.



T&S Beauty Supply wants to make your natural hair shine


With a special focus on natural hair, Snellville’s Truth and Spirit Beauty Supply Store looks to bring a different level of customer service to shoppers.  


T&S owner and operator Theresa Black says the store is dedicated to providing quality products to customers. Black says the store wants to build a reputation for having a distinctive upscale approach to beauty and will serve as a one-stop shop for hair products and accessories for the entire family.


“We are committed to providing exceptional customer service with passion, the utmost professionalism, and courtesy at all times,” said Black.  


Black is a 13-year resident of Snellville and says she hopes she can educate African American women in the area about the benefits of natural, healthy hair.


“We won’t sell a lot of perm products or anything like that because I have a real passion for women to have a healthy head of hair, the natural way,” said Black. “Styling natural hair is more economically friendly and natural hair can be cared for without dangerous chemicals. Those are just some of the truths we will share with customers.”


T&S is an African American-owned and operated business. The store will feature...


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