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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


NCGM celebrated in DeKalb

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In celebration of National County Government Month (NCGM), DeKalb County reminds citizens of events throughout the county. The month-long celebration aims to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. This year¹s theme is "Ready and Resilient Counties: Prepare. Respond. Thrive."

Below is the remaining schedule of NCGM events:

Wednesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m.
ONE DeKalb Serves Salutes Outstanding Employees
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center
3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034
With a renewed focus on providing excellent customer service to all county stakeholders, DeKalb County will hold its third annual program to honor employees who remain prepared and ready to respond with provide stellar customer service in bill paying, public safety, and other services delivered to citizens.

Saturday, April 19 various times
Community Clean Up Events with Keep DeKalb Beautiful
Various locations in DeKalb County
Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) works to improve DeKalb County's environment; focusing on the preservation of natural resources by educating residents, businesses and students on anti-litter, recycling, beautification and many other community improvement projects.  In support of this goal of creating and maintain thriving communities, KDB is conducting a multitude of community clean up events throughout DeKalb County.  For more information about a community clean up near you, call 404-294-2774.

Tuesday, April 22, 6 ­ 8 p.m.
Neighborhood Watch Training and Tour of DeKalb¹s 911 Center
DeKalb Police and Fire Headquarters
1950 & 1960 West Exchange Place
Tucker, GA 30084
This workshop will educate participants on the most effective ways of identifying and reporting suspicious activity and mobilizing your neighborhood watch program: Topics will include why there is a the need for a neighborhood watch program, what is needed to start a neighborhood watch program and a discussion regarding resources to keep you informed and ways to stay connected - ideas, technology and the internet.

Thursday, April 24, 4 -8  p.m.
Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) Open House and Training
Adopt-a-Road, Adopt-a-MARTA Bus Stop
3720 Leroy Scott Drive
Decatur GA 30032
Find out about  KDB events in your neighborhood, as well as how to get involved in the Adopt-a-Road, and Adopt-a-MARTA Bus Stop programs.

Friday, April 25, 11 a.m.
97th Police Academy Graduation
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center
3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034
Celebrate the graduates of the 97th class of the police academy and congratulate them on successfully completing 28 weeks of rigorous cadet training. The public is invited. For more information, contact Stephanie Evans at 770-482-0395 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ride for Fallen Officers set
The 23rd Annual Ride for Fallen Officers in Georgia will be held April 26.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the ride begins at 11 a.m. At Turner
Field, Atlanta.
DeKalb County Police Officers and other employees will be participating in the 23rd Annual Ride for Fallen Officers in Georgia, organized by the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.  During 2013, four law enforcement officers were killed in the line-of duty, including DeKalb Police Officer Ivorie Klusmann, who was killed on Aug. 10, 2013.

Emergency Preparedness Training session
Officials with the DeKalb Emergency Management Agency will discuss what
steps you should take to be prepared to respond to natural and man-made
The Emergency Preparedness Training session will be held Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur.

Home Fire Safety Presentation
Hosted by DeKalb County Fire Rescue department, residents are invited to a
for a home fire safety presentation on April 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave., Clarkston.
Attendees will learn how to prepare for a fire emergency and participate in a Q&A session with DeKalb Fire Chief Darnell Fullum. The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information about National County Government Month events, call 404-371-2881 or visit

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