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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


DeKalb Schools to sell surplus equipment, vehicles through online auction


The DeKalb County School District has authorized the sale of county surplus by auction. This surplus consists of furniture, materials, equipment, vehicles, and supplies from the various schools and departments in the school district that are no longer in use and otherwise would be disposed.


Global Auction Services will conduct the sales online.


“Conducting the sales online allows for more participation by the local citizens of DeKalb County, while expanding the county’s reach to bidders across the country, and around the world.” said Joseph Kikta, CEO of Global Auction Services. “With a traditional live auction, sales are conducted at a specific time and location. Many people may work, or have other commitments that prevent them from participating.”


By conducting these auctions online, however, people can bid from the comfort of their homes or offices—24 hours a day, seven days a week—until the auctions close. These online auctions will be an ongoing process with new items being added as more surplus items are identified. There is a 15 percent Buyer’s Premium.


The first wave of auctions is online now. The auction items include: HVAC equipment, office furniture, office equipment, tables, chairs, audio visual equipment, student furniture, household appliances, art desk consoles, shop equipment ad much more.

The website established for these auctions can be found at  


There is an email list sign-up on the page, which provides participating individuals and businesses up-to-date information as new auctions are added, a tab to view the School District’s Online Auctions, and direct links to the online bidding.

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