DeKalb Animal Shelter update

From Wardell Castles via the Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: Some of you have asked what is happening with the efforts to build a new DeKalb County Animal Shelter. There is still more work to be done. However the members of the DeKalb Animal Services Advisory Board is pleased with how the County is proceeding. 

DeKalb Police: Burglary on Willivee 7/30/14

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Fund for resident cyclist run over in June

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "This is for our neighbor Greg! Please go to to make a donation. On the evening of June 9, while cycling home from work, Greg was viciously, intentionally run down by a driver and left for dead.

PDK Airline service

From Bob Pepalis in the Reporter Newspapers: "Call it a modern air traveler’s fantasy: A short drive to the airport followed by free parking, no bag fees and no long security lines.  Southern Airways Express promises to deliver on that fantasy. And it sees that promise as the reason frequent fliers should skip bookings on big-name airlines and head to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport when they’re taking short flights to Florida beaches or to Memphis...." [Read more.]

State sales tax holiday August 1-2

From the Reporter Newspapers: Georgia’s sales tax holiday is back just in time, as school bells begin to ring on Aug. 4. This year’s tax holiday is Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2.  Here are items that are exempt:

Community Garden at N DeKalb Mall

From Greg Hambrick in the Patch: "A fresh produce stand will be open this summer at North DeKalb Mall in Decatur following another successful growing season for the mall’s Community Gardenproject. The produce stand will be open on Tuesdays from 3 pm to 7 pm through Sept. 2. It will be located outside between Bank of America and Macy’s Auto Center on the southeast side of the mall. All transactions will be cash only. ..." [Read more.]

Interim CEO Community Report 2013-2014

A report on his first year in office from interim CEO Lee May:  Public safety; Police services; Fire services; Disaster response; Infrastructure; Sustainable communities; Development; Leadership (ethics reform); Youth services.  [Read more.]

DeKalb Police: burglary on Webster 7/25/14

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Fire training on Scott Circle

Event Date and Time: 
07/28/2014 - 8:30am

Message from Garret Smith, Deputy Chief of Administration and Logistics for DeKalb County Fire Rescue - via Lisa Crowder on NextDoor Medlock Park: "On Monday, July 28th we will be holding a training evolution at 1011 Scott Circle. We should begin around 08:30 a.m. We are inviting the community out to watch and will have our Public Education section at the park with the Fire Safety House. This is a great opportunity for citizens both young and old to see what we do and learn more about fire safety."

DHHS Football Golf Tournament fund-raiser

Event Date and Time: 
08/01/2014 - 7:00am

For Druid Hills High School supporters: DRUID HILLS RED DEVILS FOOTBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT at LEGACY ON LANIER. LAKE LANIER ISLANDS. Friday, August 1, 2014. 7-8:30AM Check In / 9AM Shotgun Start. Lunch is Included and will be Provided by Pig-N-Chik!  

Dunkin' Donuts Scott. Blvd. proposal withdrawn

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "The Dunkin' Donuts’ (DD) special land use permit (SLUP) proposed for 1450 Scott Blvd (old Avon Bldg. site) was withdrawn* at the Board of Commissioners’ session on July 22.  Many were looking forward to a Dunkin' Donuts but others warned that DD’s concessions, although substantial, did not address key impacts such as additional pollution from idling cars and traffic congestion...." [Read more.]

MANA pool party

Event Date and Time: 
07/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Hello neighbors! Quick announcement to let everyone know that the annual MANA Pool Party is coming up! It will be held Sunday, July 27th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The pool will open at 6:30. We are going all out again this year with chicken and pork bbq from Community Q and fancy schmancy popsicles from King of Pops-so come early before supplies run out!

Mason Mill Park Family Day confirmed

Event Date and Time: 
07/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

From the county CEO's office: Interim CEO Lee May & the Board of Commissioners Host a Community Education Family Fun Day at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive in Decatur. This event is free and open to the public. Food, fun, music, entertainment, information, games. SATURDAY, JULY 26.  12:00pm - 5:00 pm.   Educational and outreach information will be available regarding several county initiatives including Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG), Recycling and Stormwater, Adopt a Pet and more!

County adopts bike-friendly transportation plan

From Bike Emory: " The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has adopted aComplete Streets Policy as a part of its new Comprehensive Transportation plan. What does this mean for bicyclists? Simply put, DeKalb now has a policy stating that “all roadway projects, both new construction and retrofit/reconstruction projects, consi

DeKalb Police: burglaries in MANA area 7/21/14

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District 6 update 7/16/14

From District 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Ethics complaint; Voting; DeKalb awards; DeKalb strategic improvements; Animal services.

Bike Rodeo

Event Date and Time: 
08/02/2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

From DeKalb Police: DeKalb County Police Department 2014 BIKE RODEO.  Saturday August 2, 2014, 8am – 12noon. Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road, Tucker Ga.  30084. Hosted by: North Central Precinct.  Ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  ***SEE ATTACHED FLYER***

District 2 events update 7/18/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Run-off election; Operations Task Force; Plants workshop.

DeKalb cities improving pedestrian safety

From Anne Marie Quill in the Reporter Newspapers: "A recent report by a group called Smart Growth America ranked metro Atlanta as the eighth deadliest city in the country for pedestrians. That’s why police and planners in Reporter Newspapers communities say they’re working to cut down on jaywalking as they try to make their streets more “walkable.”  Their tactics recently have included pedestrian and driver education and enforcement, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements, and even an undercover sting...."  [Read more.]

County failed to issue boil water advisory last summer

From wsb-tv: " .... DeKalb water officials made a serious error with a public health warning last summer. The head of the agency downplayed the scale of the risk, even as complaints poured in from all over the county. When water pressure drops too low, for any reason, there’s a risk the water will become contaminated. In this case from August 2013, that risk was system wide, affecting 700,000 people.

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