Bicycle South Community News February 2012

For our cyclists: 2012 Georgia Rides To The Capitol Ride - March 27th! Benefit Film - Bicycle Dreams - at the Plaza Theater. Feb. 22nd.  Bike MS: Registration Now Open: $10 for 10 Days!

Rep. Hank Johnson’s E-Newsletter for Feb. 3 , 2012

From congressman Hank Johnson, 4th District of Georgia: Seniors; Veterans' COLA; Vets' homes; Jobs; Stocks; Gabby; Class; Transportation; RWJF; Heroes; Back on their feet; Conyers; Health fair.

AJC explains redrawn flood maps

From the AJC: Redrawn maps show updated risks. By Brad Loar. 6:12 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012.  You may have seen recent news stories about updated flood insurance rate maps for communities across the Upper Chattahoochee River Region, specifically communities in Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.  Because these stories have raised questions as to what this means for residents in these areas, we want you to know about the purpose of these maps and how they might affect you. [Read more]

Friends of DeKalb Animals seeks donations

From"Wardell Castles" wardellcastles@hotmail.com via Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association:In January, Friends of Dekalb Animals (FODA), http://friendsofdekalbanimals.com rescued over 100 pets from uthanization at the DeKalb County shelter. (In case you are not aware, pets picked up by our Decatur Animal Control officer are taken to the DeKalb Animal Shelter for ummmm cough-cough "processing".) While 100 lives have been saved, there are many more to be rescued. Unfortunately FODA is out of funds. As a consequence, they are officially putting rescue on hold until they get their veterinary bills paid off and raise enough money to treat/transport more dogs and cats.

Early voting starts Feb. 13. Register by Feb. 6

From the North Druid Hills Briarcliff Patch: Not Registered to Vote? Monday's The Deadline For March 6 Primary. Early voting starts Feb. 13.... Go to the Georgia Secretary of State's office to check your registration status and to find other information such as your poll location and early voting places. The link also has a tab for you to register to vote. You can also go to the DeKalb County elections web site for voting information. [Read more]

Road Runners (50+)

From the North Druid Hills Briarcliff Patch: Thursday, February 9, 9:30 am Mason Mill Center, 1340 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA | Get Directions »
$3 trip

This hardy group of senior women and men step out to enjoy fresh air and fellowship. Walking sites include local parks, malls and mountain trails. Bring your lunch money for a stop at local restaurants afterward to refuel.

Ages 50+.  [read more]

Mall Walking program

From the North Druid Hills Briarcliff Patch: North DeKalb Mall and DeKalb Medical Center have formed a partnership to create a mall walking program. Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-9:30 am

Accessible Voting Poll

From: ONE DeKalb - Office of Neighborhood Empowerment

Break-in on North Superior Ave

Hi there, my name is Helena O. Feagans and I live on North Superior and a family on our street North Superior had their house broken into. She said it was OK for me to share the following information with our listserv but she didn't want her specific address listed: Earlier this week, a family member was called by a neighbor who saw some commotion at their house, and police were called. It was late in the afternoon. Once home, my neighbors saw their front door busted open. But it was brazen: the door was very secure and a special tool had to have been used to bust through the the door to get inside. The actual frame and lock in the door was still intact. Several things in the house were thrown around; some items were stolen. (no one was home at the time of the incident). But it was still quite upsetting. DeKalb police said there have been reports of robberies in various neighborhoods in DeKalb and groups of men canvassing neighborhoods. Helena

Workday at Ira B Melton Park Sat. Feb. 11 1-3

Event Date and Time: 
02/11/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

From Valerie Boss: Workday at Ira B Melton Park on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1-3pm. Join your neighbors at the park as we pick up trash and remove invasive plants. Please bring work gloves, water, and tools, such as shovels, loppers, and wheelbarrows. Plastic bags for trash and recycling will be supplied. The event will be canceled if it is raining.

MANA E-Newsletter - News and Events January 2012

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: ICS Open House; MANA Watch meeting; Kathie Gannon at Laurel Ridge; Class Action Suit re. Dekalb assessments.

Brookhaven Cityhood update

From District 80 state rep. Mike Jacobs

Proposed 2012 DeKalb County Budget, BOC & Zoning Summaries from January 24, 2012

From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader:

Commissioner Jeff Rader public meeting on county budget

Event Date and Time: 
02/06/2012 - 7:00pm

From the North Druid Hills Patch:  DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader will host a presentation on the proposed 2012 DeKalb County Budget on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7pm at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Annunciation, 2500 Clairmont Rd. in Atlanta.

This is an opportunity to learn about some of the budgetary challenges facing the county in the coming year and review the administration’s proposed budget. Citizens are encouraged to attend and share their priorities for the county budget.

The 2012 budget is available at www.commissionerrader.com/budget-2010.html and the 2012 budget analysis is available at http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/boc/CommitteeDoc/2012%20budget%20analysis%202011.01.12.pdf.

Guided Walk at Mary Scott Nature Park: Civil War History

Event Date and Time: 
01/28/2012 - 10:00am

From "Beth Nathan" bnpublic@bellsouth.net via Civic Association Network:  The monthly Guided Walks at Mary Scott Nature Park (MSNP) resume this Saturday at 10 am.  This month is especially for those of you interested in or curious about local civil war history. Shane Griffin, a local landscape architect and civil war buff, will lead the walk/talk. Meet near the the MSNP parking lot. 4150 Briarcliff Road, just north of Shallowford.  Future guided MSNP walks, always on the last Saturday of the month, include ...

Civic Association Network meeting notes 1/25/12

Notes from Beth Nathan via the Civic Association Network listserv.  Beth would like it noted that these reflect only what she heard as an individual.  Subjects:  Cell towers @ schools; Heritage School; Re-districting; Construction lawsuit; Toco Hills Shuttle; Budget town hall 2/1; Parks/Rec budget; County Planning Director; PLanning Commission; Code compliance and Neighborhood Ambassadors; Senior Center; City of Brookhaven; Parks Coalition.

Benfield Beat January 25, 2012

From: Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield: State Budget

Call for help to improve county animal shelter

For our animal lovers via The Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood listserv: Please see the below article regarding poor conditions at the animal shelter in DeKalb county. The actions you can take are outlined. http://tucker.patch.com/articles/call-to-action-for-animals

Rep. Hank Johnson: The State of the Union and Small Business Survey

From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, GA. 4th District

Brookhaven Hearings & Town Hall Meeting

From: State Rep. Mike Jacobs [repjacobs@comcast.net], District 80.

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