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Emory University to take in 32 students from Puerto Rico after hurricanes

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 17, 2017

Emory University is taking in 32 undergraduate students from Puerto Rico who were displaced from schools due to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The university is covering tuition and fees as well as room and board for each of the 32 students through the spring 2018 semester, allowing them to continue working on earning a […]

World AIDS Day community fair will be held in Decatur on Dec. 1

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 14, 2017

The Positive Impact Health Centers (PIHC) is hosting a World AIDS Day community fair in Decatur on Friday, Dec. 1. The PIHC around for over 25 years, working towards providing healthcare to patients with HIV in the metro Atlanta area. For World AIDS Day, the organization’s goal is to promote the conversation to end HIV […]

Decatur Active Living employee Sara Holmes earns national certification

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 13, 2017

The Adult Program Supervisor for Decatur Active Living, Sara Holmes is a newly Certified Park and Recreation Professional. This is a national certification, “granted to individuals employed in recreation, park services, and leisure services” that meet the requirements and complete the CPRP examination, according to the city of Decatur. Holmes was brought on as the […]

City of Atlanta offering cash bonuses to entice people to join police force

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 9, 2017

The Atlanta Police Department is looking to fill open positions in the police force, and the City of Atlanta has partnered with the Atlanta Police Foundation to create “a cash incentive program aimed at hiring new employees.” This cash incentive program is based on referrals, recruit hiring, or relocation. For referrals, a local city employee […]

MARTA routes adjusted for Georgia Dome implosion on Nov. 20

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 9, 2017

On Monday, Nov. 20, there is a planned implosion of the Georgia Dome, which in turn, will alter MARTA routes. MARTA transportation west of the Five Points Station, or the blue and green rail lines to Hamilton E. Holmes and Bankhead, will not be operating on Nov. 20. However, according to a recent press release, […]

One of Decatur’s cross country runners chosen for All Metro Team

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 9, 2017

Decatur High School student, cross country runner, and regional champion, Haley Rose was chosen by Atlanta Track Club for the 2017 All Metro Cross Country Team. Rose is a sophomore at Decatur, graduating in 2020. She was one of nine DeKalb County high schoolers to be named for this year’s team. Atlanta Track Club chose […]

Consultants seek public input to develop vision for future of East Lake MARTA station

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 6, 2017

On Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., come out to the Walking Audit Tour and Design Workshop to help decide the future for the East Lake MARTA Station. The Walking Audit will start at the North Parking Lot of the East Lake MARTA Station at 9 a.m. Consultants from TSW, Toole Design […]

Georgia police officers transporting disaster relief supplies Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 3, 2017

On Monday morning, Nov. 6, the Georgia Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) is deploying disaster relief supplies, en route for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to a recent press release, “the convoy will transport 147 pallets of items specified as current needs,” all of which were […]

Fresh MARTA Market received USDA grant of $500,000 to expand

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 2, 2017

Fresh MARTA Market is on the rise with a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant totaling $500,000. Using the grant money, MARTA will “expand its fresh produce kiosks in 2018.” Starting in 2015, the market has expanded to four MARTA markets at rail stations, located at West End, College Park, H.E. Holmes, and Five […]

ARTucker returns for its sixth festival on Nov. 4

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart October 30, 2017

On Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., come out to Tucker’s Sixth Bi-Annual Art Festival, ARTucker. ARTucker will feature work from more than 50 artists for purchase, such as handmade jewelry, pottery, and paintings. All are invited to visit this free marketplace to admire and purchase artwork, enjoy live music as well […]

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