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DeKalb, Decatur sanitation services delayed in observance of President’s Day, Feb. 19

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 17, 2018

As a reminder for DeKalb residents, sanitation collection will be picked up a day later than normal in observance of President’s Day. Meaning, for the week of Feb. 19, locals should look for garbage, recycling, and yard trimming collection between Tuesday and Friday. All City of Decatur offices will be closed on Feb. 19 for […]

Cathy N. Davidson to keynote Agnes Scott’s Founder’s Day Convocation, Feb. 16

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 15, 2018

Tomorrow, Feb. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m., Cathy N. Davidson will be delivering the keynote at Agnes Scott’s Founder’s Day Convocation, a celebration for the founding of the college. Davidson received the Ernest J. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education in 2016. In addition, she is the author of ‘The New Education: […]

Chuck Ellis named DeKalb Parks Director

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 13, 2018

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond recently selected Chuck Ellis to be the county’s director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs. Ellis holds his title as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional by the National Recreation and Parks Association, and for 35 years, he has worked in government. Most recently, Ellis served as director of Parks, […]

Music contest for metro Atlanta amateur musicians opens today

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 13, 2018

Starting today, Feb. 13, DeKalb Entertainment Commission and ChooseATL are hosting music competition, ChooseATL Tracklanta. The partnership came together in search for “outstanding musical talent” in metro Atlanta. Amateur musicians that live in the area and are 21 and up can submit their entry to Soundcloud from today through Feb. 23 at midnight. Entry is […]

President of Agnes Scott Elizabeth Kiss awarded with 2018 leadership award

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 13, 2018

Elizabeth Kiss, the outgoing President of Agnes Scott College, earned the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III Chief Executive Leadership Award for 2018. Kiss will be presented with the award at the District III conference happening now in Atlanta, from Feb. 11 through Feb. 14. According to a recent press release, […]

All tickets sold for Decatur Black History month program

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 12, 2018

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the 10th annual Black History Month Celebration will be held at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse in downtown Decatur The program for 2018 is called “Rural Civil Rights: Voices Across Georgia & DeKalb Inspiring Dialogue on Race & Truth.” All tickets for this event have been […]

Agnes Scott Living Wage Campaign to host Economic Justice Teach-In

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 12, 2018

The Agnes Scott Living Wage Campaign calls all people and organizations to participate in the Economic Justice Teach-In on Feb. 16. The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Their Living Wage Campaign is one that “builds on the historic struggle and achievements of our facilities staff.” According to a press release, […]

Mead Road Mardi Gras is back for its 5th year this Saturday, Feb. 10

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 8, 2018

This story has been updated.  Mead Road Mardi Gras returns for its 5th year of fundraising this Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. This local Mardi Gras tradition has raised money for music and arts in City of Decatur schools, the annual parade having raised $20,000 for Decatur Education Foundation grants since 2014. There’s […]

Creative Xpo 2018, an interactive panel on Georgia creative industries, Feb. 8

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 8, 2018

Creative Xpo 2018 was rescheduled for tonight, Feb. 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event is showcase of Georgia’s expertise in entertainment, digital media, arts, and tech industries. Held at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, this is an interactive event for locals to “play, learn, collaborate, and participate in demonstrations, exhibits, […]

Westchester Battle of the Bands tickets on sale now

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 6, 2018

Westchester’s third annual Battle of the Bands returns Friday, March 23, and tickets are now on sale. Battle of the Bands is a fundraiser for Westchester and is held at the Avondale Towne Cinema, located at 106 North Avondale Road. Five local bands – Flock of Eagles, Transmit and Receive, Kickin’ Edgar, The Squirrelheads, and […]

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