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LifeLine Animal Project waives adoption fees for ‘Clear The Shelter’ event

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 16, 2018

This Saturday, August 18, LifeLine Animal Project is waiving adoption fees for its “Clear The Shelter” event. According to a recent press release, “intake levels at our DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters remain high, with 40 to 60 new animals arriving daily.” “Clear The Shelter” is an effort by LifeLine to place the […]

Decatur’s upcoming Friday Bike Ride theme is Ride Like a Pirate

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 14, 2018

This Friday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m., come out to Decatur’s ARRRRgust Third Friday Bike Ride. August’s theme is “Ride Like a Pirate.” The bike ride will be 6 miles, at a social pace, through neighborhoods around the city, followed by refreshments. Participants are required to wear helmets and encouraged to wear pirate attire. Those […]

Georgia Book & Paper Fair to return to Decatur Book Festival this year

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 14, 2018

The Decatur Book Festival is coming up on Labor Day Weekend. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 1 as well as 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept 2, all of the public is invited to this free event. This year, the Georgia Book & Paper Fair is back. Brought to the festival […]

DeKalb County Democrats Picnic coming up on August 11

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 8, 2018

On August 11, from noon to 4 p.m., all are welcome at the DeKalb County Democrats Picnic. Held at Milam Park, located at 3867 Norman Road in Clarkston, attendees are encouraged to bring school supplies for a community outreach donation. In addition to picnicking and donations, all of DeKalb’s Democratic Party Candidates will be there […]

Want to see your home or business in a movie? Here’s how you can advertise it to location scouts

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 7, 2018

As of recently, the DeKalb Entertainment Commission created an online portal for business and home owners to advertise their properties to movie and television location scouts. The portal can be accessed via You can register your home or business directly by clicking here. Location scouts who want to look at available properties can click […]

Upcoming meetings for DeKalb GOP on August 9 and 11

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 7, 2018

DeKalb GOP’s monthly meeting is coming up at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, and Senator Fran Millar will be the speaker. The meeting agenda is as follows: Speaker: [State] Sen. Fran Millar Nominating Committee report and status of vacant board seats Committee to plan for Heart of South DeKalb Festival Committee to create an […]

Backpacks & Barbeque at McKoy Park to help refugee kids

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 7, 2018

On August 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., come help kick off with school year with Backpacks & Barbeque in the McKoy Park Pavilion. The address for the event is 534 McKoy St, Decatur, Georgia 30030. Backpacks & Barbeque will benefit refugee kids in the Atlanta area. The event is hosted by Betsy Vos Reeves. Reeves […]

CEO Thurmond appoints new code enforcement employee and county attorney

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 7, 2018

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond recently picked a new code enforcement employee as well as elected a new county attorney, selections that need approval from DeKalb’s Board of Commissioners. Thurmond appointed DeKalb County Law Department’s interim county attorney since January 2018, Viviane H. Ernstes, to move into the role of county attorney. According to a […]

National Muslim charity to distribute school supplies to children in need

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 3, 2018

On August 4, national non-profit and Muslim charity, Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief is handing out school supplies for children in their #OneNationOneCause Back2SchoolDrive. Their efforts in Atlanta will provide 1,000 backpacks as well as other supplies to children in the area. According to a recent press release, “In 2017 alone, ICNA Relief […]

Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association hosting public meeting about traffic

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 2, 2018

On Aug. 21, at 7 p.m., the Church at Decatur Heights invites residents to attend a meeting about city traffic, which will be held in the church’s Sanctuary. The church is located at 735 Sycamore Dr, Decatur, GA 30030. The Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association coordinated the meeting with city officials. The meeting is open to everyone, […]

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