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Stogner Confirmed as Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted to confirm Richard Stogner as Executive Assistant and Chief Operating Officer.  Stogner was nominated by Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis.

Mr. Stogner’s appointment is for an initial term of one-year. He has asked not to receive compensation for his services during his term in office.

“Mr. Stogner has had a long and distinguished career in public service and is well-known and recognized as a top-notch public administrator.  He has served in top posts in the administrations of Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson and Andy Young as well as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the 1996 Olympic Games,” said CEO Ellis.  “In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations, Mr.

Make Your Own Rain Barrel

Collecting rainwater in rain barrels for use during dry months is an excellent way to conserve water and reduce water bills and the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host a Rain Barrel workshop for DeKalb citizens on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Tucker Recreation Center (4898 Lavista Road in Tucker).

March Against Violence with Comissioner Larry Johnson

In an effort to curb crime in the Glenwood Road area, between Columbia Srive and Covington Highway, Commissioner Larry L. Johnson (DeKalb District 3 Commissioner) is launching his Glenwood Renaissance Initiative’s Enough Is Enough! A Business Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2010 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at 4467 Glenwood Road.  This event is hosted by Newburger Andes the owners of the shopping plaza where the event will take place. 

Residents and area business people are encouraged to come out and meet business owners, community residents, area policemen and Commissioner Johnson. And Thursday, September 23, 2010 the Enough is Enough! Community Awareness March beginning at 6:00 p.m.  is scheduled. 

This march will start at the old Kmart shopping center and end at the I-285 bridge symbolizing the residents and business owners staking their claim on the community.  The Enough Is Enough!

NBCAHOF Hall of Fame Weekend

The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation will celebrate its 25th Anniversary during their Annual Hall of Fame Weekend; beginning Thursday, September 23rd and ending Sunday, September 26th.

The Hall of Fame Foundation is a “partner to help ensure the stability, strength and excellence of our nation’s Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and assembles alumni, students, administrators, corporate leaders, celebrities and dignitaries for a weekend of events that include workshops and panel discussions surrounding trends and issues that impact HBCUs and/or predominately Black colleges and universities, as well as the community at large”.

The 25th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend celebration features numerous events for the entire family, including its signature Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, September 24, 2010 at The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, hosted by Mrs. April Woodard of Inside Edition.

Household Hazardous Waste Event, October 2nd

The Keep DeKalb Beautiful Organization (KDB) will host its first "Household Hazardous Waste Event" on Saturday, Oct. 2, 8 a.m. to noon at the DeKalb County Central Transfer Station (3720 Leroy Scott Dr, Decatur).

This event will offer County residents an opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous wastes properly free of charge.

Important Information about Forclosure

DECATUR – As DeKalb County prepares to launch its Foreclosure Registry, a public information session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Acting DeKalb County DA Sworn In, Today

Decatur, GA –Javoyne Hicks White has been sworn in as the acting DeKalb County, Georgia district attorney. She assumed the job on Sept. 3, 2010.  

“I look forward to serving as acting district attorney,” said Hicks White. “DeKalb County citizens can rest assured that our office’s talented and committed lawyers and support personnel will continue to provide them with the same level of service they have received during the past five and one-half years.”

Hicks White was one of two existing chief assistant district attorneys who reported to District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming. She recently accepted a position as a regional district administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency.