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DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games scheduled May 1-11

DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games scheduled  May 1-11


DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces the return of the DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games, May 1 – 11, at venues across DeKalb.  DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs will host the 26th annual Olympic-style sports festival, which provides senior adults ages 50 and older an opportunity to compete in their favorite sports and meet other residents from across the county. Registration is currently underway and will close Friday, April 20.

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

DeKalb Kicks off National County Government Month


DECATUR – DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announces DeKalb County will join the National Association of Counties (NACo), along with counties across America, in celebrating National County Government Month (NCGM) this April. The month-long celebration aims to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. The county’s theme this year is “Healthy Counties, Healthy Families: ONE Healthy DeKalb”.

Since 1991, NACo has encouraged counties across the country to actively promote county government programs and services. To commemorate NCGM, events geared toward citizens and employees will take place at venues around the county. 

Other NCGM events are as follows:

Wednesday, April 11, noon-1 p.m.

Lunch & Learn: Mind, Body & Spirit

Decatur Library

215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030

Children of Conservation Announces "Eats & Beats" Event at Buckhead Theatre on May 7

Children of Conservation Announces "Eats & Beats" Event at Buckhead Theatre on May 7


On Monday, May 7, Children of Conservation will host Eats & Beats, a fundraising event featuring 25 of Atlanta’s top restaurants and four fantastic chef bands, to kick off the season for Dinner & A Cause Cards. Dinner & A Case Cards give guests a 20 percent discount at participating Atlanta restaurants for an entire month. 

Do you know a community hero? Nominations end Friday, March 30th

Do you know a community hero?  Nominations end Friday, March 30th


DECATUR – The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2012 CEO’s Community Hero Awards is set for Friday, March 30. The event, presented by DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis and The Champion Newspaper, honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact in DeKalb County through volunteerism. Recipients will receive charitable contributions to help further their efforts in the county. Nomination forms are available online at www.dekalbcountyga.gov.

Nominations are being accepted for the following award categories: 

DeKalb TV begins production of "DeKalb Salutes You"


DeKalb County's Cable Television Station, DCTV Channel 23, will begin production again for the show DeKalb Salutes You. This program gives the County an opportunity to highlight people who are making a positive difference in DeKalb.  If you know someone who has worked tirelessly for this community and deserves a DeKalb County tribute, please submit a nomination form by clicking below.

DeKalb Salutes You Nomination Form