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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!

DeKalb County Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus

DECATUR, GA -- The DeKalb County Board of Health reports its first human case of West Nile Virus in the county. This is the fifth human case in Georgia. The individual is a 39-year-old male who lives in Decatur and is currently in the hospital with some paralysis.

As of August 31, 26 states have reported 177 cases to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"It is very unfortunate that one of our DeKalb residents has developed West Nile Virus. However, I hope this will remind everyone to continue using precautions to avoid mosquito bites," said S. Elizabeth Ford, M.D., M.B.A., District Health Director of the DeKalb County Board of Health.

The DeKalb County Board of Health advises people to take the following precautions againist being bitten by mosquitoes:

* Reduce outdoor exposure at dawn and dusk, when the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus are most active.