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DeKalb DA hosts event to raise animal cruelty awareness

DeKalb DA hosts event to raise animal cruelty awareness

DECATUR, Ga. – On April 9, District Attorney Robert James and other representatives will join a host of community partners for the 3rd Annual “Paws for the Cause” community event.

The event is geared toward combating crimes and cruelty toward animals but raising awareness about neglect and cruelty.

Paws for the Cause starts at 10AM and will end at 2PM. Other organizations involved, include:  Animal Action Rescue, Village Vets, DeKalb County Animal Services & Enforcement.

Attendees will be able to purchase food from various food vendors, live music and moonwalks. A veterinarian will be on-site to administer low cost, essential immunizations and they will, also, offer $20 micro chipping.

Vendor booth rentals are $25. Interested vendors should contact Clarissa Brown at cjbrown@dekalbcountyga.gov or 404-371-4961 for additional details.

Sign-up for the 2011 South DeKalb Relay for Life

Sign-up for the 2011 South DeKalb Relay for Life

DECATUR, Ga. – The American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” event will be held on May 6at the Panthersville Stadium in Decatur.

This event is free and open to the public. The description boasts food and entertainment, all night.

The funds raised from this event will go to cancer research in the South DeKalb community. For more information visit the “Relay for Life” online.

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Emory University Hospital ranks highly in the U.S. News and World Report

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ATLANTA – The recent U.S. News and World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital as the #1 hospital in the metro Atlanta area. The hospital boasts national recognition in 11 specialties, including: Cancer, Endocrinology, Gynecology and Neurology.

The hospital, most recently, reported that it performed about 10,000 annual inpatient and about 3,000 outpatient surgeries per year. Also, in a year, the emergency room had about 32,000 visits. Emory is owned by the acclaimed Emory University and it is used as a "teaching hospital".

Some say the hospital is home to the “best of the best” in research medicine in the metro area. For more details on the hospital visit www.emoryhealthcare.org or visit the campus at 1364 Clifton Road in Northeast Atlanta.

DeKalb County ranks 19th as healthest county in Georgia

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