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Celebrate National Battery Day at Local Batteries Plus Store

Celebrate National Battery Day at Local Batteries Plus Store

PEACHTREE CITY — National Battery Day is celebrated annually on February 18th, the birthday of Allesandro Volta, who is regarded as the first inventor of the electric cell and battery. Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest battery retailer is celebrating “National Battery Day” on February 18th by offering free car/truck battery and electrical system testing from February 18th – 20th.

The free testing will take place at the Peachtree City store, located at 170 Peachtree East Shopping Center in Peachtree City, GA. Also, customers who come in during the month of February can receive $15 off the purchase of a laptop battery by mail in rebate.

Jane Watt, owner of three, woman-owned, veteran certified Batteries Plus locations in Georgia is celebrating “National Battery Day” at her three locations in: Decatur, Stockbridge and Peachtree City.

Watts spent four years in the coast guard in the early 1980s.

Interim Superintendant to hold DeKalb County's State of the System

Interim Superintendant to hold DeKalb County's State of the System

DECATUR – (DeKalb County School System) DeKalb County School System’s Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson will present the annual DeKalb Schools’ State of the System Address on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Holiday Inn – Atlanta Perimeter, 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30341.

Mrs. Tyson will be discussing the state of DeKalb County School System as well as future plans for the School District.

Refreshments will be available at 7:30 a.m. The annual program and Mrs. Tyson’s address will begin at 8:00 a.m. The event is free but registration and an RSVP is mandatory. For more information and to register please visit: http://dekalbsos.eventbrite.com/.

For more information and updates about the DeKalb County School System, please visit www.dekalb.k12.ga.us

Dekalb County DA Announces New Appointments

Dekalb County DA Announces New Appointments

DECATUR -- Recently, DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James recently announced the appointment of Nicole D. Marchand as Chief Assistant District Attorney, Craig S. Scott as Chief Investigator, Erik Burton as Director of Communications and Kaleema Thomas as Director of Diversion Programs.

Marchand, an Emory Law School graduate, previously served as the Acting Solicitor-General and Chief Assistant Solicitor-General. Scott previously served under James as his Chief Investigator in the Solicitor-General’s office and has worked as an investigator in the District Attorney’s office under former District Attorneys J. Tom Morgan, Jeff Brickman and Gwen Keyes Fleming. Burton, a Florida A&M University graduate, was the former Communications Director for the Office of the Solicitor-General and Community Relations Director for DeKalb County Government.

Parents Speak Up About Bullying in Dekalb's Schools

Parents Speak Up About Bullying in Dekalb's Schools

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Latasha Walker)

Parents, Students and Community Activists will unite not only to commemorate  the death of Jaheem Herrera but to also come together on the last day of Bullying Awareness Month in DeKalb County Schools. The press conference will convene at the site where Jaheem Herrera was bullied within the DeKalb County School System at 1:00 PM, MONDAY, JANUARY 31st AT DUNAIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 651 SOUTH  INDIAN CREEK DRIVE, STONE MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA.

"Don't Ask" Repeal Overdue, Says Discharged Gay Army Vet

"Don't Ask" Repeal Overdue, Says Discharged Gay Army Vet

It was the policy that drove Danny Ingram out of the Army sixteen years ago- and turned him into an activist for gays and lesbians in the military. With congressional repeal at hand, Ingram wants to declare victory over "don't ask, don't tell."

Ingram was an Army sergeant, stationed at Fort Gillem. He knew he was gay when he enlisted in 1988. When he admitted it six years later, the Army drove him out early, with an honorable discharge.

"I've always had a personality type that was very much suited for the military.  And yes, I probably would have made a career out of it," Ingram told 11 Alive News.

Now, Danny Ingram says he's convinced the military will be stronger. Under "don't ask don't tell," he says the military shortchanged itself in talent and personnel.

Dekalb County Schools Designate January 2011 as Bullying Awareness Month

Dekalb County Schools Designate January 2011 as Bullying Awareness Month

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Cohn&Wolfe)  

The DeKalb County School System will on Jan. 3, 2011, join parents, students and community leaders to launch “Bullying Awareness Month,” a 30-day campaign to highlight the DeKalb County School System’s enhanced policy aimed at reducing incidents of bullying. During the Jan.

Meet Russell Simmons at Macy's-South DeKalb, November 4th

Argyle, which is, quite possibly, everyone’s favorite diamond is making a comeback through popular urban brand mogul, Russell Simmons. On Thursday, November 4th, Macy’s at the Galleria at South DeKalb Mall will host hip-hop mogul, Russell Simmons as he showcases the newest designs for his menswear label, Argyleculture.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet Russell in person and enjoy the sophisticated new designs of the Fall 2010 collection. Customers who make any Argyleculture purchase of $100 or more will receive a limited edition Mini World Dog-tag Pendant and chain from Simmons Jewelry Co’s signature Steel collection.

This Galleria at South DeKalb is located at 2731 Candler Road in Decatur. Admission to this event is completely free.