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DeKalb County DA Office Moves to Temporary Location

Atlanta, GA--  The DeKalb County District Attorney's Office has moved and effective Monday, Nov. 1 will be temporarily located on the 4th and 5th floors of the new Judicial Tower. The address is 556 N. McDonough, Decatur, Georgia 30030. The office is moving so the space it occupied in the old courthouse building on floors 7 through 9 can be renovated. 

    District Attorney offices not located in the old courthouse building will remain where they are presently located. All phone numbers remain the same.

Lucy Wainwright Roche at Eddie's Attic, October 23rd

Lucy Wainwright Roche is releasing her first full-length album simply entitled, LUCY. She is known for her often humorous stage presence. Pending the release of her album, Roche has embarked upon a twenty city promotional tour which will stop at Eddies Attic (515-B North McDonough St., Decatur) tomorrow, October 23rd at 8 p.m.

Roche was born amidst a family of musicians. Her father is Loudon Wainwright, her mother is Suzzy Roche of The Roches and her tales of life as seen from the road are masterfully told, she moves in and out of stories and song, creates a unique tapestry, weaving the ordinary into the magical, and she brings us all along with her.

Eddie’s Attic is offering an intimate setting to partake in the musical musings of Ms. Roche for one night only. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information visit Eddie’s Attic online.  

New Decatur Beer Company Delivers on Taste and Sells Out in Bars all across Atlanta

Atlanta, GA--  Wild Heaven Craft Beers is the latest new brewery/beer company in the Atlanta area and has already begun to Sell Out at most bars. Of course,this is one of those good problems to have... Customer demand has been through the roof and bars have been happy to carry the new Decatur brand.

Wild Heaven is a Georgia company created by lifelong Georgians – founder Nick Purdy and consulting brewmaster Eric Johnson.

2nd Chance Offender Re-entry Program in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant in the amount of $424,852 by the US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs for the 2nd Chance Offender Re-entry Program.

The 2nd Chance Act Prisoner Re-entry Initiative aids in the funding of local and state governments for projects that help with the transition from incarceration to dealing with other individuals in the workplace and other capacities once released from jail.

The funds from the grant will provide pre-release and case planning, mentoring, housing, education, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, services to enhance family reunification, job training and readiness, and post-release case management and supervision.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will be partnering with two non-profit organizations to help implement this program. They are STAND, Inc.

Thursday is DeKalb Employee Empowerment Day

September is Workforce Development month and In continuing the celebration of Workforce Development Month; DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis, Board of Commissioners, and various county departments, in collaboration with DeKalb Workforce Development, will host the first ever DeKalb Employee Empowerment Day Thursday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m.

Midtown and Decatur Residents Reflect on Blogged Travels of Water-Life-Hope in Haiti

Atlanta residents Edward Buckley and John Beasley traveled to Haiti, Sept. 13-15, with the nonprofit Food For The Poor to visit remote communities in desperate need of clean, safe drinking water. During the trip, daily blog entries and photos were posted online at http://www.waterlifehope.blogspot.com/ in an effort to bring Haiti’s reality to the comfort of Atlanta residents’ homes.

“The image from our trip to Haiti that I can vividly picture happened while driving through a relatively upscale community,” said Buckley. “A man, completely naked, suddenly leaped out of a storm sewer dripping wet – and ran to hide in the bush. To our horror, he had been bathing in the sewer. Imagine the indignity of having to bathe in front of the world. Millions of people in Haiti literally have nothing.

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!