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Mayor confident about Sunday sales bill

Mayor confident about Sunday sales bill

DECATUR, Ga. -- With the Sunday alcohol sales, dubbed Sunday sales, legislation on its way to the Governor's desk, local leaders have begun to discuss whether they will allow residents to purchase alcohol on Sundays within their cities.

According to Mayor Bill Floyd, “I’m in favor it. I’m not sure what we’ll do here. A lot will be up to our businesses. I don’t see what would stop them. We could vote on it this November. The council will consider putting it on the ballot; however, I’m not sure if it’ll be on there.”

RELATED: Georgia Sunday alcohol sales bill heads to governor

DeKalb County celebrates National County Government Month during April

DECATUR, Ga. – (submitted by DeKalb County Government) DeKalb County will join counties across the nation in celebrating National County Government Month this April.

Since 1991, the National Association of Counties (NACo) has encouraged counties across the country to promote actively county government programs and services.

Commissioner Stan Watson to Host Monthly Legislative Breakfast DeKalb County Residents

Commissioner Stan Watson to Host Monthly Legislative Breakfast DeKalb County Residents

Decatur -- (submitted by DeKalb County Govenment) Stan Watson, Super District 7 Commissioner will host the monthly Stan Watson Legislative Breakfast on Saturday, March 5, 2011. We anticipate 75 to 100 attendees. The Legislative Breakfast is from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Chapel Hill Mid­dle School.

The address is 3535 Dogwood Farms Road, Decatur, Georgia 30034. There is no cost to attend. 

Topics discussed this month include the importance of having a will, ways that together we can “keep our DeKalb beautiful” and home loan modification information. “Providing an opportunity for citizens to either talk to or hear from those who they elected, about issues that affect them is important to me and my constituents”, says Commissioner Wat­son. “It is our mission to identify ways to proactively verses reactively stabilize and improve the lives for those who call DeKalb County home”. 

Employee Relations and Community Services Committee Meeting Cancelled

Employee Relations and Community Services Committee Meeting Cancelled

Dekalb County, GA--  The following meeting scheduled for March 1, 2011 has been postponed.  A makeup date will be announced later.

ORIGINAL DETAILS:  There will be a meeting of the Employee Relations & Community Services Committee of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 1,  2011 at 11 a.m.  The location will be Maloof Administrative Building, 5th Floor, Board of Commissioners Offices, 1300 Commerce Dr, Decatur GA 30030. 

Commissioner Stan Watson to Address Issues Impacting Black DeKalb

DECATUR – In recognition of Black History Month, DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson is pleased to present to the citizens of DeKalb County the “State of Black DeKalb” - How Far Have We Come?  The event will feature a series of panel guests in a discussion to share insight on issues that impact critical quality of life issues.

Topics covered in the “State of Black DeKalb” include:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Community Partnerships and Resources
  • Political Aspects
  • Faith-Based Community
  • Future of DeKalb

The event will be held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the main theatre.

DeKalb CEO in Nation’s Capital to Solicit Federal Funds

DeKalb CEO in Nation’s Capital to Solicit Federal Funds

WASHINGTON D.C. - DeKalb Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis is continuing a number of meetings with high ranking officials in Washington, D.C. in an ongoing effort to maximize economic growth and development for DeKalb County, as well as solicit additional federal funds for the area.

As a member of the board of the Atlanta Regional Commission, CEO Ellis was invited to meet with Congressman John Mica, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

“I wanted Congressman Mica to hear firsthand what our transportation needs are in DeKalb County, so he will be knowledgeable when appropriations are recommended in his committee,” said CEO Ellis.

In addition, the CEO met with Congressman Hank Johnson on strategies to bring unspent stimulus funds to DeKalb County, and John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary over the Economic Development Administration in the U.S.

DeKalb, Henry, Rockdale Legislators Speak to Voters

DeKalb, Henry, Rockdale Legislators Speak to Voters

(Atlanta, Ga.) - February 16, 2011 - Since January, more than forty Democratic legislators have hosted town hall meetings. Next week, three more Democrats add their names to the growing list of lawmakers taking their message to communities around the state.

Representatives Dee Dawkins-Haigler, Rahn Mayo and Pam Stephenson will co-host a town hall meeting Monday, February 21 at Martin Luther King High School in Lithonia, 6:30 p.m. Get the rest of the details on Brown Girl Next Door