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Register for the free Walk Georgia program and Start Getting Fit

Register for the free Walk Georgia program and Start Getting Fit

Cobb County, GA--  (submitted by Cobb Communications)  The successful fitness program Walk Georgia is back and residents are encouraged to participate and move more for healthier lives. 

Walk Georgia is a free eight-week program sponsored by University of Georgia/Cobb County Cooperative Extension. The program is designed to increase physical activity in a fun, community-oriented way. Participation is available as an individual or in teams of four. Participants can log exercise virtually at walkgeorgia.org and the program translates activities, such as aerobics classes, walking the dog and a pick-up game of basketball, into "miles." Through the online map, participants can electronically chart a course as they "walk" across Georgia, learning interesting facts about the counties visited.

This will be the only Walk Georgia program held this year. Online registration for the program is open Feb.

Wilbert Burial Vaults Of Georgia Presents $5,000 Grant To Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta

Wilbert Burial Vaults Of Georgia Presents $5,000 Grant To Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Wilbert Foundation and Wilbert Burial Vaults of Georgia have awarded a $5,000 grant to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The check was presented on February 2 by representatives of Wilbert Burial Vaults of Georgia (Atlanta, Tucker & Macon), Bailey Monument and Vault (Waycross), Columbus Wilbert (Columbus), DePue Wilbert (Savannah), and Mastergrave Services (Bogart).

The children's hospital will use the funds to provide an annual memorial service at three Georgia facilities. The grant will also assist the purchase of special books, packets, and pamphlets that help siblings understand grief and loss.

Formed by Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc.

Last Week to Vote for Metromix's Best of Atlanta

Last Week to Vote for Metromix's Best of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA--  This week is the last week to vote for your favorite things of Atlanta.  Log on to Atlanta.Metromix.com and vote for your favorite neighborhood bar, restaurant, breakfast joint, etc.

There are 20 categories needing your vote and even if you don't vote, you will learn about new places that you will want to visit!

Vote Here at Metromix

County Commissioner Gives "The State of Black Dekalb" Speech

County Commissioner Gives "The State of Black Dekalb" Speech

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Dekalb Communications)

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

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

Ousley United Methodist Church of Lithonia Shares the Gift of Survival during Black History Month

Ousley United Methodist Church of Lithonia Shares the Gift of Survival during Black History Month

Lithonia, GA--  (submitted by Ousley UMC)

Black History Month 2011 takes on special meaning this year, as Ousley United Methodist Church honors the notable achievements of Black people and their contributions to every sphere of life from science and the arts to politics and religion. The theme for this year’s celebration is “How We Got Over: Educating, Encouraging and Empowering for Change”

Committee Chair, Mrs. Loydia Webber, explains, “In spite of the oppression we have experienced historically, Black people have not only survived, but thrived. Our faith in God gave us the gift of survival and the strength for living that has not only sustained us through it all, but equipped us to get over, in good times, but especially in bad.”

It is this gift of survival and the strength for living that is the focus of Ousley’s commemoration of Black History Month 2011.

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.