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Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton hosts 2nd Budget Town Hall for District 4 Residents

Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton hosts 2nd Budget Town Hall for District 4 Residents

Stone Mountain, GA--  Its all about the Ecomony these days in local and national poilitcs.  

DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton is encouraging residents of District 4 to attend the Budget Town Hall meetings on Thursday, January 27, 2011.  The meeting will take place at the Stone Mountain Art Station, located at 5384 Manor Drive, Historic Stone Mountain Village, GA 30083 at 7:00 p.m.   Residents will have a chance to voice their opinion on the 2011 DeKalb County budget.  

Dekalb CEO will attend In-Home Neighborhood Meetings

Dekalb CEO will attend In-Home Neighborhood Meetings

Dekalb County, GA--  In an attempt to get even further in the public and to find out exactly what the local neighborhoods and residents are concerned about, the Dekalb CEO will be attending in-home neighborhood meetings during the month of January.  The focus of Mr. Ellis' visits is to discuss and receive feedback on the proposed 2011 executive budget recommendation and related county matters. 

“I know that residents have questions to ask and priorities to voice,” said CEO Ellis.  “I want to hear what the people have to say”.

The remaining meetings will be at the following locations:

DeKalb County Appoints new Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director

DeKalb County Appoints new Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director

DECATUR – DeKalb County has named appointments to fill vacancies in two county departments. Joel Gottlieb was named Chief Financial Officer and Benita Ransom was named Director of Human Resources.

Gottlieb has extensive experience in the finance field as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Queens College, a master’s in Public Administration from Ohio State University and a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Ohio State University. He has also served as Assistant Director of Finance for DeKalb County since 1996 and most recently as Interim Chief Financial Officer for the county.

Ransom has extensive experience in the human resources field as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Fisk University and a master’s in Business Administration (Management) from Boston University.

Atlanta Hawks sponsor "Why Bully Free is the Way to Be" Essay Contest

Atlanta Hawks sponsor "Why Bully Free is the Way to Be" Essay Contest

Atlanta, GA--  This is the last week to submit your essay for a chance to win!

The Atlanta Hawks have announced that entries are now being accepted for the “Why Bully Free Is The Way To Be” Essay Contest.  The contest is part of the Hawks’ Read to Achieve program sponsored by Philips.

One Grand Prize Winner will be picked up by a limousine for a ride to school with Al Horford, and have the Hawks center visit his or her classroom.  The winner will also receive four tickets to the Hawks’ Read to Achieve Night game against the New York Knicks on March 6 (6 p.m.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Happy Holidays from us at 'Where U Live'!!!

'Twas the Night Before Christmas.  Happy Holidays from us at 'Where U Live'!!!

The 'Where U Live' staff wants to wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays and Thank You for being a part of our Community.

I want to continue to offer all of you the chance to take part in keeping your community informed by writing and posting your own articles directly to the website.

This website is for you and your neighbors and it will continue to thrive in 2011Alive with your continued diligence and neighborhood pride.

I hope you enjoy the holiday with your family and that you send us pictures of your festivities so that we can post them online for us all to enjoy. (send to mrichardson@wxia.gannett.com)

Again, Best Wishes and have a great Christmas!!!

Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Event

Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Event

Dekalb County, GA--  Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” event in January 2011.

Every year, Keep DeKalb Beautiful sponsors "Bring One for the Chipper" as part of a Statewide effort to recycle Christmas trees. This annual event continues the tradition of trading a used Christmas tree for a tree seedling, while supplies last. Citizens have the option to submit used trees to designated drop-off points in DeKalb County. Residents who are currently serviced by DeKalb County Sanitation Division  may also leave their trees for curbside pick-up. The Christmas trees are recycled by chipping them into mulch for use in landscaping, or by using them as fish and wildlife habitats.

Last year, more than 200,000 trees were recycled in the State of Georgia. Over 10,000 of those trees were from DeKalb citizens.

Share Your Christmas Gift Pictures

Share Your Christmas Gift Pictures

Please send in your favorite Christmas pictures!!!

We want to see suprised kids, elated wives, funny pics, or anything you have!

Send to mrichardson@wxia.gannett.com with "Christmas Photos" in the Subject line.

 

Thanks and we hope you had a Merry Christmas and you have a Happy New Year!!!

Here comes 2011Alive!!!