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DeKalb County Youth Soccer Organization SMYSA is Kicking Balls while Taking Donations for the Poor

Atlanta, GA--  DeKalb County Youth Soccer Organization SMYSA is kicking balls while taking donations to inspire our 16.8% of neighboring families living below poverty levels.  Every donation can help aid our community with support, food, clothing and toys for the holidays. 

Dekalb's Great October Trash Clean-Up Nets Big Results

Atlanta, GA--  DeKalb County Public Safety Director William Z. Miller announced exceptional results from October’s Great DeKalb Clean-Up initiative.  Numerous county workers from various departments assisted in the Clean-Up effort, which took place along several major corridors in DeKalb County.   During the last four weekends, crews worked tirelessly along Buford Highway, Flat Shoals Pkwy, Memorial Drive and Covington Hwy to clean up unsightly debris and illegal road signs.  A total of 2,660 pounds of debris and signs were taken off the streets by DeKalb County Government Employees and Community Service Workers.  DeKalb County’s code enforcement division also took part in the initiative and issued over 120 court summonses for illegal signs. 

DeKalb Police Department Center Precinct, Sponsors Trunk or Treat

Atlanta, GA--  Put on your favorite costume and bring your family for a day of fun at the DeKalb Police Department Center Precinct.

2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat around the police cars, get your face painted, or just come to mingle and form bonds with your ICP officers.

This is a free event and is their way of promoting a positive connection between the police, community, and children.


TIME: 2:00PM-5:00PM



MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] Sponsors Food Drive

The statistics are alarming! Over 20 percent of Georgia's children and over 11 percent of senior adults live in poverty. More than 30 percent of the people who receive food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank must choose between buying medicine or food. MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] wants to put a dent in those disturbing numbers. The company will sponsor a Food Drive during November to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] will accept non-perishable food donations Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the company's Atlanta office, located at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300. The Food Drive will run Nov. 1-30.

"The Atlanta Community Food Bank does a tremendous job helping to reduce hunger, food insecurity and poverty in our city," said William Fadul, co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers].

Stonecrest Farmer's Market Opens October 21st

Consistent with their pledge to become the “greenest” county, the Farmers’ Market at Stonecrest serves to honor DeKalb County’s heritage by expanding its market to a seasonal market and include an urban farm at the edge of the mall, by using bike paths to connect it to nearby historical farms.

On October 21st, the Mall at Stonecrest will hold the ribbon cutting celebration for the new Farmers’ Market at Stonecrest at 5:30 p.m.

Dekalb's Fall Hike & Bike and Greenspace Tour set for Oct. 23 Plus New Trail Opens

Atlanta, GA--  DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis invites citizens to lace up their running shoes or strap on their bike helmets and join him at Arabia Mountain for the CEO’s Fall Hike & Bike and Greenspace Tour on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. The event will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4530 Lyons Rd. in Lithonia to mark the grand opening of a new section of the South River Multi-Use Trail. 

Code Enforcement Task Force to Meet, tonight

Today, Oct. 19, the DeKalb County Code Enforcement Task Force will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Cedar Grove High School (2360 River Road, Ellenwood).  This task force will identify and assist in the implementation of solution-driven recommendations to address code enforcement issues affecting communities throughout DeKalb County.  

The task force is comprised of community leaders, county officials, and other key individuals; and they have previously held a series of meetings that are open to the public.