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Navy Week Continues with USS Georgia Navy Chefs competing in Tucker

Atlanta, GA--  Most people associate the Navy with sailors and subs, but cupcakes? In celebration of the Navy’s 235th Birthday, six Navy Culinary Specialists will prepare cooking demos for Atlanta-area Le Cordon Bleu students. At the conclusion of class, the Navy Chefs will participate in a head-to-head cake decorating contest facing a judging panel of students and faculty. 

Where:  1927 Lakeside Pkwy, Tucker   |   Time: 1:00 p.m.

Le Cordon Bleu will present the Navy with a ceremonial birthday cake to honor Sailors currently on active duty.

 

Plans for a New Crematory in the Neighborhood spark Resident Protest

Atlanta, GA--  Tucker Residents have decided to take their opposition to a new crematory, to the streets.  The residents belong to a group called CAN!

Main Street Makeover in Tucker Begins

Atlanta, GA--  Long awaited improvements along Tucker's Main Street got underway yesterday with the partial demolition of the retail strip building adjacent to Cofer Brothers lumber. The building, which once housed the Cofer Brothers General Store in the 1960's, is now owned by Oakhurst Realty Partners and has been rebranded as The Shoppes on Main.

A groundbreaking for the County's improvements on Main Street is expected within the month. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners selected SD & C Inc. in Clarkston as the contractor for that project. The scope of the project includes reducing the number of lanes along Main Street and widening of the sidewalks.

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) selected the Community of Tucker as a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Area in 2005, and the DeKalb Board of Commissioners approved an overlay district implementing these initiatives in 2007.

The Great DeKalb Cleanup

DECATURDeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis and Board of Commissioners officially launch the Great DeKalb Cleanup beginning this Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7a.m. at the DeKalb Community Achievement Center, 4522 Flat Shoals Pkwy in Decatur. The cleanups will be held every weekend through Oct. 31.

As part of a committed effort to stabilize property values throughout the county, the Great DeKalb Cleanup will address areas of unincorporated DeKalb County that have not been maintained. The clean up is designed to have the maximum level of impact on the worst affected areas by encouraging the involvement and investment of the community in policing and maintaining these areas in the future.

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.

Making DeKalb Beautiful One Volunteer at a Time

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer, Keep DeKalb Beautiful program and board members recently acknowledged community volunteers with a volunteer appreciation luncheon.

This year’s theme, Making DeKalb Beautiful One Volunteer at a Time, celebrated the volunteers’ true commitment and dedication to the development of the Keep DeKalb Beautiful Program.  

This year, more than 4,000 Keep DeKalb Beautiful volunteers spent more than 14,500 hours cleaning and maintaining 207 miles of DeKalb County.  A total of 53,040 pounds of litter and 356 tires were collected by KDB volunteers and dedicated adoption groups.  Every volunteer group was honored with a certificate for their achievements.

This year’s first place award winners were: Adopt A Road, Individual Volunteer Service, Adopt A MARTA Bus Stop, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, The Parkview Civic Club, The Kiwanis Club of Northlake, Mrs.