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DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James Appointed To Judicial Nominating Commission

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James Appointed To Judicial Nominating Commission

Dekalb County, GA--  (Submitted by Dekalb County Government)

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James was recently appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) by Governor Nathan Deal. James joins the 20 member board, which is tasked with providing recommendations for vacant state trial and appellate courts.

 

“I am honored to join the JNC and the distinguished group of professionals assembled by Governor Deal,” said James. “My objective is to make sound recommendations to the governor as it relates to judicial appointments. The residents of Georgia deserve the most qualified, experienced, ethical and impartial people to serve in these extremely important roles.

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!!!

Dekalb County Ministers Declare January 8th Community Peace Day

Dekalb County Ministers Declare January 8th Community Peace Day

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Edward Gates Bey)

This year, a Dekalb county ministry has said that “enough is enough” and has declared January 8, 2011 as a time to stop the violence and give peace a chance. On that day, members of Moorish

Science Temple of America, Temple #21, along with several other local organizations and human service professionals want to dedicate a total of 24 hours to reflect on the possibility of life without violence. The aim of Peace Day 2011 is to stop the violence, eliminate poverty and promote national pride.

Regardless of race, creed, nationality or sexual preference, the moratorium on violence is a call for action from within the community. The planned truce on January 8, is a deliberate attempt to prevent any occurrence of violence on that day and replace it with collective participation in a day of family friendly activities designed to educate and entertain.

Dekalb County Schools Designate January 2011 as Bullying Awareness Month

Dekalb County Schools Designate January 2011 as Bullying Awareness Month

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Cohn&Wolfe)  

The DeKalb County School System will on Jan. 3, 2011, join parents, students and community leaders to launch “Bullying Awareness Month,” a 30-day campaign to highlight the DeKalb County School System’s enhanced policy aimed at reducing incidents of bullying. During the Jan.

December "Give an Hour" Luncheon at Tucker Precinct

December "Give an Hour" Luncheon at Tucker Precinct

Tucker, GA--  (submitted by Tucker Civic Association)  

Tucker Civic Association (TCA) is asking area residents to "Give an Hour" by joining an appreciation luncheon for the officers at the Tucker police precinct.  

For several years, the Tucker police precinct in December has held an appreciation luncheon for its officers. Last year, TCA chose the luncheon as the "Give an Hour" project for that month. 

TCA members and residents brought a ham, a turkey breast and other baked goods and enjoyed socializing with the precinct personnel.

This year TCA will repeat the project. If you would like to participate and "give an hour" of your time with your cooking or other skills, please contact Jonnie Johnston at publicsafety@tuckercivic.org or leave a message on the TCA InfoLine at 770-270-1620.

Lilburn Schools Join The Clean Air Campaign to Fight Air Pollution

Lilburn Schools Join The Clean Air Campaign to Fight Air Pollution

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by the Clean Air Campaign)  

As air pollution continues to be a problem in Georgia, Gwinnett students are getting involved in the fight for better air quality.  Nearly 60 schools in Gwinnett County call themselves Clean Air Schools and work with Georgia nonprofit The Clean Air Campaign to educate students, parents and faculty about ways they can improve the air.

Two Lilburn schools are being recognized by The Clean Air Campaign as school champions for their recent efforts.

Arcado Elementary School’s Environmental Club is taking on The Clean Air Campaign’s No-Idling Program for the fourth year in a row.

Dekalb Police Give Hope for the Holidays

Tucker, GA--  (submitted by Dekalb County Government)  

The DeKalb County Police Department made the holiday season a little brighter for two families in need.  On Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Chief William O’Brien along with several officers made a joyful delivery of gifts to the children from Stone Mountain.  This is the second year that the police department has teamed up with the DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center’s “Hope for the Holiday’s” initiative to bring gifts to children that are less fortunate.

“This was such a wonderful thing to be a part of,” said Chief William O’Brien.  “I am thankful to all our officers for their support in making this a more magical Christmas for these deserving families.”