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Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

CEO Burrell Ellis hosts hike and bike Greenspace Tour on Saturday

CEO Burrell Ellis hosts hike and bike Greenspace Tour on Saturday

Dekalb County, GA --  According to a recent press release sent by Dekalb CEO Ellis' office, Burrell Ellis will be hosting a Hike and Bike Greenspace Tour on Saturday as part of Dekalb County's celebration of National County Government Month.

On April 16th, Ellis will meet at Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia to lead a group of Dekalb county staff and residents through Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Reserve, a DeKalb County park comprised of 2,000 acres of granite outcrop, wetlands, pine and oak forests, streams, and a lake, and one of Georgia’s most beautiful greenspaces.

The CEO’s Hike and Bike Greenspace Tour is free and open to the public.

Pre-registration online at www.dekalbcountyga.gov is encouraged.

DeKalb County to Host Showcase, Grand Opening

DeKalb County to Host Showcase, Grand Opening

Dekalb County, GA --  DeKalb County will continue its celebration of National County Government Month with a county showcase tomorrow, April 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road in Atlanta. The county will also host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. for the OneDeKalb Neighborhood Resource Center, located on the lower level of the mall near Macy’s.

The showcase brings county departments together in one place, offering citizens an opportunity to learn about resources available through county government.

Representative, Stacy Abrams, holds Town Hall Meeting on April 9

Representative, Stacy Abrams, holds Town Hall Meeting on April 9

Dekalb County, GA--  On Saturday, April 9th, Rep. Stacy Abrams the Minority Leader will be holding a twon hall meeting.  Issues to be discussed include the 2011 &2012 Budget Proposals, Tax Reform, Legislation, and Dekalb County Schools accreditation.

DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011

TIME: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

LOCATION: SOUTH DEKALB SENIOR CENTER

CEO Burrell Ellis Tells Feds Proposed Budget Cuts Hurt Dekalb County

CEO Burrell Ellis Tells Feds Proposed Budget Cuts Hurt Dekalb County

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Dekalb Communications) CEO Burrell Ellis joined fellow county chief executives in Washington this weekend to oppose $60 billion in proposed budget cuts scheduled for a vote by the U. S. House this week. If implemented, these cuts would cost the county more than $10 million this year.

“Congress is considering $60 billion in cuts, which could mean an additional 700,000 jobs lost,” said CEO Ellis. “DeKalb County stands to lose $9.9 million in 2011, alone.”

Employee Relations and Community Services Committee Meeting Cancelled

Employee Relations and Community Services Committee Meeting Cancelled

Dekalb County, GA--  The following meeting scheduled for March 1, 2011 has been postponed.  A makeup date will be announced later.

ORIGINAL DETAILS:  There will be a meeting of the Employee Relations & Community Services Committee of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 1,  2011 at 11 a.m.  The location will be Maloof Administrative Building, 5th Floor, Board of Commissioners Offices, 1300 Commerce Dr, Decatur GA 30030. 

DeKalb County will Host 4 Public Information Meetings on Transportation Projects

DeKalb County will Host 4 Public Information Meetings on Transportation Projects

Dekalb County, GA--  4 neighborhood public information meetings are being held to provide input into the proposed transportation projects that must be submitted to the Georgia DOT by March 30th, 2011.

Each city and county has until March 30, 2011 to submit proposed projects that will be considered by the GDOT Planning Director and the Regional Roundtable of city and county leaders from which they will select a constrained project list that will be recommended for the 2012 Referendum.

These four public information meetings will be important opportunities for DeKalb residents and businesses to ensure that all ideas are considered.

Meeting times/locations are as follows: