County CEO neighborhood meetings

From county CEO Burrell Ellis:  Our neighborhood meetings are underway. I hope you can attend one. Here are the next ones on our schedule. I look forward to seeing you. Join with your neighbors and tell us how we can turn your priorities into action..

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Proposed Constitutional Amendments of November 2 Ballot

From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver: Below is a summary of the Constitutional Amendments that will appear on your November 2 ballot. This summary was prepared by Representative Stacey Abrams who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, and is very knowledgeable about tax issues.


I strongly support Amendment 2 to provide a funding source for Trauma Care services across Georgia. I worked on this legislation on behalf of both Emory and DeKalb Hospital Trauma specialists and ask you to vote for Amendment 2 on November 2.


Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve Eleventh Annual Harvest Festival

Event Date and Time: 
11/06/2010 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us this Saturday from 9am-noon for our monthly workday.  We will be preparing for the annual harvest festival.  Then, return later for the 11th Annual Harvest Festival from 4-8pm.  See below for more details.
Come enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on an autumn evening at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve’s eleventh annual Harvest Celebration on Saturday, November 6, from 4-8 pm. The mission of South Peachtree Creek Nature Preserves, Inc. is to preserve and promote Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve (CSNP), and its native wildlife and plants for the enjoyment and education of the community.

Decatur Wine Tasting Festival

Event Date and Time: 
11/06/2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

From MANA: Decatur Wine Tasting Festival. Saturday, November 6, 1-4pm. Decatur Square. Decatur ArtWalk. Friday, November 5, 5-10pm

All Around Decatur
Taste more than a hundred wines from around the world. Live music. Admission $30, includes a commemorative wine glass. Limited to 1,500 people . No one under 21 and no animals allowed. Sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

Annual Medlock Halloween Event

From MANA: Annual Medlock Halloween Event. Sunday, October 31, 2010, 5-8pm. Meet at Medlock Elementary School.

Atlanta Tibetan Festival

Event Date and Time: 
11/06/2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Open to the general public. More details here.

Decatur Electronics Recycling Day

Event Date and Time: 
10/30/2010 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Thanks to Greg Coleson, Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: FALL 2010 Event Scheduled for Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Decatur High School Parking Lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Early drop offs are not possible.

TVs will be recycled for $10 cash only with exact change.

Emory Carlos Museum event: Mysticism of the Word in Medieval Islam

Event Date and Time: 
10/27/2010 - 7:00pm

From Emory University's Carlos Museum.  Note that all Carlos Museum events are open to the public and we've added a feed from their calendar to our list of feeds on the right hand side of our home page.

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson Newsletter 10/21/10


Halloween events at Emory's Carlos Museum

From the Carlos Museum, Emory University.  Open to the general public.

County events: Neighborhood Summit; Teach a Child to Fish!; Vote DeKalb!

From OneDeKalb, CEO's office: Neighborhood Summit; Teach a Child to Fish!; Vote DeKalb!

Robbery with gun on Scott Bl

From DeKalb Police via No other details offered.

Description Case # Location Agency Date Map It
ROBBERY - STREET - GUN 10-124125 1700 BLOCK SCOTT BLVD DeKalb County Police 10/21/2010 1:20:00 AM

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Upcoming county events

From OneDeKalb out of the CEO's office: DeKalb County Code Enforcement Task Force; Fundraiser for the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center

Missing tricycle

From a neighbor: Regarding a tricycle that was removed from along Vistamont Drive on Sunday morning, Oct 17, around 10:00 am - it may have been picked up by someone who thought it was out for disposal (although it was definately not next to the curb). It is a red
"classic" RadioFlyer tricycle, and the two-year old rider would very much like to have it back home. If you inadvertently picked it up on the way through the neighborhood, please return to where it was found.

Candidate debates 4th District, Superior Court

From OneDekalb:

4th Congressional District Debate, October 20, 2010, 7:00pm,
Old Courthouse, DeKalb History Center
101 East Court Square
Decatur, Georgia 30030

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Debate, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Tull Auditorium
Emory University Law School
1301 Clifton Rd NE

Absentee and Advanced Voting

From OneDekalb:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily
Monday-Friday, PLUS Saturdays, October 16 & 23
Memorial Drive - Main Office ONLY


ADVANCE VOTING (Extended Hours & Additional Locations)
October 25-29, 2010
Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
*Please note - the below locations are open ONLY during the above dates*

Memorial Drive Complex (Across Street from the Jail)
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30032

eduKALB Announces Endorsed Candidates

Dear DeKalb County neighbor: As a mother with two children in DeKalb County Public Schools, I'm very concerned with the state of our school system.   As a frequent classroom volunteer, a member of the PTA, and DeKalb County School Parent Council representative, I am also witnessing the system's day to day operations up close. Through board service with many community groups, I am aware of the need for strong leadership, board training, and governance. 

DeKalb county's school redistricting process

From Collette McDonald's newsletter: Redistricting: Yep, it's bound to happen but how will it affect you? Get involved by being part of the 11 month county process. More info is available on the County's 2020 Vision website here with dates, locations and times of the community meetings to hear your opinion. Also, there will be a presentation by Ramona Tyson, interim superintendent, at the Dunwoody Chamblee Parent Council meeting on November 3rd at 9:00 a.m. at Dunwoody Elementary School.

DeKalb County Hike and Bike

Event Date and Time: 
10/23/2010 - 10:30am - 1:00pm

From OneDekalb, CEO's office: Come help us celebrate the opening of a new section of the South River Trail! Take a hike or ride your bike with DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, DeKalb County Commissioners and other outdoor enthusiasts. Meet the people who made these trails possible.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. hike and bike to follow.

Three important redistricting meetings this week

Hello Clairmont Heights Neighbors— This week promises to be a banner one for those concerned with the DCSS School Consolidation and Redistricting Initiative (kind of Orwellian, no?).  We will (hopefully) finally hear what the outlines of the plan are and what criteria are to be applied to any decision-making.  It has been stressed by Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson that we should not expect the big unveiling to be an ending point, but a beginning in the process.  I’m choosing to think of it as finally finding out what we are up against.

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