WorkSource DeKalb mobile unit receiving upgrades

The WorkSource DeKalb Moblie unit at a job fair Oct. 20. In late October, the WorkSource DeKalb mobile unit will be redesigned.

The WorkSource DeKalb mobile unit is set to receive a new look and additional technology upgrades after serving DeKalb County area residents for five years. In October, the mobile career center vehicle will be rewrapped and get a much-needed upgrade in internet speed, security and connection. DeKalb County’s information technology department plans on making the […]

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By the numbers: A look at early voting in DeKalb County

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In the first few days of early voting in DeKalb County, voter registration officials have seen a big turnout so far. In DeKalb County, more than 50,000 residents have cast an early vote as of Oct. 24, including 7,483 mailed-in ballots. On the first day of early voting Oct. 17, approximately 7,636 residents cast their […]

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Decatur Police Department holds prescription drug take back day

Decatur police officers Amy Hall and Shirley Kersey sit by the police department’s drug-take back booth on Oct. 22 for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The Decatur Police Department participated in the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 22. Officers from the department set up a booth in front of the Decatur offices on Trinity Place with a sign asking “Got Drugs?” Police officials said the take-back initiative collected drugs from DeKalb and Fulton counties. The Drug Take-Back program is […]

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Tattoo shop gives Decatur mobile memories

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Kingdom Tattoo in Decatur held its second annual Kustom Kulture car and bike show Oct. 16 featuring customized cars and vintage bikes. Shop owner Ryan Weaver, who came up with the car show concept last year, said the event gives Decatur residents something to look forward to. “I just love custom cars and custom bikes. […]

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City of Decatur sets new record for walk, roll to school day

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The city of Decatur is known for local officials’ efforts to create a more walkable and bike-friendly community and on Oct. 5 for International Walk and Roll Day, the efforts seemed to pay off. Decatur broke its own participation record on International Walk and Roll Day with a total of 2,357 children walking or biking […]

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Local police, fire officials respond to Lee May policy

DeKalb Professional Firefighters and DeKalb’s Fraternal Order of Police issued statements opposing Interim CEO Lee May’s policy regarding use of staff.

Two DeKalb County associations responded to Interim CEO Lee May’s new policy on guidelines for use of staff support. May issued an executive order Sept. 27 requesting county commissioners seek approval before using county staff outside of their district. “The ICEO has directed staff to support individual commissioners and or their staff only when conducting […]

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DeKalb residents furious over high bills

DeKalb County resident Joe Arrington said his water bills have increased 300 percent in the last 18 months.

With $1,000 to $2,000 and even $5,000 water bills, DeKalb County residents filled the Maloof Auditorium in downtown Decatur to express discontent over “unreasonably” high water bills during a town hall meeting. More than 100 residents packed the auditorium, some carrying signs and a few with high water bills stapled on their shirts. DeKalb’s COO […]

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Dip in Georgia’s jobless rate shows positive trend for DeKalb County

DeKalb County’s employment office. In August, Georgia’s jobless rate dropped below 5 percent, according to the state’s Department of Labor.

In August, Georgia’s jobless rate dropped to below 5 percent, according to the state’s Department of Labor. The Peach State’s dip in jobless rate is a positive sign for bringing back jobs to DeKalb County, one local official said. For the first time in almost 10 years, Georgia’s jobless rate matches the national average at […]

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