Watson to host ‘Soul of DeKalb-Reflections of Our Progress’
DeKalb County Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson has announced that he will host the first in a series of discussions he calls “Soul of DeKalb-Reflections of Our Progress” Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
The discussions focus on how to use current resources to better serve the residents of DeKalb County. The event will be held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center. A reception will follow the panel discussions.
There will be panels on education, economic development, health care, community/politics and the future of DeKalb. Panelists include Cassius Butts, regional director for the Small Business Administration; Edward Jennings, regional director for the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Mike Thurmond, former Georgia labor commissioner; and Clyde Anderson, CNN financial analyst.
There is no cost to attend or need to R.S.V.P.
County announces summer camp registration
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold Camp “Funtastic” summer camp registration on Saturday, Feb. 18, at all recreation centers.
Camp “Funtastic” is a summer day camp designed and staffed especially for children ages 14 and older with mild to moderate disabilities. Summer camp will be held June 11 to Aug. 3 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at $90 per week. Participants must bring their own breakfast and lunch. Upon registration, families should provide an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Registration locations and times are:
Briarwood Recreation Center, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Browns Mill Recreation Center, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Exchange Recreation Center, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Gresham Recreation Center, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hamilton Recreation Center, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lucious Sanders Recreation Center, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lynwood Recreation Center, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
N. H. Scott Recreation Center, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mason Mill Recreation Center, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Midway Recreation Center, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Redan Recreation Center, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tobie Grant Recreation Center, noon - 4 p.m.
Tucker Recreation Center, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
For more information, contact Bernita Reese, recreation program manager, at (404) 371-6273.
Dog shot with deer hunting arrow
A black Labrador was shot with a deer hunting arrow outside its owner’s home in Tucker on Saturday, Feb. 11. The incident was reported to DeKalb County Animal Services on Sunday, Feb.12. Police have not determined whether the dog was shot accidentally or with malicious intent, according to DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish. The animal has been taken for treatment at the veterinary facility at the University of Georgia in Athens. Though severely injured, it is expected to survive. Police are asking anyone with information to call Animal Services at (404) 294-2645.