Presidential preference primary, special election today
The presidential preference primary is today, and for DeKalb County residents, the question of Sunday alcohol sales is on the ballot. There also is an election for a seat on the Doraville City Council District 1. Early voting is over. Voters must go to their local polling place to cast a ballot. Polls are open until 7 p.m.
Mobile Career Center open this week
DeKalb County’s Mobile Career Center, also known as the county’s “jobs bus,” will be stationed today, March 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Wesley Chapel Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur. Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., it will be at the Department of Family and Children Services, 178 Sams Street, Decatur. The mobile unit supports the ONE DeKalb Works initiative by providing work readiness services to put DeKalb County residents back to work.
The mobile unit also provides job search assistance, adult workshops and training, resume writing, and interviewing tips. Businesses can use the mobile unit for recruiting, pre-employment screenings, interviewing and training.
Clarkston City Council to decide on purchase of historic house
The Clarkston City Council will meet this evening, Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. to decide whether to purchase of the home of Mary Morris, who prior to her death had been a Clarkston resident for more than 100 years. The house at 1055 Rowland Street, built around 1850, is eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. If the property is acquired, the city plans to preserve the historic architectural integrity of the original design, while adapting the use to function as administrative office space for five or six staff people. This will relieve overcrowding at the current City Hall, according to City Manager Keith Barker. An informational meeting at which details of the proposed purchase will be outlined will be at 6:15 p.m., prior to the council meeting.