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Clarkston Food Truck Festival features live music

Foodies and other residents will find a variety of cuisines and live music at the second annual Clarkston Food Truck Festival on Oct. 8.

Performers, vendors and volunteers needed for Lithonia’s Oktoberfest

Performers, vendors and volunteers are needed for Oktoberfest – “Community Fun Day in the Park” on Oct. 22 in Lithonia City Park.

SWD graduate stars in ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

Southwest DeKalb High alum Kyanna Simone Simpson has joined the cast of HBO Films’ “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” starring Oprah Winfrey.

Bling your bra at breast care workshop

Women can pick up valuable tips on breast health at “ABCs of Breast Care and Bling Your Bra!” on Oct. 4 at DeKalb Medical Hillandale.

FDHA summit focuses on building a healthy community

“Building a Healthy Community: One Step at a Time” is the theme for the fifth annual FDHA Health Summit on Oct. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta.

DeKalb Board of Health provides on-site flu shot clinics at workplace

Employers can help keep their workers healthier and more productive as well as protect their bottom line by encouraging employees to get a flu shot at an on-site clinic provided by the DeKalb Board of Health.

DeKalb Pacers participating in NAMIWalks Georgia 5K

The DeKalb Pacers are among the top teams participating in the NAMIWalks Georgia 5K on Oct. 8 at Grant Park in Atlanta to help “stomp out” the stigma associated with mental illness.

Cafe Clarkston helps 203 refugees find work in fiscal 2016

More than 200 refugees have found work after creating a resume at Cafe Clarkston during fiscal 2016.

IRS warns of scam tax bill emails related to ACA

Taxpayers and tax professionals are being warned about scam emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act.

Sponsorships available for SDBA Book Scholarship Breakfast

Sponsorships are available for the South DeKalb Business Association’s annual Book Scholarship Breakfast on Oct. 13 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center in Clarkston.

Urban League offers accelerator program for startups

Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can sign up for the ULGA Small Business Start-Up Accelerator Program that begins Oct. 4 at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.

Dianne McNabb appointed DeKalb interim CFO

Certified public accountant Dianne McNabb will serve as DeKalb County’s interim chief financial officer through Dec. 31.

New mobile app for assistance with child support cases

Georgians can make child support payments, review payment history, view scheduled appointments, and receive notifications and alerts about their cases with a new mobile app.

Bills on November ballot focus of community discussion

Voters can learn more about legislative bills appearing on the November ballot at a free community discussion on Oct. 4 at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

Watershed Art Calendar Contest seeks entries from elementary students

Elementary school students from across DeKalb County have until Oct. 21 to enter the Department of Watershed Management’s 2017 Art Calendar Contest.

Three top corporate executives convicted in DeKalb, GWCC bribery case

Three executives of Alabama-based janitorial company Rite Way Service Inc. – Anthony Lepore, John Rife and Brian Domalik – are guilty of conspiracy, bribery and fraud charges for bribing a DeKalb County government official.

New rule protects nursing home residents from forced arbitration

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is applauding a new federal rule to protect nursing home residents from forced arbitration.

Deltas present Breast Cancer Awareness program

Members of the Decatur Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present a Breast Cancer Awareness Info Session on Oct. 8 at the Gallery at South DeKalb.

Edmondson hasn’t dropped out of District 7 race

Three months after he told voters at a July 14 candidate forum hosted by PRISM that he was no longer a candidate for the vacant DeKalb Super District 7 seat, businessman Jerome Edmondson has not withdrawn from the race and his name is on the Nov. 8 ballot.

DeKalb Task Force gets $499,899 to fight gang, gun crime

The Justice Department has awarded grants totaling $499,899 to the U.S. Attorney’s Office DeKalb PSN Task Force to reduce gun and gang violence within three target areas in DeKalb County – South DeKalb, Brookhaven and Chamblee.

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