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April 5, 2014

“It is of the utmost importance that we set standards for DeKalb County that enhance quality of life.”

Clean, working restrooms now required the same directive. Businesses and other establish“I thank community leaders ments in DeKalb County are now and my colleagues for their suprequired by law to have functional port,” Watson said in an April 1 and available restrooms. statement. “It is of the utmost The ordinance, which went into importance that we set standards effect March 25, was introduced for DeKalb County that enhance by Super District 7 Commissioner quality of life.” Stan Watson. Residents who want to regThe ordinance mandates busiister a complaint may initiate nesses, stores, offices, parks and Stan Watson other places where goods or services are sold enforcement with the Police Department, or provided to operate restrooms that are Code Compliance or the DeKalb Board of Health. Owners found to have public clean, safe and functioning. This amendment also includes DeKalb restrooms in bad repair may be subject to parks, schools, colleges or universities under a fine and/or imprisonment.

Job fair with emphasis on veterans Job hunting vets can attend an April 9 Veterans Job Fair at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Duluth. Among employers expected to attend are the DeKalb County Police Department and the DeKalb Sheriff ’s Office. The 9 a.m.-to-noon event, co-hosted by the Gwinnett Career Center, is free to attend and is open to the public with special emphasis for veterans. Doors open at 9 and

several veterans service organizations will assist veterans with their concerns. Job seekers are not required to preregister but are encouraged to bring plenty of resumes and dress appropriately. For a list of employers scheduled to attend, visit The Aviation Institute is at 2025 Satellite Point. Contact Michael Kotler at 770590-6633 for more information.

Flea market vending spaces available Vending tables are available for the fourth annual Saint Philip Community Green and Clean Day on April 19. The rebuy/reuse yard sale and flea market takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Candler Road parking lot of Saint Philip AME Church, 240 Candler Road in Atlanta. The 6-foot tables and two chairs are $20. Items for sale must be new, used or gently worn. Curbside Recycling also will be on-site

to recycle plastics, bottles, glass, cans, newspapers, magazines, phone books, computers, telephones, TV sets, video games, cooking grease, paint, and batteries. Sensitive documents also will be shredded on-site free of cost. The event takes place rain or shine. Tables are limited and available on a firstcome, first-served basis or by April 14. Call 404-371-0749 to reserve a table.


On APril 16, District 3 Community Council will hear presentation on a new McDonald’s planned for former Hardee’s site in Kroger Shopping Center on Wesley Chapel Road.

2nd McDonald’s for Wesley Chapel If developers succeed, Wesley Chapel Road will soon have two McDonald’s restaurants half a mile apart. The District 3 Community Council will hear about the application for a McDonald’s on the site of a former Hardee’s restaurant at its April 16 meeting. McDonald’s has operated a restaurant at Wesley Chapel and the I-20 East entrance ramp for more than 20 years. Sources say the company has no plans to

close the existing store. Comments or inquiries about the project should be forwarded to Waylon Hoge at waylon or call 770-601-6879. Residents also can make their views known to Commissioners Larry Johnson and Stan Watson, who represent the area. The Community Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur.

Krispy Kreme approved for Wesley Chapel The Krispy Kreme doughnut shop proposed for the corner of Wesley Chapel and Snapfinger Woods Drive in Decatur got the nod from the DeKalb Board of Commissioners on March 25. The commissioners approved the special land use application to locate the store on the site of the old Wachovia Bank at 2533 Wesley Chapel Road. The building that now houses BDI will be demolished to make way for the store, which Winston Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme has been trying to locate on the corridor for more than a year. The BOC’s vote uniforms the zoning on the property from commercial and office and institutional to commercial and approves the

construction of a drive-through window. The location will be one of the first stores in the Krispy Kreme family to operate on the south side of the metro Atlanta region. The store will feature inside seating as well as a drive-through window. The famous “Hot Now” sign indicating fresh, hot doughnuts will soon become a neighborhood fixture with a target opening of late summer to early fall. The Krispy Kreme store is one of two doughnut shops planned for the Wesley Chapel corridor. Dunkin’ Donuts is building a shop two doors down the street at the boarded-up former Three Dollar Cafe building at 2555 Wesley Chapel Road.

Work readiness series for job seekers May 3, 2014

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Lithonia High School 2440 Phillips Road Lithonia, GA 30058

Interviews will be conducted for immediate vacancies! YOU MUST HAVE A COPY OF YOUR DOCUMENTS TO INTERVIEW Resume Official Transcripts GACE Scores Copy of Teaching Certificate (if applicable)


Job seekers can learn essential work skills at a series of Work Readiness Workshops offered by DeKalb Workforce Development this month. Topics for the free workshops include Resume Writing, Personal Branding & Marketing, Networking, Interviewing Techniques and Basic Computer.

Since the program’s inception, more than 2,000 residents have attended the workshops. DeKalb Workforce Development is located at 774 Jordan Lane, Building 4, in Decatur. For more information, call 404-6873400.

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