CrossRoadsNews, October 3, 2009

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CrossRoadsNews

October 3, 2009

“As residents and business owners in the area, we have to do all we can to keep our community beautiful and inviting.”

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Johnson said litter afVolunteers can roll up fects everyone who lives their sleeves with DeKalb in DeKalb County. He District 3 Commissioner said a dirty county causes Larry Johnson and pick up potential businesses to litter along Wesley Chalocate elsewhere. pel Road and Covington “As residents and Highway on Oct. 10. business owners in the The Neighborhood area, we have to do all Cleanup kicks off at 8:30 Larry Johnson we can to keep our coma.m. Volunteers will pick up trash along Wesley Chapel munity beautiful and inviting,” said Road between Hairston Road and Johnson, founder of the DeKalb Covington Highway and on Cov- County Litter Patrol. He said that often when the ington between Memorial Drive patrol cleans an area, trash is there and Wesley Chapel.

again within a few hours. “Community cleanups like this are good, but community engagement on a daily basis are critical components of winning this battle against litter,” Johnson said. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of the Everett Institute at 2460 Wesley Chapel Road. They must bring their own gloves. Garbage bags and pick-up sticks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 404371-2988.

New term on ‘green’ council

Community yard sale

State Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield will be serving another term on the DeKalb School System’s Environmental Council. Benfield, who represents House District 85, was reappointed on Sept. 24. She said she is proud to be part of the school system’s continued effort to “Go Green” and implement a system-wide Stephanie Benfield recycling program. The Environmental Council works to maintain an environmentally conscious school system through curriculum and educational programs. It also seeks to implement and ensure sustainability in the Green Cleaning Building Plan, water conservation, green buildings and facilities, lighting improvements and system-wide recycling.

Bargains galore will be available at the city of Stone Mountain’s community wide yard sale on Oct. 10. The annual event offers churches, schools, clubs, youth and community groups and individuals to sell everything from clothes to furniture. It takes place at First Baptist Church, 5306 Mimosa Drive, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up starts at 7:30 p.m. Vending space under the pavilion is $20. On the lawn it is $10. Vendors must provide their own tables. No food vending is allowed. For more information or to register, call Stone Mountain City Hall at 770-498-8984 or Susan Coletti at 404-444-5607.

Health director to speak at PRISM meeting DeKalb Health director Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford will be the keynote speaker at Pride Rings In Stone Mountain’s Oct. 8 meeting at St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Stone Mountain. Ford, who leads the DeKalb Board of Health, will give an overview of the Board’s services, responS. Elizabeth Ford sibilities and functions at the 7 p.m. meeting. She will discuss the H1N1 virus, also know as swine flu, and the precautions residents can take to avoid catching the virus. Ford will also take about health care reform and what individuals can do to become healthier and have healthier communities. is St. Timothy United Methodist Church is at 5365 Memorial Drive. For more information, call state Rep. Michele Henson at 404-296-1442.

Anti-war advocate to speak at 10 rallies in 3-day span The 35-year military Ret. U.S. Col. Ann veteran was one of three Wright will deliver the U.S. State Department keynote address at 10 officials who resigned anti-war rallies and conin 2003 to protest the ferences around metro Iraq invasion. Since then Atlanta on Oct. 5-7. she was become a leadWright, a peace advoing spokesperson for the cate and author of “Disnational anti-war movesent: Voices of Conscience Ann Wright ment. Wright says the – Government Insiders Speak Out Against the War in Iraq,” number U.S. military and CIA atis appearing in Atlanta to mark tacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan the eighth anniversary of the U.S. are on the increase and sometimes invasion of Afghanistan on Oct. kill innocent people. “The U.S. is getting deeper and 7, 2001. Her visit is sponsored by the deeper in a historical quagmire that Georgia Peace and Justice Coali- western powers will never resolve,” tion. In DeKalb County, Wright she said. On Oct. 5, Wright will lead a will visit Agnes Scott College in downtown Decatur and Emory 9:30 p.m. discussion titled “U.S. Policy in Afghanistan” at Oxford University in Atlanta.

Quick Read

Oct. 5 is deadline to vote in November elections

Schools lauded for 3 improvements

DeKalb residents who want to vote in the Nov. 3 city and special elections must register to vote by Oct. 5.

Tax days promote energy efficiency

College of Emory University, 100 Hamil St., Oxford. On Oct. 6, she will attend the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda’s “U.S. Policy in Iraq and Afghanistan” luncheon. The noon luncheon, convened by Dr. Joseph Lowery, will be at the Atlanta Life Building, 100 Auburn Ave., Suite 102, in Atlanta. At 4 p.m. that day, she will lead a discussion titled “How Can Women in America Help Stop Wars on Women in Iraq, Afghanistan and Gaza?” at Agnes Scott College’s Alston Campus Center, 141 East College Ave., Decatur. At 6 p.m., she will speak at the “War in Afghanistan: Another Vietnam?” at First Iconium Baptist Church, 542 Moreland Ave., Atlanta. Wright will sign copies of

her book and the church choir will perform. On Oct. 7, Wright and other members of Veterans for Peace will hold a 10 a.m. press conference at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1670 Clairmont Road in Decatur. At noon, she will take part in a discussion titled “U.S. Foreign Policy in Iraq and Afghanistan: Women’s and Ethical Issues” at the Emory University Center for Ethics. Then at 3 p.m., she will appear at an anti-war seminar at Georgia State University’s Troy Moore Library, General Classroom Building, 38 Peachtree Center Ave., in Atlanta. For more information, call visit www.GeorgiaPeace.org or call 404522-4500.

Stimulus funds help maintain 8 jobs 8

Fourteen schools were recognized for outstanding student performances on state standardized tests.

DeKalb School System is getting $52 million in federal stimulus funds to create and maintain hundreds of jobs in the district.

Participant shines in summer New Life taking ministry to the 5 jobs program 8 streets on Candler Road 9

Consumers can shop tax free for energy efficient appliances through Oct. 4. The annual holiday exempts shoppers from taxes for eligible items valued up to $1,500.

Chaz McCrary was wrapping up a twomonth summer job at Staples when he heard about the DeKalb Workforce Development Summer Employment Program.

Two Friday nights in August, Pastor Marlin D. Harris and members of New Life Community Baptist Church went out on Candler Road to find out what really happens on the streets around their community center.

Grady will close dialysis clinic Accident victim remembered Saturday 6 in school library 8 Thornton is Touchdown Club’s Lineman of the Week 10 Grady Memorial Hospital will close its “Kameron’s Corner,” was unveiled Sept. Circulation Audited By

outpatient dialysis clinic on Saturday but it will pay for up to 51 patients to continue to get treatment elsewhere for three months.

18 in memory of second-grader Kameron Michael Dunmore, who was killed in an auto accident on his way to school in February.

Stephenson defensive tackle Michael Thornton’s stellar play has earned him Defensive Lineman of the Week honors.

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Fidel’s Kiddie Salon..........................................11 Georgia Perimeter College.............................. 9 Law Office of C.E. Taylor...................................5 Les Kemp / Allstate...........................................5 M&J Package Store..........................................11 Malcolm Cunningham Ford & Mazda............. 12

MUSIC4U LLC..................................................11 Narvie J Harris Theme School PTA..................11 New Life Baptist Church....................................2 Newburn Reynolds Photography.....................11 ReMax of Buckhead..........................................5 Rose Training Institute.....................................11

Steps to a Healthier DeKalb..............................7 Sump’em Good Catering Company..................5 Sylvester Ayaeze/Solid Source Realty................5 The Law Office of B.A. Thomas.......................11 Tru Natural Shop.............................................11 Wright, James & Boston P.C..............................3


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