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Flood waters wreak havoc on homeowners, roads and bridges By McKenzie Jackson
Donna Woodruff was up late Monday night when water began sweeping into her ranch-style home in the Dockside at Waters Edge subdivision in Stone Mountain. “Within a matter of minutes it seeped in all over the entire floor and into the dry walls,” she said. On Thursday, she said she was looking at a repair bill of up to $15,000. Woodruff was one of hundreds
of flood victims across 17 North Georgia counties facing huge repair bills in the wake of the Sept. 20-21 thunderstorms that killed nine people including a four-year-old who was swept from his father’s arms in Carroll County. As much as 20 inches of rain hit some metro areas flooding rivers, lakes and ponds. The waters washed away roads and bridges, submerged homes and engulfed neighborhoods. On Tuesday, Georgia Insurance
Commissioner John Oxendine estimated the damage at $250 million statewide but Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin said Thursday that Atlanta’s damage could reach $1 billion. In DeKalb, Public Safety Director William Miller said flooding damage was extensive, but he Please see FLOOD, page 5
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This bridge over the Waters Edge Lake in Stone Mountain was washed away by flood waters after Monday’s heavy rains.
Thousands of homeowners seek help to renegotiate loans By Jennifer Ffrench Parker
Thousands of people looking to modify their mortgages filled the sanctuary at Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church – not once – but three times on Saturday. The men and women began lining up at 1:55 a.m. for the first of three seminars hosted by the nonprofit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA). Phyllis Morrow, NACA’s Decatur office manager, said 5,000 people signed up online for the first seminar at 10:30 a.m. but more than 6,000 showed up. Inside the 7000-seat Hope Cathedral, even the upper balconies were filled. By the end of the day, NACA mortgage consultants had walked more than 15,000 people through the application process for lower rates for their mortgages through the group’s Save the Dream Program. Nationally, Moody’s Economy. com forecasts that more than 1.7 million U.S. households will lose their homes in foreclosure this year. NACA’s Home Save Workshops have been offered to more than 180,000 homeowners this year. The HUD-certified counseling agency helps homeowners avoid foreclosure, restructure home loans, and reduce mortgage rates through legally-binding agreements with all the major lenders. Many of the people at the Sept. 19 workshops at Greater Travelers Rest Church on Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur were seeking lower mortgage payments to help them keep their homes. Many of them have seen their ability to continue their mortgage payments compromised by reduced hours at work, job losses and illnesses. Morrow said the crowds at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. workshops were made up largely
NACA mortgage counselor Shonte Howard explains the steps to loan modification to 6,000 homeowners who filled the Greater Travelers Baptist Church Hope Cathedral in Decatur last week.
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of the overflow from their Aug. 7-11 workshops at the Georgia World Congress Center. Over those five days, NACA served more than 60,000 people. Barbara Lumpkiss, her right hand in bandages from surgery, was one of those people who couldn’t get in the Atlanta workshops. She arrived at Greater Travelers Rest church at 2:18 a.m. Saturday determined to attend the workshop. She wasn’t the first one there either. When she arrived in the drizzling rain, three other people were already there. Lumpkiss who lives in Lawrenceville, said her $1,388 a month mortgage is not in default yet, but she had surgery a week ago and is out of work.
“Now the doctor tells me I have to have surgery on my left hand as well,” said the insurance specialist who suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome. “I want to get in front of it.” When the line started wrapping around the church through downpours of rain, Lumpkiss said she started praying. “I prayed for everyone that God would help us,” she said, “I prayed ‘Lord hear the cry of your people.’” Bobby Lancaster from Ellenwood was the first one to arrive at the church at 1:55 a.m. with his wife, Karlynn. They remembered seeing the news in August about the people who were turned away from the Georgia World Congress
Center. “We wanted to make sure we got in,” Lancaster said. In the last month, he said his hours at the Kellog’s Eggo Plant where he works in packaging, have been reduced. He has gone from making $700 to $800 a week to making $700 for the whole month. “This ain’t adding up,” he said Thurday, when he came up short $300 on his $1,376 September mortgage payment for his fourbedroom house. This week’s flood is also affecting hours. He said the plant on Fulton Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta was flooded. “Now the plant has water in it and we can’t go back to work until it is cleaned out,” he said.
Lancaster said he went to the workshop in hopes of getting his monthly mortgage payment lowered so that he won’t default on his mortgage. “People are going through hard times,” he said, “Life shows up and things happen. You are in a bind and you need some help.” Five days later he was still gathering his documents to complete his Home Save application but he had a phone appointment with NACA counselors for Oct. 8. “This is not for the greedy,” he said. “It’s for the needy.” Since the overflow crowds at the Georgia World Congress Center, Morrow said NACA hosted workPlease see NACA, page 3
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“Under the state’s ‘Safe Place for Newborns Act’ they could have left the newborn in the custody of an employee at a medical facily and not faced prosecution.”
Yancey headed back to jail in DeKalb
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Linda Yancey, who was an officer at the DeKalb Accused double-murCounty Jail, during a robder suspect Derrick Yancbery attempt. ey, 50, will be back behind Forensic evidence latbars in the DeKalb County er determined Yancey was Jail on Sept. 26. lying and he was arrested. Deputies with the Investigators believe he DeKalb Sheriff ’s Office Police had released sketches of how killed both people. and U.S. Marshals traveled Derrick Yancey might look with facial Before his arrest, to Central America on hair (right). Yancey was last sighted Thursday to pick up the on April 6 at a Greyhound former sheriff ’s deputy from authorities in bus station in Phoenix, Ariz. Punta Gorda, Belize. During his time on the run Yancey was They are expected to arrive in Atlanta twice featured on “America’s Most Wanted.” with Yancey in custody sometime Saturday The sheriff ’s department had also circuevening. lated several computer-generated pictures Agents with the U.S. State Department’s of Yancey featuring him with and without Bureau of International Security captured facial hair in hopes of someone recognizing Yancey on Sept. 19 while he was sitting at the fugitive. a bar in the Belizean neighborhood he was Mann said law enforcement agents apliving in. Punta Gorda is a resort and fishing prehended Yancey after a member of the town on the Caribbean Sea. Sheriff ’s Office’s fugitive squad received a Yancey’s arrest ends a five-and-a-half- tip that he had attempted to contact family month manhunt that began on April 4 after members. he escaped house arrest at his mother’s home Mann said investigators were not sure in Jonesboro. how long Yancey, who is fluent in Spanish, Yancey cut his ankle-monitoring bracelet had been in Punta Gorda or how he got and fled the state by Greyhound bus. there. At the time of his escape, he was out on “To my knowledge he hasn’t had any $150,000 bond for the June 9, 2008, murders conversations or been willing to talk about of his wife of 17 years, Linda Yancey, 44, and that,” he said. Guatemalan day laborer Marcial Cax Puluc, Sandra Hannon, Linda Yancey’s sister, 20, at his Southland subdivision home in said she was glad it did not take 10 years to Stone Mountain. find Yancey. Yancey initially told investigators that he “There is a sense of relief,“ she said. “I killed Puluc in self-defense after Puluc shot think I would like to lay eyes on him.”
The teen parents arrested on charges they dumped their newborn baby boy in a Decatur storm drain are still behind bars and could face additional criminal Sinead Harrison charges. Sinead A. Harrison, 18, and her boyfriend, Landis B. Stewart-Moore, 19, are each being held in the DeKalb County Jail on $50,000 bond after being arrested Sept. 17 on charges of first-degree cruelty to children. Police found the couple’s infant abandoned inside a storm drain near the 3800 block of Grand Pines Drive, a few yards from the father’s home in the early morning hours of Sept. 17. The child was still alive at the time and making noise. It died later that evening at Egleston Children’s Hospital where it was taken for medical attention. Pat Bailey, DeKalb Medical Examiner’s Office chief investigator, said Thursday that it would be several weeks before an autopsy of the infant is concluded because of the nature of the crime. Orzy Theus, spokesperson for the DeKalb District Attorney’s office, said Harrison and Stewart-Moore could face other charges pending the autopsy’s outcome. Harrison allegedly gave birth at her boyfriend’s home on Grand Pines Drive either late night on Sept. 16 or early morn-
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ing on Sept. 17. After the birth, she went to DeKalb Medical at Hillandale in Lithonia. Police said she told hospital staff she had just delivered a baby and he was in a dumpster at a gas station on Wesley L. Steward-Moore Chapel Road in Decatur. After a frantic search, police found nothing in the trash bin. Stewart-Moore told police that Harrison delivered the baby at his house and he left it in a storm drain. Harrison and Stewart-Moore are both 2009 graduates of Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur. During their first court appearance on Sept. 18, they showed no emotion when told the child had died. As he left the courthouse in handcuffs, Stewart-Moore told news reporters that he and his girlfriend did not know what to do with their son. Harrison didn’t speak. Under the state’s “Safe Place for Newborns Act,” they could have left the newborn in custody of an employee at a medical facility and not faced prosecution. The 2002 law was enacted to prevent injury or death to newborn children through abandonment.
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We are now faced with the fact that our children are no longer being killed solely by bullets, but by the unwillingness of others to act on their behalf.
‘Fringe element’ is real, and cause for concern When I invoked the Ku Klux Klan in my remarks supporting a resolution to rebuke Congressman Joe Wilson for his outburst during the President’s health care address, I expected it to ignite a national debate. And so it did. I took a lot of flack last week for saying that Mr. Wilson’s comments winked at a racist element within the ranks of those who most vitriolically condemn the Obama administration. I’ve also been criticized for observing that there is a dangerous, racially motivated fringe within the ranks of those who oppose the administration’s policies. I stand by both statements. This isn’t the race card. It’s a reality check. Anyone who mans the phones in a Congressional office, surfs YouTube, or watches cable news cannot help but understand that American politics is not above or beyond race. Mr. Wilson understands this, too. Before I am accused yet again of implying that all who oppose the administration’s policies harbor secret bigotry, let me be clear: the “fringe element” to which I referred in last week’s remarks is just that – a fringe element.
This isn’t the race card. It’s a reality check. Anyone who mans the phones in a Congressional office, surfs YouTube, or watches cable news cannot help but understand that American politics is not above or beyond race. Mr. Wilson understands this, too. Hank Johnson, 4th Congressional District
It is beyond obvious that the overwhelming majority of people who protest the President’s efforts do so in the spirit of good-faith dissent and genuine concern for the future of the United States. I applaud them. It would be ludicrous to imply that all or most such dissent is motivated by racism. I don’t even think that point needs to be made. But it is equally ludicrous to ignore the alarming increase in extremism, hate speech, threatening behavior and outright racism that has accompanied the precipitous decline of reason and civility that tainted this summer’s debates. Folks: look around! Open your ears! This dangerous dynamic is out there. It is real. And if we refuse to confront it directly, it will fester, grow and come back to haunt us in
ways we haven’t seen in decades. That is, ultimately, what my comments were meant to convey. The United States has shown a capacity for progress and self-improvement virtually unprecedented in human history. But let us not believe that the bad old days are so far behind us that racially driven violence could not once again rend the social fabric of our country. Rep. Wilson is a canny politician. His outburst was a carefully calculated appeal to a particular constituency who question the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s presidency. The symbolism of his act, which violated the rules of the House and attacked the dignity of the President’s office, emboldened and validated those who believe that President Obama, despite having been lawfully elected, is an illegitimate occupant of
the White House. Within that group, there are yet fewer – but still enough to be cause for concern – individuals whose politics are motivated by resentment that the President of the United States is a black man. I will not back down from that assertion, for it is self-evident. Congressman Wilson knows it, too, and he knew it when he tried to shout down the President of the United States within the halls of the United States Congress. Politics designed to appeal to this thread is extraordinarily dangerous. The risk of violence is real. It must be confronted. The history of this country is forever tainted by the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow. We must never forget it. And we must never dismiss that legacy as ancient history. Even ancient history has a way of repeating itself. That is what I said, and what I continue to say. No apologies here. U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson represents the 4th Congressional District, which includes portions of DeKalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties.
Letter to the president: Gun violence is killing our children Dear President Obama, pneumonia. Our chilDuring your historic dren are being killed by run to the White House, another epidemic-scale you challenged us to act disease known as gun within the urgency of the violence. moment and urged us to be This is a preventthe change that we wished able illness, but we are to see in the world. doing all that we can as As you most certainly Cynthia Hale parents, as community know, we live in a very urgent time activists, and as faith leaders. We in our country. The loss of jobs, the are being the change that you asked loss of homes, and the instability of us to be. the stock market have made times But, Mr. President, we need troubling for all Americans. But you to act in the urgency of the there is a problem that most people moment. There is not a minute to have overlooked. waste. We are now faced with the Our children are dying at highly fact that our children are no longer alarming rates, but not due to swine being killed solely by bullets, but by flu or due to other diseases like the unwillingness of others to act
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on their behalf. It is not enough for us to rely upon the personal responsibility of our citizens. It is also the legislative and executive responsibility of our government. With that being said, our coalition is asking for three main initiatives from your administration: n Re-instate the Federal Assault Weapons Ban as a permanent law. n Call a National Summit to address the national gun violence epidemic, highlighting problems and possible solutions to the problems. n Call for a Federal Agency to collect, track and disseminate national data on firearm violence to youth. We do not have any time to waste.
Every three hours in the U.S., a child is killed by gunfire. We need federal intervention. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that the ultimate measure of a human being is not where that person stands in times of comfort and convenience, but where that person stands in times of great challenge and controversy. Thank you for your consideration. We need your vision, we need your support, but we also need your action The Rev. Cynthia L. Hale is the senior pastor of the Ray ofHope Christian Church in Decatur.
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Accused double-murder suspect Derrick Yancey, 50, will be back behind bars in the DeKalb County Jail on Sept. 26.
Twenty years ago, when Carleen Cumberbatch bought her brand new home in Lithonia, she remembers how much she loved the deck it came with.
A best-selling author and three Atlanta poets will close out the September Festival of Writers at the DeKalb Library.
More charges possible in baby Players savor opportunity to Vampire fans can meet ‘True case 3 launch new program 12 Blood’ actor 10 The teen parents arrested on charges At least once a week during practice, they dumped their newborn baby boy in a Decatur storm drain are still behind bars and could face additional criminal charges.
“True Blood” actor Mehcad Brooks and his awesome abs will be at the Mall at Stonecrest on Oct. 3 to meet fans of the award-winning HBO series.
redshirt freshman wide receiver Nate Anthony, 18, looks up at the empty seats in the Georgia Dome and imagines them filled with Panthers fans adorned in blue and white.
Moratorium issued for sign compliance 6 Gospel icon to perform at Mall Ribbon cutting for Family Life at Stonecrest 10 Center 13 DeKalb citizens and business owners who have been cited recently for improper signage, now have a chance to comply with the county’s sign code without penalty.
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Clarkston First Baptist Church is cutting the ribbon their new $4.4 million Family Life Center on Oct. 4.
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“Our residents are left high and dry without the proper backing to help families in need.”
DeKalb overlooked for federal state of emergency for damages FLOOD,
wouldn’t put a price tag on it. “There are some areas we cannot reach physically,” he said. “The assessments could take some time.” Across DeKalb County, the waters from Nancy Creek, Peachtree Creek, the Yellow River and South River flooded and washed over homes, bridges and roadways. After the storm, 59 roads in the county were closed due to flooding, fallen trees and damaged bridged. As of Thursday, 13 roads remained closed including portions of Redan Road, South Deshon Road, Stephenson Road, Shadow Rock Drive and South Indian Creek Drive. Despite the damage DeKalb County was not included in the areas declared a federal disaster area. Commissioner Lee May called a press conference Friday to protest the oversight. “With hundreds of homes devastated and destroyed in DeKalb,
Donna Woodruff pulls up carpet in her Dockside at Waters Edge home in Stone Mountain that was damaged by flood waters Monday night.
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our residents are left high and dry without the proper resources and federal backing to help families in need,” said May, whose family was evacuated by a DeKalb County fire & rescue team during the storms. “The recent floods have destroyed DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, who took an aerial tour of the county by helicopter on Tuesday, said flooding
damage in DeKalb was significant. “Several families have had substantial damage,” he said. “There are some areas where homes were completely surrounded by water.” Flooding from Yellow River and creeks and ponds off Deshon Road in Stone Mountain damaged a number of homes in the Waters Edge and surrounding neighbor-
hoods. On Thursday night, about 200 flood victims expressed their concerns to officials at a meeting at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia. Earistean Ward, whose roof is now leaking, was one of many people who questioned why insurance companies were not covering
Who to call: For help or to report flood damage: n The Georgia Office of Insurance and Fire Safety – 404-656-2070 or 1-800-6562298. n DeKalb CodeRED – 678406-7850 or 678-406-7853. n American Red Cross – 1-866-724-3577. n Salvation Army or United Way – 211.
flood damage. “I am really appalled that the insurance companies aren’t taking care of this,” she said. “I purposely bought a deluxe policy thinking it would cover everything and now they are telling me they don’t cover floods.” After three dry days this week, weather forecasters are predicting a 60 percent chance of rain on Saturday. The National Weather Service said Thursday that the one to two inches of expected rain should not cause additional flooding.
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workshops on Aug. 22 at Bethesda Cathedral Church on Austin Drive in Decatur and at Gospel Tabernacle in Atlanta on Aug. 29. She said more than 7,000 people showed up at Bethesda Cathedral and more than 10,000 at Gospel Tabernacle. At each location, she said people were turned away because they could not accommodate them. At the first workshop last Saturday, NACA mortgage consultant Shonte Howard paced the floor in front of the huge crowd as she explained the application steps and encouraged the homeowners not to give up. She showed them how to answer the questions in the NACA Home Save Workbook which each person got at registration and encouraged them to keep in touch with their lenders even after completing their NACA registration. “NACA advocates for you,” she said, “But you have to continue to call these people and tell them you need help. If you have a first Tuesday auction date in October, you have to get online and tell us right away.” Howard told the homeowners that it is important to continue making their mortgage payments. “We can’t guarantee that your mortgage will be modified but we
M.B. Armstrong reads the Home Save Workbook during the NACA workshop at Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church.
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have this whole organization behind you to get you affordable payment terms and get this economy going again.” Before registering online at www.naca.com, homeowners seeking help have to fill out their Home Save Workbook, get assigned a customer number and sign up for online counseling. With the thousands of people seeking help in Georgia and other states, Morrow said NACA hired 200 more counselors at its Charlotte, N.C., call center last week.
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Its office in downtown Decatur is also expanding and is moving to larger offices in the Fidelity Building on Commerce Drive and growing its mortgage counselors to 21 from 13. Olivia Holmes, pastor of Set Free Healing and Deliverance Church in Oxford, was volunteering at the sign-up table Saturday. She said it was her second NACA Home save workshop since the group helped members of her church lower their high-interest mortgages. She also volunteers at the Decatur office on Mondays answering the telephones. Holmes said NACA helped two of her 100 members to lower their mortgage payments. “They went from $1,900 a month to $700,” she said. “That’s why I am here. NACA is doing a great job.
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“They showed me that the metal poles holding up my deck had rusted. They said my deck was in danger of collapsing.”
Moratorium issued for sign compliance
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DeKalb citizens and business owners who have been cited recently for improper signage, now have a second chance to comply with the county’s sign code without penalty. The county issued a 60-day moratorium Wednesday and said that no citations will be issued during the moratorium. During the 60 days, it expects individuals to take the opportunity to verify that their signs are legally permitted or comply with the guidelines of the sign ordinance. In a Sept. 16 statement, the county said that court dates for citizens and business owners who have been cited previously have been rescheduled to special courts dates set for Dec. 7, 2009, and Jan. 11, 2010. “Non-compliant citizens and businesses are encouraged to use this period of time to obtain valid sign permits and fully comply with county code prior to their court hearing,” the statement said. Individuals who remain out of compliance after the moratorium are subject to a fine up to $1,000, incarceration up to 120 days, or both, for each violation of the ordinance. For questions regarding the moratorium or the county ordinance, call the DeKalb Department of Planning and Development at 404-371-2699 or visit www.yourdekalb.com.
Twenty years ago, when Carleen Cumberbatch bought her brand new home in Lithonia, she remembers how much she loved the deck it came with. “It was two-story high and had no steps from the outside,” recalled Cumberbatch this week. “You could only get onto it from inside the house.” It was November 1989, and that kind of security was important to Cumberbatch who had just relocated from New York and was only the third homeowner to move into her Hunter’s Chase subdivision. For the next two decades, Cumberbatch took care of her deck. She had it pressure washed and stained regularly, but the elements were taking their toll on the wood and on the metal poles that supported it. When the flooring separated, she had someone come in to nail them back in, but earlier this year she noticed the deck was shifting under weight of people. “If I was out there entertaining, when people walked I could feel the boards move,” she said. She decided to have the deck checked. She called in Just Decks of Lithonia for an inspection. “They showed me that the metal poles holding up my deck had rusted,” Cumberbatch said. “They said my deck was in danger of collapsing.” The North American Deck and Rail Association says that more 40 million decks in the United States are more than 20 years old and that nationally, more than 300 people were killed in deck collapses over the last eight years. The industry association says that more than 75 percent of people on a deck when it collapses are injured or killed. The cost to replace Cumberbatch’s 12foot by 12-foot deck – $4,800 – was not in the budget of the retired teacher, who is on a fixed income. Just Decks, which has just launched its Decks for a Senior Program in July, ended up choosing Cumberbatch for a free deck that it was giving away to help create awareness among seniors about the dangers of aging decks.
Lewis to address DeKalb Chamber DeKalb Schools Superintendent Dr. Crawford Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce First Tuesday luncheon for October. Lewis, who will review education in DeKalb County and speak about plans for the future, has been with DeKalb Schools for 33 years, working his way up from a classroom teacher and coach to becoming superintendent in 2004. Crawford Lewis The Oct. 6 meeting will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta in Northlake. Chamber members should RSVP and pay by Sept. 29 to get the lowest rates. All reservations must be made by 2 p.m. on Oct. 2. The hotel is at 4156 LaVista Road in Tucker. For more information, call 770-938-1026.
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Carleen Cumberbatch (in red) threw a party to celebrate her replacement deck donated by O.C. Kirk (right) and his Just Decks company as part of a nationwide initiative.
Just Decks owner O.C. Kirk said they are using the national program to build awareness about aging decks. “Every year, people died or were seriously injured from decks collapsing,” he said, ticking off a number of recent deck collapses that had have been in the news. As part of the program, Kirk’s nineyear-old company is offering free inspections to seniors 65 years and older. He said many have been in their homes more than 20 years and are likely to have aging decks that are near collapse. Kirk said his company will award two decks a year to seniors whose decks are in imminent danger of collapsing and who cannot afford to replace them. The next award will be made in March 2010. Other seniors will get a 20 percent discount off the cost of replacing their decks, which range from $2,000 to $4,800. Kirk says if they can find sponsors to help defray the deck replacement costs, his 15-employee company could offer more free decks to the elderly. Kirk said signs that a deck is at the end of its life and might be in danger of collapsing include rotting and loose boards, and the deck shifting under your weight. Cumberbatch’s new deck, built with
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“The damage caused to structures can create entry points into homes for rodents. Rodents will find a dry place in the home’s insulation.”
Flood clean up
Now flood victims have to protect their health
By McKenzie Jackson
With floodwaters across DeKalb County still receding, the DeKalb Board of Health is warning flood victims to be mindful of potential health hazards. Mosquitoes, mold and mildew, septic tank problems and rodents could become health problems for homeowners hit by flooding water, said Ryan Cira, manager of the Board of Health’s Division of Environment Health. “Mold and mildew will probably be their biggest concern after the physical damage,” he said. Mold and mildew develop on wet surfaces after a few days and can cause coughing, eye irritation or a stuffy or runny nose. Mold can also cause asthma. Porous surfaces cannot be cleaned of mold and mildew properly and must be discarded, Cira said. “Carpet, dry wall, soft cushy things, furniture and clothes, those types of things,” he said. “They can’t be sanitized properly.” Cira said items made of metal, glass, and wood can be cleaned, but they must be cleaned thoroughly and soon after they are recovered from water. He said people should wear protective equipment such as gloves, rubber boots and filter masks. He also warns people not to mix cleaning chemicals. “If you start mixing chemicals you can create a problem,” he said. Cira said rodents are attracted to the homes of flood victims because of the water source. Rats, raccoons and other creatures are also attracted to loose debris and garbage, he said. “The damage caused to structures can create entry points into homes for rodents,” he said. “The rodents will find a dry place in the home’s insulation.” Long-standing water could draw mosquitoes, Cira said. “Two weeks from now mosquitoes and West Nile Virus could be a problem if there is still water somewhere,” he said. “We can larvicide their neighborhood, detention pond or yard free of charge if they see mosquitoes.” Patricia Oglesby’s living room was flooded this week when the lake behind her Stone For more information or questions, call the DeKalb County Mountain home loverflowed its bank. To avoid mold, health officials says its important Board of Health, Division of Environmental Health at 404- to dry everything out and to thoroughly disinfect areas touched by flood waters. 508-7900.
Here is important information for flooding victims from the DeKalb County Board of Health: n If flood levels were high enough to cover faucets, then the faucets themselves may have become contaminated. In this case, faucets, sinks and tubs need to be decontaminated. n Any food that has come in contact with flood water should be thrown away. This includes meat and meat products, fruits, vegetables, boxed food and bottled drinks. You also should throw away all medicines, cosmetic products and toiletries that may have come in contact with flood water. When in doubt, throw it out. n Before entering your home after a flooding event, you should turn off the gas and electricity; check for gas leaks and loose power lines; check for obvious structural damage and turn off valves for fuel oil or propane. n Everyone participating in the cleanup process should wear gloves and protective clothing, including safety glasses and rubber boots. Wash your hands with soap and safe water before preparing or eating food, after toilet use and after handling items contaminated with flood water. n Flood waters may contain fecal material from overflowing sewage systems. This material contains diseasecausing organisms, but may not pose a serious health risk unless it enters the body. Open cuts and sores also may present a risk of disease if exposed to flood water. Keep them as clean as possible by washing them with soap to control infection.
Web training for community partnerships Health care workers, college faculty and students, church groups, nonprofits and other community organizations can learn how to build community-based partnerships to combat a range of community issues at the Oct. 2 online training course, Community Based Service Learning Partnerships. During the one-hour session, Dr. Meryl McNeal, a Morehouse School of Medicine associate professor, will discuss the pros and cons of communitybased service Meryl McNeal learning partnerships and offer ideas on how communities can benefit from them. McNeal, who directs Morehouse Center for Community Health and Service Learning, teaches in the school’s department of community health and preventive medicine. During the session, she will define service learning and the Morehouse School of Medicine model of service learning and civic engagement, and provide examples of projects designed to meet community needs. She will also list the benefits of partnering with schools and universities to meet community needs through service learning projects. McNeal, who has been at Morehouse School of Medicine for 27 years, established the Center for Community Health and Service Learning in 2001. Since its inception, she has developed a Morehouse School of Medicine model
that engages students, faculty and staff in service learning, community service, and civic engagement. The center annually mobilizes more than 200 medical and public health students and residents in health promotion interventions to address the health disparities of
underserved youth and adults in metropolitan Atlanta. The training program is sponsored by Southeastern Primary Care Consortium and Atlanta Area Health Education Center. It is free but participants must pre-register at www.regonline.com/checkin. asp?Eventid=77466.
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“Exposure to lead can cause high blood pressure, nerve disorders, sleep trouble, muscle pain, joint pain and mood change.”
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porous materials such as carpet, cushions, drywall and trim around the base of walls. After removal, clean all contaminated areas thoroughly with soap and water and disinfect with a solution of one cup of bleach to five gallons of water. Dry affected areas thoroughly with fans before making repairs. Wash your hands frequently during and after working in a contaminated area. n When you have moisture in your house, mold can start to develop in a few days. Children and the elderly are very sensitive to mold. It can cause coughing, a stuffy or runny nose and eye irritation. Mold also can worsen or cause asthma. To stop mold from growing in your home, identify and dry out all materials that are wet, remove materials that are contaminated with mold and clean semiporous and nonporous materials. To protect yourself while cleaning, wear removable outer clothing, eye goggles, a filter mask and gloves. n Any home built before 1978 is likely to have lead-based paint. In the event of a flood, you may be exposed to lead from different sources including deteriorating paint, contaminated soil and dust from paint. Exposure to lead can cause high blood pressure, nerve disorders, sleep trouble, muscle pain, joint pain and mood change. In children, the consequences of lead exposure can be severe such as brain damage, hearing impairment, growth reduction, kidney damage, learning impairment and behavioral problems. Children from
once a year by your doctor or local health center. n Excess garbage caused by a flooding event can cause serious health effects. The waste can attract a variety of insects and rodents. To prevent this, bag and dispose of waste products from your home and yard as soon as possible. Call your local sanitation department to request a pickup. n Mosquitoes breed in standing water. To eliminate them, remove standing water around the home. Technicians from the DeKalb County Board of Health are available upon request to assess your property. When needed, they can apply larvicide to prevent mosquitoes from developing in standing water that cannot be removed. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, apply insect repellent to exposed skin and clothing. The most effective repellents contain DEET, picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus. For more information, contact DeKalb County Board of Health, Division of Environmental Health at 404-508-7900, DeKalb County Department of Public Works, Sanitation at 770-936-5433, or DeKalb County Department of Public Works, Water and Sewer at 770-621-7200. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency can be reached at 404-635-7000.
n Remove and discard all contaminated, child’s blood lead level checked
The Step Up to Better Health event at Shoal Creek II Park was originally scheduled for Sept. 19.
County to Step Up again on Oct. 3 The kick-off for the fifth and final year of DeKalb’s “Step Up to Better Health” will take place Oct. 3 at Shoal Creek II Park. The free event was rescheduled from Sept. 19 because of last week’s heavy showers that caused widespread flooding across metro Atlanta. cooking and exercise demonstrations, health screenings, aerobics, basketball tips and entertainment.
The free event takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The MLK Jr. Redan and Miller Grove high school bands will perform and there will be a Greek show competition and a play area. The five-year, $5 million Steps program, funded by the U.S. Department of Health, kicked off in January 2005 to tackling poor nu-
trition, physical inactivity and tobacco use in south DeKalb County, which has higher rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and asthma than the rest of the county. The park is at 3643 Glenwood Road in Decatur. For more information, visit www.dekalbhealth. net or contact Keisha Jones-Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404-320-1818, ext. 224.
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Most of the town’s residents are artists, musicians and writers and the annual event showcases the arts and the community.
Grammy Award-winning singer Fred Hammond will perform and sign autographs for fans at the Mall at Stonecrest on Oct. 1.
Gospel icon to perform at Mall at Stonecrest Mehcad Brooks of the award-winning HBO series “True Blood” will pose for photos and sign autographs. during the Mall at Stonecrest’s Women’s Expo.
Vampire fans can meet ‘True Blood’ actor “True Blood” actor Mehcad Brooks and his awesome abs will be at the Mall at Stonecrest on Oct. 3 to meet fans of the award-winning HBO series. Brooks, who portrays Benedict “Eggs” Talley in the Alan Ball hit show, will be posing for photos and signing autographs at 3 p.m. during the mall’s Women’s Expo. The SAG Award winner for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series stars opposite Anna Paquin and Steven Moyer. He is also an Image Award nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance on the ABC Drama, “Desperate Housewives,” where he played the role of Alfre Woodard’s son. Brooks will also be seen in the soon to be released dramatic feature “Fencewalker.” His performance in the film by Chris Carter (X-Files) is garnering much buzz throughout the industry. Brooks’ credits also include “In the Valley of Elah” opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron, and the Disney movies “Glory Road” and “Tiger Cruise.” On television, he has gueststarred on “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Boston Public,” “One on One” and “Cold Case.” Brooks grew up in Austin, Texas, where he was an All-State basketball player. He also played football and baseball. The Mall at Stonecrest is at I-20 and Turner Hill Road in Lithonia. For more information, visit www.mallatstonecrest. com or call 678-526-988.
Veteran gospel singer Fred Hammond will perform and sign autographs on Oct. 1 at the Mall at Stonecrest. The Grammy Award-winning artist’s appearance at the Lithonia mall will help promote his new CD “Love Unstoppable” scheduled for release on Sept. 29. He will perform at 7 p.m. and then host a private VIP reception for fans who buy his new CD at the Borders bookstore at Stonecrest.
Hammond, a native of Detroit, Mich., rose from a bass guitar sideman for The Winans in the early 1980s to become a founding member of the Detroit-based trendsetting sextet Commissioned. In the 1990s, he also created the renowned ensemble Radical for Christ and in 1991, his first solo album, “I Am Persuaded.” Hammond followed that success with six more CDs including “Free to Worship” in 2006. Throughout his 25-year musi-
cal career, Hammond has received production credits on 72 songs with singing stars like CeCe Winans, Ruben Studdard, Vanessa Williams and Marvin Sapp. Hammond’s “Unstoppable Love” comes in the wake of the summer debut of the album’s first single, “They That Wait” featuring John P. Kee. The Mall at Stonecrest is at I-20 and Turner Hill Road. For more information, visit www.mallatstonecrest. com or call 678-526-9880.
Arts, artists take center stage in Pine Lake Artists and musicians from across the state will be strutting their stuff at the Oct. 3-4 Pine Lake Fest. Traci Augustosky, a member of the event’s planning committee, said most of the town’s residents are artists, musicians and writers and that the annual event, which is in its ninth year, showcases the arts and the community. There will be vendors with paintings, photography, drawings, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, woodwork, sculpture, glass and textiles, as well as live pop, folk, jazz and children’s musical performances.
The performers include Elise Witt, Prophet in the Park, Sehwe Village Percussion, Woodheavy, The Fabric, Deidre McCalla and Melanie Hammett and the Bugaboos. The first day’s highlights include a sand sculpture contest and a beach party. On Oct. 4, a parade of decorated boats will journey across the lake. The free festival runs from 10 a.m. to dark on Oct. 3 and noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 4. Pine Lake is at 4580 Lakeshore Drive in Pine Lake. For more information, visit www. pinelakelakefest.com or email email@example.com.
The Pine Lake Fest features vendors with their artwork, as well as live pop, folk, jazz and children’s musical performances.
Author, poets to close Festival of Writers A best-selling author and three Atlanta poets will close out the September Festival of Writers at the DeKalb Library. Storyteller and former National Public Radio host Garrison Keillor will discuss his new book, “Pilgrims: A Wobegon Novel” on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. Keillor hosted NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion” for 35 years. His fictional new novel chronicles the lives of small- Garrison Keillor will discuss his new book at Agnes Scott town Midwesterners as they College. read selections from her three books of potravel to Italy. Keillor has penned more than a dozen etry, “Shadow Boxes,” “My Paris Year” and books including “Leaving Home,” Pontoon” “Sassing.” Wood, who is Georgia Tech associate and “Homegrown Democrat.” Poets Robin Kemp, Karen Head and literature professor, will read from his new Robert Wood will read their works at 7:15 poetry book “Gorizia Notebook.” Admission to both events is free. Agnes p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Decatur Library in Scott College is at 141 East College Ave. in Decatur. Kemp is a former CNN writer who is Decatur. The Decatur Library is at 215 Sycanow a graduate teaching assistant at Geor- more St. in Decatur. For more information, visit www.georgiagia State. Head, a special adviser in writing and communications at Georgia Tech, will centerforthebook.org or call 404-370-8450.
September 26, 2009
September 26, 2009
“I want to be a part of something special. Now, I’m just trying to earn a scholarship.”
Georgia State players savor opportunity to launch new program By McKenzie Jackson
At least once a week during Georgia State football practice, redshirt freshman wide receiver Nate Anthony, 18, looks up at the empty seats in the Georgia Dome and imagines them filled with Panthers fans adorned in blue and white. “We practice in the Georgia Dome once a week on Wednesday or Thursday,” said Anthony, a 2009 graduate of Columbia High School. “I just imagine being there on game days.” Panthers linebacker Rontaverous Aribo, 23, a 2004 graduate of Stone Mountain High School and redshirt senior, admits he has done his share of daydreaming as well. “I’m really excited,” he said. “We are going to be playing on the biggest football stage in the state in Georgia.” On Sept. 2 next year, when Georgia State kicks off its inaugural season against Shorter University in the Dome, at least seven football players with South DeKalb roots could be on the Panthers roster. The group includes four scholarship players who were in the school’s February 2009 recruitment class, and three walk-on players – a U.S. Army reservist, a college football transfer and a freshman. While most college teams are four games into their football season and spend week-after-week gearing up for their next opponent, the Panthers are revving up for their first-ever season by practicing, practicing and more practicing. Since the Panthers won’t play a game until 2010, all of the players have been redshirted to secure an extra year of eligibility. Anthony, a running back in high school and part of last winter’s signing class, said the team’s blue vs.
Nate Anthony (above) and Michael Davis (blocking at right) are looking forward to Georgia State’s first season next year.
white scrimmages help make up for the lack of a regular season game. “It has been intense,” he said. Along with Anthony, former Chamblee High offensive lineman Michael Davis, 18, former Cedar Grove defensive back Joe Perry, 18, and former M.L. King safety Fred Barnes, 18, were all part of the Panthers 26-player recruitment class. All four say they decided to attend at Georgia State to play for coach Bill Curry, a former all-pro NFL player. They also wanted a chance to be a part of history. Davis, a 6-foot-3, 315-pound offensive lineman majoring in business, chose the Panthers despite offers from several historically black colleges and universities. “I just want to be a part of starting something,” he said, adding that
he likes the overall atmosphere at Georgia State. The 6-foot, 170-pound Perry chose the Panthers over schools like Clark Atlanta and Albany State. Perry, who is injured with a torn labrum, said he really likes the team’s coaching staff. Barnes, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety, said the chance to get a great education was one of the reasons he chose Georgia State. “The chance to play in the Georgia Dome and start a new program was big, too,” he said. Aribo, former Southwest DeKalb quarterback and 2007 graduate, Brandon Jones and 2009 Southwest DeKalb graduate and offensive lineman Robert Truitt are among the players that have joined the squad despite not having an athletic
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scholarship. The Army is paying for Aribo, a former logistics soldier stationed in Kuwait, to attend school, while the parents of Truitt and Jones are paying their tab at Georgia State. Jones, 20, who played in nine games at Mars Hill (N.C.) University as a wide receiver, is now playing safety and cornerback at Georgia State. Jones left behind a football scholarship at Mars Hill and describes his transfer as a big leap of faith or a Hail Mary pass. “My dad was like, ‘Brandon you are running away from a scholarship,’” he said, “so he just told me to do what I can to earn a scholarship. I felt like I had the chance to play for the man who could get me where I want to be one day – the
NFL.” Truitt, injured with a sprained arm, said that after high school he thought his football days were done, but felt the itch to play after enrolling in Georgia State. “I want to be a part of something special,” he said. “Now, I’m just trying to earn a scholarship.” Before practice began on Aug.14, none of players from DeKalb knew all of the other players from DeKalb. Anthony knew Barnes and Truitt and got acquainted with Jones during one of the Panthers’ first inter-squad scrimmages, when Jones delivered a crushing hit as he hauled in a pass in the middle of the defense. Davis didn’t know any of his teammates, but had played against Truitt and noted that Barnes was also a hard-hitting safety. “Fred will come up and hit you,” he said. Barnes said he enjoys hitting. “It is definitely one of my fortes,” he said. Jones, one of oldest players on the team, said he feels like a lot of players look up to him. “I tell them to keep their heads up,” he said. “No one calls me old school or old man though.” Aribo, 5-foot-10 and 202 pounds, joked that he was one of the youngest guys in his military unit, but is probably the oldest player on the Panthers roster. He said he still has speed to “fly around the ball” on defense and is prepared to do that through all the practices this season in anticipation of the Panthers’ first game. “Since I’m on the kickoff team I hope we kick off,” he said. “I want to have the first tackle in Georgia State history. That could be a trivia question one day.”
Quarterback taking advantage in new offensive scheme Agnes Scott By McKenzie Jackson
After looking modest in Columbia High School’s dark blue and orange for three seasons, Willie Favors II is looking real good in Cedar Grove’s dark blue and powder blue this year. Through the first four games of the season, the 17-year-old quarterback had scored more touchdowns and accumulated more offensive yards than any other high school football player in DeKalb County, while leading the Saints to a 2-2 record. After he passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another against his old team, the Columbia Eagles, on Sept. 18, Favors said he is playing his best football ever. “I have a little better coaching, better players around me and better playmakers,” he said. “One team.” Heading into the Saints’ game against Dunwoody on Sept. 25, Favors has passed for 613 yards and five touchdowns and has ran for 192 yards and eight touchdowns. Altogether he has 805 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns. Last season with the Eagles, Favors passed for 409 yards and four touchdowns and as a sophomore in 2007 he threw for 447 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Cedar Grove coach Ray Bonner
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Willie Favors is putting up impressive numbers in Cedar Grove’s spread offense.
said Favors is talented and brings a different dimension to the Saints’ offense. “He can run it and throw it,” he said. “We’ve had kids that can run it and throw it all along, he is just a little bit quicker and a little bit faster. Willie is a good quarterback.” Favors transferred to Cedar Grove in January after he moved to Ellenwood to live with his father, Willie Favors. Favors’ dad, who walks with a cane, was in a car crash in 1999 and was paralyzed and then wheelchairbound for some time. The former little league football coach, who
still has trouble standing for long lengths of time, said Willie II moved from his mother’s home in Decatur to help him around the house. The younger Favors said he is glad he moved because he is getting a chance to play in the Saints’ spread offense, which will sometimes have three to four wide receivers on the field. For the previous three years, Favors had played in a “Bay City” version of the wing T offense, a power running formation that features three running backs, a quarterback and very little passing. Favors said he likes the spread formation, which is considered to be very quarterback friendly. “I’ve got more targets, it’s just more spread out,” he said. “Over at Columbia it was more tight. Here we can get more yards and score more touchdowns.” In the Saints’ first game on Aug. 28, a 20-19 loss to Stone Mountain, Favors completed seven of 14 passes for 138 yards and zero touchdowns. Then, in the Saints 40-33 loss to Washington on Sept. 5, he ran for 91 yards and four touchdowns on 11 carries and went 8-of-14 in passing for 104 yards, with one interception. During a 30-0 win over Redan on Sept. 13, Favors went 7-of-12 for
140 yards and two touchdowns. Against Columbia, Favors delivered four touchdowns while going 6-of-10 for 231 yards in passing and carried the ball five times on the ground for 47 yards. Favors’ success in the offensive system compares somewhat to the Saints starting quarterback of a year ago, Stanley McBride, who is now playing football at Albany State. During the 2008 season, McBride passed for 1,053 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 1,002 yards and 14 touchdowns. Favors isn’t the only player excelling in the Saints’ offense that has rung up 128 points this season. Junior wide receiver Vincent Dallas has caught 16 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns. The elder Favors said playing with the Saints lets his son show off more of his quarterbacking skills. “He has always been a quarterback that can run it and throw it,” he said. “It is really just turning him loose and let him show his skills. It is no surprise to the new coaching staff.” Favors, who sports a 3.8 GPA, has already qualified academically for most colleges by scoring 1600 on the SAT and 24 on the ACT. He said college football programs such as Toledo, Central Florida and Tulane have shown interest in him. Favors said that it was tough ini-
enjoying long stretch on home field Agnes Scott College’s soccer team is in the midst of a four-game home stand against conference opponents. The Scotties will take on Great South Athletic Conference teams Maryville College, Huntingdon College and Lagrange College at Gellerstedt Field on the Agnes Scott campus. The Scotties, who hosted Spelman College on Sept. 25, had a 3-5 record as of press time. They will host Maryville College on Sept. 27, followed by Huntingdon College on Sept. 30. Both contests are at 4 p.m. The Scotties will then play LaGrange College at 2 p.m. on Oct. 10 before hitting the road for two consecutive road games. After their Oct. 19 home match against Wesleyan College, the Scotties will play their final three games on the road. Scotties head coach Joe Bergin is the reigning GSAC Coach of the Year. Agnes Scott is at 141 East College Ave. in Decatur.
September 26, 2009
“The funds that we raise here help to support our renal community and the community overall regarding chronic diseases.”
Walkers help raise funds, draw awareness to need for organ donation By McKenzie Jackson
Rahathelia Stroud walked down Rainbow Drive with thoughts of a dear friend on her mind. Stroud, who lives in Decatur, was among 145 people who participated in the Sept. 12 “James ‘Jay’ Wilson Straight from the Heart Walk/Run” at Greenforest Christian Church in Decatur. The three-mile walk/run , which was in its 12th yearm raises awareness about renal disease and transplantation. Stroud said her friend, whose name she did not give, was a recent liver transplant recipient. “It is really critical to get awareness out,” Stroud said. “I was reading something that said although African-Americans make up so many people that need organs, we are not among those who donate or have knowledge of donating.” The walk was hosted by Greenforest’s Dialysis and Transplantation Support Services Center, a Greenforest nonprofit ministry that assists kidney and renal patients. Participants received information about organ donation and warning signs of kidney disease. The support center was founded by the Rev. James ‘Jay’ Wilson, a dialysis patient of 23 years who died in 2003 from complications of renal failure. Wilson’s wife, Brenda, who now runs the organization, said her late husband started the walk to help dialysis patients, transplant recipients, diabetics, and lupus and high blood pressure patients. “The funds that we raise here
Chris Morris (in blue top) was among more than 100 participants in the Sept. 12 “James ‘Jay’ Wilson Straight from the Heart Walk/ Run” hosted by Greenforest’s Dialysis and Transplantation Support Services Center.
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help to support our renal community and the community overall regarding chronic diseases,” she said. “Once the people leave the event we have free health seminars and a lot of people that come here today will come to our seminars.” The walk has raised more than $17,500 for the ministry over the past six years. The Sept. 12 walk raised $4,400. Wilson said her husband would have been happy with
the event’s growth. “He would be very pleased that we have so many sororities and different fraternities participating,” she said. “This is the first time that has happened.” Walk participant Alma Barber of Stone Mountain, who has been involved with the support center for more than a decade, said the walk “has become bigger and better each year.”
Ribbon cutting for Family Life Center Clarkston First Baptist Church is cutting the ribbon their new $4.4 million Family Life Center on Oct. 4. The three-story, 38,000-square-foot facility will house the church’s Youth Worship Center, administrative offices, day care center, gymnasium, kitchen and dining rooms. It will also have a bookstore, classrooms and indoor walking track. The grand opening celebration begins with a special historical review of the project
at 9 a.m. in the church’s sanctuary. The ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony take place at 10 a.m., followed by a special praise celebration with representatives from community organizations and local and state politicians. Special musical artists will also perform.Tours of the facility will be conducted following the service. Clarkston First Baptist Church is located at 3999 Church St. in Clarkston. For more information, call 292-5686, ext. 221.
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(GFR) less than 60. GFR is a measure of kidney function. n A creatinine and Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) test outside the normal range. BUN and creatinine are wastes that build up in your blood when your kidney function is reduced. Source: National Kidney Foundation
Church group hosting health fair Free health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, glaucoma, vision and asthma will be available Oct. 3 at a health fair hosted by the DeKalb Consortium of Churches in Decatur. The 9 a.m.-2 p.m. event will take place at Hillside Presbyterian Church, 1879 Columbia Drive in Decatur. The consortium of eight churches – Hillside Presbyterian, Holy Cross Episcopalian, Peace Lutheran, Trinity Presbyterian,
Christian Jubilee FWBC, Solomon’s Porch Ministries, Columbia Drive United Methodist Church, and Rainbow Park Baptist Church – is co-hosting the annual event along with DeKalb District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson, ASIKE (African Sisters for Information, Knowledge & Empowerment), and the National Council of Negro Women. For more information, call 404-2893092.
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1997 Acura RL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6995
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1996 Pontiac Firebird . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6999 2008 Toyota Camry LE . . . . . . . . . . . 16,888
2002 Buick Rendezvous . . . . . . . .$4995 2006 Dodge Durango . . . . . . . .$13,888
2007 Kia Rio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8499 2006 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 . . . . . . . . . 17,888
2004 Dodge Stratus ES . . . . . . . . .$5995 2008 MAZDA6i Touring . . . . . .$13,995 P/L, P/W, Come Test Drive! Stk#M8248
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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS . . . .$10,999 2009 MAZDA6 Sport . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,999 P/L, P/W, Leather, Cruise, Tilt, Stk#P9041
P/L, P/W, Red, Stk#P8956
2005 Dodge Magnum SE . . . . . . . . . 10,999 2009 Ford Mustang . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,999 $
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2006 Ford Fusion SE . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,588
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2008 Ford Focus SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,999
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Burgundy, CD/MP3, Cruise Control, P/L, P/W, Loaded! Stk#P8857
2006 Acura TL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,999
Black, Auto, 30k Miles, MP3, Alloys, Cruise, Stk#P8883
2007 Ford Edge SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,288
Silver, Auto, 11k Miles, Keyless, P/L, P/W, Alloys Stk#P8970
2007 Ford F-150 XLT . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,888
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2007 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE . . . . . . 19,888
2008 Ford Focus Coupe SE . . . . . . . .$13,888 2008 Mazda6 Sport VE . . . . . . . . . . 13,999 $
2008 Ford Focus SES . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,999 Silver Frost, Auto, Sporty, Leather, Stk#P8971
2007 Ford Mustang . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,999 V6, Premium, Leather, MP3, Wireless, Orange, Manual, Stk#98110C
2008 Ford Fusion SEL . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,999 3.0L V6 Auto, 6 CD Changer, Cruise, Wireless, Stk#P9005
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS . . 14,999 $
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2008 Ford Mustang . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,388 V6, Stk#P8902
2004 Volkswagen Touareg . . . . . . . . 15,999 51k Miles, Leather, P/L, P/W, Stk#P9038
2004 Nissan Murano . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,999 P/L, P/W, Cruise Tilt, Stk#P9035
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Auto, P/L, P/W, CD, Leather, Heated Seats, Stk#P8945
2008 Ford Explorer XLT . . . . . . . . . .$19,999
2007 Kia Rio XL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Good Gas Mileage, Must See! P/L, P/W, 42k Miles, Stk#M4251
2005 Chrysler Sebring Conv. . . . . .$8888 Nice, Fun in the Sun, Stk#94510A
2003 Dodge Durango . . . . . . . . . .$8895 Leather, Wheels, Low Miles, Stk#93004A
2008 MAZDA5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,995 2 To Choose From! P/W, P/L Hard To Find! Stk#M4626
2005 Nissan Maxima . . . . . . . .$14,888 Leather, Roof, Sporty, Stk#M8211
2008 Nissan Altima . . . . . . . . .$14,888 P/W, P/L, Tilt, Price to Sell, Stk#M8131
Mazda Miata Conv. . . . . .$14,988 9855 2006 Ride Topless in Style, 36k Miles, Stk#M8205 White, Rare, P/L, P/W, Loaded! Stk#M7339 $ 2005 Ford Escape . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9995 2007 Honda Accord . . . . . . . . . 15,888 $
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS . . Auto, P/W, P/L, Stk#M9995
P/L, P/W, CD, Stk#M8241
10,888 2004 Nissan Murano SL . . . . . .$15,995
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 . . . . . . 4Dr. P/L, P/W, Stk#93016A
64k Miles, Loaded! Come Test Drive! Stk#M6443
2007 Hyundai Sonata . . . . . . . .$10,888 2007 Mazda RX8 . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995 Warranty, P/L, P/W, Low Low Miles, Stk#M8236
Auto, Low Miles and more, Stk#M8206
2008 Dodge Avenger SXT . . . . .$11,588
Auto, P/L, P/W, Must Go! Stk#M8181
2008 Ford Focus SE . . . . . . . . .$11,888
3.2L, Loaded!, P/L, P/W, Sunroof Wont Last! Stk#M5171
2008 Honda Accord . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,888
2008 Dodge Caliber . . . . . . . . .$10,995 2006 Ford F150 XLT Crew Cab .$16,555 40k Miles, P/L, P/W, Stk#M4007
2008 Toyota Avalon Touring . . . . . . . 20,999
41k Miles, P/L, P/W, Stk#M4191
P/L, P/W, Nice! Stk#P8868
P/L, P/W, Cruise, Tilt Stk#P8977
Silver, Auto, Climate Control, Leather, Power Seat, Stk#P8985
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat Super Cab . . 21,999 $
Auto, P/L, P/W, 38k Miles, Stk#M3774
23k Miles, P/L, P/W Stk#98063A
2008 Nissan Sentra . . . . . . . . .
Nice Ride! Black, Auto, Keyless, Leather, Stk#P8951
2007 Chevrolet Equinox . . . . . .$12,565
Black, Auto, 43k Miles, CD, DVD, Leather, Stk#P8983
2006 Nissan Altima . . . . . . . . .$12,995
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 . . . . . .$22,888 2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer . .$23,999
$ 2008 Nissan Altima . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,999 2006 Land Rover LR3 . . . . . . . . . . . 23,999
Auto, CD, P/L, P/W, STK#M8239
Loaded! CD & More, Stk#M8238
2.5 S, CD, Wheels, Must See, Stk#M4589
2004 Volkswagen Touareg . . . .$16,888 2007 Mazda CX-7 . . . . . . . . . .$16,888 Low Miles, Like New, Stk#M8204
2007 Ford Explorer XLT . . . . . .$16,888 Low Miles, Must Go! Stk#M8179
2009 MAZDA6 Sport . . . . . . . .$17,588 Wheels, CD, Loaded! Stk#M8249
Cadillac STS . . . . . . . . . . .$19,888 12,995 2006 Leather, Wheels, CD, Stk#M8243
AM/FM CD, P/L, P/W, Stk#P9032
V8, 35K Miles, Leather, Keyless, Premium Sound, Stk#P8935
2008 Pontiac G6 . . . . . . . . . . .
Silver, P/L, P/W Auto, Nice! Stk#P8978
Only 39k Miles, Leather, Cruise, Steering Wheel Audio Ctrl, Stk#P8960
$ 2005 Ford Escape XLT . . . . . . . .$13,888 2009 Mazda CX-7 Touring . . . . 22,995
$ 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE . . . . . .$15,999 2006 Lincoln Navigator . . . . . . . . . . 25,999 $ 2008 Chrysler Sebring Conv. . . . . . .$15,999 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche . . . . . . . . 25,999
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