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DeKalb DA named to '40 Under 40'

DeKalb DA named to '40 Under 40'

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James has been named to this year's distinguished "40 Under 40" list by the National Law Journal.

Every year, this list honors 40 minority lawyers who are younger than 40 years old and enjoy thriving careers.

"I am honored to be recognized with this distinguished group of young professionals selected by the National Law Journal," said James, 39. "I am inspired every day I wake up to continue to make a difference for the people I serve in DeKalb County. I made a pledge when I took office in 2007 to ensure that justice is served in our community, and I look forward to upholding that promise as DeKalb's DA."

James has also been recognized as an accomplished leader in a number of leading publications, including the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Daily Report.

12 year old honored by Dekalb County for saving a life

12 year old honored by Dekalb County for saving a life

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis and the Board of Commissioners commended 12-year-old Justice D. Pate for his bravery in rescuing a young child from drowning while on vacation with his family this past summer.

“Justice is a true hero in our county. He is a prime example that one person can make an extraordinary difference. Because of his quick actions on Aug. 6, a young man now has a bright future,” said CEO Ellis.

Meet your Doraville election candidates tonight

Meet your Doraville election candidates tonight

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The candidates for Doraville's upcoming election will be available to answer questions and speak about key issues during a forum at the Civic Center Monday evening.

Donna Pittman, Doraville's first female mayor, will compete against Thomas Hart and Lou Ella B. Jenkins to keep her position in the election, while candidates are also vying for three City Council seats.

During the election, Doraville residents will vote on proposed changes like Sunday alcohol sales and a new SPLOST plan as well.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. The Doraville Civic Center is located at 3770 Central Avenue.

For more information, visit web.co.dekalb.ga.us/voter.

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

DeKalb County State Court Division V Art Challenge Contest

DeKalb County State Court Division V Art Challenge Contest

DECATUR – DeKalb County State Court Judge Eleanor L. Ross announced a Division V Art Challenge Contest in September for middle and high school students in the DeKalb County School System.

Newly appointed to the State Court bench, Judge Ross is looking for creative ideas to promote two of her passions: children and her community. She conceptualized the art contest to encourage middle and high school artists to share their talent. As a result, Elizabeth Eppes, the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the K-12 DeKalb County School System was contacted and asked to distribute the contest to all DeKalb County Schools.

The response was overwhelming with more than 10 schools responding. Judge Ross also reached out to the community and contacted a local art supply company (Binders Art Supplies and Frames) and inquired if they would be interested in partnering with her.

Soccer jersey auction nets $3K for Boys & Girls Clubs

Soccer jersey auction nets $3K for Boys & Girls Clubs

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Silverbacks recently auctioned off their game-worn jerseys from their first season in the North American Soccer League.

This auction raised more than $3,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, according to a release from the Silverbacks.

"Auctioning the jerseys was a great, creative way to raise awareness and funds to support keeping kids in our community healthy," Missy Dugan, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, said in a statement. "We teach our kids every day about the importance of physical activity, good health and positive life choices. We look forward to more great opportunities like this with the Silverbacks."

During the auction, the winning bidders got to meet the players whose jerseys they received, collect autographs and take pictures.

DeKalb Medical names new CEO

DeKalb Medical names new CEO

DECATUR, Ga. -- John Shelton has been appointed president and CEO of DeKalb Medical.

Shelton, the former COO, left DeKalb Medical last winter to accept a position at Mobile Infirmary, Alabama's largest not-for-profit hospital.

He was instrumental in DeKalb Medical's revitalization during the past several years, including the opening of DeKalb Medical at Hillandale and the addition of a patient tower for maternity and surgical services at the North Dectaur Road campus.

Shelton replaces Eric Norwood, who resigned as CEO in September.

DeKalb Medical includes three hospitals -- North Decatur, Downtown Decatur and Hillandale -- in addition to the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group.