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Dekalb Parks and Rec committees to meet and discuss greenspace acquisitions

DECATUR – The DeKalb Parks Bond Advisory Committee and Initiative for a Green DeKalb Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Road in Lithonia.

There will be an update on greenspace acquisitions and current Parks and Recreation projects.

For information regarding the meeting, please call 404-371-2082.

Mayor-elect to be sworn in tonight

Mayor-elect to be sworn in tonight

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Donna Pittman, the first female mayor of Doraville, will be sworn in Monday night.

The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall (3725 Park Avenue).

MORE: Doraville elects first female mayor

Reminder: Runoff election tomorrow

Reminder: Runoff election tomorrow

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The runoff election for the new mayor of Doraville is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19.

Local businesswoman Carol Gilman will go head to head with interim mayor Donna Pitman to complete the term left vacant by longtime mayor Ray Jenkins, who died of complications from pneumonia in February.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall (3725 Park Avenue).

MORE: Reminders for Doraville Election Day

For more information, visit the City of Doraville website.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Have you voted yet? Polls close at 7 p.m.

Have you voted yet? Polls close at 7 p.m.

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Don't forget to vote for Doraville's next mayor today!

Head down to City Hall (3725 Park Avenue) before 7 p.m. to cast your vote.

Some Election Day reminders

The winner of today's vote will finish the uncompleted term of longtime Doraville Mayor Ray Jenkins, who died in February.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Reminders for Doraville Election Day

Reminders for Doraville Election Day

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Doraville's Special Election for Mayor will take place on Tuesday, June 21.

Polls at City Hall (3725 Park Avenue) will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Under Georgia law, all residents must bring an acceptable form of ID to the polls in order to vote.

Proper ID includes a driver's license, government employee ID, U.S. passport, military photo ID or Georgia Voter Identification Card.

For more information, call City Hall at 770-451-8745.

The three mayoral candidates will host a forum Thursday evening, where they will take questions from residents and business owners.