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Lani Wong to Replace William Flippin

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announced his appointment of Lani Wong to a two-year term on the board of the Development Authority of DeKalb County following confirmation by the Board of Commissioners.  Ms. Wong will finish William Flippin’s term. Flippin resigned earlier this year.

Making DeKalb Beautiful One Volunteer at a Time

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer, Keep DeKalb Beautiful program and board members recently acknowledged community volunteers with a volunteer appreciation luncheon.

This year’s theme, Making DeKalb Beautiful One Volunteer at a Time, celebrated the volunteers’ true commitment and dedication to the development of the Keep DeKalb Beautiful Program.  

This year, more than 4,000 Keep DeKalb Beautiful volunteers spent more than 14,500 hours cleaning and maintaining 207 miles of DeKalb County.  A total of 53,040 pounds of litter and 356 tires were collected by KDB volunteers and dedicated adoption groups.  Every volunteer group was honored with a certificate for their achievements.

This year’s first place award winners were: Adopt A Road, Individual Volunteer Service, Adopt A MARTA Bus Stop, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, The Parkview Civic Club, The Kiwanis Club of Northlake, Mrs.

Local Student Selected as Google Contest Finalist

St. Pius X freshman Savannah Tully of Snellville has been named one of 400 finalists for the Doodle 4 Google Competition.  The competition, which was held earlier this year, had 20,000 participating schools and over 33,000 entrants from across the United States.  This was Google’s third year sponsoring the competition.

All artwork included the phrase, “If I could do anything, I would…” and the Google logo. Tully decided to complete the phrase with “save the endangered animals.” And her drawing consisted of the face of a tiger, and the word “Google” created the eyes and stripes of the face.

Doodle 4 Google was a competition for students across the country in grades K-12 to use their imaginations when creating the artwork and completing the phrase.

Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest

Does your furry friend make everyone go "gaga" during it's daily walk? If so, enter he or she into Metromix's "Cutest Dog Contest" .

Applicants will be accepted until September 26th.  

Governor’s Office Accepting Applications for DeKalb County Solicitor-General

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that his office will begin accepting applications for Solicitor-General of DeKalb County to succeed the Honorable Robert D. James in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 15-18-60.

Individuals qualified for the position under O.C.G.A. § 15-18-62 must complete and submit an application to the Governor’s Office by Thursday, September 30, 2010. Applications may be sent by mail to 201 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 or by fax to 404-656-5948. Electronic submissions to rgreenway@gov.state.ga.us will also be accepted.

For more information, interested applicants should contact Rhonda Greenway, Executive Legal Assistant to the Governor, at 404-651-7715 or via email at rgreenway@gov.state.ga.us .

A copy of the Solicitor-General Application is attached to this release.

Freedom Sisters to honor Shirley Sherrod at Carter Center

Atlanta’s “Freedom Sisters” will convene at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum for a special panel discussion and tour Thursday, September 23rd at 4 pm in the Carter Museum Theater.

Dynamic Korea: Dance & Song at Emory University

The Chae Hyan Soon Dance Company brings their visually striking “Dynamic Korea: Dance & Song” to Emory University. The movements of Dynamic Korea: Dance & Song reflect the essential rhythms of traditional Korean dance.

The energetic “Taffy Peddler Dance” takes the audience on a journey through bustling Korean marketplaces, while the performances of the “Lotus Dance” and “Monks Dance” explore inner stillness and peace through the country’s Buddhist roots.

While being supervised by artistic director Chae Hyang Soon, the Chae Hyang Soon Dance Company has performed at the Asia Pacific Peach Foundation, the tenth anniversary festival of the Seoul Olympics, the 2002 World Cup, the opening and closing performances of the Winter Universiade and Korea’s presidential inauguration.

“Dynamic Korea: Dance & Song” will be performed at Emory’s Performing Arts Studio (1804 N. Decatur. Rd., Atlanta) on Sat. Sept.