Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Miller Grove will get a two-story classroom addition and renovations; MLK Jr.'s construction projects will include a new ninth-grade wing.
Classroom renovations and additions are planned for two high schools in Lithonia. There was a groundbreaking ceremony today at 10 a.m. for a two-story classroom addition and renovations to common classrooms at Miller Grove High School, 2645 DeKalb Medical Parkway, Lithonia. The $6 million project is targeted for completion in September 2014, according to a DeKalb County School District spokeswoman. On Wednesday, Dec. 12, a groundbreaking will take place at Martin Luther King Jr. High, on a new ninth-grade wing, new, administrative area and new common classrooms. The school is located at 3991 Snapfinger Rd. in Lithonia. The construction work will be paid for through the Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax (SPLOST), the DeKalb County …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Voters approve Sunday alcohol sales in the City of Stone Mountain.
Here are the unofficial and incomplete election results from DeKalb County's Election Summary Report late Tuesday night: DeKalb County SPLOST: Yes- 62.18 percent No-37.82 percent City of Stone Mountain, Sunday alcohol sales: Yes- 70.64 percent No- 29.36 percent City of Stone Mountain City Council, Post 1: Richard Mailman (incumbent): 94.26 percent Write-in votes: 5.74 percent City of Stone Mountain City Council, Post 2: Clause Friese, 19.58 percent; Denise D. Glenn, 25.17 percent; Mozell Sims Hurley, 7.69 percent; Cyril Mungal (incumbent), 47.09 percent. City of Stone Mountain City Council Post 3: Chakira Sallee (incumbent): 95.92 percent. Write-in votes: 4.08 percent.
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
Election Day In Midtown. Chamblee Votes On Sunday Sales. SW Atlanta Chooses A New School Board Rep. Mayoral, City Council Races In Dunwoody. A Hometown Election In Decatur, Avondale Estates. Atlanta Decides On Sunday Sales, School SPLOST. Dozens Of Tires Slashed, Car Smashed In Home Park. 'Breaking Dawn' Stars Mingle With Fans. Sandy Springs Has Wok Cooking That Delivers Meals In A Flash.
Find your polling place and view a sample ballot.
Today, voters in the City of Stone Mountain will choose from among the four candidates for City Council Post 2 as well as Post 1 and Post 3, in which the incumbents are running unopposed, and decide on Sunday alcohol sales. Local voters will also decide whether to renew the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) - the measure to continue a 1 cent sales tax intended for capital improvements for DeKalb, Decatur, and Atlanta school systems. Residents will be able to cast their ballots at local polling places between the hours of 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. They can locate their assigned polling places and see a sample ballot by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State website.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The top headlines of the week for Sept. 5-9, 2011.
Tech Students Create 9/11 Memorial From 3,000 Flags. South Cobb Businesses Get Inside Look at World Trade Center Memorial. Car Hits Utility Pole After Tropical Storm Lee Drenches Metro Area. Cobb County Sounds Off On T-SPLOST Referendum. Murder-Suicide in East Atlanta Neighborhood. Dunwoody Shooting: Handgun May Have Been Purchased Last Halloween. Bieber Fever Strikes Avondale.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Ten-year tax could generate as much as $18.6 billion statewide.
New figures show a proposed transportation sales tax could generate as much as $8.4 billion in the Atlanta metro area over a 10-year period. Statewide, the tax could rake in up to $18.6 billion for transportation projects during the same period, according to estimates released by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Next year, voters will be asked to approve the 1 percent, 10-year sales tax for the purpose of funding transportation projects. Voters in each of Georgia’s 12 regions will be presented with a list of transportation projects for that region. If voters pass the tax, money collected within that region will be used to fund the specified projects. Gwinnett is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission region. Members of the …
Monday, June 6, 2011
DeKalb County voters will be able to vote on the proposal in November.
8:45: Discussion about the SPLOST IV proposal begins. Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson is asking the board to approve the $475 million list. 8:47: Discussion of Henderson Mill and Hawthorne elementary being combined. That's not possible, Tyson said. She reviewed a series of changes to the initial proposal from several weeks ago. All documents can be found on the school system's website here. 8:49: Referndum would be in November 2011. A 1 cent sales tax, a school district official said. Resolution with City of Decatur Schools and Atlanta Public Schools. Will continue SPLOST for additional five years. 8:51: Board member Nancy Jester asks for ammendment. Wants language changed referencing a future Dunwoody elementary school. Board …