Commissioner Stan Watson and Rep. Billy Mitchell will provide age-appropriate Easter Egg hunts, for children ages 3-10 and other kid-friendly activities on March 31.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis said this week the county has reached a point where incorporations could harm essential county services.
Residents and elected representatives from northern and southern DeKalb County must talk to each more to solve issues before considering incorporations that could economically weaken the county, Commissioner Stan Watson said Wednesday. The Super District 7 commissioner said he would like to see a meeting between residents and elected representatives of northern and southern DeKalb County to hash out issues that have lead to serious cityhood discussions in the Lakeside High School area. "The citizens don't talk to each other," Watson said. "We have to get rid of the barriers that separate and find the commonalities that bring us closer together." County CEO Burrell Ellis said this week in a statement to Patch he believes the county has …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The county is working toward building a better structure for getting permits, the District 5 commissioner said during a discussion on economic development at the "Soul of DeKalb - Reflections of Our Progress" event.
District 5 Commissioner Lee May was one of five panelists who spoke about economic development in the county at fellow board member Stan Watson's "Soul of DeKalb - Reflections of Our Progress" Wednesday night at Southwest DeKalb High School. May, the presiding officer of the board of commissioners, whose district includes Lithonia and some of Stone Mountain, addressed the county's permitting process -- which has come under scrutiny -- as well as zoning. "In terms of getting just basic permits, whether on the residential side or the commercial side, is like an act of Congress. You can see how good Congress is acting right now," May said. But he offered some hope that things will change so that businesses "have a smooth transition into …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson presents thel “Soul of DeKalb-Reflections of our Progress” discussion at Southwest DeKalb High School.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A news outlet spoke with Watson and cited a police report regarding the July 12 incident at a Glenwood Road bar.
DeKalb Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson has apologized for a July 12 incident at a Glenwood Road bar, an article on AJC.com said, quoting Watson and citing information from a police report. According to the AJC Watson reportedly was intoxicated and got upset with a woman who he claims stole his wallet. Watson told the news outlet that he went to the bar because he was upset about the recent death of his sister. A DeKalb officer was working security at the bar at the time and wrote the incident report, the AJC said. Watson allegedly directed comments, with profanity, to a couple of women in regards to his wallet, the AJC said, using information from the police report. According to the AJC, Watson said did not see them take it. The …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Commissioners Stan Watson and Sharon Barnes Sutton will address the proposed restrictions on soliciting donations along state and county streets, medians and stop lights.
DeKalb Commissioners Stan Watson and Sharon Barnes Sutton, whose districts include parts of Stone Mountain, will host a town hall meeting to talk about proposed restrictions on soliciting donations along state and county streets, medians and stop lights. The meeting will take place next Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m. at Exchange Park Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive in Decatur. The commissioners say they want to inform youth sport teams, parents, and athletes of the suggested restrictions and get their input before voting on the resolution. They sent out an announcement about the town hall on Wednesday. “I understand how rising expenses and reductions to fund athletic activities is directly impacting families, however it is imperative …
Friday, May 4, 2012
On the agenda: 2012 legislative update from the DeKalb delegation.
Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson invites the public to his monthly legislative breakfast tomorrow (Saturday, May 5), at Chapel Hill Middle School, 3535 Dogwood Farms Rd. in Decatur, from 9-11 a.m. There will be a 2012 legislative update, and the following guests are scheduled to attend: Jason Carter, 42nd district in the Georgia State Senate; Howard Mosby, Georgia General Assembly, district 90; Gas South and Georgia Power representatives.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This is the last "Stan Watson Show" of 2011; special holiday edition will feature entertainment and a chef.
Will you be one of the lucky seven? Commissioner Stan Watson and Steve Morini from IPR Southeast will give away a turkey holiday feast to the first seven television audience callers tonight during a special holiday edition of the "The Stan Watson Show" on Comcast Channel 25, which runs from 7:30-8:30 p.m. When prompted, callers should dial 770-559-2999 during the show.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Several attend town hall meeting at Salem-Panola library to hear latest news from commissioners about rail transportation in South DeKalb.
During a recent town hall meeting at the Salem-Panola library, DeKalb County Commissioners Stan Watson and Larry Johnson announced that the Atlanta Roundtable Executive Committee, through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has allotted $225 million to fund bus stations from Indian Creek to Wesley Chapel. During the 2010 session, the Georgia Legislature adopted HB277 and the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable was formed as a result. The I-20 rail corridor project is one of several transportation projects being considered by the Roundtable. According to the Transportation Investment Act of 2010, “elected officials in each of the state's 12 regions will develop a list of projects to be funded by a one percent sales tax. Georgians…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Volunteers and community leaders clean up trash on the Memorial Drive Corridor
A small army of over 200 volunteers showed up for the Memorial Drive Cleanup Day last Saturday ready to work. Community volunteers, along with several county and state officials, met at the Georgia Perimeter Clarkston campus on Saturday morning to pick up their gear and receive final instructions. “I have been a champion of the revitalization of Memorial Drive. After 22 years of decline, [Memorial Drive] is finally getting some attention," said Commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton (District 4). DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis also attended the cleanup day, briefly addressed the crowd of volunteers and stressed the importance of creating jobs and cleaning up the county. Rev. Martin Hawley, pastor of Truth Tabernacle of Praise, prayed for the safety …