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DeKalb County will present its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration program, “50 Forward: Together We Win with Love for Humanity,” Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur.

The 2018 tribute commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death and marks the 34th consecutive year DeKalb will host the employee-planned event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King.

This celebration is free and open to the public.

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The DeKalb County Board of Health (DCBOH) needs your input by taking the “Neighborhood & Health Survey” to help with assessing health needs in Clarkston.  chip survey

Dema 1DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is hosting two free Community Emergency Response Team training courses. The classes will teach participants what to do before and during a public health emergency. 

The first nine-week class begins 7–9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker.

A second nine-week CERT class begins 7–9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters.                             

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  • Disaster preparedness
  • Basic fire suppression
  • Medical operations
  • Light search-and-rescue operations
  • Disaster psychology
  • Team organization and terrorism
  • Autism awareness

The class is free for DeKalb County citizens, and all participants must pass a background check.

Information: Chayne Sparagowski at csparagowski@dekalbcountyga.gov or 770-724-7812.

DeKalb County announces the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency will have several warming centers available for citizens to use during the expected cold temperatures this weekend.

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