As we approach Labor Day weekend and relax by the barbeque or contemplate early season college football, I would like to draw your attention to six individuals — five living, one deceased—who changed the world 70 years ago. Very ordinary men who did the extraordinary, and literally saved humanity.
It was a busy week in the legislature and we have two days remaining with adjournment scheduled April 2:
As we begin this week, the legislative session for 2015 is drawing rapidly to a close. This coming Friday, March 27, will mark Legislative Day 38 of 40, leaving the last two legislative days until next week.
The DeKalb County School District recently announced that it is running a $30.9 million surplus. This represents an impressive improvement of $52.3 million over the $21.4 million deficit that faced the school district in February 2013.
When does one become truly free of material concerns, transcending earthly constraints to focus on matters of the soul? We can, in our minds, travel to philosophical and spiritual realms free of physical boundaries. We can ponder what awaits beyond our earthly journey, frame our values, savor life’s lessons, build on hopes and dreams for the future, give thanks for blessings, and revel in love given, received, and shared.
As we head into the New Year, the issue that is at the forefront of many Dunwoody residents’ minds is the recent action that SACS took, putting the entire DeKalb County School System on probation, just one step above loss of accreditation. Loss of accreditation would be harmful, not just to our children, but also to property values county-wide, including Dunwoody. So, what do we do?
The session ended on April 14 and I will do a recap of the major legislation next week.
At the request of DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer, this week we will introduce local legislation to help the DeKalb County Commission stop the budgetary games that CEO Burrell Ellis insists on playing.
I received almost 100 e-mails in response to an e-mail message I sent out last week regarding House Bill 428, which is legislation that would create a “path to annexation” for the neighborhoods around Murphey Candler Park, West Nancy Creek Drive, and Silver Lake to join either Chamblee or Dunwoody. Such an annexation would require a resolution of the city council and a referendum of the voters who reside in the area proposed to be annexed.
With early voting scheduled to commence on September 20th in Decatur, I thought it might be helpful to provide an explanation on the five general initiatives and the three local matters (which I authored).
I thought it might be helpful to give some election tips since the July 20 General Primary is only about two months away.