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DeKalb Circuit Court Clerk Office closed until November 4 due to COVID-19

October 26, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County Circuit Court Clerk Susan Martin has announced that she and some members of her staff have tested positive for COVID-19 and for that reason the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is closed until Wednesday, November 4.

In making the announcement, Martin said “if someone was scheduled to be in court this week, it will be postponed until next week so if your court case is set for this Wednesday, October 28 or Thursday October 29 then you will need to come next week, November 4 or 5”.

“I am sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time,” said Martin.




DeKalb County Urged to Turn Red During “Red Ribbon Week”

October 25, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb Prevention Coalition invites the community to take a visible stand against drug abuse by celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 23-31.

Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community, and encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles.

This year’s theme is “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free!

(Click the link below to take the National Red Ribbon Campaign Pledge and be a part of the creation of a drug free America)

https://www.redribbon.org/pledge?fbclid=IwAR0CIM5E4jlJIirl6uxWibXPH5huSPfMYjhUyTO5teHWeh-4ugrjF3nZ70A

The campaign is intended to bring together parents, schools, and businesses with a mission to keep kids and communities drug free.

To help promote Red Ribbon Week, the community is urged to display red ribbons on your mailboxes or outside doors and to support two “Wear Red Days “ this week, October 27 & 29. If you have an outside sign, please post this year’s theme on it for the week.

In 1985, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena was killed by drug traffickers. Shortly after his death, citizens from his hometown of Calexico, California, began wearing red ribbons to remember him and commemorate his sacrifice.

The first official Red Ribbon Week celebration was created by the National Family Partnership in 1988. NFP continues to coordinate the campaign for families, schools and communities across the nation each year. Since then, the red ribbon has symbolized a continuing commitment to reducing the demand for illicit drugs in our communities.

“Red Ribbon Week gives us the opportunity to be vocal and visible in our efforts to achieve a drug-free community,” said Lisa Cripps of the DeKalb Prevention Coalition “Research shows that children are less likely to use alcohol and other drugs when parents and other role models are clear and consistent in their opposition to drug use and the misuse of prescription drugs.” Visit GetSmartAboutDrugs.com for more information about Red Ribbon Week or visit the DeKalb Prevention Coalition facebook page.




Nola’s kittens have been adopted and now she needs a home (View Video Here)

October 25, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

All of her kittens have found a home thanks to the DeKalb Animal Shelter, and now it’s time for Nola to have one too!

Nola is the WJLE/DeKalb Animal Shelter featured “Pet of the Week”

DeKalb Animal Shelter Employee Emmaly Bennett with Nola from dwayne page on Vimeo.

“Nola is one of our longest cat residents here. She was found as a stray with some of her kittens and all of her kittens have been adopted. Nola is a year old and has already been spayed and she is up to date on her vaccinations. Nola is a little shy at first but she is great. Her adoption fee is $85.00,” said Shelter employee Emmaly Bennett

We are still appointment only go online and file an adoption application and we will call you to come in and meet her and go from there.

“If you would like to adopt Nola go to our website https://www.dekalbanimalcoalition.org/ to fill out an application and email it to us. We will then call you to set up an appointment to come in and meet her,” said Bennett.




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