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Important Information about Forclosure

DECATUR – As DeKalb County prepares to launch its Foreclosure Registry, a public information session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Dropping Pills in Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, GA -- The Dunwoody Police Department is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency and Safe Kids Georgia to conduct Operation Pill Drop. This is a prescription drug take-back event where the public can dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications to keep them out of the wrong hands.

"Prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem, and take-back events like this one are an indispensible tool for reducing the threat that the diversion and abuse of these drugs pose to public health," said Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the National Drug Control Policy. "The federal, state and local collaboration represented in this initiative is key in our national efforts to reduce pharmaceutical drug diversion and abuse."

On Sept. 25, Dunwoody residents are invited to bring their unwanted medication to the front lobby of the police department (41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 100) from 10:00 a.m.

Fashion's Night Out with Aveda

Atlanta’s leader in eco-beauty, Aveda, celebrates Fashion’s Night Out by inviting guests to indulge in a moment of beauty and wellness. Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is a “global initiative founded by Vogue magazine editor, Anna Wintour, and launched in NYC to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the fashion industry’s economy and put the fun back in shopping”.

From September 10th – September 12th, shoppers that’s visit The Aveda Experience Center at Perimeter Mall (4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road) or Lennox Mall (3393 Peachtree Street NE) will be treated to a complimentary hairstyling ritual and mini makeup application.

And guests will also be able to take advantage of hand massages, aromatherapy and neck and shoulder massages which mirror the treatments that will be performed at the New York City Aveda location.

'Secure Communities' Rolls Out in Cobb, Fulton Counties

MARIETTA, GA -- A new federal program is going into effect in Cobb and Fulton Counties.  The program screens the fingerprints of people who are arrested against a national database, in an effort to verify their immigration status.  It's drawing praise and criticism.

Fingerprints are one of the few distinguishing features almost all of us have.  Being fingerprinted is an activity widely associated with being arrested for committing a crime.

Now, a new program, called Secure Communities, will run the fingerprints of those arrested, against a national database to check an inmate's immigration status.

Acting DeKalb County DA Sworn In, Today

Decatur, GA –Javoyne Hicks White has been sworn in as the acting DeKalb County, Georgia district attorney. She assumed the job on Sept. 3, 2010.  

“I look forward to serving as acting district attorney,” said Hicks White. “DeKalb County citizens can rest assured that our office’s talented and committed lawyers and support personnel will continue to provide them with the same level of service they have received during the past five and one-half years.”

Hicks White was one of two existing chief assistant district attorneys who reported to District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming. She recently accepted a position as a regional district administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Lawrenceville Match-Up Tops Game of the Week Voting

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- There are plenty of great games this weekend, but one contest was a runaway winner for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week. Fans chose Archer at Mountain View with 57.8 percent of the vote.

Archer and Mountain View face off in a battle of new programs. Both schools are playing their first full varsity season. Mountain View went 4-0 against varsity competition last season and Archer finished 1-2.

Both teams are currently at 0-1. Archer lost to Duluth 21-17 and Mountain View lost to Central Gwinnett 24-17.

DeKalb County COO Keith Barker Fired After Admitting Affair

DECATUR, GA -- DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis says he fired the county's chief operating officer, who admitted having an affair with a county employee.

Ellis said Thursday at a news conference that the COO, Keith Barker, came to him on Wednesday and admitted having the affair. Barker was the county's second-in-command.

The CEO's spokesman, Burke Brennan, said the fact that Barker is married and that the woman is a county employee both figured in the firing, based on Barker not meeting expectations for a high-ranking official.

Brennan says Barker, who did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment, was paid $200,000 a year and will get six months pay as severance.