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Celebrate the earth with Keep DeKalb Beautiful

Celebrate the earth with Keep DeKalb Beautiful

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Every year, Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) participates in the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup initiative.

In these difficult economic times, it is even more important that volunteers contribute toward efforts to sustain beautiful, healthy, thriving communities.

Throughout the month of April, local residents helped beautify DeKalb by cleaning up dirty streets, waterways and illegal dumpsites, as well as greening up parks, schoolyards, MARTA bus stops and other public spaces.

On Saturday, Apr. 30 from 9 a.m.

Neuman hearing begins Monday

Neuman hearing begins Monday

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Hemy Neuman is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, Apr. 4 at 9 a.m. in a DeKalb County courtroom.

Neuman is accused of the Nov. 18, 2010 murder of Rusty Sneiderman, who was gunned down outside his two-year-old son's daycare center in Dunwoody.

11Alive plans to stream the arraignment. Tune in to 11Alive.com on Monday at 9 to watch the hearing.

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Amateur athletes of every age, ability and passion can compete for medals again this year at the 2011 Georgia Games.

This year's edition of the state's largest multi-sport event will take place on various weekends throughout the summer.

Online registration is currently open for all 48 sports, listed below.

More than 8,000 athletes from 500 Georgia cities and town competed in the 2010 Games. The event is staffed by over 1,000 volunteers, who can also register online to help.

The Georgia Games is a festival for state citizens of all ages and athletic abilities, including physically disabled and Paralympic athletes.

DeKalb Citizens to Hold Community Meeting Feb. 16

DeKalb Citizens to Hold Community Meeting Feb. 16

SCOTTDALE, GA -- Residents of Scottdale are holding a community meeting at the Tobie Grant Recreation Center (644 Parkdale Drive, 30079) on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 6:45 p.m.

The meeting will address DeKalb County citizens' concerns about the proposed closing of the recreation center.

Tobie Grant Recreation Center is a 14-acre facility that includes a multi-use field, swimming pool, playground and nature trails. It is one of five public spaces that the county is slated to close in order to save money.

Demolition Begins at Brook Run Park

Demolition Begins at Brook Run Park

DUNWOODY, GA -- The sounds of progress have begun to echo across Brook Run Park (4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, 30338).

Two condemned buildings are set to be torn down in the near future; the city has selected Diversified Environmental Management, Inc. to demolish Buildings 7 and 8.

Cleaning of the buildings' interiors began on Wednesday, Jan. 19 and should be finished in about 30 days. All park facilities will remain open during this time.

Building 7 is a small dormitory located behind the theater. Building 8 is the office building adjacent to the dog park, located at the west end of the park.

Both structures were evaluated in 2010 and determined to be deteriorating quickly.

Dunwoody Honors Military in Veterans Day Ceremony

DUNWOODY, GA -- The City of Dunwoody will honor local military men and women in a Veteran's Day ceremony held at Brook Run Park (4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, 30338) on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 3:00 p.m.

The ceremony will pay homage to all those who have served or are currently serving in all branches of the United States Military.

The event will be hosted by Gen. Denis Shortal, Dunwoody Councilman and retired Marine. Several speakers have been invited to participate, including retired Army Sgt. Maj. Ray Jones and veteran Army 1st Lt. Robert Hopkins.

Special music performances will be provided by associate professor of music Greg McLean and assistant professor of music Michael McClary from Georgia Perimeter College.

The event is open to the public.