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Residents recall the highs and lows of 2011 as they prepare to enter the new year
Sgt. V. Dix places gifts in the bag of 3-year-old Dontavious Brown as Lt. C.Bivins, Capt. R. Stringer and Maj. L. Tolbert look on. “I am just so very proud of my team here at the DeKalb Sheriff’s Ofce and their wonderful gifts of giving,”Sheriff Thomas Brown said.DeKalb County Detention ofcers J. Powell and D. Burroughs give gifts and receive ahigh ve from an excited child. Sheriff Thomas Brown and his staff partnered with TotalGrace Christian Ministries and New Life Church to provide gifts for 37 children and 13families.
 Sharing the holiday spirit 
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See New Year on Page 15A
 by Nigel Roberts
s the sun sets on 2011,it is only natural toreflect while lookingforward to the newyear. One cannot help but wonder whether this was a good year for other DeKalb residents and what plans or resolutions they have madefor 2012.
Gelia Dolcimascolo
described2011 as “a productive year.” Amongother accolades, she won poetry prizes from the Atlanta Writers Cluband Kennesaw University’s the Artof the Golden Generation competi-tion.For more than two decades,Dolcimascolo has worked as awriting tutor at Georgia Perimeter College’s Dunwoody campus. Shealso facilitates the college’s Writ-ers’ Circle, a group of writers thatshe said ranges from published au-thors, those “on the cusp” of getting published and beginning writers.Though several of her poems have been published, Dolcimascolo is anew writer of sorts.This year she completed a 15-year labor of love: a fairytale book for adults. “I’m slow,” she admitted,“but steady when it comes to work-ing on longer pieces.”In 2012, Dolcimascolo looksforward to exhibiting her work atthe Marietta-Cobb Museum of Artand the Poetry Pallet at Georgia Pe-rimeter College. Now in her “upper 60s,” she also plans to get back intothe ballet studio to take classes, af-ter her sprained ankle heals.A native New Yorker, Dolci-mascolo began dancing when shewas 12 years old. The former pro-fessional modern dancer describeddancing as “part of her ID.” After reaching a certain age, she said it isimportant to stay physically active.In addition to dancing, she plans todo more swimming and walking in2012.Another DeKalb educator madea significant mark in 2011. RedanHigh School language arts teacher 
Julius Thompson
published thefinal installment of his trilogy thisyear– 
Ghost of Atlanta
 –and won the2011 National Gold Medal awardfor it. His mission to compose thetrilogy began in 1995.“I’ve waited for over 15 yearsfor a chance to see my novels rec-ognized on a national level,” saidThompson, who also teaches cre-ative writing courses at Emory Uni-versity. “Now I could use the phrase‘award winning author’ in my de-scription.”Thompson also finished writinghis fourth novel this year. The for-mer sports reporter for 
The Phila-delphia Bulletin
 Purple Phantom
, a story about the hauntingof a mythical high school basketballteam, which he said is now on hiseditor’s desk.He is thankful for all he achievedthis year and expects an equally fruit-ful 2012. “My mother used to tell me,‘Reach for the berries on the highest branch. They are closest to the sunand the sweetest,’” he recalled. Withthat advice in mind, Thompson plansto reach higher and achieve greater things as he pens 10,000 to 15,000words next year for his fifth novel. In2012, he also plans to have a closer spiritual walk with God and maintaingreat health.
Gelia Dolcimascolo looks forward to exhibiting her poetry at local venuesin 2012. Photo provided
Page 2A The Champion Free Press, Friday December 30
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Page 3A The Champion Free Press, Friday December 30
Water, sewer rates to increaseby 11 percent in 2012
 by Andrew Cauthenandrew@dekalbchamp.comAfter being warned for ayear, county residents willsee their water bills go upeffective Jan. 1.DeKalb County’s water and sewer rates will in-crease by 11 percent to helpnance more than $1 billiondollars in improvementsto the county’s water andsewer system. The rate willalso increase in 2013 and2014 by 11 percent, accord-ing to a plan adopted by theBoard of Commissioners inDecember 2010.The increases mean cus-tomers with county water and sewer services cur-rently using 6,000 gallons per month would see their rates increase from $59.52in 2010 to $94.41 in 2014.“This gives us the neces-sary revenue to support thelong-term payment of the bonds,” said
Joe Basista
,director of the county’s wa-tershed management depart-ment.In December, the Boardof Commissioners approveda $381 million water andsewer bond. With an inter-est rate of 4.46 percent, theloans will cost taxpayers$766 million over the 30year loan period. The coun-ty plans to secure a $390million bond in 2012 as partof several anticipated bondsduring the watershed im- provement process.Of the $1.345 billion incapital improvement proj-ects, approximately $1 bil-lion will be funded by the bonds and the rest will benanced by the watersheddepartment’s cash reserves,Basista said.In 2012, the countywill begin approximately$400 million of capitalimprovement projects. Of that amount, approximately$250 million will go to re- build, upgrade and expandthe Snapnger Wastewater Treatment Plant.“This is simply the big-gest project we will do inthe capital improvement plan,” Basista said.Bid requests for the rst phase of the Snapnger  project, which will entailclearing and grading thesite where the new structurewill be built, will go out inJanuary. The actual con-struction phase is expectedto be bid out in the secondor third quarter of 2012.Approximately $150million will be used for thedesign and construction of 20-25 other projects.“We will see actual con-struction in 2012,” Basistasaid. “You won’t see mas-sive construction in 2012, but we will be at a prettygood pace.”DeKalb CEO
has touted the capitalimprovement plan, whichhe says will create approxi-mately 4,000 jobs, as thecounty’s stimulus plan.“This is the heart of our economic development pro-gram,” Basista said.The county’s water andsewer system, which servesmore than 730,000 peopleand 20,000 businesses, hasabout 5,200 miles of water and sewer lines, one treat-ment facility for drinkingwater and two for wastewater.The system is plaguedwith pipe breaks and sewer spills. As of Dec. 20, therehave been 187 county sewer spills, many caused bygrease blockages in pipes.According to county of-cials, approximately $20million-$30 million will be allocated to address re-quirements of a proposedconsent decree in which thecounty would agree to paya $453,000 penalty fromthe federal EnvironmentalProtection Agency (EPA)for excessive sewage spills.The county also agreedto implement a $600,000stream cleanup project, fo-cusing on debris removalfrom parts of the SouthRiver, South Fork PeachtreeCreek and Snapnger Creek.Basista said the wa-tershed department hasalready begun addressingsome of the issues that brought about the proposedconsent decree. The countyis in the process of physi-cally surveying the entiresewer system, with 70 per-cent of the mapping alreadycomplete. Workers are alsoin the process of building acomputerized hydrologicalmodel of the system.Some limited systemrehabilitation and closed-circuit monitoring is alsounder way, Basista said.
Deadbeat dadsarrested in roundup
Ten deadbeat dads werearrested on Dec. 21 by aspecial task force of DeKalbCounty Sheriff’s Ofce depu-ties.“There are some fathersout there that could help their  babies to have a nice Christ-mas,” said Sheriff 
about the roundupthat was conducted overnight.Although the departmentserves warrants throughoutthe year for noncustodial parents charged with aban-donment or child supportnegligence, the roundup puts“a real special emphasis” onserving the warrants, Brownsaid.An original list of 400warrants was narrowed downto 189 for the roundup. Of that number, the task forceattempted to serve 114 war-rants. Brown said the 10 ar-rests could help 10 familiesduring the holiday season.“If these guys have moneyand want to get out of jail for Christmas, that’s 10 morefamilies that will be helped,”Brown said.This was the sixth year of the holiday season roundup.
‘Bring One for theChipper’ event set
Keep DeKalb Beautiful’s(KDB) annual “Bring One for the Chipper” event is Jan.2-7at several locations through-out the county.
Monday,Jan. 2 – Saturday, Jan. 7.
KDB encourages DeKalbresidents to recycle their Christmas trees after theholidays through DeKalbCounty Sanitation Division’sCurbside Recycling Programor by drop-off at the Semi-nole Road Landll and threeHome Depot locations acrossthe county. DeKalb residentsreceiving sanitation servicescan place their tree at the curbfor pick-up on regular yarddebris collection day. Treesshould not exceed four feet inlength for curbside pick-up.The recycled trees will bechipped into mulch or usedas wildlife habitat. Mulch isused for public beautication projects and is free to DeKalbresidents.Christmas tree recyclingdrop-off locations are listed below:
Seminole Road Landll
4203 Clevemont Road, El-lenwood(Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Home Depot
2295 Lawrenceville High-way, Decatur,4343 Tilly Mill Road, Atlanta4325 New Snapnger WoodsDrive, Decatur 
Atlanta VA nurseswin awards
Five nurses from the At-lanta VA Medical Center inDecatur have been named2011 nurses of the year byGeorgia March of Dimes.The winners were selectedfrom nearly 500 nomina-tions throughout Georgia andrecognized for their work to provide care, comfort andsupport to patients in thecommunity. The Atlanta VA,with 46 finalists, capturedfive of the 16 categories.The winning nurses are
Mary Roberts
, MSHA,BSN, RN, for behavioralhealth;
Rita Walker
, MS,BSN, RN, for general medi-cal/surgical services;
, MN, RN, for hos- pice, home health and pallia-tive care;
Marie Mompoint
,DNP, RN, FNP-BC, OCN,CHPN, for nursing admin-istration; and
Zina Floyd
,MSN, RN-BC, for long termacute care/rehabilitation.
Green woodworkingdemo to be held
The DeKalb CountyRecreation, Parks and Cul-tural Affairs will host a greenwoodworking demonstrationon how to make hiking sticks,Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at theDavidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, at 3787Klondike Road in Lithonia.The demonstration willteach patrons how to createhiking sticks out of naturalresources. After each demon-stration, hiking sticks will bedistributed to one person per household. All materials will be provided by the recreationstaff.For more information,contact
Monica Hayes
 Charlie Monroe
at 404-484-3060.
Construction on the Snapnger Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is expected to begin in 2012. Theplant’s price tag will be paid by an 11 percent water and sewer rate hike which goes into effect inJanuary. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

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