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Chinese New
Year celebrated at
Atlanta Chinatown
Mall in Chamblee
by R. Scott Belzer

undreds made their way to
Chinatown Mall in Chamblee on
Jan. 28 and 29 to celebrate the
year of the rooster.
Jan. 28 marked the Lunar New
Year—2917, also known as the year of
the rooster—for China and much of Asia.
Chinatown Mall joined others around the
world to celebrate the event by hosting
fire-spinners, kung-fu demonstrations,
dances, a fashion show and more.
The Chinese New Year celebration featured four performances of the lion dance, which symbolizes a community
See Rooster on page 5 approaching good fortune. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

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DeKalb County’s board of commissioners approved an agreement
Dunwoody City Council unanimously voted to deny a special use land permit for a physical therapy office in a home on the between the county and Doraville regarding the former General
grounds it did not align with the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Photos submitted. Motors plant, now known as Assembly, establishing a tax
allocation district. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Dunwoody denies resident DeKalb commissioners
in-home business approve new Doraville TAD
Tax allocation district created via without
City council denies part-time physical therapy clinic in basement DeKalb County School District participation
by R. Scott Belzer which would cover Roberson’s and respects Roberson’s respect neighborhood—allows for for procedure in the city. She
residential, public gathering said the necessary steps that by R. Scott Belzer
Despite following spaces, places of worship, offices must be taken for a SLUP will
instructions of holding a and aging in place land uses. deter a precedent from taking
“Our neighborhood was root in Dunwoody. DeKalb County’s board of
public meeting in his home,
built in the mid-‘60s,” Penn “It will be a great addition commissioners voted 7-0 to
informing neighbors of his
said. “It was built not to be a to the neighborhood,” help finance redevelopment
application, corresponding
business neighborhood, but a Dowdle said. “I know of other of the former General Motors
with city officials, presenting
residential neighborhood.” operations in the neighborhood plant in Doraville on Jan. 24.
before the planning and zoning
Certain residents expressed that have not been approved. It’s Commissioners approved a
commission, presenting before
concerns about the precedent a rigorous procedure.” 30-year amended intergovern-
Dunwoody City Council and
set by allowing an in-home Councilman John mental agreement (IGA) be-
going door to door in his
physical therapy clinic, stating Heneghan opened discussion tween the county and Doraville
neighborhood, business owner Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman
they valued Dunwoody North by reading a written opinion establishing a tax allocation dis-
Rhett Roberson will not be has been a proponent and
neighborhood’s residential on the matter. Heneghan trict (TAD) diverting property
allowed to legally open an in- supporter of the tax allocation
status above all else. considers the SLUP a precedent tax revenue on the 165-acre
home physical therapy clinic in district, which diverts property
Judy Hofer said such that goes against the city’s site, now known as Assembly.
his basement. tax revenue to redevelopment.
a precedent would allow Comprehensive Land Use Following the agreement
On Jan. 9, Roberson Photo submitted.
“further erosion of [residents’] Plan and urged the rest of his and pending approval by
presented his case for a special-
safe, quiet, residential only councilmen to deny Roberson’s Doraville City Council, revenue
use land permit (SLUP)—which
neighborhood.” request. will help pay for infrastructure, Doraville and DeKalb
would allow him to work
“It’s disingenuous to claim “With tonight’s decision, a covered connection to the County originally agreed upon
from home for one hour each
that granting this SLUP would the City Council will not only Doraville MARTA station and the TAD via a 2015 IGA, which
evening—to Dunwoody City
not set a precedent as the basis be deciding this one case but other redevelopments at the stipulated DeKalb County
Council, drawing both support
for evaluating a request,” Hofer we will be interpreting the site. School District (DCSD) must
and opposition from neighbors.
said. “If you grant this SLUP, guidelines previously put into “This is exciting news participate. DCSD officials
On Jan. 23, Dunwoody City
there would be no legal basis place to make sure they are for Doraville and Assembly,” never committed to the project,
Council voted 7-0 to deny the
for denying another therapist. appropriate for our community said Doraville Mayor Donna stating they would prefer not
SLUP based on it potentially
How about a sex therapist? Or moving forward,” Heneghan Pittman. “Within months we to direct funds away from the
violating the city’s written
a psychiatrist or a psychologist said. “I will argue that should finally begin to see district.
vision for the future.
who treats sex offenders? Or preserving our neighborhoods tangible work begin on the DeKalb’s chief financial
Dunwoody resident
troubled youth? Or soldiers means reading the Comp Plan site. This is a game changer officer Dianne McNabb said
Gerri Penn said Roberson’s
with PTSD?” and holding the line to exactly for Doraville, DeKalb County the county agreement has taken
clinic would violate the city’s
Leslie O’Callaghan what it says, and what it allows and the whole region. The next several forms.
Comprehensive Land Use Plan,
said allowing the clinic to when it comes to the sanctity step will be the discussion with “The tax allocation district
which serves as Dunwoody’s
be established would result of the Suburban Neighborhood Doraville council.” includes an area larger than
chief legal document in
in lower home values and classification.” Doraville City Council is the Assembly project and
outlining the city’s goals from
increased commercialization of Heneghan was the only expected to approve the IGA at specifically includes downtown
2015 to 2035.
Dunwoody. councilman to voice an its Feb. 6 meeting. Doraville,” McNabb said. “We
Penn referenced a
“This proposal is not opinion. The SLUP was DeKalb County have put restrictions in the IGA
section titled “Preserve Our
compatible with the residential unanimously denied. commissioners originally so that the county’s increment
Neighborhoods,” which states
character of our neighborhood,” To view Dunwoody’s deferred the amended IGA will only be used for $180
that preserving residential
O’Callaghan said. “I have Comprehensive Land Use in both December meetings million of infrastructure. This is
areas is the dominant goal of
devoted hours of time and Plan, visit http://dunwoodyga. as well as its Jan. 10 meeting general infrastructure; this will
residents. Residents created
energy in opposing this gov/ckeditorfiles/files/Master_ until February. The agreement not be privately owned outside
the plan through a voluntary
SLUP. We don’t want a tattoo Plans/Comprehensive%20 was an added item from of the Assembly project.”
artist opening up an in-home Land%20Use%20Plan/2015- Commissioner Jeff Rader at the McNabb said the TAD must
The plan outlines eight
business around the corner.” 10-12%20Dunwoody%20 request of the developer. also show improvement on a
“character areas” with specific
land uses. The “Suburban Resident Karen Dowdle Comprehensive%20Plan.pdf.
Neighborhood” classification— said she is in favor of the SLUP See TAD on Page 10A
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AVONDALE ESTATES Donations are already being made to assure
attendees have a place to shop and learn more
house to deliver the opening remarks at the
DeKalb History Center’s annual Black History
Church to sponsor ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ about Clarkston, which is considered to be the Month Celebration.
most diverse city in Georgia.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, the Avon- The festival features live music, local vendors The event will feature a symposium on the
dale Estates community is invited to celebrate as well as a 5K run and walk. Inflatables, games history and preservation of DeKalb’s historic
the “Souper Bowl of Caring” by dropping off and prizes will be available for children. African American communities, Flat Rock and
canned or boxed food items in the narthex of “Help us build our community right here in Shermantown.
Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church. All Clarkston,” reads an advertisement for the event.
items will be given to the Decatur-Area Emer- Donate today to ensure a fun and meaningful The event will be held Feb. 23 11 a.m. to 2
gency Assistance Ministry. The church is located Clarkston Culture Fest where we can educate, p.m. Catered buffet will be included and indi-
at 3260 Covington Highway. For more informa- appreciate and celebrate the cultural diversity of vidual tickets range from $30 to $40.
tion, call (404) 294-4063. our amazing city!”

BROOKHAVEN City announces State of the City address
Georgia Relay and GCDHH host free lunch for
Library to host English class veterans Dunwoody will host its annual State of the
City address on March 9 at the Crowne Plaza
Brookhaven Library will have an “English Georgia Relay and the Georgia Center of Ravinia from 6 to 9 p.m.
as a Second Language” class Feb. 13 from 6:30 the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GCDHH) are This “landmark event” includes statements
to 8 p.m. The class is free and no registration is partnering to host a free Lunch and Learn for from the mayor, city council and other members
needed. The library is located at 1242 N. Druid veterans living with hearing loss. The event will of the community as well as awards for active
Hills Road, NE. For more information, call be held Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at community members. Topics will include the
Literacy Action at (404) 377-7323 or DCPL Lit- the GCDHH center on 4151 Memorial Drive local, social and economic climate as well as
eracy Services at (404) 508-7190, ext. 2240. Decatur. officials’ vision for the growth and future of the
Guests will have the opportunity to meet rep- city.
resentatives and learn more about local organi- The event, which is open to the public, will
zations and services dedicated to helping veter- take place at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road.
CHAMBLEE ans manage the impact of hearing loss. Veterans
and their families can also learn about assistive
For more information, visit www.dunwoodyga.
City to hold Daddy Daughter Dance telecommunications solutions, and how veter-
ans may qualify for assistive equipment through
The city of Chamblee will host a Daddy
Daughter Dance on Feb. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m at
the Georgia Telecommunications Equipment
Distribution Program. STONE MOUNTAIN
Chamblee Civic Center. To attend the lunch, contact (678)-620-6776
City officials state the event will include an or by Library to host Valentine card craft for adults
Italian dinner buffet, professional photographs, Feb. 14.
and seniors
music and dancing, as well as games and prizes.
According to city officials, reservations must Decatur to hold annual touch-a-truck event Adults and seniors can create their own
be made in advance as space is limited. The Valentine’s Day cards Feb. 8 at the Stone
price is $30 per couple with an additional $5 Decatur Active Living is holding its annual Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library from 5 to 6 p.m.
charge per additional daughter. Touch-a-Truck event on March 25 from 10 a.m. The library will provide materials and assistance
The event is open to the public and welcomes to 1 p.m. This event gives children an oppor- in helping adults and seniors to create unique
anyone who identifies in a child’s life as a father. tunity to touch, explore and see their favorite and special Valentine’s Day card. The event is
Daughters in eighth grade or younger are trucks or equipment on wheels. The city of open to the first 10 participants; no registration
preferred, according to event officials. Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire required. The library is located at 952 Leon
Chamblee Civic Center is located at 3540 trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and Street. For more information, call (770) 413-
Broad Street. To register and find out more other vehicles will be on display 2020.
information, visit Touch-a-Truck takes place in the East Lake
CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=334. MARTA station north parking lot on DeKalb
Avenue. In case of inclement weather, the event
will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 15. For
more information, contact Cheryl Burnette
(678) 553-6541 or cheryl.burnette@decaturga.

City announces 2017 community festival Ninth annual Black History month celebration
The city of Clarkston announced the 2017
Clarkston Culture Fest will take place on April Decatur- DeKalb County CEO Michael
22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thurmond will join the Historic DeKalb Court-
LOCAL DEKALB FREE PRESS Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 • Page 4

Food drive to benefit DeKalb residents
by Horace Holloman Clerk of Superior Court “This is our annual Bank, said he appreciates the of helping families in DeKalb Debra DeBerry, DeKalb opportunity to help a nonprofit partnership between DeKalb County and throughout Metro
County Commissioner Kathie organization that in turn County and the food bank. Atlanta.”
Several DeKalb County Gannon, Tax Commissioner benefits many people in “The support of DeKalb Donations can be dropped
elected officials are working Irvin Johnson and State Court DeKalb County,” Gannon said County’s elected officials and off at any DeKalb County
together for the county’s Clerk of Court Melanie Wilson in a statement. residents means so much to the library, senior center, the
annual food drive to benefit will be sponsoring the food In 2016, the Atlanta Food Bank, including the 138 DeKalb County Courthouse
the Atlanta Community Food drive to collect nonperishable Community Food Bank partner agencies we work with or the Maloof building in
Bank. food items. The DeKalb gave more than eight million to provide nutritious meals to downtown Decatur up to Feb.
District Attorney Sherry libraries and Department pounds of food to partner our neighbors in need,” said 17.
Boston, Solicitor-General of Human Services also are agencies in DeKalb County. Waide. “This annual food drive
Donna Coleman-Stribling, partnering with county officials Kyle Waide, CEO of the has a huge impact and enables
for the food drive. Atlanta Community Food us to continue our mission

Many Tucker residents pack the Tucker Recreation Center to see how the city council would vote on applications for a proposed mixed-use development.

Developer withdraws applications for proposed Tucker development
support the comprehensive plan bunch of terms.” Changes to the project included
by Carla Parker map amendment requested as the Supporters of the project became removal of 308 apartment units, proposal does not permit uses that visibly upset about the Auman’s motion addition of a second senior housing
are suitable in consideration of the to defer the vote. Tensions rose further development, a 45,000-square-foot
use and development of adjacent and when Councilwoman Honey Van De health and wellness center, and
After a four-hour Tucker City nearby property or properties, will Kreke made the motion to deny due to additional office space.
Council meeting with unanswered adversely affect the existing use or concerns about not having a DDA and The revised project consisted of 684
questions, a developer withdrew three usability of adjacent or nearby property a final number for the tax abatements. living units: 308 multi-family units, 68
application items needed to build a or properties, will cause excessive or Tax abatement programs reduce townhouses, 33 single-family homes
mixed-use development for the vacant burdensome use of existing streets, or eliminate the amount of property and 275 senior living units. The plan
Sears Distribution Center property. transportation facilities, utilities, tax owners pay on new construction, includes a grocery store, retail space,
Stephen Macauley’s decision to or schools, and does not comply rehabilitation and/or major office space, child care, a health and
withdraw came after city council with all of the written policies in the improvements. wellness facility, a 300-seat performing
members made motions to either defer comprehensive plan text, especially “We need the time to have a DDA arts center and a 600-person school.
their vote or deny the applications those for the Town Center Character that’s properly trained and get the Several residents from the Smoke
due to concerns expressed by Area,” the staff said in its report. questions that they’ll need to consider Rise community spoke in favor of
council members about the timing According to staff, since the and to be able to get the answers that the newly revised project and begged
of the project, the uncertainty of comprehensive plan amendment is not we need to have,” she said. the council to approve Macauley’s
tax abatements, the need for a more supported by staff, the department also When Van De Kreke made her applications. The Smoke Rise
detailed site plan and review of the recommended to deny the rezoning and motion, Macauley requested to Community Association endorsed the
design standards. the special land use permit requests. withdraw his applications without project after meeting with Macauley
Macauley filed applications with the “We cannot approve these changes prejudice. According to the city, the and his staff.
city to rezone the property, amend the tonight,” Mayor Frank Auman said. development can come back through There were a few residents who
city’s comprehensive plan and grant “We have additional issues, we have a the approval process at a later date. spoke against the applications stating
a special land use permit for senior [downtown development authority] Macauley made several changes to that it goes against the city’s zoning
housing. City staff recommended the that doesn’t exist yet that has to come his plan after city staff and residents ordinance and comprehensive plan.
council deny all three applications. to terms [on the applications]—a whole voiced concerns on certain issues.
“The department does not
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Continued From Page 1

People from throughout metro
Atlanta made their way to the
shopping center—located at
5376 New Peachtree Road—to
enjoy two days of Asian culture.
Dozens gathered for four
performances of the traditional
lion dance, in which performers
mimic a lion approaching lettuce.
The lion, portrayed in a curious
and cautious manner, symbolizes
the individual while the lettuce
symbolizes good fortune.
The dance is believed to
bring good luck and fortune to a
The year of the rooster,
according to the Chinese zodiac,
is the 10th in the 12-year cycle of
signs. Past years of the rooster
have included 1921, 1933, 1945,
1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 as well
as 2005. Following 2017, the
next year of the rooster will be
The Chinese zodiac On Jan. 28 and Jan. 29, Atlanta Chinatown Mall played host to two days of Chinese New Year celebration, which recognizes the
12th lunar cycle as the year of the rooster. Photos by R. Scott Belzer
celebrates the rooster as a
symbol of fidelity and punctuality.
“For ancestors who had no
alarm clocks, the crowing was
significant as it could awaken
people to get up and start work,”
states an excerpt from Travel
China Guide.
According to the website
ChineseHoroscope2017, the
year of 2017 will be dominated by
progress, honor and integrity.
While Chinatown Mall’s
celebration of the new year
lasted two days, the occasion
in China typically includes two
weeks of celebration, concluding
on the 15th day of the first month
(Feb. 15) with a lantern festival.
Atlanta Chinatown Mall
advertises itself as the oldest
Asian shopping center in the
southeast. Its tenants include
restaurants, a video store, a book
store, gift shops, an alteration
shop, translation services, a
travel agency, the China World
Daily newspaper, a cell phone
service center and more.
Hundreds of metro Atlanta residents gathered at Chamblee’s Atlanta Chinatown Mall on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 to celebrate the
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Childish behavior sets bad examples
The recent riff between would be interesting to know often misrepresented by the
Donald Trump and Trump’s definition of a crime national media and plans to
Congressman John Lewis is infestation. continue communicating to
just plain wrong at so many In Trump and Lewis, I see the public via social media
levels and sets bad examples two grown men who both platforms. Hopefully Trump will
of acceptable behavior by those John Hewitt conducted themselves in less soon realize the importance of
who are in leadership positions than admirable behavior. an amicable relationship with
Lewis had every right to Lewis could have simply news outlets and will allow
boycott the inauguration and chosen to say nothing and not journalists to do their jobs as he
to believe that the Russians attended the inauguration? attend the inauguration. Silence does his job.
played a part in the election The national media has had is golden in many cases. Before any semblance of a
of the president. Lewis said a field day with a topic that Trump could, and should working relationship between
on national television that he should have been nothing more have, not responded to the press corps and the Oval
doesn’t consider Trump to be a than a news brief in Lewis’ Lewis’ announcement. The Office can exist, there must
“legitimate president.” One can home district or newsletter. At inauguration was not planned be a level of mutual respect.
make the argument based on the latest count, more than 50 around Lewis’ participation or Trump’s lack of trust with some
Lewis’ comment that he must national officials did not attend attendance. media outlets is understandable
also think our election process the festivities. As president of the United as it has been proven that
is not legitimate. Trump, who seems to have States, Trump will be on the debate questions were shared
Whether one likes or dislikes a need to have the last word receiving end of criticism with the Clinton team and
the outcome of the election, in every situation, responded constantly and if he chooses there is substantial evidence of
why make such a big deal of not to Lewis’ declaration in his to respond to each negative additional collusion. It should
attending the official ceremony? typical fashion by tweeting. situation, he will have little time have never happened, but it did.
Just stay home. It’s akin to a Trump went personal with his for governing. He has said he It’s time to move forward and
grade schooler being angry at attack on Lewis saying that the will maintain his personal Twitter leave the past behind. Trump
another student and proclaiming Congressman is all talk and account, which reportedly has should give the honest press
that he is not going to play with referred to Lewis’ district as more than 46 million followers the opportunity to do their jobs.
little Johnny during recess. “crime infested.” compared to the official Twitter It will be quickly evident if the
It seems that Lewis was Many of us live and/or account of the presidential office media continues to put spins
attempting to gain and conduct business in the 5th that was activated by Barack on their content. Then and only
accomplished exposure by his District; yes, there is crime here, Obama and has a reported 13.5 then should Trump attempt to
declaration of abstention. But just as there is in almost any million followers. take on the role of the media.
does it really matter whether he area of any state or county. It Trump has said that he is
DEKALB FREE PRESS Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 OPINION Page 7

Don’t make me come up there!
“The time is always ripe to last election, but as Trump has picking a fight all but guaranteed
do what is right,” Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.
‘One Man’s built his own image and brand
on media rumors as well as
to bring mutual self-destruction. 
I am reminded of when my
  Opinion’ routine reporting, he certainly younger brother and I were
Mid-January in America was should understand how things fighting and acting like immature
book-ended by the birthday and Bill Crane look to his critics.  children and loud enough for
national holiday remembrance If nothing else, there is no my parents to hear on another
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and protocol or tradition that justifies floor of the house. We would
the inauguration of a new a U.S. president treating a be greeted by a booming voice
president, Donald J. Trump.   Other than Secretary of foreign potentate and occasional saying, “Don’t make me come
It should have been a week of State Clinton’s huge win in adversary with greater kindness down there.” And admittedly, that
outreach and celebration, but it California (popular vote margin and respect than a congressman usually did the trick. 
was instead a loud, and far from of 4 million plus), Trump won of three decades. And both men As going up to Washington
gentle, reminder of just how more states, thousands more should certainly know better and accessing the White House
divided our nation has become.  counties and though a healthy than to pick a fight with the other or Congressman Lewis in
During the first two years of number of major cities and heading into the week of the person may be a bit logistically
President Barack Obama’s first MSAs went blue and for Clinton, King holiday and a presidential challenging, my next suggestion
term, Congressional Democrats Trump’s win was decisive— inauguration. for détente and passing the
enjoyed a substantial majority in reversing voter trends across  Trump, I expect, will peace pipe instead is vodka
both chambers. They changed the Rust Belt and America’s continue to respond or fire shots anyone?
the rules and the law regarding Heartland—and winning virtually back at even the slightest of  
cabinet confirmations to a all major battleground states that slights, via his small thumbs
simple majority. The previous were won four and eight years and Galaxy phone. I hope we Bill Crane also serves
and higher standard was previously by Barack Obama. don’t experience an international as a political analyst and
closer to that required of a U.S.  Most are probably aware incident, or an act of war before commentator for Channel 2’s
Supreme Court nominee, which that then President-elect Trump this president fully comprehends Action News, WSB-AM News/
require a two-thirds vote for almost instantly reached for the weight and impact of his Talk 750 and now 95.5 FM,
confirmation. Under the Harry his Samsung Galaxy 7 phone words. as well as a columnist for The
Reid/Nancy Pelosi majority and Tweeted criticism of Or perhaps he will innately Champion, Champion Free
days for ‘Team Blue’ the law Lewis and his “crime infested” begin to later understand as Press and Georgia Trend. Crane
for Senate confirmation was congressional district in another he already seems to get with is a DeKalb native and business
changed to a simple majority ill-fated attempt at atwitter Russia and Putin, that it’s better owner, living in Scottdale. You
vote. That is 51 votes in the diplomacy. All that led to a to have the bear on your side or can reach him or comment on a
U.S. Senate. Currently the GOP week with a civil rights icon, at least not viewing you as the column at bill.csicrane@gmail.
holds 52 of the 100 seats, plus the president-elect and their enemy, than just continually com.
controls the tie-breaking vice respective supporters flocking to
presidency. Democrats hold 47 social media for another battle
seats along with Independent royale likely to solve little if
Vermont Senator Bernie anything. The congressman may
Sanders, who typically also choose to again skip this
caucuses and votes with the inauguration, as he has done a
Democrats. time or two previously.
 Georgia Congressman  Millions of Americans did
John Lewis (D-Atlanta, 5th not attend Trump’s inauguration.
District) has every right to Millions more chose not to
speak out or oppose any watch. A few thousand likely
nomination he chooses. He participated in or supported
strongly opposes confirmation a protest on that day against
of Alabama U.S. Senator Jeff Trump.
Sessions as U.S. attorney Vladmir Putin seems to be
general. A few days later, Lewis one of only a few public figures
announced that he would who can take actions against the
not attend the inauguration United States and still receive
of President Trump, as he words of encouragement from
questions the legitimacy of that President Trump. I don’t believe
election. Russia tipped the scales in this

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Programs available for DeKalb students Brookhaven purchase
of ‘PDK Greenspace’
gets DeKalb approval
Congressman’s role in Black Caucus can lead to $8,700, trip to Far East
The Brookhaven City Council
signed off on an intergovernmental
students the opportunity to experience agreement to purchase and preserve
by R. Scott Belzer Chinese culture and begin learning the 33-acre PDK greenspace on Jan. Mandarin during an all-expense-paid, 24.
two-week visit to China June 1 through The council’s action followed
Six exclusive programs are available June 18. a unanimous vote by the DeKalb
to DeKalb County students thanks to “Through this initiative, the County Commission authorizing
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s involvement Congressional Black Caucus the sale of the tract for $5.7 million
in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation aims to promote African to the city. As part of the agreement,
(CBC). Americans’ interest in career and study Brookhaven will preserve the land
On Jan. 24, Johnson’s office options involving US-China relations, for greenspace and cannot sell it for
announced the deadline for four thereby expanding opportunities development.
scholarships, an internship program Rep. Hank Johnson serves the 4th Congressional for African Americans in an era of “The city of Brookhaven is
and a study abroad program in the Far District of Georgia and is a member of the increasing globalization,” said program fulfilling its promise to keep
East. Congressional Black Caucus, which awards officials. “Students will participate in Brookhaven green and vibrant. At
scholarships and opportunities to students in
The scholarships include the CBC DeKalb County. File photo a challenging and rewarding program 33 acres, this purchase represents
Spouses Heineken USA Performing during their two weeks in China one of the largest continuous
Arts Scholarship; the CBC Spouses that includes academic, cultural and green space acquisitions inside the
The CBC Spouses Education
Visual Arts Scholarship; the CBC reflection activities.” Perimeter,” Brookhaven Mayor John
Scholarship awards multiple students
Spouses Education Scholarship; as The deadline to apply for this Ernst said. “[We send] our thanks
with amounts between $500 and
well as the CBC Louis Stokes Health program is Feb. 26. Students in their to Commissioner Jeff Radar and
$8,700. The scholarship, established in
Scholars Program. second, third or fourth year of college all the DeKalb Commissioners,
1988, awards “academically talented
The CBC Spouses Heineken USA with a 3.0 GPA, a science, technology, CEO Mike Thurmond and staff at
and highly motivated students”
Performing Arts Scholarship awards 10 engineering, mathematics, business, DeKalb County for the ability to
pursuing full-time enrollment in higher
students $3,000 each. It was established trade, or international affairs major preserve this gem in our city for
in 2000 to honor Curtis Mayfield and and a valid passport are encouraged to current residents and for future
The deadline for the Education
financially aid students pursuing a apply. generations.”
Scholarship is May 19. No further
career in performing arts. Students should expect to provide The DeKalb Peachtree Airport
instructions are available.
The CBC Spouses Visual Arts two letters of recommendation, an once designated the wooded tract as
The CBC Foundation’s summer
Scholarship awards 10 students $3,000 academic resume, photograph, three a crash zone for a runway that was
Congressional Internship Program
each. This scholarship is given to short essay responses and a sealed since decommissioned, and DeKalb
gives undergraduate students
students pursuing a career in all visual transcript. is now selling it as surplus property.
interested in the legislative process
arts. All programs are available to The property contains mature
the opportunity to work in CBC
The deadline for both scholarships is students in the 4th Congressional trees, a stream, wildlife and native
offices, attend events and participate
April 21. Black students with at least a District, which includes Clarkston, plants, and is located west of
in leadership development projects,
2.5 GPA, pursuing appropriate majors, Stone Mountain, Lithonia and Clairmont Road at the intersection
complete with housing and a stipend.
exhibit leadership and community Southwest DeKalb, as well as portions with Tobey Road in Brookhaven.
The program is open to 26
service are encouraged to apply. of Brookhaven, Tucker and Decatur. “Purchasing this space
sophomore-or-higher students
According to the CBC Foundation’s Students will also be competing aligns with the goals of our
and has a deadline of March 31.
website, the application consists of a with students in Gwinnett, Newton and Comprehensive Plan and parks
Students will be required to write two
500- to 1,000-word personal statement, Rockdale counties, as well as counties plans,” Ernst said. “But most
short essays, submit three letters of
two letters of recommendation, a digital throughout the country who are importantly we heard loud and clear
recommendation, retain a one-page
copy of the student’s school record, a represented by a member of the CBC. from a dedicated, large group of
resume detailing his or her academic
photograph, five pieces of artwork or For more information, visit citizens that have been lobbying for
career and submit sealed transcripts.
a two minute recording sample, and a years to have this land preserved.”
The CBC Emerging Leaders: US-
resume detailing his or her high school opportunities.
China Study Delegation provides

Avondale Estates approves GDOT project framework agreement
based on traffic numbers. The four-lane section “Signing this doesn’t hold the city accountable
by Carla Parker was approved by the Atlanta Regional Commission to anything,” Brown said. “It’s a two-month process. (ARC) for funding at $2.8 million dollars, according Once [the agreement] is signed it goes to GDOT, so if
to the city. The project is included in the 2016-2021 GDOT comes back and says we can do the three-lane
The Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). road diet, it’s not going to be held up in GDOT for
Commissioners voted unanimously Jan. 23 to sign In July 2016, GDOT sent the project framework two months, if not longer.
a project framework agreement from the Georgia agreement to the city. The mayor and commissioners “If GDOT come back and says we’re not approved
Department of Transportation. said that more meetings with GDOT needed to be for the three-lane road diet but they do like what we
The city has been working with GDOT to find held to further investigate the possibility of the three- have currently, then we won’t have to wait another
ways to ease traffic on U.S. 278. The city updated lane section, according to the city. two months or whatever it is to get this [agreement]
its downtown master plan in 2013 and identified City manager Clai Brown said that he, Mayor signed as well,” Brown added. “That’s why GDOT
priority projects. The city decided that a road diet and Jonathan Elmore and city planner Keri Stevens met basically wants us to sign this now. It’ll save us about
roundabout for U.S. 278 was the number one priority. with the GDOT commissioner and chief engineer in two to three months whenever a decision is made.”
The project was studied in 2014 and 2015 and December, and a review of options is underway by A concept study has to be done for the three-lane
residents favored a road diet over a roundabout, GDOT staff. GDOT representatives wants the city to road diet, according to the city
according to the city. The road diet would decrease execute the project framework agreement as to not “We just want to keep the ball rolling,” Elmore
the road from the current five-lane section to a three- delay the project any further when it comes time to said. “It does not lock us into any particular scope
lane section. However, the proposal was not approved issue a request for proposals/quotes regardless of the whether it’s five lanes or three lanes.”
by GDOT, but a four-lane section was agreeable scope determined.
LOCAL DEKALB FREE PRESS Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 • Page 9

Wiencek Carruth Woodburn

Lenahan Hensal Sanders

Six Dunwoody police officers were honored by the Atlanta Hawks and Kaiser Permanente for
helping three homeless individuals in November 2016. Photos submitted.

‘D-Team’ honored by
Hawks, Atlanta business
Dunwoody Police team honored for helping homeless
by R. Scott Belzer one of the homeless men was they needed. We arranged
needed in Biloxi, Miss., to help for them to take a shower take care of his terminally ill and get cleaned up. It was a
grandfather. great experience for all those More than 250 volunteers gathered at the Rock of Ages Lutheran
Six officers on the “Rather than taking on involved.” Church in Stone Mountain to package rice for refugees resettling
Dunwoody Police Department’s a hardline approach to the Officer Sanders said in the metro-Atlanta area.
night shift, also known as situation, the officers decided to D-Team honored their oath of
D-Team, were honored by help,” states a release. serving the department with
the Atlanta Hawks and Kaiser
Permanente for aiding the
The officers used their
own money to purchase a bus
“That night, we took it upon
ourselves to go the extra mile
Service project helps
hundreds of refugees
On Jan. 20, the department ticket for the man and used and help those who needed our
announced that “D-Team” social media options to help assistance,” Sanders said. “We
earned the Hawks’ True the other two individuals. love what we do and we do it
to Atlanta award, which Dunwoody residents responded for our community.”
recognizes individuals in the to honor Dr. King’s legacy
by donating clothing and other The officers were also by Horace Holloman through this annual event.  We
metro Atlanta area who better items for the Dunwoody Police honored during halftime at the
their local communities and are inspired by the number of
Department to use should a Jan. 15 Hawks game against
honor impactful volunteers. similar instance occur. the Milwaukee Bucks with volunteers who chose to spend
On Nov. 15, 2016, Sgt. More than 200 volunteers the holiday helping refugees
The response turned into a personalized Hawks jerseys
Sean Lenahan and officers helped refugees feel more at in our city,” said Melanie
community event that united and a $1,000 check that will be
Joshua Carruth, Justin Hensal, home in Georgia by packaging Johnson, program manager
police and residents until donated to Special Olympics
Zach Woodburn, Guinevere roughly 4,000 pounds of rice for Volunteer, Congregation
around midnight, with officers Georgia.
Wiencek and Joshua Sanders to hand out to newly-arrived and Community Engagement,
and Dunwoody residents “Officer Woodburn grew
met three homeless individuals refugees on Martin Luther Refugee and Immigration
assembling various items and up in our neighborhood and
during a routine business check, King Jr. Day during the annual Services, Lutheran Services of
future care packages. I am so proud of what an
according to a release. Lutheran MLK Day of Service. Georgia.
upstanding role model he is for
“It was immediately Volunteers gathered at The annual Luther MLK
The day after the event, our Dunwoody youths,” said
evident to the officers that the the Rock of Ages Lutheran Day of Service has helped
Lieutenant and D-Team Watch resident Carrie Budd.
individuals were in need of Church in Stone Mountain and refugees resettle for a decade,
Commander Fidel Espinoza “Our community is proud
assistance,” states the release. portioned the donated rice into said Aimee Zangandou,
said the department could of the work [the department]
“Each was underdressed for the family-sized bags that will be acting director of refugee and
not have helped the homeless does,” said Bonnie Martin,
cold weather, and the items they distributed to newly arrived immigration services for the
individuals without the help of another Dunwoody resident.
were wearing were dirty and refugees resettled by Lutheran Lutheran Services of Georgia.
the community. For more on the True to
tattered.” Services of Georgia. Zangandou said the
“This was a special event,” Atlanta award, visit http://www.
Officers learned the trio “At Lutheran Services of organization chooses to hand
Espinoza said. “It was a happy
were trying to stay warm Georgia, we are overjoyed out rice because it’s something
ending. We invited [the true-atlanta-awards/#.
out of sight and away from individuals] in, they had a
trouble. They also learned that chance to pick whatever items See Refugees on Page 10A
LOCAL DEKALB FREE PRESS Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 • Page 10

DeKalb County Chief Financial Officer Dianne McNabb said the tax
A sketch of how to
allocation district will have a consequential impact on the county properly give CPR
and DeKalb County schools. Photo submitted. to a large, barrel-
chested dog, such as
an english bulldog,

TAD Continued From Page 2A
is displayed on a
monitor at Station 1 of
the Decatur Fire and
Rescue Department.
regular basis or the agreement is rendered null and void.
According to Deputy Chief Operating Officer Luz Borrero, the

How to save a dog’s life
development must also include affordable housing amounts at 20
percent of available units.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said his
administration gave full support to the IGA.
“We believe the Assembly project is one that will have
tremendously positive impact, not just for DeKalb County but
throughout the metro Atlanta region,” Thurmond said. “This
presents a great opportunity for our county to develop a full
CPR class for dogs taught at DeKalb fire station
affordable housing plan moving forward. Through affirmative
policy, we can set a model.” by Horace Holloman
Integral Group, which owns the majority of the site, plans to
turn the 165-acre site into a mutli-use office park, creating 8,000
jobs, five million square feet in commercial office space and two
and a half million square feet of residential space. According A CPR class taught at a
to Dave Schmit and Egbert Perry of Integral Group, the DeKalb County fire station
development will have a $2.5 billion impact on the region over 10 went to the dogs—literally.
years. A DeKalb County
In addition, developers hope to improve public and private veterinarian helped residents
accessibility around the site by linking Doraville directly to and firefighters learn the basics
Chamblee. A planned tunnel and street providing access to the of how to conduct CPR on dogs
Doraville MARTA station, according to Integral Group, will cost in a case of emergency.
approximately $60 million. The class, taught by
In August, Doraville’s Downtown Development Authority veterinarian Dianna Doss,
granted a 30-year, 35 percent tax abatement to the site, which
could eventually be worth $82 million if the site reaches its Dianna Doss, a veterinarian with The Village Vets of Decatur,
See CPR on Page 15A talks to a resident about how to properly give CPR to a pet.
forecasted value.
McNabb said the 35 percent abatement would consequentially
impact both DeKalb County and DCSD.
The Assembly is located at 3900 Motors Industrial Way in
Doraville. The plant opened in 1947 before closing its doors in
September 2008 and being acquired by Integral in 2014.

REFUGEES Continued From Page 9A
some refugees may be comfortable with.
“It’s kind of universal food. For some people it’s one of the
main dishes of their country,” Zangandou said. “It’s a food that’s
shared around the world and... you can keep [rice] longer. It’s
practical and they have a common thing to eat.”
In addition to packing rice, volunteers wrote letters to
immigrants currently being held in detention facilities in
Georgia. According to Zangandou, many of these individuals
receive little communication with the outside world. Many
attendees also participated in advocacy training led by experts
from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services and New
American Pathways, she said.
Zangandou said she knows how much a little bit of rice and
kindness means to some of the refugees coming to America
because she used to be one. Two decades ago she resettled
in America and said the work she does with refugees has a
significant meaning.
“It’s real personal. The work itself is rewarding. You have
people gain a sense of a home and a real sense of freedom.
For some it’s the first step to rebuilding their life,” Zangandou
said. “We have to do more work and advocate for the refugees
coming into this country.”
LOCAL DEKALB FREE PRESS Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 • Page 11


Entertainer and Wing Stop franchise owner Rick Ross discusses the opening of the 1,000th store and along Flat Shoals
Road with DeKalb County chamber of commerce members on Jan. 26. Photo submitted.

Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman and councilmembers Pam Fleming, MD Naser,
More than 60 Dunwoody High School students joined more than 150 others from around Georgia Jan. 25 to celebrate the Shannon Hillard and Robert Patrick joined city manager Shawn Gillen in unveil-
inaugural AP Day the Hill, which celebrates AP Exams in Georgia. Photo submitted ing new signage on Jan. 23. Photo submitted.

Linda Cotten Taylor, center, leader of the Friends of Chapel Hill Park in DeKalb
County recently held an appreciation celebration for members of Friends of
The Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners, city staff and business owners Lori Anders and Linda Starnes Chapel Hill Park. Taylor was named Atlanta’s 2016 Cox Conserves Hero Award
celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly opened Twisted Hair Studio. Photo provided by Debbie Revzin, Avon- Winner by Park Pride received $10,000 toward a capital park project. Photo by
dale Estates communications manager Travis Hudgons

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This  statement  is  published  in  accordance  with  Section  19  (b)  of  the  DeKalb  County  Organizational  Act  of  1981,  p.  4304.

As  of  December  31,  2016
(In  thousands  of  dollars  /  unaudited)

Drug  Abuse Law  Enforcement Speed   Emergency Special    Tax Special    Tax
  PEG Foreclosure Victim Juvenile Treatment Confiscated Street Hump Telephone Grant-­ Grants Grants Designated District
General Development Support County  Jail Registry Assistance Recreation Services &  Education Monies Lights Maintenance System In-­Aid 2005  JAG  #10 2009  ARRA Fire Services Unincorporated
Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund
100 201 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 215 250 257 260 270 271 272
     Cash  and  investments                                    32,525                                        7,878                                      1,461                                              338                                              171                                      459                                251                                45                                        188                          7,040                                1,651                                1,113                                  4,102                                            2,666                                          (341)                                        (1)                                  (255)                                1,844                                      4,544
     Receivable                                    18,506                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                        -­                                                  -­                                687                                      333                                          15                                  1,066                                            3,335                                              119                                            -­                                2,607                                1,035                                  27,948
     Inventories  and  prepaid  items                                        3,770                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
           Total  Assets                                    54,801                                        7,878                                      1,461                                              338                                              171                                      459                                251                                45                                        188                          7,727                                1,984                                1,128                                  5,168                                            6,001                                          (222)                                        (1)                                2,352                                2,879                                  32,492

     Accounts  payable                                    10,710                                                  75                                                23                                                       -­                                                  12                                                -­                                    14                                      -­                                                7                                102                                          11                                              4                                        217                                                  658                                                      6                                1,660                                      645                                            279
     Deferred  revenue                                        4,793                                                        -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                        2                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                  602                                                       -­                                            -­                                1,281                                      577                                  27,828
     Payroll  liabilities                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
     Advance  payments  and  deposits                                              184                                        1,933                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                212                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                      2,019
     Notes  payable                                              467
     Due  to  others                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                          1,159                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                            309
     Other  Accrued  Liabilities                                                       -­
           Total  Liabilities                                    16,154                                        2,008                                                23                                                       -­                                                  12                                                -­                                    14                                      -­                                                7                          1,475                                          11                                              4                                        217                                            1,260                                                      6                                            -­                                2,941                                1,222                                  30,435

Fund  Balance                                    38,647                                        5,870                                      1,438                                              338                                              159                                      459                                237                                45                                        181                          6,252                                1,973                                1,124                                  4,951                                            4,741                                          (228)                                        (1)                                  (589)                                1,657                                      2,057

Total  Liabilities  And  Fund  Balance                                    54,801                                        7,878                                      1,461                                              338                                              171                                      459                                251                                45                                        188                          7,727                                1,984                                1,128                                  5,168                                            6,001                                          (222)                                        (1)                                2,352                                2,879                                  32,492
                                                      -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
Hotel  / Rental  Motor Capital Public   Building Urban   ARRA GO  Bonds
Motel Vehicle  Excise 1987  G  O   1998 1993 2001  G  O   2006  G  O   Host  Capital Improvement COPS Safety Authority Redevelopement HUD  Section Capital Debt STD
Hospital Police  Services Tax Tax Bonds  -­  Parks Bonds  -­  Jail Bonds  -­  Health Bonds  -­  Parks Bonds  -­  P,T,L Projects Projects Projects Judicial  Facilities Juvenile    Court Agency 108  Loan Projects Service Debt  Service
Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund
273 274 275 280 311 312 313 314 315 330 350 351 354 355 356 357 360 410 411
     Cash  and  investments                                     (1,827)                                        5,509                                      2,482                                              579                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                  15,025                              20,444                              (234)                            40,738                            21,398                                                  -­                                                            -­                                              670                              3,460                                              -­                                      819                                          (254)
     Receivable                                              892                                        2,980                                            444                                                  58                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                1,035                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                          97                                            614
     Inventories  and  prepaid  items                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
           Total  Assets                                          (935)                                        8,489                                      2,926                                              637                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                  15,025                              20,444                              (234)                            41,773                            21,398                                                  -­                                                            -­                                              670                              3,460                                              -­                                      916                                            360

     Accounts  payable                                                       -­                                        1,980                                            207                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                25                                        101                                        8                                      851                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                  18                                        25                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
     Deferred  revenue                                              437                                        1,604                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                      467                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                          92                                            476
     Payroll  liabilities                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
     Advance  payments  and  deposits                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                    5                                            82                                          -­                                      322                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                  74                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
     Notes  payable
     Due  to  others                                                       -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
     Other  Accrued  Liabilities
           Total  Liabilities                                              437                                        3,584                                            207                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                30                                        183                                        8                                1,640                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                  92                                        25                                              -­                                          92                                            476

Fund  Balance                                     (1,372)                                        4,905                                      2,719                                              637                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                  14,995                              20,261                              (242)                            40,133                            21,398                                                  -­                                                            -­                                              578                              3,435                                              -­                                      824                                          (116)

Total  Liabilities  And  Fund  Balance                                          (935)                                        8,489                                      2,926                                              637                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                  15,025                              20,444                              (234)                            41,773                            21,398                                                  -­                                                            -­                                              670                              3,460                                              -­                                      916                                            360
                                                      -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
Building Public  Safety Urban   Water  & Water  & Water  & Water  & Sanitation
Authority  Bonds Judicial  Facilities Redevelopment Sewer Sewer  Bonds Sewer Sewer Sanitation Sanitation  ARRA  Capital Airport Airport Stormwater Stormwater Vehicle Vehicle Risk Workers Total
Debt  Service Debt  Service Debt  Service Operating Construction R  &  E Sinking Operating Construction Projects Operating Construction Utility   Construction Maintenance Replacement Management Compensation All
Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Funds
412 413 414 511 512 513 514 541 542 544 551 552 581 582 611 621 631 632
     Cash  and  investments                                                  54                                              657                                          (672)                                    48,483                                357,774                        357,748                  101,251                      4,969                                        370                          7,402                                5,300                            17,526                              14,788                                            6,972                                        2,199                          59,206                            28,149                            12,560                        1,192,526
     Receivable                                                       -­                                                        -­                                            171                                    49,373                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                      4,499                                                  -­                                          -­                                      291                                      232                                  1,839                                                  233                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                  86,108
     Inventories  and  prepaid  items                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                        6,180                                                        -­                                6,008                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                        1,308                                            -­                                1,863                                              -­                                  19,129
       Non-­Current  Assets                                                -­                      (28,882)                                (28,882)
           Total  Assets                                                  54                                              657                                          (501)                                104,036                                357,774                        363,756                  101,251                      9,468 -­                                          370 -­                            7,402 -­                                  5,591 -­                              17,758 -­                                16,627 -­                                              7,205 -­                                          3,507 -­                            30,324 -­                              30,012  -­                            12,560  -­                        1,268,881

     Accounts  payable                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                        4,602                                        6,781                            10,827                      10,295                      1,434                                            79                                          -­                                          38                                          17                                        384                                                            -­                                        1,446                              2,166                                1,957                                              6                                  55,086
     Deferred  revenue                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                -­                                          -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                        299                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                      8,204
     Payroll  liabilities                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
     Advance  payments  and  deposits                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                              249                                              344                                5,822                                          -­                                      -­                                            15                                          -­                                          50                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                      9,292
     Notes  payable                                                -­                                  5,114                                      5,581
     Due  to  others                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                        6,095                                                        -­                                      329                                          -­                                  (1)                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                              (1)                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                      7,581
     Other  Accrued  Liabilities                                        2,624                      1,851                                          98                                        442                                              550                          18,666                                              -­                            12,505                                  36,736
           Total  Liabilities                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                    13,570                                        7,125                            16,978                      10,295                      3,284                                  5,208                                          -­                                      186                                          17                                  1,124                                                            -­                                        1,996                          20,832                                1,957                            12,511                              122,480

Fund  Balance                                                  54                                              657                                          (501)                                    90,466                                350,649                        346,778                      90,956                      6,184                                (4,838)                          7,402                                5,405                            17,741                              15,503                                            7,205                                        1,511                              9,492                            28,055                                          49                        1,146,401

Total  Liabilities  And  Fund  Balance                                                  54                                              657                                          (501)                                104,036                                357,774                        363,756                  101,251                      9,468                                        370                          7,402                                5,591                            17,758                              16,627                                            7,205                                        3,507                          30,324                            30,012                            12,560                        1,268,881
                                                      -­                                                        -­                                                      -­                                                       -­                                                        -­                                                -­                                          -­                                      -­                                                  -­                                          -­                                                -­                                                -­                                                  -­                                                            -­                                                       -­                                            -­                                              -­                                              -­                                                      -­
General  Fund  100   Grant-­In-­Aid  Fund  250 2001  G  O  Bonds  -­  Parks  Fund  314 Urban  Redevelopment  Agency  Bond  Debt  Service  Fund  414
  2016 2016     2016 2016 2016 2016   2016 2016
Revenues: Budget Actual   Revenues: Budget Actual Revenues: Budget Actual Revenues: Budget Actual
     Property  Taxes                                186,992                                173,125      Contributions  from  private  sources                                1,925                                175      Investment  income                                8,655                                                -­      Investment  income                                            -­                                              -­
     Sales  Taxes                                    61,364                                    52,466      Intergovernmental                                3,002                      18,149      Intergovernmental                                    (277)                                                -­      Miscellaneous                                    749                                      162
     Other  Taxes                                        5,402                                        4,340      Miscellaneous                              (2,520)                          2,014      Contributions  from  private  sources                                    (183)                                                -­      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                        74                                          74
     Licenses  and  permits                                                      1                                                      1      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                              (1,962)                          2,832      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                                        (34)                                                -­            Total  Revenues                                    823                                      236
     Intergovernmental                                        1,375                                        1,225      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                8,832                          8,832      Proceeds  from  sale  of  bonds                                        (38)                                                -­ Expenditures:
     Charges  for  Services                                    51,608                                    51,105            Total  Revenues                                9,277                      32,002      Miscellaneous                              (1,525)                                                -­      Debt  Service                                    738                                      737
     Fines  and  Forfeitures                                        9,385                                        9,023 Expenditures:      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                            15,927                            15,927      Transfers  out                                            -­                                              -­
     Investment  income                                              151                                              375      General  Government:            Total  Revenues                            22,525                            15,927      Unappropriated                                        85                                              -­
     Miscellaneous                                        3,620                                        5,462            Finance                                                -­                                          -­ Expenditures:            Total  Expenditures                                    823                                      737
     Transfers  From  Other  Funds                                        4,992                                        4,772            Workforce  Development                                6,109                          6,415      Capital  Projects                            43,226                                      932
     Proceeds  of  general  long-­term  liabilities                                                        -­      Civil  and  Criminal  Court  System:      Fund  Expenditures                                                -­                                                -­ Water  &  Sewer  Operating  Fund  511
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                    51,008                                    51,008            Sheriff                                      405                                    14      Unappropriated                          (20,701) 2016 2016
           Total  Revenues                                375,898                                352,902            Juvenile  Court                                4,541                          1,484                  Total  Expenditures                            22,525                                      932 Revenues: Budget Actual
Expenditures:            Superior  Court                                5,275                                828      Investment  income                                            -­                                      566
     General  Government:            State  Court                                          97                                145 2006  G  O  Bonds  -­  Parks,  Transportation,  Libraries  Fund  315      Charges  for  Services                      263,036                        264,055
           Chief  Executive  Officer                                        1,025                                        1,142            Solicitor                                1,760                                334 2016 2016          Fines  and  Forfeitures                                              6
           Board  of  Commissioners                                        3,466                                        2,546            District  Attorney                                1,438                          1,045 Revenues: Budget Actual      Miscellaneous                                    500                                      691
           Law  Department                                        4,561                                        4,361            Public  Defender                                              2                                          -­      Investment  income                              (6,909)                                                -­      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                                    429                                      224
           Ethics                                              300                                              219            Magistrate  Court                                2,028                                267      Intergovernmental  Revenue                                        (64)                                                -­      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                          95,643                            95,643
           Geographic  Information                                        2,595                                        2,238      Police  Services                                6,248                          1,589      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                              (3,285)                                                -­            Total  Revenues                      359,608                        361,185
           Risk  Management                                                       -­                                                        -­      Fire  &  Rescue                                      733                                    45      Contributions  from  private  sources                              (3,825)                                      429 Expenditures:
           Facilities  Management                                    17,381                                    12,180      Public  Works                                                -­                                          -­      Proceeds  from  sale  of  bonds                              (3,285)                                                -­      Finance                          10,024                                7,292
           Purchasing                                        3,079                                        2,962      Community  Development                            18,593                          8,233      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                            24,768                            24,768      Water  and  Sewer                      142,746                        113,042
           Human  Resources  &  Merit  System                                        3,961                                        3,361      Parks                                2,772                                591            Total  Revenues                                7,400                            25,197      Fund  Expenditures                                            -­                                      109
           Information  Systems                                    24,442                                    20,315      Extension  Service                                                -­                                          -­ Expenditures:      Interfund  transfers                      202,552                        150,276
           Finance                                        8,512                                        7,337      Family  &  Children  Services                                    (101)                                          -­      Parks                            27,766                                      855      Unappropriated                              4,286
           Property  Appraisal                                        5,411                                        5,011      Sanitation                                          26                                          -­      Library                                7,602                                    (287)            Total  Expenditures                      359,608                        270,719
           Tax  Commissioner                                        8,080                                        7,307      Economic  Development                                      200                                          -­      Transportation                                1,463                                4,368
           Registrar  and  Elections                                        4,743                                        4,636      Fleet  Maint.                                                -­                                          -­      Fund  Expenditures                                                -­
     Civil  and  Criminal  Court  System:      Animal  Control                                                -­                                          -­      Unappropriated                          (29,431) Water  &  Sewer  Bonds  Construction  Fund  512
           Sheriff                                    82,464                                    79,940      Bd  of  Health                                              2                                          -­                                7,400                                4,936 2016 2016
           Juvenile  Court                                        7,272                                        7,160      Sr  Citizen  Services                                8,082                          2,859 Revenues: Budget Actual
           Superior  Court                                        9,606                                        9,220      Human  Services                                2,358                          1,582 Host  Capital  Projects  Fund  330      Investment  Income                                            -­                                      929
           Clerk  Superior  Court                                        7,600                                        7,426      Keep  Dekalb  Beautiful                                          33                                          -­ 2016 2016      Proceeds  from  sale  of  bonds                      (17,477)                                              -­
           State  Court                                    15,632                                    15,365      Arts,  Culture,  and  Entertainment                                                -­                                          -­ Revenues: Budget Actual      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                      402,375                        402,375
           Solicitor  State  Court                                        7,476                                        7,243      Registrar/Elections                                                -­                                          -­      Investment  Income                                      335                                                -­            Total  Revenues                      384,898                        403,304
           District  Attorney                                    14,117                                    13,474      Water  &  Sewer                                      496                                          -­      Intergovernmental                              (9,792)                                                -­ Expenditures:
           Child  Advocate                                        2,565                                        2,556      Non-­Departmental                                          87      Deferred  Revenue                                                -­                                                -­      Capital  Projects                      387,664                            52,655
           Probate  Court                                        1,786                                        1,691      Fund  Expenditures                                166      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                                      313                                                -­      Unappropriated                          (2,766)
           Medical  Examiner                                        2,572                                        2,451      Miscellaneous                                            (6)                                        4      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                      305                                      305 384,898 52,655
           Public  Defender                                        9,264                                        9,027      Unappropriated                          (51,901)                          1,660            Total  Revenues                              (8,839)                                      305
           Magistrate  Court                                        3,470                                        3,363                  Total  Expenditures                                9,277                      27,261 Expenditures: Water  &  Sewer  R  &  E  Fund  513
     Public  Safety:      Capital  Projects                            41,767                                      547 2016 2016
           Public  Safety  Admin  &  Communications                                                       -­                                                        -­ Grants/2005  JAG  #10  Fund  257      Unappropriated                          (50,606) Revenues: Budget Actual
           Animal  Control                                                  20                                                  77 2016 2016                              (8,839)                                      547      Investment  income                          15,858                                              -­
           Police                                        8,724                                        4,075 Revenues: Budget Actual      Miscellaneous                                    (46)                                              -­
           Fire  &  Rescue                                        8,728                                        6,952      Investment  income                                      539                                126      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                  (138,033)                            82,821
     Planning  &  Development                                        1,820                                        1,617      Intergovernmental  Revenue                                              1                                          -­      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                      290,024                        290,024
     Public  Works:      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                                      117                                    20            Total  Revenues                      167,803                        372,845
           Directors  Office                                              741                                              423      Deferred  Revenue                                                -­                                          -­ Expenditures:
           Economic  Development                                        1,438                                        1,169      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                          20                                    20      Capital  Projects                      217,506                            26,067
     Public  Services  -­  Library                                    16,090                                    15,003            Total  Revenues                                      677                                166          Unappropriated                      (49,703)                                              -­
     Health  and  Human  Services: Expenditures:                      167,803                            26,067
           Extension  Services                                              922                                              748      Police                                1,260                                400
           Public  Board  of    Health                                          4,156                                        4,156      Unappropriated                                    (583)                                      (6) Water  &  Sewer  Sinking  Fund  514
           Community  Service  Board                                        1,984                                        1,984                  Total  Expenditures                                      677                                394 2016 2016
           Family  and  Children  Services                                        1,278                                        1,278 Revenues: Budget Actual
           Human  and  Community  Development                                        3,906                                        3,555 2009  ARRA  Stimulus  Fund  260      Investment  income                                            -­                                              2
     Citizen  Help  Center                                              358                                              131   2016 2016      Miscellaneous                                        30                                          33
     Capital  Improvement Revenues: Budget Actual      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                          53,080                            66,971
                   CIP                                                       -­                                                        -­        PropertyTaxes                                                -­                                          -­      Proceeds  from  sale  of  bonds                                            -­                                              -­
                   GO  Bonds  -­  Parks                                                       -­                                                        -­      Sales  Taxes                                                -­                                          -­      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                          89,435                            89,435
     Non-­Departmental                                        6,136                                        3,859      Investment  income                                                -­                                          -­            Total  Revenues                      142,545                        156,441
                   Debt  Service                                        5,337                                        4,457      Intergovernmental  Revenue                              (9,938)                                          -­ Expenditures:
                     Grants                                                       -­        Transfer  from  Other  Funds                                      299                                          -­      Debt  Service                          67,824                            65,485
                   Fund  Expenditures                                                       -­                                        6,842      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                                -­                                          -­          Fund  Expenditures                                            -­                                              -­
                 Unappropriated                                    37,396                                                  92            Total  Revenues                              (9,639)                                          -­        CIP                                            -­                                              -­
     Transfers  To  Other  Funds                                    25,484                                    25,306 Expenditures:      Unappropriated                          74,721
                 Total  Expenditures                                375,898                                314,255        Workforce  Development                                1,375                                        1            Total  Expenditures                      142,545                            65,485
     Non-­Departmental                          (11,014)
                 Total  Expenditures                              (9,639)                                        1
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Development  Fund  201 Fire  Fund  270 Capital  Improvement  Project  Fund  350 Sanitation  Operating  Fund  541
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Budget Actual Revenues: Budget Actual Revenues: Budget Actual Revenues: Budget Actual
Revenues:      Property  Taxes                            44,387                      40,304      Intergovernmental                            28,698                                6,013      Investment  income                                            -­                                              -­
     Licenses  and  Permits                                        7,317                                        7,835      Sales  Taxes                            13,226                      11,597      Investment  Income                                      434                                                -­      Charges  for  Services                          63,682                            64,334
     Investment  income                                                      2                                                        -­      Other  Taxes                                              7                                          -­      Contributions  from  private  sources                                    (103)                                          48      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                              4,117                                4,323
     Miscellaneous                                                  (4)                                                    (4)      Investment  income                                                -­                                          -­      Miscellaneous                                3,847                                      292      Miscellaneous                                    181                                          29
     Charges  for  Services                                              220                                              464    Charges  for  Services                                      675                                636      Charges  for  Services                                          21                                      588      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                              2,364                                2,364
     Transfers  To  Other  Funds                                                       -­                                                        -­      Miscellaneous                                          16                                    13      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                            32,623                            29,441            Total  Revenues                          70,344                            71,050
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                        4,856                                        4,856      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                1,023                          1,023      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                            21,177                            21,177 Expenditures:
           Total  Revenues                                    12,391                                    13,151            Total  Revenues                            59,334                      53,573            Total  Revenues                            86,697                            57,559      Finance                                            -­                                              -­
Expenditures: Expenditures:      Sanitation                          67,203                            64,642
Expenditures:      Public  Safety-­Police                                                -­                                          -­ Board  Commissioners                                                -­                                                -­      Interfund  Transfers                              2,745                                      224
     Planning  &  Development                                        6,132                                        5,371      Public  Safety-­Fire                            51,174                      48,381 GIS                                      395                                                -­      Fund  Expenditures                                            -­                                              -­
     Public  Works-­  Director's  Office                                                       -­                                                  15      Non-­Departmental                                5,408                          5,398 Facilities  Management                            19,148                                2,725      Unappropriated                                    396                                              -­
     Interfund  Transfers                                        1,895                                        1,895        Interfund  Transfers                                                -­                                          -­ Fleet  Maintenance                                      431                                      264            Total  Expenditures                          70,344                            64,866
     Unappropriated                                        4,364                                                        -­      Unappropriated                                2,752                                383 Information  System                                9,460                                2,800
                                   12,391                                        7,281                  Total  Expenditures                            59,334                      54,162 Finance                                        774                                      156 Sanitation  Construction  Fund  542

Clerk  Superior  Court                                      960                                      269 2016 2016
PEG  Support  Fund  203 Special  Tax  -­  Designated  Services  Fund  271        Sheriff                                2,449                                                -­ Revenues: Budget Actual
  2016 2016   2016 2016 Police                                    (104)                                      228      Intergovernmental                                    615                                              -­
Revenues: Budget Actual Revenues: Budget Actual Library                                6,495                                      758        Contributions  from  private  sources                              1,200
     Investment  income                                                      2                                                        -­      Property  Taxes                            23,622                      21,446 Transportation                            33,007                                      876      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                          33,823                                              -­
     Miscellaneous                                                  90                                                  62      Sales  Taxes                                4,514                          6,120  Property  Appraisal                                      600                                      378      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                          (2,963)                            (2,963)
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                        1,632                                        1,632      Licenses  and  Permits                                                -­                                          -­ Host  Capital  Outlay                            55,668                                4,236            Total  Revenues                          32,675                            (2,963)
           Total  Revenues                                        1,724                                        1,694      Investment  income                                                -­ Road  &  Drainage                            41,843                                2,587 Expenditures:
Expenditures:      Contributions  from  private  sources                                                -­                                    48 Parks                                2,687                                      171      Capital  Projects                          14,555                                1,875
     PEG  Support                                        1,049                                              256      Charges  for  Services                                      707                                738  Planning  &  Development                                4,536                                      676      Interfund  Transfers                                            -­                                              -­
     Unappropriated                                              675                                                        -­      Miscellaneous                                      172                                161 Community  Development                                      100                                                -­      Unappropriated                          18,120
                                       1,724                                              256      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                            16,219                      13,272 Economic  Development                                      214                                                -­                  Total  Expenditures                          32,675                                1,875
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                      404                                404 Extension  Service                                              5                                                -­
County  Jail  Fund  204            Total  Revenues                            45,638                      42,189 Non-­Departmental                                6,630                                              8 Sanitation  ARRA  Capital  Projects  Fund  544
  2016 2016 Expenditures: Fire                                1,601                                      109 2016 2016
Revenues: Budget Actual      Public  Safety  -­  Police                                                -­                                    12 DFACS                                                -­ Revenues: Budget Actual
     Public  Works  -­  Transportation                                2,903                          2,456 Fund  Expenditures                                                -­                                    (613)      Intergovernmental                                            -­                                              -­
     Intergovernmental                                              120                                              121      Public  Works  -­  Roads  and  Drainage                            17,247                      14,883      Unappropriated                      (100,202)                                1,798      Interfund  Transfers                      (12,339)                                              -­
     Fines  and  forfeitures                                        1,175                                        1,168      Parks  and  Recreation                            12,949                      12,110            Total  Expenditures                            86,697                            17,426      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                              7,402                                7,402
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                              338                                              338      Arts,  culture  &  entertainment                                                -­                                          -­
           Total  Revenues                                        1,633                                        1,627      Non-­Departmental                                6,474                          6,346 COPS  Projects  Fund  351            Total  Revenues                          (4,937)                                7,402
Expenditures: Transfers  to  Other  Funds                                4,725                          4,725 2016 2016 Expenditures:
     Transfers  To  Other  Funds                                        1,633                                        1,289      Unappropriated                                1,340                                          -­ Revenues: Budget Actual      Capital  Projects                              3,061                                              -­
     Unappropriated                                                       -­                                                        -­                  Total  Expenditures                            45,638                      40,532      Investment  Income                            18,739                                              1      Unappropriated                          (7,998)                                              -­
                                       1,633                                        1,289      Miscellaneous                            11,936                  Total  Expenditures                          (4,937)                                              -­
Special  Tax  District  -­  Unincorporated  Fund  272      Proceeds  from  sale  of  bonds                              (4,830)                            12,490
Foreclosure  Registry  Fund  205 2016 2016      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                                -­                                                -­ Airport  Operating  Fund  551
  2016 2016 Revenues: Budget Actual            Total  Revenues                            13,909                            24,427 2016 2016
Revenues: Budget Actual      Charges  for  Services                                          -­ Expenditures: Revenues: Budget Actual
     Charges  for  Services                                              160                                              148      Sales  Taxes                                                -­                                          -­      Capital  Projects                            12,430                                3,029      Investment  income                                            -­                                              -­
     Miscellaneous                                                       -­                                                        -­      Other  Taxes                            33,077                      32,535      Unappropriated                                1,479                                                -­      Miscellaneous                              5,021                                5,103
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                              473                                              473      Licenses  and  Permits                            19,279                      16,113                            13,909                                3,029      Interfund  Transfers                                            -­                                              -­
           Total  Revenues                                              633                                              621      Investment  income                                                -­                                        3      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                              7,267                                7,267
Expenditures:      Fines  and  Forfeitures                                8,815                          8,095 Public  Safety  -­  Judicial  Facilities  Fund  354            Total  Revenues                          12,288                            12,370
     Planning  &  Development                                              511                                              462      Miscellaneous                                      304                                  (27) 2016 2016 Expenditures:
     Unappropriated                                              122      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                          (49,128)                    (43,158) Revenues: Budget Actual      DeKalb-­Peachtree  Airport                              2,803                                2,433
                                             633                                              462      Fund  Balance  Forward                                1,694                          1,694      Investment  Income                              (1,744)                                                -­      Interfund  Transfers                              4,532                                4,532
           Total  Revenues                            14,041                      15,255      Deferred  Revenue                                                -­                                                -­      Unappropriated                              4,953
Expenditures:      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                      191                                      191            Total  Expenditures                          12,288                                6,965
Victim  Assistance  Fund  206      General  Government:            Total  Revenues                              (1,553)                                      191
  2016 2016            Chief  Executive  Officer                                                -­                                          -­ Expenditures: Airport  Construction  Fund  552
Revenues: Budget Actual            Finance                                                -­                                        4      Capital  projects                                    (382)                                      191 2016 2016
     Intergovernmental                                              400                                              444        State  Court                                4,566                          4,214      Unappropriated                              (1,171)                                                -­ Revenues: Budget Actual
     Fines  and  Forfeitures                                              500                                              501      Recorders  Court                                                -­                                      (1)                              (1,553)                                      191      Investment  income                                            -­                                              2
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                              283                                              283      Planning  &  Development                                5,542                          4,740      Intergovernmental                                    222                                2,598
           Total  Revenues                                        1,183                                        1,228      Non-­Departmental                                1,746                          3,273 Building  Authority  -­  Juvenile  Court  Fund  355      Miscellaneous                              1,991                                              -­
Expenditures:      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                                2,513                                968 2016 2016      Interfund  Transfers                              1,163                                4,500
     Victim  Assistance                                                  59                                                  20      Unappropriated                                    (326)                                          -­ Revenues: Budget Actual      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                          14,303                            14,303
     Transfers  To  Other  Funds                                        1,124                                              749                  Total  Expenditures                            14,041                      13,198      Investment  income                                        (56)                                                -­            Total  Revenues                          17,679                            21,403
     Unappropriated                                                       -­                                                        -­      Proceeds  of  long-­term  Liabilities                                1,261                                                -­ Expenditures:
           Total  Expenditures                                        1,183                                              769 Hospital  Fund  273      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                      422                                      422      Capital  Projects                          45,835                                3,662
  2016 2016            Total  Revenues                                1,627                                      422      Unappropriated                      (28,156)
Revenues: Budget Actual Expenditures:                          17,679                                3,662
Recreation  Fund  207      Property  Taxes                            14,281                      13,056      Capital  projects                                      842                                      422
2016 2016      Sales  Taxes 5083+2                          4,304      Unappropriated                                      785                                                -­ Stormwater  Utility  Fund  581
Revenues: Budget Actual      Intergovernmental                                                -­                                          -­                                1,627                                      422 2016 2016
     Investment  income                                                       -­                                                        -­      Investment  Income                                                -­                                          -­ Revenues: Budget Actual
     Charges  for  Services                                              874                                              911      Proceeds  of  general  long  term  liabilities                                          -­      Investment  income                                            6                                              -­
     Miscellaneous                                                       -­                                                      5      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                                                -­                                          -­ Urban  Redevelopment  Agency  Fund  356      Charges  for  Services                          14,068                            14,557
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                                  13                                                  13      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                1,180                          1,180 2016 2016      Miscellaneous                                            -­                                              3
           Total  Revenues                                              887                                              929            Total  Revenues                            15,461                      18,540 Revenues: Budget Actual      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                          15,094                            15,094
Expenditures: Expenditures:      Investment  income                                                -­                                              5            Total  Revenues                          29,168                            29,654
     Parks  and  Recreation                                              854                                              692      Health  and  Welfare-­Hospital                            20,412                      19,912      Miscellaneous                                                -­                                                -­ Expenditures:
     Unappropriated                                                  33                                                        -­      Fund  expenditures                                          -­      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                1,958                                1,958      Stormwater  Utilities                          20,265                            12,408
                                             887                                              692      Unappropriated                              (4,951)                                          -­            Total  Revenues                                1,958                                1,963      Interfund  Transfers                              2,000                                1,743
                           15,461                      19,912 Expenditures:      Unappropriated                              6,903
     Capital  projects                                2,413                                1,385            Total  Expenditures                          29,168                            14,151
     Unappropriated                                    (455)
                               1,958                                1,385

Juvenile  Services  Fund  208     Police  Services  Fund  274 HUD  Section  108  Loan  Fund  357 Stormwater  Utility  Construction  Fund  582
2016 2016   2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Revenues: Budget Actual Revenues: Budget Actual Revenues: Budget Actual Revenues: Budget Actual
     Investment  income                                                       -­                                                        -­      Property  Taxes                            60,399                      54,280      Intergovernmental                              (7,000)                                      817      Contributions  from  private  sources                                    187                                              -­
     Charges  for  Services                                                  26                                                  50      Sales  Taxes                            13,933                      16,046      Investment  income                                                -­                                              9      Intergovernmental                                (108)                                          25
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                                  30                                                  30      Other  Taxes                                              6                                          -­      Miscellaneous                                9,100                                                -­      Charge  for  Services                                    393                                              -­
           Total  Revenues                                                  56                                                  80      Licenses  and  Permits                                      428                                426      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                2,744                                2,744      Interfund  Transfers                                    200                                              -­
Expenditures:      Charges  for  Services                                      504                                465            Total  Revenues                                4,844                                3,570      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                              7,648                                7,648
     Juvenile  Court                                                  55                                                  33      Intergovermental                                                -­                                          -­ Expenditures:            Total  Revenues                              8,320                                7,673
     Unappropriated                                                      1                                                      2      Miscellaneous                                      355                                320      Capital  projects                                4,058                                      135 Expenditures:
                                                 56                                                  35      Transfers  From  Other  Funds                            37,105                      34,306      Unappropriated                                      786                                                -­      Capital  Projects                          20,144                                      468
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                              (2,977)                        (2,977)                                4,844                                      135      Unappropriated                      (11,824)
           Total  Revenues                        109,753                  102,866                              8,320                                      468
Drug  Abuse  Treatment  &  Education  Fund  209 Expenditures: ARRA  Capital  Projects  Fund  360
2016 2016        Non-­departmental                            10,697                      10,572 2016 2016 Vehicle  Maintenance  Fund  611
Revenues: Budget Actual      Police  Services                            96,413                      87,389 Revenues: Budget Actual 2016 2016
     Investment  income                                                       -­                                                        -­      Unappropriated                                2,643                                          -­      Investment  income                                                -­                                                -­ Revenues: Budget Actual
     Fines  and  Forfeitures                                              226                                              219                        109,753                      97,961      Intergovernmental                                    (315)                                                -­      Intergovernmental                                    165                                      216
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                              197                                              197      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                                -­                                                -­      Charges  for  Services                          31,293                            30,530
           Total  Revenues                                              423                                              416   Hotel  /  Motel  Tax  Fund  275            Total  Revenues                                    (315)                                                -­      Miscellaneous                                        50                                      165
Expenditures:   2016 2016 Expenditures:      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                    119                                      119
     Health  and  Welfare                                              423                                              235 Revenues: Budget Actual      Capital  projects                                          34                                                -­            Total  Revenues                          31,627                            31,030
     Unappropriated                                                       -­      Other  Taxes                                5,645                          6,761      Unappropriated                                    (349)                                                -­ Expenditures:
                                             423                                              235      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                2,160                          2,160                                    (315)                                                -­            Fleet  Maintenance                          31,627                            29,519
           Total  Revenues                                7,805                          8,921            Interfund  Transfers                                            -­                                              -­
Law  Enforcement  Confiscated  Monies  Fund  210   Expenditures: GO  Bonds  Debt  Service  Fund  410                          31,627                            29,519
2016 2016      Convention  Bureau                                3,415                          2,590   2016 2016
Revenues: Budget Actual      Transfers  To  Other  Funds                                4,390                          3,612 Revenues: Budget Actual Vehicle  Replacement  Fund  621
     Investment  Income                                                       -­                                                  13      Unappropriated                                                -­                                          -­      Property  Taxes                            11,375                            10,744 2016 2016
     Intergovernmental                                    13,552                                        1,627                                7,805                          6,202      Investment  income                                                -­                                                -­ Revenues: Budget Actual
     Miscellaneous                                                       -­                                                        -­      Interfund  Transfers                                                -­                                                -­      Investment  income                                        20                                              -­
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                        5,961                                        5,961   Rental  Motor  Vehicle  Excise  Tax  Fund  280      Proceeds  of  general  long  term  liabilities                                                -­                                                -­      Charges  for  Services                          24,128                            19,161
           Total  Revenues                                    19,513                                        7,601   2016 2016      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                1,686                                1,686      Miscellaneous                                    900                                      981
Expenditures: Revenues: Budget Actual            Total  Revenues                            13,061                            12,430      Interfund  Transfers                                            -­                                              -­
Police                                        5,143                                                    (7)      Other  Taxes                                      504                                749 Expenditures:      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                          35,880                            35,880
Sheriff                                              815                                                        -­      Investment  income                                                -­      Debt  Service                            11,626                            11,606            Total  Revenues                          60,928                            56,022
District  Attorney                                              153                                                        -­      Miscellaneous                                                -­                                          -­      Fund  Expenditures                                                -­                                                -­ Expenditures:
     Transfers  To  Other  Funds                                                       -­                                                        -­      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                      598                                598      Unappropriated                                1,435                                                -­        Vehicles                            46,462                            44,560
     Fund  Expenditures                                        7,440                                        1,356            Total  Revenues                                1,102                          1,347                            13,061                            11,606        Interfund  transfers                              1,970                                1,970
       Unappropriated                                        5,962 Expenditures:            Unappropriated                          12,496
                 Total  Expenditures                                    19,513                                        1,349      Development  Authority                                      713                                710 GO  Bonds  STD  Debt  Service  Fund  411                          60,928                            46,530
       Unappropriated                                      389                                          -­   2016 2016
Street  Lights  Fund  211                                1,102                                710 Revenues: Budget Actual Risk  Management  Fund  631
2016 2016      Taxes                                1,032                                      828 2016 2016
Revenues: Budget Actual 1987  G  O  Bonds  -­  Parks  Fund  311      Investment  income                                                -­                                                -­ Revenues: Budget Actual
     Sales  Taxes                                                      -­                                                        -­ 2016 2016      Proceeds  of  general  long  term  liabilities                                                -­                        168,282      Charges  for  Services                              9,010                                9,100
     Investment  income                                                       -­                                                        -­ Revenues: Budget Actual      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                3,071                                3,071      Miscellaneous                                            -­                                      198
     Miscellaneous                                                      1      Investment  income                                        (19)                                          -­            Total  Revenues                                4,103                        172,181      Interfund  Transfers                                    820                                      750
     Charges  for  Services                                        4,350                                        4,614      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                                -­                                          -­ Expenditures:      Payroll  deductions  and  matches                          93,117                            87,371
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                        1,407                                        1,407            Total  Revenues                                        (19)                                          -­      Debt  Service                                4,025                        172,297      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                          12,570                            12,570
           Total  Revenues                                        5,757                                        6,022 Expenditures:      Transfers  out                                          78                                                -­            Total  Revenues                      115,517                        109,989
Expenditures:      Capital  Projects                                                -­                                          -­            Total  Expenditures                                4,103                        172,297 Expenditures:
     Public  Works-­Transportation                                        5,698                                        4,049      Unappropriated                                        (19)                                          -­      Risk  Management                      102,143                            81,934
       Unappropriated                                                  59                                                        -­                  Total  Expenditures                                        (19)                                          -­ Building  Authority  Revenue  Bonds  Debt  Service  Fund  412      Interfund  Transfers                                            -­                                              -­
                                       5,757                                        4,049   2016 2016        Unappropriated                          13,374
Revenues: Budget Actual                  Total  Expenditures                      115,517                            81,934
Speed  Humps  Maintenance  Fund  212 1998  G  O  Bonds  -­  Jail  Fund  312      Investment  income                                                -­                                                -­
2016 2016 2016 2016      Miscellaneous                                2,383                                2,383 Workers  Compensation  Fund  632
Revenues: Budget Actual Revenues: Budget Actual      Interfund  Transfers                                                -­                                                -­ 2016 2016
     Charges  for  Services                                              289                                              290      Investment  income                                                -­                                          -­      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                1,344                                1,344 Revenues: Budget Actual
     Investment  income                                                      1                                                        -­      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                                -­                                          -­            Total  Revenues                                3,727                                3,727      Charges  for  Services                              4,700                                4,700
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                        1,523                                        1,523            Total  Revenues                                                -­                                          -­ Expenditures:        Miscellaneous                                            -­                                          50
           Total  Revenues                                        1,813                                        1,813 Expenditures:      Debt  Service                                3,727                                3,673      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                              2,012                                2,012
Expenditures:      Capital  Projects                                                -­                                          -­      Unappropriated                                                -­                                                -­            Total  Revenues                              6,712                                6,762
     Public  Works-­Roads  &  Drainage                                              390                                              189      Interfund  transfers                                                -­                                          -­                                3,727                                3,673 Expenditures:
       Unappropriated                                        1,423                                              500      Unappropriated                                                -­                                          -­      Non-­Departmental                              6,712                                6,713
                                       1,813                                              689                  Total  Expenditures                                                -­                                          -­ Public  Safety  Judicial  Facilites  Authority  Debt  Service  Fund  413        Unappropriated                                            -­                                              -­
  2016 2016                              6,712                                6,713
Emergency  Telephone  System  Fund  215 Revenues: Budget Actual
2016 2016 1993  G  O  Bonds  -­  Health  Fund  313      Investment  income                                                -­                                                -­ ALL  TAX  FUNDS
Revenues: Budget Actual 2016 2016      Miscellaneous                                                -­   2016
     Charges  for  Services                                                      -­                                                      4 Revenues: Budget Actual      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                2,266                                2,266 Revenues: Budget
     Investment  income                                                      6                                                        -­      Investment  income                                              3                                          -­            Total  Revenues                                2,266                                2,266      Taxes,  Service  Charges,  Income  &  Transfers                        580,704
     Miscellaneous                                        9,800                                    10,105      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                                -­                                          -­ Expenditures:      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                              -­
     Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward                                        5,488                                        5,488            Total  Revenues                                              3                                          -­      Debt  Service                                1,620                                1,609      Fund  Balance  Carried  Forward  (for  encumbrances)                            57,687
           Total  Revenues                                    15,294                                    15,597 Expenditures:      Transfers  out                                      646                                                -­            Total  Revenues                        638,391
Expenditures:      Capital  Projects                                                -­                                          -­            Total  Expenditures                                2,266                                1,609 Expenditures:
     Emergency  Telephone  System                                    15,066                                    10,418      Interfund  transfers                                                -­                                          -­      Approved  Budget                        580,704
       Unappropriated                                              228                                              228      Unappropriated                                              3                                          -­      Encumbrances  rolled  forward  from  2015                            57,687
           Total  Expenditures                                    15,294                                    10,646                  Total  Expenditures                                              3                                          -­            Total  Appropriations                        638,391
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DeKalb state rep hopes to CPR Continued From Page 10A
helped firefighters and a few residents learn the right and wrong

disprove ‘voter fraud’
ways to give a dog CPR.
Despite different sizes and breeds, Doss said giving a dog CPR
is similar to performing CPR on a human.
“When you start your chest compressions, it’s the same rhythm
you guys were taught,” Doss said. “It’s 100 to 120 compressions per
minute. It’s basically the rhythm to [the song] “Staying Alive.”
Scott Holcomb files open record request with Secretary of State The class was held by the City of Decatur Fire and Rescue
department. Department officials said residents requested the class
be taught in case of an emergency for their pets.
by R. Scott Belzer Though Doss discouraged using “mouth-to-snout” techniques because of potential danger, she did say if you feel comfortable
with the dog you can do so.
On Jan. 25, Georgia Rep. “If you were doing mouth-to-snout, which I don’t recommend
Scott Holcomb, who serves because you can get your face bit, it should be 30 compressions to
portions of Chamblee, Doraville two breaths. Same as humans,” said Doss, who works at The Village
and unincorporated DeKalb Vets in Decatur.
County as part of District Doss said she felt compelled to teach the class because she’s
81, announced he hopes to married to a firefighter.
disprove what he believes to The department held three classes at Station 1 on Jan. 18, 19
be one of Donald Trump’s and the 26. Decatur Fire and Rescue Captain of Support Services
most serious and controversial Ninetta Violante said the class was helpful to firefighter personnel.
allegations. “We’ve had so many new hires recently that we thought
Holcomb filed an official maybe they could know some of this stuff as a reminder to them,”
open records request with Violante said. “I think that most of us have pets too, and I have
Georgia Secretary of State and no doubt that if someone in the community was in distress about
Chief Elections Officer Brian their pets that we would do everything we can to help.”
Kemp calling for evidence of Doss said the chances of a dog surviving after needing CPR
is not high. According to the National Academy of Sciences,
approximately 395,000 cases of cardiac arrest in humans occur
outside of a hospital setting, in which less than 6 percent survive.
Doss said the chances are far less in dogs, roughly 3 percent.
However, having a chance—though slim—is worth it if it
means saving someone’s pet, said Doss.
Georgia state representative Scott Holcomb filed an “That’s the nature of our business. You can’t be prepared
open records request with Secretary of State Brian for every call,” said Violante. “Anything that can help us be
Kemp regarding any evidence of voter fraud in Geor- better or that can improve our outcome, we want to know that
gia. Photo submitted. [information].”
Decatur firefighter Tracy Collins defied the odds when she
and that 3 [million] to 5 can’t give up on insisting that rescued a Decatur residents’ dog while off duty. Collins was alerted
million illegal votes were our government be transparent by a resident that his dog collapsed and after giving the dog a few
cast in the presidential and tell the truth.” chest compressions, Collins said the dog jumped back to life.
Georgia state representative Scott “We want to communicate with people who can’t come to our
Holcomb speaking in Chamblee in election. He has not According to the secretary
provided specifics to of state’s office, a record turnout station that we will post on our social media site,” Violante said. “If
February. Photo by R. Scott Belzer there’s anything that we can do, we want to help the community.
where the alleged fraud of more than 4.1 million people
voter fraud. took place, but he has called for voted in Georgia on Nov. 8.
Holcomb’s request an investigation.”
arrived the same day Trump Holcomb’s request states that
announced via Twitter that he while the media has repeatedly CITY OF AVONDALE ESTATES
will ask for an investigation into debunked Trump’s claims of 2017 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION QUALIFYING FEES
the issue. voter fraud, the president has
Specifically, the request also claimed the media cannot Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-131(a)(1)(A) of the Georgia Election Code, The City
is for “the findings of any be trusted. of Avondale Estates on January 23, 2017, set the qualifying fee at $3.00 for all
examination, inquiry, or “If you have not conducted offices in the upcoming November 7, 2017 General Municipal Election. The fee
investigation that [Kemp’s] an examination, inquiry or can be paid with cash, check or money order. Qualifying will take place from
office has conducted concerning investigation into voting fraud
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Monday,
voter fraud in Georgia during during the presidential election,
please provide an explanation August 21, 2017 through Friday, August 25, 2017 at City Hall, 21 North
the 2016 presidential election;
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Lithonia High School has had health scares
relating to an allegedly ill teacher, a rat as
well as larvae in food. Photo submitted.

Health concerns arise at Lithonia High
Teacher illness, vermin and food concerns occur in last two months
heart infections and blood
by R. Scott Belzer infections. “Anyone can develop a
staph infection, although
Three health scares have certain groups of people are at
plagued parents, students and greater risk, including people
staff in the past two months at with chronic conditions such
Lithonia High School, sources as diabetes, cancer, vascular
and documents have revealed. disease, eczema, and lung
Sources who wish to disease,” state CDC officials.
remain anonymous have told According to DeKalb
The Champion a wrestling County School District’s
coach at Lithonia High (DCSD) policies on infectious
has been hospitalized with and communicable diseases,
staphylococcus. employees are typically
“I received a text [Jan. 18] removed from campuses when
carrying any illness that may Principal Yolanda Peek had no com-
that one of the teachers at ment regarding three recent health
Lithonia High School has a pose risk to coworkers or scare at Lithonia High School. Photo
strain of staphylococcus and students. submitted.
that two areas of the school The policies state the Letters sent home to parents in December detail a rat in the cafeteria as
employee then undergoes Peek did not provide comment
were cleaned with bleach,” the well as fruit fly larvae in a batch of strawberries.
a medical evaluation that to The Champion.
source said. “No notice has On Jan. 24, district officials
been sent home to parents.” addresses “the nature of the
disease, the nature and extent refused to confirm or deny the
The text referenced by the incident had taken place but
source allegedly states “The of any threat it poses to the According to a letter sent that packages of strawberries
health or safety of the school did release an official statement. to parent and guardians from were “compromised by fruit fly
[teacher] has staphylococcus… “The district does not
and [the principal] hasn’t sent community, measures that Peek on Dec. 16, a rodent was larvae.”
could be taken to eliminate discuss specific health related spotted during the last lunch “The district acted quickly
any notifications home to issues when it concerns
[parents]…They bleached [a or reduce any such threat, period of the day on Dec. 15. to gather and dispose of those
and any medical grounds for personnel,” DCSD officials said. “The Lithonia High School packages,” Green wrote. “DCSD
classroom] and the hotbox… “If an employee is absent more
the [teacher] has been out in removing the employee from staff quickly moved to calm has contacted the United States
duty… or otherwise restricting than three days, the employee the situation and assure that all Department of Agriculture
the hospital since last week.” is required to present a doctor’s
According to the Centers for the individual’s attendance at students were safe,” the letter (USDA) for guidance on the
school or work.” excuse that authorizes their states. “Exterminators were in next appropriate steps to take.
Disease Control and Prevention return to work. The district has
(CDC), staphylococcus, also According to DCSD’s the building early this morning Please know that this is a
policies, the employee stays specific policies and processes to assess the situation. The area manufacturing issue since the
known as a staph infection, is in place for cleaning areas of
a type of bacteria 30 percent of off campus until he or she was treated immediately and pre-packaged items are shipped
is deemed healthy and non- a school building or office if a more treatment will result, if to the district and not a result
the population carries in their contagious disease is reported.”
noses. contagious. To send a letter necessary.” of something that happened at
home to parents, under the No note was sent home to Three days prior, on Dec. 13, the schoolhouse level.”
The bacteria is generally notify parents of the teacher’s
harmless but infections same policies, Lithonia High DCSD Superintendent Stephen
Principal Yolanda Peek would illness nor of its severity, but Green sent a letter to parents at
can prove to be serious. DCSD did notify parents about
Complications that can arise have to have consent from the Lithonia High, Stone Mountain
affected individual. two previous health incidents High and DeKalb Early College
from staph infections includes in mid-December.
pneumonia, bone infections, As of press time Jan. 31, Academy. The letter states
BUSINESS DEKALB FREE PRESS Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 • Page 16

Clarkston restaurant offers
Burmese specialties
by Kathy Mitchell only in Myanmar, said Aung,
who added that he and his
Political unrest in the late partner have relatives in their
20th and early 21st centuries homeland who ship foods
as well as a 2008 cyclone that to them that aren’t available
left a wave of disease in its locally.
wake caused many citizens “It’s possible to use similar
of Myanmar—the country foods from Asian grocers here,
many know as Burma—to but it’s not authentic. We want
seek refuge in other countries. the food here to be authentic,”
As a result, there is a sizable Aung said.
community of Burmese people In spite of the expense
living in Clarkston. of shipping food items from
After moving to Georgia, halfway around the globe,
A.A. Mawi, left, and Nyan Aung met when Aung was delivering food products in Georgia. The two became friends then
Nyan Aung worked for a Aung said, he and his partner decided to partner in a restaurant featuring the food of their native Myanmar.
company that distributed try to keep prices affordable.
Burmese food products. He “We are not a rich community. and cabbage. Future plans also include Burmese beer and wine that
formed a friendship with A.A. We don’t want our food to be A house specialty is mote getting an alcohol license is served warm in the south
Mawi, a fellow countryman he too expensive for Burmese hinn gar, a fish soup Aung so the restaurant can serve Asian country.
met through his work. The two people living in the area,” he said is the national dish
decided to open a restaurant added. of Myanmar. Made with
featuring Burmese food. People come from across rice vermicelli, egg, onion,
In 2016 they opened Royal the metropolitan Atlanta area lemongrass and garlic, the dish 420-395322 2/2,2/9,2/16,2/23,3/2,3/9,3/16,3/23,3/30
Myanmar Cuisine in Brockett and even from more distant NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER
is a favorite among those who GEORGIA, DEKALB COUNTY
Pointe Plaza in Clarkston. areas for the genuine Burmese enjoy Burmese food, he noted. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION
Aung, who is a chef/owner dishes, according to Aung. The one menu item that’s OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
of the restaurant, said his “Some are from Myanmar not authentic, he said, is Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed
parents own a restaurant in and some are Americans who Buffalo chicken wings. “People given by Teresa McClure to Mortgage Electronic Registration
Indianapolis and he learned a have visited there and liked Systems, Inc., as nominee for Colonial Bank, its successors and assigns,
just seem to expect chicken dated July 31, 2009, recorded in Deed Book 21684, Page 301, DeKalb
good deal about the business the food,” he said. “They try wings wherever they go, so County, Georgia Records and as modified by that certain Loan
through them. our food and they come back we sell them, but they’re not Modification Agreement recorded in Deed Book 25636, Page 25, DeKalb
“There are people from because it tastes the way they Burmese,” he said. County, Georgia Records, as last transferred to U.S. BANK NATIONAL
my country who have lived remember.” Aung said he and his ASSOCIATION by assignment recorded in Deed Book 23235, Page 352,
here almost 25 years, but Many Royal Myanmar partner hope to expand the DeKalb County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property
to secure a Note in the original principal amount of ONE HUNDRED
they still miss the food from Cuisine patrons are Burmese menu as their client base TWENTY-THREE THOUSAND SIXTY-SEVEN AND 0/100 DOLLARS
their native country. There is refugees, but Americans, grows. “We have only been ($123,067.00), with interest thereon as set forth therein, there will be sold
a grocery store near here that particularly college students, open a few months. We started at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door
sells Burmese food so people also come to sample the ethnic with a few of the most popular of DeKalb County, Georgia, or at such place as may be lawfully
can prepare it at home, but foods. “Americans come with Burmese dishes, but will add designated as an alternative, within the legal hours of sale on the first
sometimes people like to go Burmese friends or on their Tuesday in April, 2017, the following described property:
out to eat,” Aung said. own. They try it and they like He said he and his partner The debt secured by said Security Deed has been and is hereby declared
Although Myanmar it,” Aung said. chose a location with lots of due because of, among other possible events of default, failure to pay the
is nestled between India, A popular dish that’s patio space so they can set indebtedness as and when due and in the manner provided in the Note
Thailand and China, its cuisine uniquely Burmese is tea up tables outside when warm and Security Deed. The debt remaining in default, this sale will be made
is distinctive from cuisines leaf salad, Aung said. “It is for the purpose of paying the same and all expenses of this sale, as
weather arrives. Eating outside provided in Security Deed and by law, including attorney's fees (notice of
of neighboring counties. traditional in my country to is popular among Burmese intent to collect attorney's fees having been given).
While some of the meats and serve it to guests with tea,” people, he said. “We plan to Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes
vegetables used in Burmese he said of the dish made of offer barbecue that people can (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), any
dishes are grown in Georgia, pickled tea leaves, fried peas, eat here or take with them on matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of
other foods are available garlic, peanuts, sesame seeds the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances,
picnics,” Aung added. restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security
Deed first set out above.
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the holder of the Security Deed
to the property in accordance with OCGA § 44-14-162.2.
The entity that has full authority to negotiate, amend, and modify all terms
of the mortgage with the debtor is: U.S. Bank National Association, 4801
Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301 855-698-7627.
To the best knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the party in
Ruri (ID# 34226549) is practicing her “I’m possession of the property is Teresa McClure or a tenant or tenants and
adopted!” smile. She knows her forever family is out said property is more commonly known as 2993 Tarian Way, Decatur,
Georgia 30034.
there! This sweet two year old pup is outgoing, friendly, The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not
and ready to join your family. She is frustrated with prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation
kennel life and would love to leave the shelter behind and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the security deed.
ASAP. Even a temporary foster home would be good as Attorney in Fact for
for Ruri. Ruri’s adoption fee is waived and includes her Teresa McClure
spay, microchip, and vaccinations. If you have a warm McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC
spot in your home and heart please come meet Ruri 1544 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, Georgia 30076
at LifeLine’s DeKalb Animal Services! For more
information about Ruri please call (404) 294-2165 EXHIBIT “A”
potential adopters will be screened to ensure Ruri BEING LOT 9, POD A, TARIAN TOWNHOMES, AS PER PLAT
goes to a good home. Hours: Mon-Fri; 11am-7pm / RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 207, PAGES 85-903, DEKALB COUNTY
MR/bdr1 4/4/17
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Tucker split region Jan. 27

regular season series Boys
Cedar Grove 82, McNair 60
Chamblee 64, Clarkston 31
Decatur 60, Banneker 51
by Mark Brock Druid Hills 63, Salem 53
Greenforest 83, Drew Charter 51
Tucker and Stephenson high schools earned a split in their Region
Lithonia 77, Arabia Mountain 64
Marist 63, White County 51
6-AAAAA regular season series with flip-flop wins in December. Miller Grove 63, Columbia 58
Bryce Latimer and Julian Larkins hit for 19 points each as five St. Pius X 69, North Oconee 44
Stephenson Jaguars hit double figures on the way to a 91-70 win on the Stephenson 91, Tucker 70
road at Tucker after having lost 65-53 at home earlier in the season. Towers 67, Stone Mountain 59
Stephenson moved into sole possession of second place in the region Berkmar 67, Lakeside 44
with a 13-9 overall record and 11-3 in league play as the two teams had Cambridge 65, Dunwoody 62
both entered the game at 10-3 behind first-place Jonesboro, which was Galloway 69, Paideia 65
13-0 with close wins over Tucker and Stephenson. Mount Vernon 50, W.D. Mohammed 47
The Jaguars held a 13-11 lead with 2:18 to play in the first quarter Westminster 56, Redan 40
following Jevon Tatum’s dunk from a steal by Collins Joseph as the
Tigers cut what had been an 11-2 lead for the Jaguars to two points.
Arabia Mountain 63, Lithonia 26
The tide would turn the rest of the first quarter as the Jaguars Cedar Grove 53, McNair 28
put together a 13-0 run to take a 26-11 lead into the second period. Chamblee 57, Clarkston 32
Stephenson hit three of its seven three-pointers in the game during the Columbia 61, Miller Grove 39
run, one by Charles Fairchild and back-to-back threes by Anthony Decatur 44, Banneker 33
Newsom. Fairchild ended the quarter with a drive to the basket for the Greenforest 61, Drew Charter 43
15-point margin. Lakeside 37, Berkmer 33
D. Fagin’s layup just before the halftime buzzer sent Stephenson into Marist 50, White County 37
the break up 45-29. Paideia 49, Galloway 22
Tucker began to chip away at the 15-point deficit coming out of the Redan 43, Westminster 33
break led by Treyvon Flowers, who hit for 12 of his 14 points in the game Towers 58, Stone Mountain 37
in the third quarter. Makia Holloway’s free throw with nine seconds to
Tucker 62, Stephenson 50
Cambridge 47, Dunwoody 33
play in the quarter cut the lead to seven at 60-53 with a quarter to play. Lovejoy 63, M.L. King 30
Holloway hit a three-pointer and Tatum made a drive to the basket North Oconee 59, St. Pius X 57
with 5:39 to play as the Tigers pulled within six points. Salem 50, Druid Hills 27
Stephenson responded in a big way over the final 5:39 of the game
with 25 points as Drevion Evans kick started the Jaguars with a three- Jan. 28
pointer. Just over a minute later, Julian Larkins sank a three to make it
72-62 and Stephenson never looked back on the way to a 21-point win. Boys
Evans joined Larkins and Latimer in double figures with 11 points Clarkston 56, Alcovy 55
while Newsom and Fagin put in 10 apiece. The Jaguars out-rebounded Columbia 78, Griffin 47
the Tigers 36-26. Greenforest 85, Southwest Atlanta
Tatum led the Tigers with 17 while Flowers and Joshua Vann finished
Christian 58
Marist 82, West Hall 51
with 14 points each. St. Pius X 65, Madison County 44
Tucker 62, Southwest DeKalb 56
Girls: Tucker 62, Stephenson 50 Brookwood 52, Lakeside 37
In December, Tucker dropped a 53-50 decision to Stephenson, which Drew 63, M.L. King 58
was the second loss in a string of four consecutive for the Lady Tigers Henry County 78, Druid Hills 67
after an 8-0 beginning to the season. Jackson-Atlanta 54, Decatur 41
Tucker bounced back at home improving to 16-5 overall and 11-3 in Mount Vernon 47, Paideia 45
Region 6-AAAAA action with a 62-50 victory over Stephenson (16-7, Pace Academy 65, Redan 60
Bria Bass scored 10 of her 13 points for the game in the first quarter Girls
as Tucker led from wire-to-wire in the game. Kierra Guthrie opened the
Columbia 52, Griffin 48
Decatur 47, Jackson-Atlanta 44
game with a three-pointer. Bass followed with a pair of layups and two Lithonia 46, Mount Paran Christina 42
three-pointers, including one three-pointer with 14 seconds left in the Paideia 55, Mount Vernon 21
quarter for a 15-9 Tucker lead heading into the second quarter. Southwest DeKalb 46, Tucker 41
With 4:41 left in the first half, Taylor Smith hit the fourth of five Brookwood 51, Lakeside 37
Tucker three-pointers in the first half for a 13-point lead at 24-11. Drew 56, M.L. King 35
Morgan Collins hit the fifth three of the half for Tucker with 1:58 Henry County 59, Druid Hills 17
remaining for a 29-17 lead and Amanda Thompkins sent Tucker into the Madison County 50, St. Pius X 27
half up 31-17 with her layup on an assist from Jermese Davis. West hall 55, Marist 42 Photos by Travis Hudgons
Tucker kept Stephenson at bay in the third quarter with consecutive
three-pointers by Guthrie and Smith. Thompkins layup on a pass from
Guthrie with four seconds left in the period gave the Lady Tigers a 47-31
advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
Davis’ layup following a steal by Bass with 2:22 to play gave Tucker a
19-point lead (62-43). Stephenson would score the final seven points of
the contest to close the gap to the final of 62-50.
Bass and Guthrie had 13 points each to lead Tucker while Davis
finished with 8 points and 10 rebounds.
Naomi Holloway had a game-high 20 points for Stephenson and
Jasani Buchanan chipped in 11.
SPORTS DEKALB FREE PRESS Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 • Page 19

The 2016 Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team received their state championship rings Jan. 24.

The durilium ring has four yellow diamonds in each corner on top of the ring, Southwest DeKalb alumna Mia Mason Porter started a The Lady Panthers won the Class AAAAA state champion last March
along with the words “state champions” and “2016” on the outside and the Go Fund Me account to help raise money to purchase after defeating Winder-Barrow 49-48. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Bling! Bling!
school’s logo on top of a basketball in the center. the rings.

Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team
receives state championship rings

by Carla Parker “I know the players were Porter said it was fulfilling and the Southwest DeKalb outside and the school’s logo super excited about receiving to see the work of the alumni Alumni Association, it made on top of a basketball in the
the 2016 state championship come to fruition. the players feel like the SWD center. One side of the ring
The Southwest DeKalb rings,” Coach Kathy Walton “It’s very fulfilling for the community was proud of has the player’s last name and
High School Lady Panthers said. “These were the first rings community,” Porter said. “I them and appreciated their jersey number and the other
basketball team got some new the players did not have to just played a small part in it accomplishment,” Walton said. side displays the school’s
hardware Jan. 24. fundraise for.” but it was a community effort. Each player and coach mascot, the team’s record
The 2016 Southwest The ladies were able to get So I feel very fulfilled, I feel from the 2016 team received and the final score of the
DeKalb girls’ basketball team the rings after a fundraising proud—Panther pride—that’s a ring, as well as Glanton and championship game.
received their rings during effort that was started by what I feel.” the vice principals and team After receiving their rings,
halftime of the boys’ game. The Southwest DeKalb alumna Mia “With the efforts of volunteers. The durilium ring the Lady Panthers defeated
Lady Panthers won the Class Mason Porter. Porter started a our principal, Dr. Thomas has four yellow diamonds in Chamblee 63-21.
AAAAA state champion last Go Fund Me account in August Glanton, coordinating each corner on top of the ring,
March after defeating Winder- and set a goal of $6,000. The the financial support from along with the words “state
Barrow 49-48. goal was met in 11 days. DeKalb County Athletics champions” and “2016” on the
LOCAL DEKALB FREE PRESS Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 • Page 20

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