Flowers Road South closed through Feb. 18

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management announced that construction contractor Ruby-Collins will be performing emergency repairs on a collapsed sewer pipe. Crews will work to replace 300 feet of aging 30-inch-diameter concrete sewer pipe with ductile iron pipe.

According to a press release, Flowers Road South, from Woodstock Boulevard to Brandywine Road, will be closed from through Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Detour signs and traffic personnel will be in place to assist motorists.

Information: DWM Project Information Line at 1-800-986-1108 or email



Board of Health to meet Jan. 24

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Bohan Auditorium,

located in the Richardson Health Center at 445 Winn Way, Decatur. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

According to a press release, agenda items for the meeting include the approval of minutes from previous meetings, service award presentations, the director’s report, a review of the Board of Health’s top accomplishments for 2018 and the current financial status report.

Anyone who would like to bring an issue before the board can be placed on the agenda by contacting India Dyer at (404) 294-3787.

Written comments to the board will be accepted at: Office of the Director, DeKalb County Board of Health, P.O. Box 987, Decatur, Georgia 30031.



  • Zumba fundaiser. The Spirit Foundation, a local nonprofit seeking to provide HPV screening and cervical cancer health care for low-income individuals, is hosting a Zumba-thon. 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Double Tree Atlanta-Northlake, 4156 LaVista Road, Tucker. There will be multiple instructors to keep the energy flowing and vibe fresh. $20 tax deductible donation,
  • Open Lab for Job Seekers. 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Free. Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur. The computer lab will be set up for participants to have expanded time to conduct job searches and fill out online job applications. Library staff will be on hand to answer basic questions. Create or update resumes using Microsoft Word or Job & Career Accelerator, and improve work skills with online tutorials. 404-286-6980,
  • Needle Arts Club. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Free. Flat Shoals Library, 4022 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur. 404-244-4370,
  • First Free Saturday: Birds of Prey. 1-2 p.m. Feb. 2. Meadow, Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. Presented by Northside Hospital, feathered friends from Nature’s Echo will be back for this presentation. Learn what makes raptors different from other birds and how to help protect them. Register: or

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