Local elected officials to participate in Meals on Wheels Mayors’ March
Mayors Donna Pittman (Doraville), Deborah Jackson (Lithonia), Eric Clarkson (Chamblee), Ed Reiker (Avondale Estates) and Emmanuel Ransom (Clarkston), as well as DeKalb County Commissioners Sharon Barnes Sutton, Kathie Gannon, Jeff Rader, Lee May and Stan Watson will be participating in the annual Meals on Wheels Mayors’ March Wednesday, March 21. Stacey Y. Abrams, the House minority leader for the Georgia General Assembly and state representative for the 84th House District, plus a number of staff members of the Atlanta mayor’s office will also participate.
They will be joining other Atlanta-area mayors and elected officials, together with board and staff members of Senior Connections in a campaign.to show support for metro-Atlanta’s homebound and hungry seniors. During the nationwide Meals on Wheels Mayor’s March elected official will deliver nutritious meals to hundreds of homebound seniors.
DCTV wins Telly Award for documentary
DeKalb County Television (DCTV) Channel 23 has won its second Telly Award for the year. DCTV’s annual video report documenting the success of the previous year and plans for the future of DeKalb, The State of DeKalb County 2010, was selected for a Bronze Telly Award for outstanding achievement in the Political/Commentary category. The seven-minute video production documents the status of major county programs and initiatives for 2010 and those planned for 2011. It was shown during the 2011 State of the County address delivered by CEO Burrell Ellis.
In addition to winning the Bronze Telly Award for this production, DCTV’s special report, The Greener Side of DeKalb, was selected for a Bronze Telly Award for outstanding achievement in the Nature/Wildlife category.
Earlier this month, DCTV also received the three Pegasus Awards of Honor and four Pegasus Awards of Distinction.
Southern Living honoring Decatur goes on sale this week
The April issue of Southern Living magazine, which includes Decatur among its “10 Tastiest Towns in the South” appears on newsstands Friday, March 23. The magazine looks at the tastemakers, chefs, artisans and restaurants that give each food destination its distinct local flavor. While Lafayette, La., took home the top award, Decatur is honored for its “laid-back spots,” writes Senior Editor Paula Disbrowe. For more information, visit southernliving.com/tasty.