Milam Park Pool site of world record attempt
Those who come for a free swim lesson at Milam Park in Clarkston June 14 can be part of a global attempt to break a world record for the most people taking a swim lesson at the same time.
Participants are asked to arrive at the pool at 10:30 a.m. Swimmers will be divided into groups based on age and swimming ability. The lessons will begin at 11 a.m. and last 30 minutes. Milam Park Pool is at 3867 Norman Road in Clarkston. Visit www.cityfclarkston.com to register for the event.
DeKalb Schools' credit rating lowered
The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has announced that its credit rating has been set at A+/Stable by rating agency Standard & Poor’s. This is a change from the district’s previous rating of AA-/Negative. While lowering the rating, Standard & Poor’s cited a stable financial outlook for the district.
Standard & Poor’s also credited DCSD Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson with implementing financial reforms that are expected to have a positive impact on the district’s future credit rating.
“During tough financial times, we are taking strong steps to balance our budget, re-establish our reserve fund and strengthen our finances,” Atkinson said. “Standard & Poor’s has indicated that the district is moving in the right financial direction, and by taking the appropriate actions, we expect the District’s credit rating to continually improve.”
LWV hosts voter education program
The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization, will host a voter education program called The Ballot and You today, June 13, 7-8 p.m. at the Decatur Library. The program will review the ballot, candidates and issues affecting residents of DeKalb County in the July 31 primary election. The library is at 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. For more information call (404) 370-3070.
Town hall series continues in Clarkston
Clarkston mayor Emanuel Ransom will hold his monthly town hall meeting June 16, 6-8 p.m. Residents are invited to share any concerns with the mayor. The program will be held at the Clarkston Women’s Club, 3913 Church St. in Clarkston.