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December 23 Weekly Newsletter

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DeKalb County Warming Centers Open 24 Hours a Day Dec. 23-27

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County has three warming centers open for residents to use in the following locations 24 hours a day through 7 a.m. Dec. 27 at the following warming center locations:

· Exchange Park Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur

· Mason Mill Recreation Center, 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur

· Tobie Grant, 593 Parkdale Drive, Scottdale

Anyone staying in the warming centers must follow the county’s COVID-19 protocols that include wearing a mask, social distancing and undergoing a temperature check.

DeKalb County also is partnering with the following nonprofit organization to provide an additional warming center in the county:

· A Home for Everyone in DeKalb (Dec. 23-25).

· Tucker First United Methodist Church Cold Weather Refuge for Men and Women (Dec. 23-27)

For more information about centers offered by DeKalb County and its community partners, visit

Flu Vaccination: The Best Protection Against The Flu

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to get vaccinated against flu right now. Flu activity is already widespread in Georgia – earlier than we’ve seen in recent years. 


DeKalb Public Library – December Calendar

DeKalb County’s Public Libraries host many events weekly for all ages from Secondary/Foreign language classes to family movie nights and so much more! Visit your local library to see how you can join the fun and receive your FREE library card.

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DeKalb Announces Christmas and New Year’s Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

Collection service to run one day late for all customers

DECATUR, Ga. – In observance of Christmas Day on Monday, Dec. 26, and New Year’s Day on Monday, Jan. 2, sanitation service for residential customers will be based on a revised holiday schedule as follows:

Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2 – Christmas Day and New Year’s Day observed. No collection service.

Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection days are Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2, will be serviced on Tuesday,

Dec. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Wednesday, Dec. 28, and Wednesday, Jan. 4 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection days are Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 3, will be serviced on Wednesday, Dec. 28, and Wednesday, Jan. 4

For a full holiday schedule or more information, contact the Sanitation Division’s Customer Care team at 404-294-2900 or, visit, or follow the Sanitation Division on Twitter @DKalbSanitation.

GLBC 2023 Internship Program – Deadline Extended!

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Inc. (GLBC) Internship Program is open to undergraduate students who are juniors or seniors currently enrolled in a full-time program at a higher education institution within the state of Georgia. The program is open to ALL majors.

Students must NOT have completed graduation prior to the beginning of the legislative session. All students must display an interest in public service and have the willingness to learn the legislative process within the state of Georgia.

The Internship Program will begin on January 9, 2023, and end on March 31, 2022. Work hours are generally 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST, however, office hours can fluctuate on a daily basis.

Students must submit a complete intern application by Friday, December 30, 2022, 11:59 pm EST.

For more information about our organization, the members, legislative priorities, and other resources, please visit our website.
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