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December 30 Weekly Newsletter

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John Lewis task force to announces artist to create monument on the Decatur Square

Decatur, GA —“We are thrilled to have reached this milestone in the life of the Task Force and we are so pleased that we found a world-renowned artist who captures the soul and spirit of his subjects,” said Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett. “This project has been a labor of love for all of us who knew and loved Congressman Lewis. He served our district and the world with such honor and distinction. His statue will stand as a reminder to all who pass that once this great but humble man walked among us, and we are happy we elected him over and over to serve us and the world. He was truly the conscience of the Congress.”

Once the statue is complete, the task force will sponsor a community-wide event to unveil the work in front of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse.

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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 – January 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 New Year’s Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

Collection service to run one day late for all customers

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

Monday, Jan. 2 – New Year’s Day observed. No collection service.

Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, Jan. 2, will be serviced on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Wednesday, Jan. 4 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday, Jan. 3, will be serviced on 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.
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