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Holiday cookies for families in need, Fall camp in DeKalb County and more happening in Atlanta

Gené Hunter

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Your Atlanta updates for Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

Cobb County's Opioid Settlement

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted to accept funds from the settlement reached with pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson about their alleged role in the national opioid crisis.

Community outreach in DeKalb County

DeKalb County Police Department continues its community outreach events for the month of November. Major Robertson and the South Precinct are hosting events this evening and Tuesday evening. Events are virtual and information to attend is listed below.

Cookie cheer for families in need

The Ward Recreation Center will be collecting items for families in need this holiday season. Items to be collected will be sugar cookie mix, cookie cutters, frosting and cookie decorations. The goal is to provide supplies to 50 families in the area. Donations will be collected until Dec. 17.

Donate in Buckhead for the holidays

The city of Buckhead is collecting nonperishable food items for the Collins Food Pantry. This community service initiative is in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Items will be collected until Monday, Nov. 29.

Mini camp in DeKalb County for fall break

DeKalb County's Park and Recreation and Cultural Affairs is offering a mini camp for the duration of fall break. The camp will be held from Nov. 22-24 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost of the camp is $10 a day for children ages 5-12.

This article is a daily update on the Atlanta area and surrounding cities and counties. This article aims to provide brief updates as it pertains to the local fire departments, police departments, Mayor's office, school boards, transportation and other areas impacting your life. For more information, please click on the links provided. Let me know if there is anything I missed, and I can include it in the next update.

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