# Dekalb county
Rotary Club of Stone Mountain hosts District Governor George Granade
The Rotary Club of Stone Mountain, in DeKalb County, GA, hosted District 6900 Governor George Granade at their regular meeting, held Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The club, which has labeled itself “the friendliest club in the world,“ provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for those who attend their meetings; and is always looking to add to their membership. The meeting began with a welcome by Past President Cynthia Dorsey- Edwards, who also led the “moment of inspiration,” honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She then introduced Johnathan Clark, of the Rotary Club of Tucker, who talked about the Rotary Means Business Program. After much anticipation, Assistant Governor (and member of the Rotary Club of Stone Mountain), Chris Brand, introduced Rotary District 6900 Governor George Granade.
Stacey Abrams prioritizes the voices of Black men ahead of the November General Election
Stacey Abrams poses with the hosts of the 85 South ShowImage credit: 85southshow.com. Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, has launched an effort to secure the votes of Black men in Georgia. Abrams, a Democrat, started her focused conversations with Black men last month, identifying the demographic as the linchpin to the success of her campaign for Governor. According to Abrams, her drive for the Black male vote has been informed by research and statistics compiled from recent polling data. Armed with that information, she purposed to have focused conversations with Black Men in Georgia about her platform, to impress upon them why she is better suited to address and represent their issues, as governor.
Gresham Branch Library in DeKalb County in need of funding and TLC
Exterior of Gresham Branch LibraryPhoto by Jerrod Moore. The Dekalb County Public Library System had humble beginnings, starting in Lithonia with Miss Lula Almand founding the Lithonia Public Library in 1907. Since then, that one library has flourished into the Dekalb County Public Library System, which now operates 22 library facilities throughout DeKalb County. As of 2019, the budget for the DeKalb County Public Library System was well over 19 million dollars. Unfortunately, it seems that not many of those dollars have matriculated to the Gresham Branch in Southeast DeKalb.
McNair JROTC teaches integrity, service and excellence by giving back
On a Friday afternoon in January, I drove down Bouldercrest Rd. to Mc Nair High School, going to return my daughter's laptop. As I neared the school, I saw students and a staff member holding signs that read "Community Food Drive." When I arrived at the intersection of Bouldercrest and Key Roads (the entrance to the school), I saw pallets of fresh food, and cars pulling up to receive the goods.