DeKalb

Katie Finlon / WNIJ

The new virtual reality smartphone game Pokemon Go could be a game-changer for downtown DeKalb businesses.

The game is currently the top-grossing app in the Apple and Android app stores. That’s after being on the market for less than a week.

Pokemon Go requires the player to walk around in real life in order to catch different Pokemon creatures from the player’s smart phone. One function of the game is the ability to add a “lure module,” which attracts Pokemon to a specific location for a half hour at a time so people can come by and catch them.

Coltonville Road Bridge Reopened To Traffic

Jul 1, 2016

    The Coltonville Road Bridge is now open to traffic.  

The Daily Chronicle reports it’s twice as large as the old bridge and crosses the river three feet higher.  

The road was closed for ten months while the bridge was built.  It was delayed by cold weather and an initial shortage of steel.  

DeKalb County Engineer Nathan Schwartz says the final cost is likely to come to around $2.3 million. 

Jenna Dooley / WNIJ

One DeKalb summer camp significantly reduced crime in one area of town.

Camp Power is a free summer program offered to University Village residents at the complex. It’s funded by a community policing grant and other community partners, and the goal is to provide academic tutoring, daily lunch service and other organized activities to child campers.

Give Local DeKalb County Raises Nearly $374,000

May 5, 2016

  Give Local DeKalb County considers its efforts a success despite technical difficulties. 

The charity campaign puts its unofficial donation totals at $270,000.  This figure does not include an additional $104,000 in matching funds. 

Giving hours were extended to yesterday afternoon after online vendor Kimbia’s servers were overloaded by donation traffic.  In total, more than 60 nonprofits took part in the campaign.  

Proudly DeKalb / Facebook page

A team from DeKalb is in North Carolina for the next phase of a competition that is spurring towns to create ambitious development plans.

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