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Atlanta United FC Selects DeKalb County for Training Facility
(Club brings professional soccer to growing metro Atlanta community)

DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May and members of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with Atlanta United and Decide DeKalb, officially confirm that DeKalb County has been selected as the location for the new Atlanta United headquarters and training facility.

Atlanta United, Major League Soccer’s 22nd franchise, begins play in 2017. The team, announced on April 16, 2014, and officially named on July 7, 2015, is owned by Atlanta Falcons owner and Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank. President Darren Eales leads the club, which will play in the new Atlanta stadium.

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District 5 Commissioner Takes Oath of Office

Mereda Davis Johnson, newly-elected to District 5 of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, took the Oath of Office this morning alongside local elected officials and family, including her husband, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson.

Commissioner Davis Johnson will participate in her first Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Known for its business and education hub, growing international community and natural wonders, DeKalb County Government is administered by Interim Chief Executive Officer Lee May and legislative policy is set by a seven-member Board of Commissioners.  DeKalb County is home to more than 700,000 residents.

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DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market Releases Schedule and Locations (Vehicles new name to be revealed July 22)

DeKalb residents explored the mobile farmers market during its first day in operation on July 7

Announced in May, and now visiting areas around the county Tuesday through Friday through Oct. 22, the mobile farmers market carries fresh, affordable produce directly to residents.

The full schedule of times and locationscan be found here.