Beverly Burks will turn 53 years old on Nov. 30, but that won’t be her only reason to celebrate. That day she will be sworn in as the first Black woman to be mayor of Clarkston in its 138-year history.
Clarkston recently launched four new initiatives using coronavirus relief funds that focus on education, food assistance and internet access.
Several DeKalb County cities plan to spend less in 2021 as they wait to see how long the coronavirus pandemic will affect the economy and their revenue.
Former Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry appears to have won Tuesday’s runoff election and will become DeKalb’s newest county commissioner.