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DeKalb County CEO Ellis found guilty of perjury, extortion charge
Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions, has been found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion. The verdicts were announced l...
July 01, 2015 11:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recordings played for jury during CEO’s testimony in retrial
Secret recordings of former DeKalb purchasing director Kelvin Walton discussing suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis’ campaigning in 2012 were played for a jury last week during Ellis’ corrupt...
June 30, 2015 12:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas, south Fulton lawmaker asks public to 'avoid' Stone Mountain Park until flags removed
A state lawmaker representing Douglas and south Fulton counties today asked residents to avoid Stone Mountain Park until it removes a historical display of Confederate flags in front of the carving...
June 30, 2015 12:02 PM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Cutting Atlanta commute times will be costly
The sprawling Atlanta metro area's commuters navigate some of the longest trips to work in large U.S. cities. The average commute for metro Atlanta residents is 30 minutes, higher than the national...
June 29, 2015 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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New laws go into effect this week
July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time. Lawmakers can specify when bills go into effect, either when signed by a gover...
June 29, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb sanitation announces holiday collection schedule
The DeKalb County Sanitation Division announces its Independence Day holiday sanitation collection schedule for residential customers. In observance of Independence Day, July 4, sanitation collecti...
June 24, 2015 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mother arrested after police say she left child in hot car in Stone Mountain
Authorities have arrested a woman in the Stone Mountain area after police say she left a child inside a hot car. WAGA-TV reports an off-duty officer found the child in the Kroger parking lot Tuesda...
June 24, 2015 12:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Confederate tributes go well beyond battle flag throughout the South
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for removing the Confederate battle flag that flies in front of her state's Capitol. But she hasn't said the Confederate veterans' monument alongside the flag...
June 24, 2015 12:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Developers eye pedestrian-friendly atmosphere for Assembly project
“I think Chamblee’s time has come,” said Stephen Macauley, of the development firm Macauley + Schmit. “The way Chamblee is positioned, this area is going to be so vibrant.” Macauley made the commen...
June 23, 2015 11:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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State cracks down on 4th of July DUIs
Gov. Nathan Deal is joining his Office of Highway Safety in a statewide DUI enforcement campaign that is warning Fourth of July revelers to “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Georgia’s annual mid-su...
June 18, 2015 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody offers dining specials starting Saturday
Saturday marks the start of Dunwoody’s fourth annual restaurant week where residents and visitors alike can enjoy lunch and dinner specials at more than 35 different restaurants throughout the city...
June 16, 2015 08:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Witness testifies about threats in DeKalb CEO’s retrial
Twelve new jurors heard testimony about how DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis forced county vendors to make a contribution to his campaign or lose contracts and business in the county, according to w...
June 16, 2015 08:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Merritt sentenced to life without parole for MARTA murder
A DeKalb County man was recently sentenced to life without parole for murdering a woman at a MARTA bus stop and raping three others. Christopher Merritt decided to plead guilty in lieu of facing th...
June 11, 2015 04:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Strong focuses on county reformation, opposes cityhood
A group of DeKalb County residents is urging citizens to stop viewing cityhood as the solution to issues within county government. DeKalb Strong, formed in January, is on a mission to stop new city...
June 11, 2015 12:05 PM | 16 16 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Isakson announces Parkinson’s diagnosis
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but said he and his doctors say it has not impacted his ability to represent Georgia. Isakson, 7...
June 10, 2015 11:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children's Healthcare honored by U.S. News & World Report
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Tuesday announced it is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals. Children’s, ti...
June 09, 2015 06:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody taps into local breweries at beer festival
Dunwoody residents can sample some of Georgia’s finest craft beers while enjoying the city’s largest park Saturday during the second Tap Into Georgia Beer Festival. The celebration of old favorites...
June 09, 2015 09:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee May stops use of P-cards by DeKalb officials
DeKalb County's CEO says he is halting taxpayer-funded charge cards for government officials. According to reports, Interim CEO Lee May says outside investigators handling a review of local corrupt...
June 08, 2015 05:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four candidates qualify for District 80 House election
Four candidates have qualified for the July 14 special election to replace District 80 State Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven. Jacobs, who has represented the district for more than a decade, is vaca...
June 04, 2015 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police not prosecuting Emory fraternity members in harassment of veterans
College fraternity members accused of harassing a group of disabled military veterans at a Florida beach resort in April won't be facing charges. Police in Panama City Beach say they closed the inv...
June 04, 2015 08:14 AM | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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LaVista Hills feasibility study projects annual surplus for proposed city
A recent study projects that the proposed city of LaVista Hills can provide public safety, parks, planning, zoning, business development, and road maintenance with no tax increase and a substantial...
June 02, 2015 08:55 AM | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Davis announces bid to run for District 80 seat
Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis last week announced his intention to run in the July 14 special election for Georgia House District 80. Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, has represented the district fo...
May 28, 2015 10:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thunderstorms, high winds expected near I-85, I-20 corridors
Forecasters are warning of thunderstorms and high winds in parts of north and central Georgia. The National Weather Service says scattered thunderstorms and rain are expected to last until Thursday...
May 28, 2015 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four rescued after car veers into DeKalb County river
Authorities say four people climbed to the roof of a car after it veered into a DeKalb County river. County fire Capt. Eric Jackson told local media that crews threw a rope and ladders out to two m...
May 27, 2015 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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