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DeKalb Watershed identified source of water billing issue
DeKalb County has uncovered the reason for why a handful of residents in north DeKalb did not receive water bills for services rendered during the last 60 days. Some bills were marked “undeliverabl...
August 26, 2015 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Series aims to reduce re-offenders at DeKalb County jail
A new series of classes, designed to change patterns of thought and behavior, as well as impact recidivism, is underway at the DeKalb County Jail and Sheriff Jeff Mann said he is already seeing a g...
August 26, 2015 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb officials respond to soccer deal, special investigation
Between the Atlanta United Futbol [Soccer] Club deal with Falcons owner and Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank and the update letter sent by special investigators Richard L. Hyde and Michael J. Bow...
August 19, 2015 11:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former President Jimmy Carter diagnosed with cancer
Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday. "Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my b...
August 12, 2015 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economic impact of food industry topic at Dunwoody chamber luncheon
On Tuesday, the Dunwoody Chamber in Heels Council —part of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce — presents a panel discussion lunch entitled “Food for Thought, the Economic Impact of the Food Industry ...
August 12, 2015 12:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody officials ask residents to name new park
The city of Dunwoody offers an opportunity to get involved in creating a lasting impression on the city with a newly introduced contest asking residents to name the city’s newest park at Pernoshal ...
August 12, 2015 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Construction underway for outdoor expansion at Fernbank Museum
The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road in Decatur, has broken ground and started work on a project that will allow visitors to experience immersive fun and learning in the outdoor...
August 12, 2015 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb home for Atlanta's new pro soccer team
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 ...
August 12, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report reveals rampant corruption in DeKalb County
In March, DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May signed an executive order to provide “for the installation of two special investigators to review government operations and make recommendations to appro...
August 10, 2015 08:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory University Hospital gets new CEO
Bryce Gartland, M.D., chief operating officer at Emory University Hospital, has been named chief executive officer of the hospital, as current CEO Robert Bachman steps down to move into a new hospi...
August 05, 2015 12:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb and Decatur school districts prep for new school year
New staff greeted students in City Schools of Decatur when they started Aug. 3 while students in the DeKalb County School District will see new facilities and teachers when their classes begin Mond...
August 05, 2015 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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3 cities' police departments to host National Night Out
The Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs police departments will co-host the 2015 National Night Out Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody. The event ...
August 01, 2015 05:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Mobile Farmers Market rolls into DeKalb
A new mobile market is rolling its way through DeKalb County and offering fresh produce to residents. The DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market, which started traveling around the county earlier this month,...
July 29, 2015 10:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb County lowers property taxes for first time in 10 years
DeKalb County residents will pay less in taxes this year thanks to a lower millage rate of 20.81 mills, down 0.4 mills from 21.21 mills in 2014, which represents the first downward adjustment of th...
July 29, 2015 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Chamber to host reception for Superintendent Green
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce will host the official welcome reception for more than 150 distinguished guests in attendance to meet and support R. Stephen Green, the county’s new school superintendent...
July 20, 2015 01:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody expedites homestead exemption refunds
The city of Dunwoody and the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office examined residential tax records from 2012 to 2014 and will expedite refunds for Dunwoody homeowners who qualified for a residen...
July 14, 2015 03:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former DeKalb CEO Ellis to serve 18 months in prison
Amid a courtroom packed with supporters and media, former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis left, escorted by a police officer, to start serving his time in incarceration after Judge Courtney Johnson...
July 08, 2015 04:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Woman killed in Dresden Park was FBI agent
The FBI says a shooting that police believe was a murder-suicide in a park in Chamblee has claimed the life of one of its agents. Authorities say 34-year-old Nena Rahman Harris was shot to death in...
July 08, 2015 01:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burrell Ellis to be sentenced Wednesday
A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions is set to be sentenced on Wednesday. DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis on July 1 was found guilty of perjur...
July 08, 2015 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb lawmakers react to same-sex marriage decision
On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The ruling means that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the U.S. Same-sex couples already h...
July 07, 2015 09:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 53 53 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 | 29 29 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 | 280 280 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 | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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