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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 | 9 9 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 | 2 2 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 | 27 27 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 | 3 3 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 | 5 5 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 | 7 7 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 | 152 152 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 | 13 13 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 | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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State high court reverses conviction in Sneiderman shooting
Georgia's highest court on Monday reversed the murder conviction of Hemy Neuman, imprisoned for killing a father who had just dropped off his son at Dunwoody Prep preschool, renewing a criminal cas...
June 15, 2015 09:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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 | 30 30 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 | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amtrak targets Atlanta for long-term plans
Amtrax railroad service plans to expand its roots into the southeast creating new corridor. Dave Hudson, Amtrax’s chief business strategy officer and Jason Molfetas its CIO offered details on the c...
June 09, 2015 07:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 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 | 15 15 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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody community cycle to be held Sunday
Join the members of Dunwoody Community Cycle for the next community bike ride June 7 at 2:30 p.m. starting at Village Burger on Dunwoody Village Parkway. They will have a short pre-ride safety spee...
June 01, 2015 11:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former DeKalb watershed employees sentenced to jail
DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson accepted plea deals from three former DeKalb County Watershed Department employees charged with bilking the county out of thousands of dollars in fra...
May 21, 2015 10:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge Gregory A. Adams says he is not a candidate for DeKalb commission
Judge Gregory A. Adams is not a candidate for the DeKalb County Commission. Adams was initially elected to the bench in 2004 and reelected in 2008 and 2012 without opposition. He is thankful to the...
May 21, 2015 09:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pilot reported problem before fatal crash on I-285
Seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, a pilot radioed air traffic controllers to say he was struggling to gain altitude, authorities said. The pilot's last radio transmissions befor...
May 19, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweet Potato Café, school partner to create program for deaf students
A café in Stone Mountain is giving deaf students a place to gain experience and get creative in the culinary arts through an innovative work-study program. Sweet Potato Café, 5377 Manor Drive, has ...
May 19, 2015 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb commissioners react to CEO’s criticism
DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May recently announced his resignation of his District 5 commission seat. In the process, he criticized the board of commissioners who he said “have never represented ...
May 19, 2015 09:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb breweries empowered by new craft beer law
Breweries in DeKalb County are celebrating what some are calling a “watered-down victory” after Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounc...
May 19, 2015 08:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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