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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early voting in District 80 race starts Monday
Eligible Fulton and DeKalb county voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the Aug. 11 special runoff election for the District 80 Georgia House of Representatives seat. Democrat Taylo...
July 22, 2015 04:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doraville group wants DeKalb commission do-over on sidewalk project
Members of a Doraville neighborhood have launched a Facebook page to inform the community about a project they say is wasting federal money and going against the collective desire of homeowners. Th...
July 14, 2015 10:41 AM | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven decreases tax rate, among lowest in DeKalb
Brookhaven residents will have one of the lowest property tax rates in DeKalb County at 2.740 mills. The rate had been reduced each year since Brookhaven became a city in 2012, District 1 Councilwo...
July 08, 2015 05:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 34 34 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 | 10 10 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 | 12 12 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 | 16 16 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 | 41 41 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 | 18 18 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 | 4 4 comments | 34 34 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 | 265 265 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 | 23 23 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 | 19 19 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 | 19 19 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 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 166 166 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 | 27 27 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 | 26 26 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 | 35 35 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 | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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