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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 | 1 1 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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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 | 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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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 | 266 266 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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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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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 | 27 27 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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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 | 46 46 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 | 33 33 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 | 29 29 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 | 28 28 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 | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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