Clarkston man arrested for false imprisonment

Clarkston man arrested for false imprisonment

Clarkston man held two women against their will and forced them to have sex with other men, according to DeKalb County police.  Henry Milton, 28, was charged with two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of pandering Nov. 9 after officers received a call from one of the victim’s mothers claiming her daughter was […]

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Examining the Dunwoody Daily Bulletin

Examining the Dunwoody Daily Bulletin

City councilman discusses online arrest record Dunwoody Police Department’s “Daily Bulletin” tracks all tickets, arrests, incidents and ordinance violations within city limits. The website lists alleged offenders’ names and the site of an infraction, and sometimes the exact address. Offenders ages 17 and older can be listed on the website, regardless of the outcome in […]

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‘High number’ of school bus violations in DeKalb County

‘High number’ of school bus violations in DeKalb County

DeKalb County drivers are continuing to violate the school bus stop passing law, according to reports released by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Officials from the sheriff’s office said a “surprisingly high number” of drivers are passing school buses when the bus is stopped and picking up or dropping off passengers.  The Uniform Field Division […]

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Brookhaven releases service delivery report for proposed annex area

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According to state law OCGA 36-36-35, cities are required to provide a report setting forth plans to provide services to a proposed annexed area. Brookhaven released that report Nov. 22 for the Woodcliff annexation petition. The petition was announced at the Brookhaven City Council work session on Nov. 9. The residents who filed the application […]

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Porter Road community receives cold shoulder from Barnes-Sutton

Porter Road community receives cold shoulder from Barnes-Sutton

Residents of the Porter Road community said they are upset with DeKalb County commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton after she said she would meet with a representative regarding a historic cemetery in the area, but has yet to show. Some residents around Porter Road in Decatur are speaking out against a proposed “low-income” housing development planned […]

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Avondale Estates police provide holiday safety tips for residents

Avondale Estates police provide holiday safety tips for residents

The Avondale Estates Police Department is helping residents keep their homes safe when they are out of town. Last December, two burglaries occurred as well as seven thefts. The police department is encouraging residents to complete a security check form, which can be found on the city’s website, when going out of town. The form […]

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Mom on a mission

Mom on a mission

Facebook page results in community activism  For months Star McKenzie, a lifetime DeKalb County resident, wife and mother of two, watched as her household water bills continued to increase. What started out as a way to connect with neighbors and vent about high water bills quickly ballooned into something she said she didn’t expect.  McKenzie […]

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Burrell Ellis conviction reversed by Georgia Supreme Court

Burrell Ellis conviction reversed by Georgia Supreme Court

In a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the court decided to reverse former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis attempted extortion and perjury convictions.  In the court’s opinion, which was released Nov. 30, Justice Harold Melton wrote that “while the evidence was sufficient to convict Ellis, due to technical errors, the criminal convictions […]

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