Investigation costs DeKalb more than $23,000

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   On the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners official website, Ashlee Wright is still listed as the primary contact for Commissioner Gregory Adams. However, it’s unlikely Wright will return to work for Adams after she accused the District 7 commissioner of sexual harassment. The county paid Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough LLP $23,240 to investigate […]

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Florida family seeks justice after 11-year-old’s death in DeKalb

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Timothy Jones, a Florida resident escaping the path of Hurricane Irma, would have celebrated his 12th birthday Nov. 11. Instead of celebrating his birthday, his family is now seeking answers more than two months after his death. In September, Jones, his mother Shyra Slack and family members evacuated from Fort Lauderdale to Georgia to escape […]

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SPLOST a go in DeKalb County

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DeKalb County officials said “it’s a new day” in DeKalb after voters approved a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum Nov. 7. The 1-cent sales tax increase will provide DeKalb County approximately $636 million over six years from April 2018 to March 2024. There will be no increase in sales tax on unprepared food […]

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War of words

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Lt. Governor Cagle issues warning to Decatur    In the battle of city versus state over “sanctuary cities,” Lt. Governor Casey Cagle threw another jab, issuing an ultimatum to Decatur.  Cagle wrote on Facebook Nov. 1 saying he would give Decatur a last opportunity to “abandon their practice of harboring criminal illegal immigrants” or he […]

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Ex-commissioner pleads guilty

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Former DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson, who was arrested in June for misusing public funds, pleaded guilty to theft by conversion Oct. 25 in a pretrial hearing.The guilty plea was in connection with handling of funds totaling approximately $3,000.   According to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office, DeKalb Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson reduced the […]

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Officials urge voters to be educated on SPLOST

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Voters could soon approve a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in DeKalb County. With more than $380 million in funding over the next six years on the line if the referendum is approved in November, county officials are urging voters to be informed before heading to the voting booth. On Oct. 18, DeKalb […]

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Police find woman’s decomposed body in apartment

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Charles Peters and his aunt Elizabeth Stewart, 88, lived together at the Emory Square Apartment complex on North Williams Drive in Decatur for almost a year. But a month after Stewart’s death, DeKalb County Police say her nephew attempted to conceal her death while her body decomposed in the bedroom.  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office […]

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From Politics To Pastoring

Former DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May decided to leave politics behind to focus on being a pastor at Transforming Faith Church.

Former Interim DeKalb CEO transitions into new role It’s been more than a year since former DeKalb County commissioner and interim CEO Lee May said he would call it quits for politics. When asked if he misses the spotlight of DeKalb politics, May responded by saying, “not for a second.” May left office at the […]

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