DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

What’s next for Brannon Hill condos

Recently, DeKalb County officials were given authority by Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams to clean up the property if owners of destroyed or fire-damaged buildings in Brannon Hill Condominiums are not compliant within a 60-day period.

Brannon Hill Condominiums, littered with trash, graffiti and scorched building units, is a thorn in the side of DeKalb County, according to county officials. For nearly a decade, the county has worked to clean up the area on various occasions and cited owners for code enforcement infractions more than 30 times. Recently, DeKalb County officials […]

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Barnes Sutton: comments from Porter Road community ‘personal and absurd’

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DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton said comments made by some residents of the Porter Road community were “personal and absurd” after residents claimed the commissioner wasn’t responding to their phone calls and emails. LDG Development, a company based in Kentucky, planned to build an 11-acre multi-family apartment complex in DeKalb County. The complex, a […]

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Mixed reactions to Burrell Ellis decision

Burrell Ellis recently had his conviction overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court.

For some DeKalb County residents, former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis’ conviction being overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court was another blow to government accountability, while others believed it was a step in the right direction to justice for Ellis and his family. The Georgia Supreme Court announced its decision Nov. 30 and reversed a previous […]

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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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‘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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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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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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