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DeKalb’s interim sheriff named

Champion Newspaper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    DeKalb’s interim sheriff named Will serve during Sheriff Jeff Mann’s court-ordered suspension  DeKalb Superior Court Chief Judge Courtney Johnson has appointed Captain Ruth Stringer, a 27-year veteran of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to fill the post of DeKalb County Sheriff during the period in which elected Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann […]

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Naked truth

Sheriff Mann

DeKalb Sheriff suspended by Gov. Deal     More than a month after his arrest for allegedly exposing his penis to an officer and then fleeing the scene, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has been suspended following an executive order signed by Gov. Nathan Deal.   The order, signed June 12, suspends Mann for 40 […]

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Judge upholds Governor’s investigation into Sheriff Mann

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  DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann made his first court appearance after allegedly exposing himself to an officer in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on May 6.   Mann and his attorney, Noah Pines, appeared in a Fulton County Superior Court on May 31 to request halting Gov. Nathan Deal‘s executive order to investigate the sheriff under […]

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Sheriff Mann suspends himself from office

Champion Newspaper

  DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has suspended himself from office nearly three weeks after he was arrested in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park for indecent exposure and obstruction.  The self-imposed suspension will last one week starting May 27 and ending June 4.  According to a DeKalb Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, the letter was an internal memorandum and […]

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Stonecrest voters decide council seats

Registered Stonecrest voters get ready to cast their ballots in the April 18 runoff election.

The new city of Stonecrest now has a complete roster of elected officials after voters decided who would represent them in city council seats 2, 4 and 5, as Rob Turner, George Turner and Diane Adoma won their runoff elections.  More than 3,700 people voted in the Stonecrest runoff election on April 18, representing an […]

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Ossoff, Handel claim special election runoff

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Large margin of victory for GA-06 Dem offset by Republican frontrunner Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are set to go head-to-head in a runoff election following results for on April 18.  Ossoff and Handel emerged as the two frontrunner candidates out of a field of 18—one by a large margin, the other by […]

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DeKalb voters confused during special election

A DeKalb voter registration official said thousands of people were turned away after finding out they did not live in District 6 to be able to vote.

Anyone who listened to the radio or watched television leading up to the April 18 District 6 special election likely heard advertisements stressing the importance of residents getting to the polls and voting.  Some DeKalb residents took that message quite literally, which resulted in confusion on Election Day.  Maxine Daniels, director of voter registration and […]

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Thurmond: ‘pimps and drug dealers’ recruiting our kids

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County CEO Michael Thurmond said he hopes one of his initiatives approved in the 2017 budget will help combat youth gang activity in DeKalb.  In a 5-2 vote, commissioners passed Thurmond’s budget, which included an amendment to address youth unemployment. The county partnered with WorkSource DeKalb to create the “DeKalb Works” summer internship program, which […]

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