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Firefighter turned sheriff starts fourth term

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When Thomas Brown first became DeKalb County’s sheriff in 2000, the position had a tarnished reputation. A sheriff in the 1970s “stayed into a lot of stuff,” Brown said. “[He] had some argument with some kid in his neighborhood and ended up shooting the kid. But he was acquitted, as I understand it. I don’t […]

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City of Lithonia has new top cop

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A former DeKalb County Police chief has left retirement to head the Lithonia Police Department. The Lithonia City Council has selected Eddie J. Moody as its new police chief. Moody, 58, was the DeKalb County Police chief from 2001-04. Moody brings 30 years of law enforcement experience to the city, working his way up from […]

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Newly elected Brookhaven City Council makes first decisions

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The Brookhaven City Council made its first official vote Dec. 10 only moments after members were sworn in. The four-member council appointed a temporary city attorney, and city clerk, and authorized a temporary lease agreement for a city hall building and city court space. Bill Riley was named interim city attorney. Riley, who serves as […]

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County airport to begin $8 million hangar project

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A plan by the DeKalb Peachtree Airport to build more hangars is expected to shorten a 10-year waiting list for the spaces. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted Dec. 11 to approve an $8.24 million project to construct 53 T-hangars and two corporate hangar parcels. “We’re going to close one runway and build 53 […]

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MARTA a hot button topic at town hall meeting

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Fixing MARTA and how to pay for it came close to a heated discussion at a Dec. 13 Legislative Preview and Town Hall Meeting at Cross Keys High School. The town hall meeting was the first of three legislative town hall meetings that will be held across DeKalb County before the 2013 Legislative Session begins. […]

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Zoning task force recommends changes for Decatur

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The city of Decatur’s zoning task force, created to study the recommendations of the strategic plan as it relates to zoning, presented its finding to the Decatur City Commission recently. The task force includes members of the city planning commission, active living advisory board, historic preservation commission and residents. It was created to identify possible […]

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News Briefs

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DeKalb commissioners approve new chief operating officer   The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners confirmed Zach Williams as DeKalb County’s next executive assistant and chief operating officer. Williams was nominated by CEO Burrell Ellis and will succeed Richard Stogner, who retires at the end of the year. “We have an opportunity together to move DeKalb […]

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Brookhaven officials prepare to build city government

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With the official establishment of the city of Brookhaven less than a week away, the newly elected mayor and city council have a lot of work to accomplish. The city will be officially established Dec. 17. Mayor J. Max Davis and the city council members were sworn in after DeKalb County certifies the results of […]

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