Supreme Court hears appeal from abortion doctor accused of Medicaid fraud

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The Georgia Supreme Court heard an appeal of a pre-trial ruling involving a DeKalb County doctor who was accused of illegally using Medicaid funds to perform services associated with elective abortions. Dr. Tyrone Malloy was indicted in 2011 by a DeKalb County grand jury for two counts of Medicaid fraud in violation of state law. […]

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Police, nurse team to tackle crises


It was the evening of Nov. 14, 2012, and a 47-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother was hit by a vehicle on Covington Highway. Reportedly her 3-year-old granddaughter was riding on the rear of the chair as they crossed the street. The first police car to respond to the accident just happened to be driving by. It was […]

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Extra money could mean lower county tax increase

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DeKalb County has an extra $12.9 million to work with in 2013. That’s what DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis said when he delivered his amended 2013 budget recommendation to the Board of Commissioners’ finance, audit and budget committee on Jan. 31. Ellis’ amended budget recommendation includes a millage increase of 0.64 mills. That would mean […]

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Police guard CEO’s home


  A DeKalb County police officer has been stationed outside CEO Burrell Ellis’ Stone Mountain home since Jan. 7, when it was searched by DeKalb County district attorney investigators. “It was a decision made by the public safety department,” DeKalb County spokesman Burke Brennan said. “Since investigators searched his home there has been some increased […]

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Full Text: CEO Burrelll Ellis’ 2013 State of the County


2013 State of the County Address DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis 1-29-2013 THE STRUGGLE OF A GREAT COMMUNITY To the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, judiciary, constitutional officers, members of the Georgia General Assembly and the United States Congress, Mayors, and all elected officials with us today; To the Executive Cabinet and other senior members of […]

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Let’s Talk Trash: Increase Fee or Reduce Pickup?


DeKalb County residents will have the opportunity to have a say in the future of garbage pickup. The DeKalb County Sanitation Department is holding public meetings, “Let’s Talk Trash,” across the county to discuss the future of garbage pickup. Burke Brennan, the county’s chief communications officer, said the discussion is about whether to reduce garbage […]

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County’s interim planning director quits after a year

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The man touted by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis as “the best planning director that DeKalb County has ever had” has resigned after a year on the job. Gary A. Cornell was appointed by Ellis in January 2011 to serve as the interim director of the department of planning and sustainability. County spokesman Burke Brennan said […]

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‘We can’t continue to prosper if DeKalb County doesn’t prosper’

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City of Decatur commissioner Jim Baskett is now the mayor of Decatur. Baskett was elected mayor after former mayor Bill Floyd resigned Jan. 7. Baskett was elected to the Decatur Board of Commission in 1995 and served as mayor pro tem from 2002-2012. Baskett, who praised Floyd for his 13 years of service as mayor, […]

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