Senate bill would make DeKalb CEO nonpartisan


A bill (SB-95) introduced by Sen. Fran Millar (R-40) would make the DeKalb County CEO a nonpartisan position. DeKalb CEO candidates are typically Democrats running in a predominantly Democratic county; Republicans make up approximately 30 percent of the population, Millar said. “By doing this election on a nonpartisan basis, what it does is gives [Republicans] […]

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Another new DeKalb city being considered


Another group of DeKalb residents are contemplating the formation of a new city. The residents have formed Lakeside City Alliance, a nonprofit group created to study the possibility and feasibility of establishing a new city in northern DeKalb County. The alliance released a draft map of the proposed parameters of the new city, which would […]

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Obama unveils new pre-K plan in Decatur


  After a brief visit to College Heights Early Learning Center, President Barack Obama spoke to Decatur residents about his plans to implement a universal pre-K program nationwide. During his Feb. 12 State of the Union address, Obama said fewer than three in 10 4-year-olds have access to a high-quality preschool program. “For the poor […]

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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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