County’s role questioned as new cities form

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What would be the role of DeKalb County going forward if more cities are created? That was the question asked by DeKalb legislators at a Nov. 29 meeting held by the Senate Study Committee on the Incorporation of the City of DeKalb. State Sen. Gloria Butler (D-55) chairs the committee that includes Democratic senators from […]

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DA’s program gives second chance after arrest

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Nineteen-year-old Nathan once thought he was invincible. That was before a run-in with the law and a second chance through a program started by DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James. Nathan was one of seven people that graduated Nov. 30 from the DA’s Anti-Recidivism Court (ARC), a pilot program for first-time offenders ages 17-25 years […]

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Brookhaven residents elect mayor, council members in runoff

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          The residents of the new city of Brookhaven chose attorney J. Max Davis as its mayor in a runoff election Dec. 4. Preliminary results showed Davis leading by approximately 65 percent against opponent Ashford Alliance President Sandy Murray, who trailed with approximately 35 percent. Before his apparent win, Davis said […]

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Dunwoody councilwoman admits to leaking information, apologizes

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After an investigation lasting more than nine months and costing taxpayers nearly $50,000, a Dunwoody City councilwoman has admitted to leaking information from executive city council sessions. In a Nov. 30 letter, Councilwoman Adrian Bonser admitted to leaking information from an executive session but said that at the time she was unaware that she was […]

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Doraville searches for new city manager

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Last year voters in Doraville passed a referendum allowing the city to change its form of government to one with a part-time mayor and a full-time city manager. Doraville is one of the last cities in DeKalb County to convert to such a form of government. The change means that Mayor Donna Pittman will share […]

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Ellis names new deputy development chief

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DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announced the appointment of Luz Borrero as deputy chief operating officer of development effective Nov. 19. “In the current economic climate, characterized by a national recession and a declining tax digest, I believe that it is extremely important to engage in activities that encourage and promote jobs creation, economic vitality, […]

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DeKalb County’s Police Chief Retires

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DeKalb County is looking for a new police chief. DeKalb County Police Chief William O’Brien will retire at the end of November,Burke Brennan, the county’s chief communications officer, confirmed Oct. 31. O’Brien made the announcement in August, Brennan said. Currently, O’Brien is out of the office using accrued vacation until his retirement’s effective date of Nov. 30. “Police […]

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DeKalb names interim police chief

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One of the four assistant police chiefs of the DeKalb County Police Department has been named its interim head. Lisa A. Gassner, assistant chief over the support services division of the police department, was appointed interim police chief, according to Burke Brennan, the county’s chief communications officer. “She was appointed based on her qualifications and her capabilities,” Brennan […]

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