Mixed reactions to Burrell Ellis decision

Burrell Ellis recently had his conviction overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court.

For some DeKalb County residents, former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis’ conviction being overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court was another blow to government accountability, while others believed it was a step in the right direction to justice for Ellis and his family. The Georgia Supreme Court announced its decision Nov. 30 and reversed a previous […]

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DeKalb residents still frustrated over water bills


County seeking resolutions Jennifer Tate, a Brookhaven resident who said she’s still dealing with high water bills from the county, said she has little faith in the county to resolve her issues. Some DeKalb residents seemed to share Tate’s sentiment at a town hall meeting Nov. 10 to discuss high water bills. The meeting, held […]

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I like Mike

Mike Thurmond is surrounded by supporters as he celebrates a victory in downtown Decatur at the Courtyard Marriott on Clairemont Avenue.

“I like Mike.” A catchy slogan that eventually turned into campaign signs for former DeKalb County Schools superintendent Michael Thurmond. The “I like Mike” campaign flyers were scattered across DeKalb County on Election Day and apparently DeKalb County residents like Mike, too. At press time, Thurmond was leading Republican candidate Jack Lovelace with 74 percent […]

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Mann stays sheriff

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann

District attorney, solicitor general, Superior Court clerk, tax commissioner run unopposed Nov. 8 proved to be a time for celebration for Democrats in DeKalb County as the left wing retained the office of sheriff while running unopposed in races for district attorney, Clerk of Superior Court and tax commissioner. DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann retained […]

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State senate district 43, state rep. district 91


  Former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones will be the Democratic nominee for the State House District 91 seat. Jones defeated consultant Rhonda Taylor with 54 percent of votes in the July 26 run-off election. Taylor received 46 percent. Jones will take on Republican nominee Carl Anuszczyk, CEO of Jackpot Software Inc., in the November […]

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Johnson retains tax commissioner’s office


Johnson retains tax commissioner’s office   Interim tax commissioner Irvin Johnson retained his seat as the county’s highest paid official on July 26 during a run-off election.Johnson received 62.2 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting whereas Susannah Scott received 37.8 percent. “It feels great,” Johnson said Tuesday night. “Now it’s time to move […]

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Bradshaw: ‘The dragon has been slayed’

Stephen Bradshaw is congratulated by supporters at the Village Corner in Stone Mountain after defeating District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in a runoff election July 26. Photo by Carla Parker

After months of a back-and-forth battle for the District 4 Commission seat, Stephen Bradshaw sat among family and friends at the Village Corner restaurant victorious. Bradshaw unseated incumbent Sharon Barnes Sutton in a runoff election July 26, defeating Sutton with 79 percent of the votes. More than 100 Bradshaw supporters came to congratulate the newly-elected […]

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Runoffs scheduled, SPLOST renewed


As of press time on election night with 94 percent of precincts reporting, Steve Bradshaw will compete in a runoff against incumbent Sharon Barnes Sutton. The winner will face Republican Willie Willis in the DeKalb County Commission District 4 race. The seat will be settled in the Nov. 8 general election. Bradshaw had 48.4 percent […]

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