College student fighting for right to run for Stonecrest City Council


Spelman College student Mary-Pat Hector said she’s no stranger to social activism, which is why she decided to run for Stonecrest’s city council. After submitting her qualifying application, Hector said she thought everything was in order until she received news that her age could be an issue. Hector, 19, is having her age qualifications challenged […]

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Burrell Ellis conviction reversed by Georgia Supreme Court

Burrell Ellis conviction reversed by Georgia Supreme Court

In a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the court decided to reverse former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis attempted extortion and perjury convictions.  In the court’s opinion, which was released Nov. 30, Justice Harold Melton wrote that “while the evidence was sufficient to convict Ellis, due to technical errors, the criminal convictions […]

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Special election set for commission seat

Former DeKalb Commissioner Stan Watson resigned to run for tax commissioner. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners won’t get a replacement Super District 7 commissioner until voters go to the polls in November. The county’s Board of Elections voted March 21 to hold the special election in November with the general election instead of holding it on May 24 with the primary. A special election is […]

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Lithonia candidates share platforms at forum

Lithonia candidates share platforms at forum

Lithonia voters got an opportunity to hear from the candidates for mayor and city council and their ideas and plans for the city at a candidates’ forum Oct. 20 at the Lithonia-Davidson Library.  Council members Shameka Reynolds and Darold Honore are seeking reelection, and longtime resident and business owner Fred Reynolds is vying for the […]

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Five mayoral positions on November ballots

Five mayoral positions on November ballots

Voters will go to the polls Nov. 3 to decide contested mayoral seats in Brookhaven, Doraville, Dunwoody and Lithonia as well as elect a new state senator and representative. Brookhaven residents will elect a new mayor. The candidates are Dale Boone, a competitive eater, and attorney John Ernst, former chairman of the DeKalb County Board […]

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Brookhaven mayor announces bid for District 80 seat

Max Davis

Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis ended the city’s town hall meeting May 28 by announcing his bid to run for Georgia House District 80. “It’s been a distinct honor to serve as your mayor for the last two and half years,” Davis told those in attendance. “Many of you know this, but I will be […]

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Transparency, other topics discussed at Avondale candidates’ forum

Avondale Estates residents listen to the five mayoral candidates during a fourm.

Transparency has become a concern for some Avondale Estates residents after the mishandling of an annexation bill by former mayor Ed Rieker, and residents are looking for a mayor who will keep them in the loop of all city business. Residents got an opportunity to question the five mayoral candidates about transparency and other topics […]

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Commissioners postpone YMCA vote yet again


DeKalb County commissioners and residents were clearly divided June 10 on whether to approve a $5 million public/private partnership with the South DeKalb YMCA to help the facility implement improvements. The Board of Commissioners did not have the required votes to pass the item, which will come before the board again June 24. “I encourage […]

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