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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Eye surgery office focuses on laser procedures


A physician group that specializes exclusively in high-tech laser vision correction recently opened its first office outside the northeastern United States. On Nov. 16, officials at Diamond Vision—headquartered in Manhattan with offices in other New York locations as well as in New Jersey and Connecticut—cut the ribbon officially opening an office in Tucker’s Crescent Center. […]

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Fallen officer honored in Doraville


Dozens of representatives from Doraville, Dunwoody, Chamblee and DeKalb County police departments joined city officials Nov. 14 in honoring the late Doraville Police Detective Shane Wilson. Wilson’s watch ended on Nov. 14, 2011 when his vehicle was struck head-on by a drunken driver. The driver was traveling on the wrong side of I-20 and struck […]

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Dunwoody launches citizen patrol program

Dunwoody’s Citizens on Patrol program, in which eight volunteers were selected to assist law enforcement, began the morning of Nov. 15. Photo submitted.

On the morning of Nov. 15, eight Dunwoody residents began duties unique within the city.As part of the Dunwoody Police Department’s “Citizens on Patrol” program, residents Jim Sturgis, Ron Silvers, Jim Roberts, Russ Thompson, Julian Black, Jim Kilburn, Wayne Radloff and Kris Bhatia began their duties. According to city officials, these duties include special event […]

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Chamblee Charter High principal addresses post-election climate

Chamblee Charter High School principal Norman Sauce III recently addressed the political climate in his school by sending a letter to students, parents and staff. Photo submitted.

In the wake of Election Day on Nov. 8, reports of racial abuse have been reported in many media platforms. One DeKalb County educator is hoping such incidents do not reach the hallways of Chamblee Charter High School. Norman Sauce III, principal of Chamblee Charter High, wrote a letter to the local community on Nov. […]

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DeKalb officials demonstrate frying techniques


In the past decade or so, a turkey cooking trend has become more popular during the holidays. Deep frying turkey cuts down on cooking time and produces a different flavor than traditional oven-baked turkey for a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. However, there are unintended consequences if not done properly, according to DeKalb fire officials. On […]

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DeKalb All-Stars defeat APS All-Stars in inaugural game

The DeKalb County middle school all-star team. Photo by Mark Brock

The DeKalb County middle school All-Stars scored three times in the second half to knock off the Atlanta Public Schools All-Stars 18-0 in the inaugural DCSD-APS All-Star game at Hallford Stadium Nov. 19.  The two teams battled to a 0-0 tie at the half as neither team could get much going on offense. DeKalb came […]

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Broadwater, defense leads Tucker to win over Harrison

Aaron Sterling puts pressure on Harrison’s quarterback. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The Tucker Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs after a 23-7 win over the Harrison Hoyas Nov. 18 at Adams Stadium. Defensive end Aaron Sterling led the Tigers defense with 6 ½ sacks, 2 tackles for a loss and a pass deflection. Sterling, defensive ends Antonio Showers and Terrell Paxton […]

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