Brookhaven releases service delivery report for proposed annex area

According to state law OCGA 36-36-35, cities are required to provide a report setting forth plans to provide services to a proposed annexed area. Brookhaven released that report Nov. 22 for the Woodcliff annexation petition. The petition was announced at the Brookhaven City Council work session on Nov. 9. The residents who filed the application […]

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Porter Road community receives cold shoulder from Barnes-Sutton

Residents of the Porter Road community said they are upset with DeKalb County commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton after she said she would meet with a representative regarding a historic cemetery in the area, but has yet to show. Some residents around Porter Road in Decatur are speaking out against a proposed “low-income” housing development planned […]

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Avondale Estates police provide holiday safety tips for residents

The Avondale Estates Police Department is helping residents keep their homes safe when they are out of town. Last December, two burglaries occurred as well as seven thefts. The police department is encouraging residents to complete a security check form, which can be found on the city’s website, when going out of town. The form […]

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Mom on a mission

Facebook page results in community activism  For months Star McKenzie, a lifetime DeKalb County resident, wife and mother of two, watched as her household water bills continued to increase. What started out as a way to connect with neighbors and vent about high water bills quickly ballooned into something she said she didn’t expect.  McKenzie […]

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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

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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