Ethics board will investigate complaint

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DeKalb County’s ethics board will look into an allegation that Commissioner Stan Watson violated the ethics code when he voted for Panola Slope Resort while he was a consultant for the developer, APD Solutions. From 2012 to 2014, Watson was a paid consultant for APD Solutions, earning approximately $500 a month, said Robert Browning, an […]

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Asian bakery a hit in Atlanta and beyond

Seated from left are Rachel Ewe, Amy Ewe, Howie Ewe and Patrick Ewe, who all have a role in the family business. Standing behind them is another family member who also works at Sweet Hut. Photo by Kathy Mitchell

Three years ago when the Ewe family opened a bakery on Buford Highway, they weren’t sure whether Atlanta area diners would like the Asian baked goods the shop offers. “Most of them are lighter than the baked goods you usually find in America. The sweet items are less sweet and there’s less fat,” explained Howie […]

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Food trucks rally in Doraville

Attendees shop food trucks provided by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition on Park Avenue.

A great way to spend a summer day is enjoying music with family and friends and binging on food truck treats.On May 13 from 5 to 9 p.m., the Doraville Food Truck Rally took place on Park Avenue in Doraville. Mayor Donna Pittman said, “We were extremely pleased with the turnout for this first-time event […]

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Ellenwood girl addresses commissioners about parks

Ellenwood girl addresses commissioners about parks

Six-year-old year Gabrielle Manning of Ellenwood has some concerns about her community and she told the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners about them May 12. “I am here to request funds for the things that I care about,” Gabrielle said. “I would like for you to do a few things for me.” Gabrielle asked commissioners […]

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DeKalb fire hydrants to be color-coded

Two fire department recruits hold down a fire hose during a hydrant test. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Over the next 12 to 18 months, DeKalb County’s approximately 23,000 fire hydrants will get tested and will be color-coded to show the water pressure for each hydrant. “By flow testing them we will know exactly how much water each hydrant can produce,” said DeKalb County Fire Rescue Chief Darnell Fullum at a news conference […]

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Suspended CEO to face new perjury allegations in retrial

Suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis will have to defend against new perjury allegations during his retrial. A judge also ruled that Ellis’ team can mention his “good character and good reputation.”

When suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis goes back to court June 1 for his retrial, he will be facing new allegations of perjury. Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson ruled May 11 that prosecutors could introduce evidence of Ellis’ alleged perjury related to his involvement with the bid process for an ambulance contract. Ellis is […]

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SWD champions again, Cedar Grove wins first state title

Southwest DeKalb boys’ track team won the Class AAAAA state title, the program’s ninth overall title.

It was a historic day for the boys track teams of Cedar Grove and Southwest DeKalb high schools at the 2015 Georgia High School Association Boys Track and Field State Championships. For the Cedar Grove Saints, the team won its first state track and field title in program history. The Saints won the Class AAA […]

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K-9 memorial unveiled

DeKalb Police Officer J. D. Huckabey with Rysa.

“Hero. Partner. Friend.” That’s the inscription on a monument unveiled May 15 to recognize the importance of police dogs. “This K-9 memorial allows us to recognize, remember and honor public safety K-9s that have served the citizens of DeKalb County,” said interim DeKalb County Police Chief James Conroy about the only permanent statue in Georgia […]

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