Suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis took the witness stand in his own defense on Oct. 1 seeking to personally introduce himself to the jury that will decide his fate and hoping to counter nearly three weeks of prosecution testimony that painted him as a corrupt county official.
Suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis may testify in his own defense in his corruption trial, his attorneys told Judge Courtney Johnson on Sept. 30 in DeKalb Superior Court.
A $1.3 million grant from the Department of Justice will help DeKalb pay for 15 additional police officers, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-4th Dist.) announced on Sept. 29.
Southeast business and community leaders, elected officials, board members and others involved in community redevelopment and economic development will be in Atlanta for an Oct. 7 symposium hosted by APD Solutions
Candler Road curbs got some welcome attention on Sept. 24 leaving them looking almost normal.
Stone Mountain-based 3 Macks Lawn Service is off the Turner Hill Gateway/Interchange Beautification project. The county terminated its contract with the company on Sept. 24.
Georgia is among the nation’s leaders in job growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Curiosity and suspicion fueled “A Conversation About School Choice” on Sept. 16 at Overcomers Christian Fellowship Church in Lithonia.
Oct. 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.
The Energy Star and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday is Oct. 3-5, and the state estimates that Georgians will save $2.6 million on eligible products over the three-day weekend.
The first installment of DeKalb’s 2014 real estate and personal property taxes is due on Sept. 30.
Tickets are now on sale for the DeKalb NAACP’s 58th annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner taking place on Oct. 18 at Saint Philip AME Church’s Family Life Center.
Even as DeKalb officials were celebrating a successful cleanup of the South River, Snapfinger Creek and South Fork Peachtree Creek on Sept. 19, they were bemoaning the continuous dumping of tires into the county’s waterways.
Kelvin Walton, a self-described “yes man” to suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, bared it all on the witness stand as the prosecution’s star witness against his former boss.
August Wilson’s autobiographical one-man show, “How I Learned What I Learned,” will be staged at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta on Oct. 7 to Nov. 2.
The touring companies of DeKalb School of the Arts students will dance, sing and act on Oct. 3-5 as their new season opens with eight performances at Kyle Theater in Avondale Estates.
Music lovers of all ages can listen to soulful sounds and soak up some rays for free on Oct. 4 at Reggae in the Park at DeKalb Memorial Park in Atlanta.
J’haria Dallas, Miss Black Teen Georgia U.S. Ambassador 2014, will help crown Mr. and Miss Arabia Mountain High School on Oct. 4 at the Lithonia school.
Millions of children in the United States are not getting recommended preventive care, the CDC says in its Sept. 10 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement.
Oakhurst Medical Center in Stone Mountain is one of two metro Atlanta medical centers awarded grants totaling $460,000 to enroll people in the Healthcare Marketplace.