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Ellis: “I never promised anything” to vendors

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 ...

Ellis may testify in his own defense

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.

$1.3 million grant for 15 new police officers

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.

Cleaner curbs on Candler

Candler Road curbs got some welcome attention on Sept. 24 leaving them looking almost normal.

3 Macks off Turner Hill landscaping

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.

Charter conversation explores pros and cons of change

Curiosity and suspicion fueled “A Conversation About School Choice” on Sept. 16 at Overcomers Christian Fellowship Church in Lithonia.

Deadline to register to vote

Oct. 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

Cleanup of South River, 2 creeks completed

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.

Ellis ‘yes man’ sings on his former boss

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.

Reggae in the Park fest on Oct. 4

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.

Reform plan up for review

A citizens’ group that is drafting a Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the DeKalb Maloof Auditorium.

In search of positive policing

In the wake of the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer on Aug. 9, DeKalb families can participate in a “No! Not Here!” seminar on Sept. 30 at the Stonecrest Library.

3 Macks off Turner Hill landscaping

Stone Mountain-based 3 Macks Lawn Service is off the Turner Hill Gateway/Interchange Beautification project.

Sweep for signs that add to blight

DeKalb County’s second “Sick of Signs” sweep is set for Oct. 4.

Sunday voting decision was not a partisan move

Last week I made a very conscious decision to open up greater accessibility to the voting polls.

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