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Voters boot DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton, keep Irvin Johnson as tax commissioner

Clarkston businessman Steve Bradshaw unseated DeKalb District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in a landslide victory, and voters kept Irvin Johnson as tax commissioner in the July 26 primary runoff and nonpartisan elections.

'Coffee for a Cop' fundraiser on July 29 for Officer Darrel Price

A “Coffee for a Cop” fundraiser is set for July 29 for DeKalb Police Officer Darrel Price, who is battling cancer.

DeKalb voter turnout light so far on runoff day

Less than 1500 DeKalb County voters had cast ballots by noon in the July 26 runoffs and special election, according to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections.

DeKalb voters return to the polls July 26 for runoffs, special election

All DeKalb polling precincts will open on July 26 for five primary runoff elections and the special election for Tax Commissioner. Twelve candidates are vying in four Democratic and two Republican primary elections and one non-partisan special election.

DeKalb Commission District 4 runoff contentious to the end

In the dwindling days before the hotly contested July 26 runoff for the District 4 DeKalb Board of Commissioners seat, incumbent Sharon Barnes Sutton is charging challenger Steve Bradshaw with making false and misleading claims about his military service.

John Evans resigns NAACP presidency to focus on own group

Civil rights veteran John Evans, who has led the DeKalb Branch NAACP for 16 years, has resigned his post to head Operation Lead, a separate civil rights organization that he founded in 2005.

Midnight basketball league builds relationship between kids, police

On the surface, the event looked like nothing out of the ordinary. About 90 teenage boys were gathered for their sixth week of midnight basketball on Gresham Park Recreation Center’s two full-sized courts. But while some of the players were ...

DeKalb police officers will be wearing body cameras by Oct. 31

DeKalb County's 600 uniformed police officers will be patrolling the county with wireless body cameras by Oct. 31. Every county police officers will be outfitted with the BodyWorn brand of cameras, which are already in use in Marietta, City of ...

Coffee With a Cop on July 27 at Bojangles'

DeKalb residents can have Coffee With a Cop on July 27 at Bojangles' in Lithonia.

No Circle K on Wesley Chapel

Wesley Chapel Road will not be getting a Circle K gas station and convenience store near the intersection of the I-20 West exit ramp. The DeKalb Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on July 19 for the application to be withdrawn ...

Sports bar loses bid to serve alcohol later

he Lemon Drop Sports Bar and Grille will not be able to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. The DeKalb Board of Commissioners unanimously denied Myrio Lemons application 5-0 on July 19. Lemons had sought to extend his hours to a ...

Former DeKalb official, businessman indicted on theft, fraud charges

Former DeKalb Deputy Chief Operating Officer Morris Williams III and a local businessman have been indicted by a DeKalb grand jury on theft and fraud charges.

Three officers killed, three wounded in Baton Rouge shooting

Investigators are trying determine a motive in an ambush style shooting that killed three Baton Rouge, La. law officer and wounded three others on July 17.

Justices hear Burrell Ellis reasons to overturn his conviction

Suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis finally had his day in the Georgia Supreme Court this week. Ellis, who was released from prison early for good behavior, is seeking to reverse his 2015 conviction for corruption and re-gain is law licence.

Community wants loss of black lives to end

In the aftermath of a tragic week that saw two African-American men shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, La. and in a suburb of St. Paul, Minn., and five police officers killed by a sniper in Dallas, nearly ...

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