Mistrial declared in Burrell Ellis trial

After 11 days of deliberations in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, during which the jury on four occasions told Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson that they were deadlocked, the judge took them at their word and ...

Ellis jury deadlocked but still deliberating

On its tenth day of deliberations, the jury in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis has told Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson for a third time that they are deadlocked and cannot reach a verdict.

Students from Ebola hot spots need CDC approval for school

DeKalb Schools will not enroll students from Ebola hot spots in West Africa or the United States without proper documentation from the CDC that they’re unaffected by the virus.

Jail automates information system

The DeKalb Jail now has an automated information system to guide the general public.

Wells Fargo seeks student leaders

Residents with water and wastewater system issues can call the Watershed Management Emergency Dispatch Office at its new telephone number – 770-270-6243.

Summit promotes neighborly competition, connections

Neighborhood, civic and homeowners associations can compete for a $1,000 “Most Connected” award at DeKalb’s sixth annual Neighborhood Summit on Nov. 1 at Tucker High School.

Early voting off to a brisk start in DeKalb

In the first three days of early voting, 5,319 DeKalb voters cast ballots.

Deputies after drivers who pass stopped school buses

Motorists who pass a stopped school bus in DeKalb County can get arrested.

Boyer starts getting county pension in November

Disgraced former DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer will begin receiving a county pension in November.

Johnson’s bill to demilitarize police departments getting attention

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s bill to “demilitarize police departments” and keep civil disorders from escalating is getting a lot of attention in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., after the fatal police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown ...

Feds investigating botched drug raid that injured toddler

U.S. Attorney Sally Yates is disappointed that a Habersham County grand jury refused to indict law officers involved in a botched May drug raid that left 19-month-old Bounkham “Baby Bou-Bou” Phonesavanh’s face severely disfigured by a flash grenade explosion.

Jurors struggling to reach a verdict in Ellis trial

After telling DeKalb Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson that they were deadlocked, jurors deliberating the fate of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis took her advice and went back to work.

Ebola information session in Decatur Oct. 14

Residents will get information on efforts to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus on Oct. 14 in a community education session at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium in downtown Decatur.

Residents divided on Ellis’ fate

Just like the DeKalb jury deliberating the fate of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, residents are divided over whether he is guilty or innocent of the 13 counts of theft, bribery, perjury and extortion.

Butler resigns position on MARTA board

Wendy Butler, who is seeking the DeKalb Commission District 1 seat vacated by Elaine Boyer, has resigned from the MARTA board of directors effective Oct. 1.