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17 months later, District 5 still waiting for representation

Seventeen months after DeKalb District 5 Commissioner Lee May was tapped by Gov. Nathan Deal to be interim CEO, the 140,000 residents of his district are still without representation on the Board of Commissioners.

Two DeKalb officers wounded answering home invasion call

Two DeKalb police officers are recovering from gunshot wounds after an early morning shootout on Dec. 12 with two home invasion suspects in Decatur.

Jester takes seat as District 1 commissioner after runoff win

Nancy Jester took her seat Dec. 9 on the DeKalb Board of Commissioners as the District 1 commissioner four months after her predecessor, Elaine Boyer, resigned in disgrace.

DeKalb cancels contract with proposed biomass plant

The controversial Green Energy Partners gasification plant that was planned for Lithonia will not happen with a contract from DeKalb County.

‘A Gatsby Affair’ tickets available

Tickets for the DeKalb County Black Tie Holiday Scholarship Ball are now on sale.

Child Support has new phone number

Residents who need child support services can now contact the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Child Support Services at 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347).

MARTA moving swiftly on Clayton expansion

MARTA is moving aggressively to roll out the first bus service and paratransit service in Clayton County in March 2015 and grow it rapidly into a network of routes.

Johnson introduces bill to reform grand jury process in police killings

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson has introduced grand jury reform legislation to address the controversy surrounding the investigation of police officers in the killing of civilians.

Panola Slope resort seeks rebirth

A proposal to breathe new life into the struggling mixed-use Panola Slope development on Covington Highway in Decatur is coming before the DeKalb Board of Commissioners for a vote on Dec. 16.

Ellis retrial set for June 1

Suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis will head back to DeKalb Superior Court on June 1, 2015 for a retrial on corruption charges, according to an order issued on Dec. 10 by Judge Courtney Johnson.

DeKalb police more visible for the holidays

Residents have been noticing the increased presence of DeKalb Police on streets and interstates as the holiday season shifts into high gear.

Lowery recovering from surgery after fall, hip fracture

Civil rights pioneer Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery is recovering from surgery after fracturing his hip in a fall

DeKalb County cancels contract for biomass gasification plant in Lithonia

The controversial Green Energy Partners gasification plant that was planned for Lithonia will not happen.

Nancy Jester sworn in as District 1 commissioner

Nancy Jester was sworn in as the newest member of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioner on Dec. 8 filling the three years left on the term of longtime Dist. 1 commissioner Elaine Boyer who resigned in August.

Candler Road Friday traffic backed up after signal mishap

Friday evening rush hour commuters who use Candler Road may want to take alternate routes after a construction accident at Candler and Kelly Lake road.

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