DeKalb county approves sales tax increase DeKalb county will get road improvements after the first of the year, voters approved the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) this week that raises sales tax from 7% to 8%.  The SPLOST is expected to generate $388 million over the next six years mostly for infrastructure projects. […]

Speeding Crackdown A five state crackdown on speeding kicks off today.  Georgia along with Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee are holding a week long speed prevention and enforcement initiative.  Officials say speeding is the leading cause of traffic fatalities and is associated with other factors including distracted driving, reckless driving and D.U.I.’s.   Georgia […]

<strong>Atlanta mayoral candidates Mary Norwood</strong> and <strong>Kasim Reed</strong> dueled Sunday over <strong>endorsements, water meter lids, property taxes</strong> and whether or not to extend the city's <strong>nightclub and bar hours</strong>. The two will face each other in a <strong>runoff</strong> on <strong>December 1</strong>.<!--more-->