DeKalb County

For the 6th time in 18 months, Atlanta residents in Fulton & DeKalb counties headed to the polls to choose who the 61st Mayor for the City Of Atlanta. City Councilman Andre Dickens & City Council President Felicia Moore were in the runoff for the office that is currently held by Keisha Lance Bottoms. In […]

Today is the last day to early vote in Georgia, but there are some BIG changes headed to DeKalb County. This upcoming Tuesday, November 2nd, a total of SIX polling places have been changed and they are below & in bold: Voters who usually cast ballots at the Chamblee Civic Center (3540 Broad St. in […]

DeKalb commissioners vote to limit late-night alcohol sales Late night partying might be cut short in DeKalb county.  Starting Jan. 1 bars are prohibited from serving alcohol after 2 am from Sunday-Thursday.  The cut off time is 230 am Thursday-Saturday.  Community associations pushed DeKalb commissioners for those changes saying that it will cut back on […]

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. […]

A local Dekalb County neighborhood is mourning the lost of a student after a tragic accident in Tampa, Florida. Dunwoody High School student and member of cross-country team, Phineas Haq, passed away on April 4th. His peers say he fell while on a run and passed out after suffering a head injury. The principal announced […]

According to AJC,  a postal service worker who allegedly dumped mail into a DeKalb County ditch has been arrested. The accused mail carrier, Thomas Beaurem, was taken into custody Monday afternoon. In October, a video surfaced displaying a postal worker dropping a few containers of mail in a ditch. The mail should have been delivered to occupants in […]

According to Fox5 ATL,Xavier Sanders, a Dekalb County math teacher at Bethune Middle, was arrested November 28 after police found him at a park with a 13-year-old girl in August. Police said the two were found inside a vehicle and looked “suspicious.” Sanders was expected to appear at a tribunal hearing Thursday morning at the DeKalb County School Board headquarters to make […]

According to WSB-TV four out of five schools in Dekalb County tested positive for lead presence in their drinking water. To prevent children from being further exposed, the schools have shut off water to the fountains that tested positive. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Dr. Laura S Neely, school principal, and the superintendent jumped into action at […]

An officer in DeKalb County in the state of Georgia has been indicted on murder charges connected with a 2015 shooting. DeKalb County Officer Robert Olsen shot and killed Air Force veteran Anthony Hill in March of that year, who was reportedly naked and unarmed at the time of the shooting. The grand jury overseeing […]

A Georgia man upset with his beard trimming, was stabbed with a straight razor by the barber who performed the cut last Wednesday. Carl Gilbert turned…

Deputies in DeKalb County have come under fire after a family posted video online of officers raiding their Ellenwood home. DeKalb County Sheriff Tom Brown told the AJC that said he understands why his deputies were frustrated when serving a warrant last month, however they will be disciplined for their over-aggressive actions and abusive language. […]

    “Do You Know A Community Hero?” Nomination deadline for 2013 awards is Thursday, March 14   DECATUR – DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is seeking nominations for the 2013 CEO’s Community Hero Awards. The event, presented by The Champion Newspaper and DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, honors individuals and organizations that have made […]