Dekalb County

Officials Recognize Controversial History with New Landmark

Jan 24, 2019
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On Tuesday, members of the Dekalb County Commission unanimously passed a measure to build a memorial to recognize victims of lynching and racial terrorism in the county.

In beginning the Remembrance Project, the DeKalb NAACP supported the Equal Justice Initiative and proposed the measure for the marker to be erected.

Restoration Complete For Historic DeKalb Dairy Barn

Dec 31, 2018
Vaughters' Barn today
Sophia Saliby

A historic DeKalb County barn is getting a makeover, and the repairs will ensure new generations will learn about the building's history.


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Some cities in DeKalb County met with county officials Thursday to discuss improving their emergency medical services.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond is spearheading a challenging proposal to make Stone Mountain a symbol of diversity and inclusiveness.  Could it be a blueprint for dealing with Confederate memorials around the state?  Also, the latest financial disclosure reports show that Georgia gubernatorial candidates have raked in boatloads of cash, but a couple are far our front in the fundraising sweepstakes.  We’ll look at what the reports tell us about the state of the race.  Plus, in the aftermath of Sinclair Broadcasting’s controversial order demanding a mu

 

Last week, Gov. Nathan Deal announced his pick for Deputy Commissioner for Rural Georgia. In January, GPB Special Correspondent Celeste Headlee looked at legislative efforts to improve services like health care and internet access in rural parts of the state. She spoke with Mark Niesse, a reporter with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Sharon Wright Austin, Political Science Professor at the University of Florida.

 

On this edition of Political Rewind, we come to you from the headquarters of the State Bar of Georgia in downtown Atlanta in front of an audience of journalists, lawyers and judges from across the state.

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Savannah-Chatham Police Chief Jack Lumpkin said Thursday the department is poised to move forward as he leaves for Dekalb County.

He said violent crime rates have gone down during his three-year tenure, and that more citizens are working with police to solve crimes. He also touted the department's increased focus on intelligence-led policing.

Lumpkin's departure comes as the joint police department prepares to split, with separate forces set to serve the city of Savannah and unincorporated Chatham County beginning Feb. 1.

Atlanta Adds Emory, CDC In Largest Expansion Since 1952

Dec 5, 2017
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The city of Atlanta has completed its largest annexation in more than a half-century, absorbing Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta City Council's 13-0 vote Monday adds 744 acres (301 hectares) to the city's eastern edge and represents the most significant annexation since Buckhead's addition in 1952.

ACLU Of Georgia Names Former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis Political Director

Dec 5, 2017
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A former county leader whose convictions on corruption charges were tossed out by the state's highest court has been named political director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia.

The organization on Monday announced that former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis would fill the newly created position, which is meant to expand the organization's advocacy infrastructure and help push its public policy objectives.

Who Should Be Watching Our Elected Officials?

Jun 7, 2017
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Bad behavior by government officials is investigated by ethics boards. In Georgia the members of such boards are usually chosen by private organizations. But a DeKalb County judge recently ruled against that practice, saying it’s unconstitutional for people who weren’t elected to choose local government watchdogs.

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There’s a water crisis going on in DeKalb County. It’s not a problem of what’s in the water, but what it's costing residents.

 

 

Citizens of DeKalb County have been dealing with exorbitant and incorrect water bills for years.