Posts filed under "Decatur Elections"

Judge names interim DeKalb County Sheriff

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 13, 2017

There’s a new sheriff in town, for the next 40 days at least. DeKalb Superior Court Chief Judge Courtney Johnson named Capt. Ruth Stringer as the interim sheriff while Sheriff Jeff Mann is suspended for 40 days. Gov. Nathan Deal suspended the sheriff after an investigation into his arrest for public indecency in Piedmont Park […]

Gov. Nathan Deal appoints committee to investigate DeKalb County Sheriff

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2017

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann is now the target of an investigation authorized by Gov. Nathan Deal stemming from his May 6 arrest for public indecency. According to a police report, Mann was arrested after he was allegedly found masturbating in Piedmont Park. The report alleges he ran from an Atlanta Police officer before being apprehended. Mann’s […]

Avondale Estates paying for annexation feasibility study

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 11, 2015

The city of Avondale Estates will pay the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia to study its revised annexation map. During a special called meeting on Nov. 4 city commissioners approved paying $11,000 to CVI. Unlike previous versions of the map, Avondale’s new annexation proposal does not include the DeKalb Farmers Market. […]

(VIDEO) – East Lake asks for seat at the table during negotiations to lease elementary school

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 10, 2015

East Lake parents hoping for more input into a lease being negotiated between City Schools of Decatur and Atlanta Public Schools walked away empty handed from a meeting about the proposal. An official with CSD and APS attended the Nov. 9 East Lake Neighbors Community Association meeting to discuss CSD’s offer to lease the former […]

City Schools of Decatur: Tax relief bill finds sponsors, new super is on Twitter

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2015

City Schools of Decatur has secured sponsors to push legislation expanding homestead tax exemptions for seniors. The news comes after voters on Nov. 3 overwhelmingly approved borrowing $75 million for school construction. That will also most likely result in a tax increase of about 8 percent. In an attempt to alleviate concerns about the tax […]

Future of cityhood-annexation movement unclear after LaVista Hills defeat

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2015

This story has been updated.  The proposed city of LaVista Hills failed by the slimmest of margins on Nov. 3 and its supporters aren’t in the mood for another campaign. But the larger question is where it leaves the various proposals for annexation and cityhood in DeKalb County. Out of nearly 14,000 votes, there were […]

Intersections – Vote for Hal 9000

Posted by November 4, 2015

By Nicki Salcedo I have a love-hate relationship with politics. My birthday falls on election week, and the weeks before my birthday are tortuous. “Hi, I’m John Doe. I’m running for . . . ” I can’t answer the phone, because the robots are calling. You aren’t John Doe. You are Hal 9000 the computer […]

Bond referendum passes, Decatur elects commissioners and school board member

Posted by November 3, 2015

This story has been updated.  By Mariann Martin, contributor  A $75 million GO bond referendum to fund school construction and renovation projects for Decatur schools easily passed in Tuesday’s election. Voters also re-elected incumbent city commissioner Scott Drake, elected Tony Powers and Brian Smith as new commissioners, and elected Tasha White to serve on the […]

(LIVE) – Nov. 3 election results

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2015

The polls in the Nov. 3 elections closed at 7 p.m. Today voters decided: – Whether to create a new city of Tucker and LaVista Hills Tucker is cruising to victory, but LaVista Hills was defeated with 50.5 percent of the electorate voting against the idea. Allen Venet with LaVista Hills YES has conceded the election. […]

It’s Nov. 3, election day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2015

Voters will head to the polls today to decide important municipal races for city commission in Decatur and Avondale Estates. There will also be referendums on a $75 million bond for school construction in Decatur, as well as cityhood referendums on proposals to create the new cities of Tucker and LaVista Hills. Also, there will […]

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