Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

Emory University files petition to annex into the city of Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2017

Emory University has filed a petition to annex its campus into the city of Atlanta. In a news release, the University said it filed its petition on June 27. The annexation area would include Emory’s healthcare facilities on the Druid Hills campus. The university would remain in DeKalb County, but would be under the city […]

Former DeKalb County commissioner indicted

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2017

Former DeKalb County commissioner Stan Watson has been indicted on one charge of “theft by conversion” for allegedly pocketing $3,000 intended to be spent on travel. Watson resigned his commission seat last year in an unsuccessful bid to become the county Tax Commissioner. According to the District Attorney’s Office, “The charge against Watson dates back […]

Medlock Park loses its ‘quiet hero’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2017

Lisa Crowder was one of those people who was always there for the Medlock Park neighborhood, ready to do the little things that needed to be done. She helped clean up the park. She made sure the county kept the weeds from crowding the sidewalks and Willivee bridge. She worked with neighbors to keep storm […]

ICE agent questions Decatur resident in driveway

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2017

This story has been updated.  A Decatur resident said they were stopped by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in the driveway of their home Tuesday morning. The resident, who is white, a U.S. citizen and was born in this country, asked not to be identified. The agent, who was in an unmarked SUV […]

DeKalb County Commissioner proposes funding local recreation center

Posted by June 26, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw will propose spending $42,000 to improve the Hamilton Park Recreation Center in Scottdale, according to a DeKalb County press release. According to the release, Bradshaw will propose the allocation of the District 4 parks bond funding during the June 27 County Commission meeting. Bradshaw toured the […]

Decatur native wins time trial in U.S. cycling championship

Posted by June 26, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Last Sunday, Decatur native Joey Rosskopf won the men’s time trial in the U.S. Cycling Professional Road Championships for the first time in his career. The win was an upset over his teammate from BMC Racing, Brent Bookwalter. According to Cyclingnews, Rosskopf hasn’t raced the national championships since 2014, where he […]

DeKalb County will pay nearly $300,000 in fines for sewage spills

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 23, 2017

DeKalb County will have to pay $294,000 in fines for multiple sewage spills, including 48 spills that were not reported. The fines were issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. DeKalb County is under a consent decree and is required to make improvements to its sewer systems as part […]

Subscriber deal: Jack McBrayer of ’30 Rock’ headlining event for Dementia Spotlight Foundation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 23, 2017

The Dementia Spotlight Foundation is hosting an “edu-entertainment” event “Light Up Atlanta” staring Jack McBrayer of “30 Rock” at the Buckhead Theatre on Monday, June 26. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the theater is located at 3110 Roswell Road. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased by clicking here. The foundation has also provided four […]

DeKalb CEO planning to give another update on the county’s water billing crisis

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 23, 2017

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond is planning to give another update on steps the county is taking to resolve its water billing crisis. Thousands of customers have been dealing with exorbitant bills or bills that never arrive. In February, Thurmond delivered a sobering assessment of what led to the current predicament. Thurmond said there were numerous […]

DeKalb County official, businessman plead guilty to check scheme

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 22, 2017

A businessman and the former DeKalb County Chief Operating Officer have both pleaded guilty to their role in a check reimbursement scheme, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office says. Businessman Douglas Cotter, 54 pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of theft by taking and must pay $4,000 in restitution. Morris Williams, the former DeKalb County […]

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