Posts tagged with "DeKalb County"

Thurmond kicking off campaign for DeKalb CEO

Posted by Dena Mellick February 18, 2016

Former DeKalb Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond is kicking off his campaign for the post of county CEO on Saturday, Feb. 20. A Facebook event invite says, “It’s time for a new day in DeKalb County. Join me for a community rally as I kickoff my campaign to be your next DeKalb CEO. I want to hear […]

DeKalb Dept. of Watershed Management to host two community meetings on sewers

Posted by Dena Mellick February 10, 2016

DeKalb County’s Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host two community meetings ahead of a major sewer assessment and rehabilitation program. The first meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at 4522 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur, GA 30034. The second meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 4362 […]

Water main break shuts down McLendon Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 28, 2016

This story has been updated.  A 42-inch water main break will close McLendon Drive for the next few days and it could create water pressure issues for Decatur and DeKalb County residents. According to the city of Decatur, the break – which is outside city limits – occurred between  between Tanner Drive and Brook Drive. “DeKalb has […]

DeKalb Corruption: ZBA member sentenced, GBI says no further action on report

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 21, 2016

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a former DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals member has been sentenced for his role in a bribery scheme. In other DeKalb County Corruption news, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it won’t continue to investigate charges raised in a scathing corruption report about DeKalb. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, […]

DeKalb County unveils new water meter program

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 11, 2016

DeKalb County says new Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System transmitters will make water billing more accurate. According to a press release from the county, the Department of Watershed Management will begin installing the transmitters on Jan. 11. CEO Lee May said in the press release that, “This applied technology will improve customer service and support our commitment […]

Report: DeKalb County government chasing businesses away

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County has gained a reputation for being difficult to work with. Now two local businesses are telling CBS 46 that they’ve had enough. According to the report, shipping company Inland Seafood is threatening to move to Gwinnett County. The report also says that Sobban, a Korean diner, closed up […]

Report: DeKalb County CEO blasts media for corruption coverage

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 25, 2015

DeKalb County CEO Lee May, who is under pressure to resign his post over corruption allegations, thinks the media is part of the problem. According to CBS 46, May recently told a private gathering that, “We need to figure out a way that we can better approach and address what the media is doing to this […]

Contractor not happy with county’s suggested payment for water pressure fix

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 20, 2015

DeKalb County has made a counter-offer to a contractor who says he hasn’t been paid for fixing a broken water line in July. Alessandro Salvo, CEO of county contractor GS Construction Inc, told Decaturish he is still owed $53,404 for the work he completed during the weekend of July 25. A grass cutting crew hit a fire […]

Contractor says he hasn’t been paid for fixing DeKalb’s water pressure issue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 16, 2015

The contractor who repaired a broken fire hydrant that caused days of water pressure issues for DeKalb County residents said he hasn’t been paid. Alessandro Salvo, CEO of county contractor GS Construction Inc, told Decaturish he is still owed $53,404 for the work he completed during the weekend of July 25. A grass cutting crew hit a […]

DeKalb commissioner to host meeting to discuss county reforms

Posted by Dena Mellick November 12, 2015

DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon is hosting a townhall meeting to discuss additional county reforms. Blueprint 2 will take place on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the DeKalb South Senior Center on 1931 Candler Rd. A citizens group helped create Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb County nearly two years ago. A press release from Gannon said […]

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