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DeKalb Recorders Court Cancels 5 p.m. Calendar Due to Weather/Power Outage

DeKalb Recorders Court Cancels 5 p.m. Calendar Due to Weather/Power Outage

DECATUR – Due to power outages from inclement weather, today’s 5 p.m. arraignment calendar at DeKalb Recorders Court will be rescheduled.  All defendants will receive notification by mail on the new date and time to appear.

Defendants that were scheduled to appear at DeKalb Recorders Court on the 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. calendars are being handled by staff in the courtyard outside the courthouse. 

LITHONIA: Weapon recovered at scene of triple murder

LITHONIA: Weapon recovered at scene of triple murder

LITHONIA, Ga. -- A 21-year-old man has been charged with three counts of murder and one charge of aggravated assault in a stabbing attack on four people at a home near Lithonia Sunday evening.

DeKalb Police were called to the home on Rockland Road in Lithonia just before 9 p.m. Sunday, after the teenage stabbing victim escaped and ran through the woods to a neighbor's house for help.

Eugene Quatron McCoy was charged early Monday and was taken to the DeKalb County Jail on the charges.

The only survivor to the attack was a woman who ran to another subdivision nearby after escaping. She called police from there.

She was hospitalized in critical condition.

ATTENTION: Commercial Property Owners! Disregard Property Assement values

ATTENTION: Commercial Property Owners! Disregard Property Assement values

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett Communications)

The commercial property value assessment notices that were mailed on Friday, March 25 should be disregarded due to a production error by the vendor. Corrected notices will be issued on April 6. The Gwinnett County Board of Tax Assessors contracted with a private company to print and mail the 13,944 commercial property notices. The commercial property assessment notices were sent to the incorrect owner.  

The printing company will bear the entire cost of reprinting and mailing all notices of current assessment to the correct property owners.

During month of April, be prepared to see more DeKalb Police activity

During month of April, be prepared to see more DeKalb Police activity

Tucker, GA-- (submitted by the DeKalb PIO)  Throughout the Month of April, the DeKalb County Police Department will engage in special enforcement measures.  In years past, during this time period the County experiences an increase in social activities.  Historically these events have impacted traffic, safety and the quality of life for residents.

To that end, the Department has planned for these activities with a zero tolerance approach to enforcing all laws (criminal and traffic) as well as County Ordinances.  Additionally, preparations have been made to account for any increases in traffic.  This will ensure there will be minimal impact to residents and businesses located in the vicinity of any given event.

Affordable Spring Break getaways on a tank of gas

Affordable Spring Break getaways on a tank of gas

ATLANTA -- A tank of gas isn't cheap these days, but getting away for Spring Break can be priceless. If you thought it would be too expensive to skip town this year, we've got a handful of budget and family friendly trips off the beaten path that you can take on a tank of gas.

CLAYTON, GA

Decision time again!

Decision time again!

ATLANTA -- They thought they had it all behind them, but two of the metro area's top high school basketball recruits were faced with reopening the recruiting process when their chosen colleges fired their head basketball coaches. 

Milton Forward Julian Royal, who signed with Georgia Tech before the season started, was faced with starting all over again when Paul Hewitt was dismissed by the Jackets. Tech athletic officials promised to have a new coach on board before the final four and they delivered, bringing former Dayton coach Brian Gregory aboard. Coach Gregory waited little time in reaching out to Royal who released his statement via Twitter: "Staying at #georgiatech to play for Coach Gregory."

Milton Coach David Boyd said, "The meeting between Royal and Coach Gregory went exceptionally well. Julian felt like he would still be a good fit in the Georgia Tech program. I'm happy for him, and it's great to see Julian stay with his commitment."

NOTICE: Red Oak Sanitation to issue refunds to residents of Unincorporated Gwinnett County

NOTICE: Red Oak Sanitation to issue refunds to residents of Unincorporated Gwinnett County

Some residents of unincorporated Gwinnett will be owed a refund and may soon be collecting a check from Red Oak Sanitation.  These refunds are part of a settlement decision made by the Governors office of Consumer Protection and the company.

Residents of unincorporated Gwinnett County who paid a security deposit to Red Oak Sanitation for their trash bins may be entitled to a refund.  If you believe you are due a refund, please contact Red Oak Sanitation directly at 678-455-7819.

When Red Oak Sanitation’s authority to provide waste collection services to residents of unincorporated Gwinnett County was revoked by The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in July 2010, those residents were entitled to have their trash bins collected and receive a refund of their $25 or $50 deposit. However, an OCP investigation revealed that the company failed to refund those deposits in a timely manner and that it had made no effort to develop a plan for the timely collection of trash bins or the return of the refundable deposits.