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CEO Burrell Ellis Re-Election Campaign Kick-Off 12 pm, Historic Downtown Decatur

CEO Burrell Ellis Re-Election Campaign Kick-Off 12 pm, Historic Downtown Decatur

(submitted by Will Sellers) DeKalb County Government CEO Burrell Ellis will hold his re-election campaign kick-off  Wednesday, Jan. 25th, at 12 pm at the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse in Downtown Decatur located at 101 East Court Square.

For the latest campaign developments, please visit the website at www.burrellellis.com.

Military, overseas citizens can e-vote this year

Military, overseas citizens can e-vote this year

ATLANTA -- Georgia's military and overseas citizens will be able to participate in the state's upcoming presidential primary by e-vote starting later this month.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said those voters can access their absentee ballots electronically starting Jan. 21 for the Mar. 6 election.

Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Jim Butterworth will conduct a joint outreach and education effort to promote voting opportunities for military personnel and their families.

Go here for more information: www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.

Town hall meeting to address 2012 legislative session

Town hall meeting to address 2012 legislative session

CONYERS, Ga. -- The Rockdale County Legislative Delegation will hold a town hall meeting in early January to discuss the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly.

Attendees include:

* Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-Lithonia)
* Rep. Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers)
* Sen. Rick Jeffares (R-Locust Grove)
* Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia)
* Sen. Ronald Ramsey (D-Decatur)
* Rep. Pam Stephenson (D-Decatur)

All Rockdale County residents are encouraged to attend this important meeting, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5.

It will be at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive in Conyers.

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

ATLANTA -- Jud Turner has been appointed director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR board made the appointment official this week after Gov. Nathan Deal nominated Turner for the post.

Turner replaces F. Allen Barnes, who is leaving to work in the private sector.

Turner is a founding partner in the law firm Turner, Bachman & Garrett LLC and public affairs firm Georgia360 LLC. He was former Gov. Sonny Perdue's lead attorney and represented the governor during negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service during the state's severe drought.

Turner has also served as general counsel to the Georgia Department of Education.

Mike Mason to be first Peachtree Corners mayor

Mike Mason to be first Peachtree Corners mayor

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- After campaigning for months to convince people to vote for Peachtree Corners to become a city, Mike Mason's next campaign is easy.

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What will a penny sales tax for education buy?

What will a penny sales tax for education buy?

ATLANTA -- Voters in two cities and six counties in Metro Atlanta will decide Tuesday whether to renew a one-cent sales tax for school construction.

The education SPLOST is a one-cent special purpose local option sales tax that was first approved by voters in Atlanta, Decatur and Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Douglas and Henry counties in 1997.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters will be asked to continue that tax with SPLOST IV.

In DeKalb County, the renewal of ESPLOST would generate $475 million for dozens of capital projects, including new buildings, new roofs, air-conditioning systems, even smart boards in every classroom.

Future Plans for Dearborn Park to be discussed Saturday

DECATUR – The DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Department and The Friends of Dearborn Park will host a public meeting on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.