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Fire Personnel Placed on Administrative Leave

Fire Personnel Placed on Administrative Leave

TUCKER, GA -- As part of the ongoing investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct involving DeKalb Fire Rescue personnel, Public Safety Director William Z. Miller has placed two Fire Rescue Department commanders on administrative leave today.

Deputy Chief William Smith and Assistant Chief Joseph Tinsley are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.  This action was taken by Director Miller as a result of recent developments in the investigation.  Firefighters William Corbett and Captain Marcus Reed also remain on paid administrative leave as this investigation continues.

There is no additional information available at this time.

 

Dekalb's CEO Burrell Ellis' Town Hall Meetings Continue to be a Success

Dekalb's CEO Burrell Ellis' Town Hall Meetings Continue to be a Success

Stone Mountain, GA-- DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis has been attending a series of in-home neighborhood meetings all month long to discuss and receive feedback on the proposed 2011 executive budget recommendations and related county matters.  The last meeting took place on January 25th at the 5001 Mainstreet Park Drive Clubhouse in Stone Mountain.  It was hosted by community member Rick Harris.

To the room full of residents Mr. Ellis said, “I know that residents have questions to ask and priorities to voice, (and) I want to hear what the people have to say”.

The remaining meetings will be at the following locations:

(The meeting initially set for Feb. 1 will be rescheduled. Other neighborhood gatherings may be announced at a later date.)

Wednesday, Feb.

Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton hosts 2nd Budget Town Hall for District 4 Residents

Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton hosts 2nd Budget Town Hall for District 4 Residents

Stone Mountain, GA--  Its all about the Ecomony these days in local and national poilitcs.  

DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton is encouraging residents of District 4 to attend the Budget Town Hall meetings on Thursday, January 27, 2011.  The meeting will take place at the Stone Mountain Art Station, located at 5384 Manor Drive, Historic Stone Mountain Village, GA 30083 at 7:00 p.m.   Residents will have a chance to voice their opinion on the 2011 DeKalb County budget.  

Dekalb CEO will attend In-Home Neighborhood Meetings

Dekalb CEO will attend In-Home Neighborhood Meetings

Dekalb County, GA--  In an attempt to get even further in the public and to find out exactly what the local neighborhoods and residents are concerned about, the Dekalb CEO will be attending in-home neighborhood meetings during the month of January.  The focus of Mr. Ellis' visits is to discuss and receive feedback on the proposed 2011 executive budget recommendation and related county matters. 

“I know that residents have questions to ask and priorities to voice,” said CEO Ellis.  “I want to hear what the people have to say”.

The remaining meetings will be at the following locations:

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James Appointed To Judicial Nominating Commission

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James Appointed To Judicial Nominating Commission

Dekalb County, GA--  (Submitted by Dekalb County Government)

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James was recently appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) by Governor Nathan Deal. James joins the 20 member board, which is tasked with providing recommendations for vacant state trial and appellate courts.

 

“I am honored to join the JNC and the distinguished group of professionals assembled by Governor Deal,” said James. “My objective is to make sound recommendations to the governor as it relates to judicial appointments. The residents of Georgia deserve the most qualified, experienced, ethical and impartial people to serve in these extremely important roles.

Town Hall Forum on the Proposed 2011 Dekalb County Budget, Tonight at 6:30pm

Town Hall Forum on the Proposed 2011 Dekalb County Budget, Tonight at 6:30pm

Lithonia, GA--  

District 5 Commissioner Lee May will host Town Hall Forum to discuss the proposed 2011 Annual Budget.  The forum will now begin promptly at 6:30PM on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Lou Walker Senior Center located at 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia GA 30058.

Gwinnett County Officials give a County Update

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

This has been one of the more significant snow and ice events Gwinnett has experienced in many years in terms of volume of snow and ice on the roads in combination with below-freezing temperatures. Despite the colder temperatures expected over the next few days, the sun, low humidity, and wind are expected to help accelerate the natural evaporation and melting process.

The Gwinnett County Department of Transportation has been responding to weather-related road conditions since the winter storm hit metropolitan Atlanta on Sunday evening. The department has been primarily cooperating with and assisting the County's emergency personnel and crews, which have responded to icy conditions on major thoroughfares and collector streets.