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Dekalb County Resumes Normal Operations Thursday

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Dekalb County)

All DeKalb County offices under the Supervision of Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis will return to normal operations on Thursday.

“I want to thank all of our DeKalb County employees who came into work every day this week to serve the citizens of DeKalb County,” said CEO Ellis.  “This includes, but is not limited to, our first responders in Police and Fire, as well as our Roads and Drainage crews that have worked around the clock.”

Although some county offices were closed earlier it the week, such as Recorders Court and Parks and Recreation, all should be fully operational on Thursday, January 12, 2011. 

DeKalb County Sanitation will resume residential garbage collection Thursday for residences that are on Monday/Thursday curbside service, and on Friday for those residences that receive Tuesday/Friday pickup.  Sanitation will continue service on Saturday as needed to get to any

Gwinnett Mayor's Elect Representatives to take part in the Reggional Roundtable

Gwinnett Mayor's Elect Representatives to take part in the Reggional Roundtable

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by City of Norcross)

The roundtable was created by the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 (HB 277). The bill passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2010, allows 12 regions throughout the state to vote in 2012 on a 10-year, one-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Friday was the Roundtable’s first official meeting. Mayor Johnson was elected by Gwinnett’s mayors to represent their municipalities during Roundtable discussion along with Commissioner Shirley Lassiter, who represents the county. According to Mayor Johnson, “I will work together with the Gwinnett Mayors and the Commission Chair to represent Gwinnett’s best interests in projects that impact our county.

DeKalb Government Furniture Flip Costs Taxpayers Thousands

DeKalb Government Furniture Flip Costs Taxpayers Thousands

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- State representative Stan Watson will become a DeKalb County commissioner in a couple of weeks. He'll replace Connie Stokes. When Stokes leaves, county officials say she'll take her county office furniture with her. And Watson will get new, nearly-identical taxpayer-funded furniture.

The money is the eye-opener.  Stokes is paying DeKalb county $1,300 for her four-year old furniture.

The county is spending $12,000 to replace it for Watson.

Morris Williams, the Board chief of staff, says the incoming and outgoing furniture are virtually identical, "except one is four years older than the other.

Public Meetings wil be Held in January RE: Dekalb School Redistricting Plans

Public Meetings wil be Held in January RE: Dekalb School Redistricting Plans

Stone Mountain, GA--  (submitted by Cohn Wolfe)

On Dec. 6, 2010, the DeKalb County School System Board of Education presented its timeline for the 2020 Vision: 2011-2012 Redistricting and Consolidation Plan.

Dekalb CEO Ellis Announces Administrative Appointments, Promotion

Dekalb CEO Ellis Announces Administrative Appointments, Promotion

Dekalb, GA--  (submitted by Communications at Deklab County) 

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis named appointments to fill vacancies in four county departments. Mike Van Wie has been named Airport Director, Stacy Grear has been named Director of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Burke Brennan has been named Chief Communications Officer and Patrick Bailey has been promoted to Director of the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Commissioner Connie Stokes Celebrates 16 years of Service

Commissioner Connie Stokes Celebrates 16 years of Service

Stone Mountain, GA-- On December 17th, Commissioner Connie Stokes will celebrate 16 years of service to the community and county.  She would everyone that she has touched or worked with/for over the years to come out and enjoy a great dinner and fellowship.

 

2 Days Left for Early Run-Off Voting

Atlanta, GA-- Early Voting for the Runoffs is coming to an end in Dekalb County for the General Runoff Election.  Early Voting will last until 11/24 at 4380 Memorial Dr. in Decatur, only. 

The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with no Saturday voting.

Further, there will be no satellite Advance Voting locations.

The Runoff Election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 30.