DeKalb Ethics Board takes up case against Commissioner Johnson

10:32 am Dec. 17, 2014

The DeKalb County Board of Ethics plans to consider a complaint Thursday alleging that Commissioner Larry Johnson misused his county charge card for personal benefit.

During the preliminary hearing, the board could decide whether there’s enough evidence against Johnson to

Scathing Clayton memo to be reviewed by outside firm

4:59 pm Dec. 16, 2014

A county department head’s scathing memo accusing Clayton County Chairman Jeff Turner of micromanagement and other inappropriate conduct has been turned over to a “third party” for review, Turner said Tuesday.

Turner declined to say whether

Clayton honors Georgia’s oldest known citizen

1:10 pm Dec. 16, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt was president and a loaf of bread cost a dime when Maggie Katie Brown-Kidd was born on Dec. 8, 1904. Since then, she’s seen 18 more presidents, two world wars, the birth of

Police to discuss serial killer arrest

7:49 am Dec. 16, 2014

Metro Atlanta police agencies will hold a 10 a.m. news conference to discuss the arrest of Aeman Presley, who has been charged in three apparently random shooting deaths. Presley, according to media reports, is also

DeKalb task force will suggest reforms

2:53 pm Dec. 11, 2014

Changes to DeKalb County’s government will likely be recommended Dec. 19 by a group of community members and lawmakers who have been evaluating the county for six months.

They’ve been discussing the impact of new cities and the

Politics website gives DeKalb an A+ for transparency

10:09 am Dec. 10, 2014

“Transparency” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when residents think of DeKalb County.

But despite allegations of corruption against elected officials, DeKalb has significantly increased online access to government information, according to a Ballotpedia.org, an encyclopedia