Ex DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis to serve 18 months in prison

10:40 am Jul. 8, 2015

By Rhonda Cook

rcook@ajc.com

A tire -looking Burrell Ellis was stoic as he was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison plus 3 1/2 years on probation.

The former DeKalb County CEO was sentenced for last week’s conviction on one count of attempted extortion of a county vendor and three counts of lying to a special purpose grand jury

Judge Courtney Johnson announced his punishment after hearing from several high-profile character witnesses and

23,000 pot plants, valued at $100M, seized in Middle Ga.

3:18 pm Jun. 29, 2015

Pot farmers probably don’t use traditional agricultural phrases like “bumper crop” — but if they did, they’d be talking about the massive harvest that authorities seized last week in Middle Georgia.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office,

Key comments from Supreme Court on gay marriage ruling

1:34 pm Jun. 26, 2015

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for a five-justice majority as the U.S. Supreme Court brought same-sex marriage to every corner of the country.

The 103 pages here include Kennedy’s majority opinion and dissents from Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia,