Tag: DeKalb County

October 2, 2017

DeKalb County civil rights leader John Evans is in DeKalb County Medical Center recovering from a mild stroke. Evans was admitted to the hospital last Thursday after he became ill while running an errand, his daughter said. Evans had driven himself to the grocery store when he suddenly became ill and paramedics were called.

September 21, 2017

DeKalb County’s Third Annual Fall Harvest Festival promises a whimsical twist this year. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., at UGA Extension DeKalb County, 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur. Sponsored by the “Fresh on DeK” DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market, the free festival will feature fruit smoothie demonstrations, health education […]

September 7, 2017

DeKalb County this month plans to mail about 7,500 more suspended water and sewer bills to county customers, bringing the number of released bills to 26,000 or 72 percent, officials said. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said the county is continuing to move forward with the “New Day Project” he initiated in March to address […]

September 1, 2017

  In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, DeKalb County residents have opened their hearts and wallets to help residents of the flooded areas of Houston, Texas and along the Gulf Coast. With thousands of evacuees in shelters and others trapped in their homes by flooded roads, help is pouring in from around the country, according […]

September 1, 2017

  DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston said jurors returned guilty verdicts against 49-year-old Darrow Brown and his wife, Laura Whitesell, 33, for abusing and starving their four children. The abuse came to light on May 6, 2015, when paramedics were called by Whitesell to the family’s Tucker motel room where they resided. The couple’s […]

August 31, 2017

From L-R, DeKalb County Magistrate Court Ordinance Judges Matthew McCoyd, Hollie Manheimer and September Guy Berryl A. Anderson DeKalb County Magistrate Court judges are leading an effort to crack down on abandoned, dilapidated and burned-out properties in DeKalb County. The Magistrate Court’s Ordinance Division judges, who hear cases involving code enforcement, animal control and nuisance […]

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