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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.

Chamblee PD Explains about Road Conditions and Clairmont Road Bridge

Chamblee PD Explains about Road Conditions and Clairmont Road Bridge

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Chief of Police, Chamblee PD)

Please be advised that DeKalb County is responsible for the maintenance of the roads within the City of Chamblee as well as most of the other municipalities in DeKalb County. There have been multiple reports by different news media regarding the Clairmont Road bridge and one this morning commented something about the city making one pass at the bridge.

That bridge ices over immediately and the Chamblee PD is forced to close it and place the barricades until DeKalb County is able to make it passable. This time is no different.

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.

Early/Advance Voting for the General Runoff Election in Dekalb County Ends 11/24

Atlanta, GA-- Early Voting has just begun in Dekalb County for the General Runoff Election.  Early Voting will last from 11/17 to 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.

10 of the Dekalb County Mayors Meet to Announce their Support for a Transportation Act

Atlanta, GA--  Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd, released a press release announcing him and 9 other Dekalb Mayors meeting tomorrow in support of the Transportation Act of 2010.