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CEO Burrell Ellis to Delliver 2011 State of the County Address, January 6th

CEO Burrell Ellis to Delliver 2011 State of the County Address, January 6th

In an effort to connect with the citizens of DeKalb County, CEO Burrell Ellis will deliver his 2011 State of the County on Thursday, January 6th at 6 p.m. at the Maloof Auditorium which is located at 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur. Ellis’s “State of the County” will be a composite review of his second year in office and his outlook for 2011.

Prior to this address, the CEO will address the business community at the 2011 State of the County Business Breakfast which will be held at 7:00 p.m. This breakfast, being hosted by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the Council for Quality Growth will be held at the Thalia N. Carlos Hellenic Community Center at 2500 Clairmont Road.

Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased for $25. To register visit http://dekalbchamberofcommerce.org or call 404-378-8000.

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.

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.

Last Week of Early Voting. Polls Have Extended Hours

Atlanta, GA--  In an effort to increase voter turnout in DeKalb County, Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis and Board of Commissioners Presiding Officer Larry Johnson announced that the Elections Office will be openfor extended hours.

During Advance Voting week only, Oct. 25-29, four additional sites with extended hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

New Chief of Police for DeKalb County

Recently, DeKalb County has announced the appointment of William D. O’Brien as DeKalb County Police Department’s new Chief of Police.

O’Brien is a 25-year veteran of the DeKalb County Police Department and DeKalb County native; O'Brien graduated from Redan High School in 1981, then attended West Georgia College and DeKalb Community College.

He obtained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from DeKalb Technical College and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. He graduated from the 23rd DeKalb County Police Academy in 1985 and has since been a Police Officer Standards and Training certified law enforcement officer.

City Commission Report: Tax Refund on Its Way

DECATUR, GA (Decatur News Online) -- Monday night the Decatur City Commission voted to provide a $70 refund to city property owners thanks to a surplus of funds in the City coffers. However, the surplus was not large enough to convince the commissioners to extend a one-time pay increase to City staff.

To continue reading visit Decatur News Online.

Lani Wong to Replace William Flippin

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announced his appointment of Lani Wong to a two-year term on the board of the Development Authority of DeKalb County following confirmation by the Board of Commissioners.  Ms. Wong will finish William Flippin’s term. Flippin resigned earlier this year.