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Governor’s Office Accepting Applications for DeKalb County Solicitor-General

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that his office will begin accepting applications for Solicitor-General of DeKalb County to succeed the Honorable Robert D. James in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 15-18-60.

Individuals qualified for the position under O.C.G.A. § 15-18-62 must complete and submit an application to the Governor’s Office by Thursday, September 30, 2010. Applications may be sent by mail to 201 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 or by fax to 404-656-5948. Electronic submissions to rgreenway@gov.state.ga.us will also be accepted.

For more information, interested applicants should contact Rhonda Greenway, Executive Legal Assistant to the Governor, at 404-651-7715 or via email at rgreenway@gov.state.ga.us .

A copy of the Solicitor-General Application is attached to this release.

Judicial Forum 2010 at Maloof Auditorium

Thirteen candidates seeking judgeships in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties will participate in Judicial Forum 2010 on Sept. 21 at Maloof Auditorium in downtown Decatur. The forum is sponsored by the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, the DeKalb Bar Association and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Metro Atlanta Chapter.

A reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. with the forum beginning at 6:45 p.m.  During the forum, the audience may ask the judges and candidates questions and join the discussion.

Stogner Confirmed as Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted to confirm Richard Stogner as Executive Assistant and Chief Operating Officer.  Stogner was nominated by Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis.

Mr. Stogner’s appointment is for an initial term of one-year. He has asked not to receive compensation for his services during his term in office.

“Mr. Stogner has had a long and distinguished career in public service and is well-known and recognized as a top-notch public administrator.  He has served in top posts in the administrations of Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson and Andy Young as well as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the 1996 Olympic Games,” said CEO Ellis.  “In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations, Mr.

Vote DeKalb, Encourages Early Voting

In an effort to increase voter turnout in DeKalb County, county officials are launching an early voting campaign—Vote DeKalb—to encourage voters to cast ballots prior to the Nov. 2 General Election. 

March Against Violence with Comissioner Larry Johnson

In an effort to curb crime in the Glenwood Road area, between Columbia Srive and Covington Highway, Commissioner Larry L. Johnson (DeKalb District 3 Commissioner) is launching his Glenwood Renaissance Initiative’s Enough Is Enough! A Business Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2010 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at 4467 Glenwood Road.  This event is hosted by Newburger Andes the owners of the shopping plaza where the event will take place. 

Residents and area business people are encouraged to come out and meet business owners, community residents, area policemen and Commissioner Johnson. And Thursday, September 23, 2010 the Enough is Enough! Community Awareness March beginning at 6:00 p.m.  is scheduled. 

This march will start at the old Kmart shopping center and end at the I-285 bridge symbolizing the residents and business owners staking their claim on the community.  The Enough Is Enough!

Acting DeKalb County DA Sworn In, Today

Decatur, GA –Javoyne Hicks White has been sworn in as the acting DeKalb County, Georgia district attorney. She assumed the job on Sept. 3, 2010.  

“I look forward to serving as acting district attorney,” said Hicks White. “DeKalb County citizens can rest assured that our office’s talented and committed lawyers and support personnel will continue to provide them with the same level of service they have received during the past five and one-half years.”

Hicks White was one of two existing chief assistant district attorneys who reported to District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming. She recently accepted a position as a regional district administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency.