Representatives from Fulton and DeKalb counties say they have run out of federal money to help people pay their winter heating bills.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – or LIHEAP -- is a federal program that’s run here by the Georgia Department of Human Services. It helps those who are over 65, homebound or who make below 60 percent of the median income (based on family size) pay for energy costs between November and March.
A DeKalb County Superior Court judge ruled Monday the city of Brookhaven can’t annex land which includes a prime office complex. The decision comes after Brookhaven’s city council has already approved the move.
Judge Tangela M. Barrie’s decision means DeKalb County voters will get the first say in the matter. Residents near the Century Center office complex will vote next Tuesday on whether they want the area to become part of the city of Chamblee.
Starting next year, DeKalb County’s 450 sanitation workers will have a new route to air their grievances, and they will have a union with them.
It’s not full union representation – no collective bargaining or legal ability to go on strike – but county commissioners are changing an ordinance to allow the workers to bring their grievances directly to Human
Some residents of metro Atlanta are being extra cautious as they head outdoors.
That's because wild boars are once again reported roaming around DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.
"If they're in a nice neighborhood that's plush and has nice yards and everything....that's where they're going to be able to eat and thrive," says David Neck, a wildlife control expert with the Atlanta-based Team Pest USA.
Neck says these animals are usually scared of humans and will maintain a distance unless they feel threatened.
"There's been times when both DeKalb County's ambulance provider as well as Grady Hospital's ambulance have both been dispatched to the same emergency. It's a waste of assets and resources," says Archibong.
A citizens group has been fighting for two years to keep a Walmart from being built in DeKalb County’s Suburban Plaza. With that battle now in court, Walmart’s Director of Communications spoke with WABE News.
Good Growth DeKalb’s court battle is technically against DeKalb County, but the goal is to stop developer Selig Enterprises from building the Walmart. The group says its survey last year indicated 75% of people who live nearby oppose the store.
The unsealed grand jury report that lead to the indictment of suspended DeKalb county CEO Burrell Ellis also questions the need for DeKalb county to have a CEO. DeKalb county residents are beginning to weigh in
A highly-anticipated special grand jury report looking into alleged corruption in DeKalb County has been unsealed. It implicates suspended CEO Burrell Ellis, who is preparing for trial. The report also calls for further investigation into several past and present county officials, as well as abolishing DeKalb's CEO form of government.
The report was actually completed in January. Since then, Ellis and his attorneys have fought to keep it from public view.
Authorities continue to investigate Tuesday’s school shooting at McNair Discover Learning Academy.
At an afternoon press conference, Police chief Cedric Alexander said he still doesn’t know why 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill allegedly held McNair staff members hostage and unloaded rounds with an AK-47.
“I think we can all make a reasonable assumption he came there to do some harm. He did come outside of that building. He did fire shots in the direction of officers.”
DeKalb police say they've arrested 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill Tuesday for allegedly firing shots from an AK-47 inside a DeKalb County elementary school. Authorities say Hill faces numerous charges.
No one was reportedly hurt, including the suspect, police, students, and faculty. However, parents are still concerned about some procedures.
Credit Selig Enterprises via Medlock Area Neighborhood Association
Selig Enterprises has been working on the Walmart plans at Suburban Plaza for two years. Its plans to begin construction in June 2013 have been delayed by Good Growth DeKalb's efforts to stop the project.
Downtown Decatur is one step closer toward fulfilling its master plan for development. Monday night by the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority authorized redevelopment of the Callaway Building site.
The Trinity Place building has long been eyed for prime development.
With the signing of contract authorizations between the City and developer Cousins Properties, the clock starts ticking towards demolition of the building and construction of a mixed use development with residential, retail, and possibly commercial tenants.
The fight over an unincorporated DeKalb County office park continues. Earlier this week, a DeKalb Superior Court judge temporarily blocked the City of Brookhaven from voting to annex Century Center before a court hearing with the City of Chamblee.
Less than one percent of 911 call centers nationwide can accept emergency text messages.
Unlike many states, there is no network of 911 centers in Georgia; each county or city has its own system. And that means each will have to work with technology vendors – the cell phone companies -- to institute Text-to-911.
Gov. Nathan Deal has named a three-member panel which will determine if DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis should be suspended from office.
Attorney Sam Olens will serve on the panel along with Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner and Rockdale County Commission Chairman Richard Oden.
By state law, the three-member panel that will recommend whether Ellis stays in office while he is under indictment must be composed of the Attorney General and two public officials who hold the same office as the individual indicted.