Monday, January 7, 2013
DeKalb County authorities executed search warrants Monday morning at the home and office of Burrell Ellis.
DeKalb County investigators searched the home and office of county CEO Burrell Ellis on Monday morning. From a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Three unmarked police cars were parked outside Ellis’s home in the Southland subdivision, Channel 2 said. The search comes on the same day as Ellis testified before a special grand jury investigating county watershed operations. Ellis appeared before local media shortly before 1 p.m. and said he's unaware of any wrongdoing by him or those within his office related to the department's bidding. He also said he hasn't had any inappropriate contact with county vendors that do business with the department. "We're just going to continue to cooperate [with the investigation]," Ellis said. "I don…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Burrell Ellis carried a healthy lead over fellow Democrats Gregory Adams and Jerome Edmondson in Tuesday's primary, avoiding a runoff.
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis easily fended off two Democratic challengers to his seat in Tuesday's primary. The incumbent, first elected CEO in 2008, walked away with more than 60 percent of the vote, avoiding a runoff, according to preliminary returns early Wednesday morning, defeating Gregory Adams and Jerome Edmondson. He faces no Republican challengers in the November election, so his primary win is tantamount to victory. Out of 75,399 votes, Ellis had 45,867, though more than 5,000 absentee votes had yet to be counted. "We've always talked about making your priorities the priorities of this county. That's what we stand for," Ellis told a room of supporters at about 10:30pm. "Tomorrow we get back to work." In his campaign, Ellis …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Why you should care and what we can do.
Monday, January 23, 2012
by Chamblee Abernathy Pet overpopulation, abuse, neglect and abandonment are at an all-time high in DeKalb County. The majority of DeKalb residents are not aware of the crisis nor the shortfall in the so-called "animal services" provided by our county government. The animals need for you to know their plight...for everyone in DeKalb to know. After more than a decade of complaints to elected officials from members of the local animal rescue community, Burrell Ellis, our county's chief executive, and Board of Commissioners finally responded by creating the Animal Services Task Force in early 2011. The Task Force spent several months doing research and presented its findings and recommendations to the CEO and BOC in October. To date, CEO …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The week's top stories from October 31-November 4, 2011
Atlanta Public Schools Come Off Probation. Protestors Blocked On March To Atlantic Station. Smyrna-Vinings-Cumberland Area Allegedly Suggested For Ricin Attack. Fire Destroys Apartments Near Piedmont Park. Burrell Ellis Hosts Town Hall Meeting In Tucker. Wal-Mart Developers Meet With Medlock, Decatur Residents. APD Seeks Sexual Aggressor Against Women. Two More South Cobb Schools Make AYP. Bookhaven, Chambele Schools Hit, Miss On AYP. All Three Fulton Schools In Cascade Make AYP. Most Buckhead Schools Make AYP Standard. Three Sandy Springs Schools Did Not Make AYP. Grady, Inman Students Meet AYP.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Most Buckhead Schools Meet AYP Standards. All Three Fulton Schools In Cascade Meet Standards. Grady, Inman Students Meet AYP Standards. Burrell Ellis Holds Town Hall Meeting In Tucker. City Opens Former 'PVC Farm' Property To Public. New Principal Named At Riverwood. Wells Fargo Corporate (Community) Dividend.