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DeKalb County officials will meet Friday to discuss a project list for DeKalb residents to vote on in November.

DeKalb County has been fined $294,000 for spilling sewage into public waterways and underreporting the number of spills to environmental regulators.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the fines were levied this week.

Stonecrest Hires Company To Manage City’s Operations

Jun 22, 2017
Al Such / WABE

The new city of Stonecrest, in southeast DeKalb County, has hired a private company to run most of the city's operations. The Stonecrest City Council has approved a contract with CH2M to handle most municipal departments including parks and recreation, finance and information technology.

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The cost for the rest of this year: $1.7 million. That's more than half of Stonecrest's projected annual revenue of $3 million. But Mayor Jason Lary is confident there will be enough money.

DeKalb CEO Pushes To Repave Roads With Possible New Tax

May 17, 2017
Alison Guillory / WABE

DeKalb County's CEO is looking to drum up support for a new sales tax.

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If voters approve a one-penny sales tax referendum, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said it could generate almost half a billion dollars in the next five years. He wants to use a lot of that money to improve roads.

Sheriff Jeff Mann pleaded guilty to pleaded guilty to obstruction and violation of prohibited conduct.
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A DeKalb County law enforcement officer is hoping to clear his name after a weekend arrest.

Sheriff Jeffrey Mann is facing charges of indecency and obstruction.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes an Atlanta police report that says Mann exposed himself while walking toward a police officer Saturday night in Piedmont Park.

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In DeKalb County, this past week, a well-known artist found that folk art can be a code violation.

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Kyle Brooks, usually known as Black Cat Tips, has placed his art in prominent places, like the Atlanta Beltline, and also in more obscure ones, like atop telephone poles.

But when he moved to a 2 acre property in southeast DeKalb County last year, he decided to focus on his yard.