Georgia voters may get a chance to decide whether certain cities can draw up their own school districts. A resolution by Representative Tom Taylor of Dunwoody calls for a constitutional amendment giving cities formed since 2005 the authority to create their own school districts. Seven cities have come into being in Georgia since 2005.
The Atlanta City Council is forming a task force to resolve issues leading to some city residents reaching dispatchers in DeKalb County when they call 911. The task force has 90 days to determine potential solutions.
DeKalb County officials say they should know by Thursday afternoon whether to rescind a boil water advisory in the Tucker area. County officials said a temporary fluctuation in water pressure left a portion of the county's water system below Georgia Environmental Protection Division regulations.
A grand jury report on a corruption case implicating DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis recommends that other county officials also be targeted for investigation. Ellis is accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions. His attorneys have said he's not guilty of any wrongdoing.
Police said Michael Brandon Hill held one or two staff members in the front office of McNair Discovery Learning Academy captive Tuesday for a time, making one of them call a local TV station. As officers swarmed the campus outside, he shot at them at least a half a dozen times with an assault rifle from inside the school and they returned fire.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced he'll suspend indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. The announcement at the state Capitol during a press conference Tuesday afternoon came a day after a three-person panel voted unanimously to recommend suspension for Ellis.
Leaders of a newly-created city are working with DeKalb County officials to determine how much they should pay for certain county services. Leaders of Brookhaven — which incorporated in December — say $500,000 should be enough to pay the county for police and park maintenance service for about six months, much less than an initial agreement between the two governments.
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded DeKalb County more than $859,000 in grants to help juvenile offenders re-enter the workforce. Officials say Face Forward grants were awarded to 28 community-based organizations across the country, including youth programs run by the DeKalb County government.