Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Burrell Ellis will be at Mountain Creek Swim Club today.
Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is coming to the poolhouse at Mountain Creek Swim Club today, Tuesday, June 19, to meet with constituents. The gathering at 6:30 p.m. will be hosted by Marsha Ashby, known to many in Tucker for her involvement in local issues. The club is located at 2092 Mountain Creek Court in Stone Mountain. Burrell Ellis is coming up for re-election. How well do you think he's doing his job? If you attend this meeting, what will you say to him? Tell us in the comments below-
Thursday, June 14, 2012
“Clean it to the Curb” rolls out, new Code Compliance manager named.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announced a number of coordinated initiatives in a special on-site briefing designed to tackle quality of life issues throughout DeKalb County. One of the new initiatives, “Clean it to the Curb”, encourages residents and businesses to maintain landscaping all the way to the roadway, and to keep the curbside free of trash or yard clippings. CEO Ellis announced the collaboration, flanked by Neighborhood Ambassadors, Code Compliance Officers, county mowing crews and staff of the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment (ONE DeKalb) and Keep DeKalb Beautiful. Approximately 50 people in attendance kicked off the initiative by cleaning a section of Glenwood Road and Line Street in Decatur. “This is a collaboration …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
DeKalb County agencies have lost 40 officers in the line of duty since 1852.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, May 24, 2012
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis joined county law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in honoring fallen officers during the annual Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial ceremony held today in front of the memorial wall near the Old Courthouse in downtown Decatur. The wall bears the names of fallen officers in DeKalb County, dating back to 1852. “To those who stand in memory of a fallen officer today, remember that their service was not in vain and their sacrifice will never be forgotten in our community. To our law enforcement officers here with us this morning, know that we do not take lightly your commitment to our county and we are indebted to you and your families for your service. And to our citizens and other stakeholders, let …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos, Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis and Dekalb County CEO participated in a PCID panel discussion last Friday.
Last Friday, Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis echoed what many government officials and business leaders say these days. “I think the rest of the nation is looking at metro Atlanta to see what’s going to happen,” he said, referring to the region’s transportation woes. Ellis joined Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos and Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis in a roundtable luncheon and panel discussion by the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts at Villa Christina restaurant. John Heagy, Chair of DeKalb PCID, moderated the talk, which focused on economic development. A takeaway from the event was that the success of Dekalb County helps Dunwoody; the success of Dunwoody benefit’s Sandy Springs, and vice versa. “The objective is to fill office space,” …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Burrell Ellis speaks at Tucker High School at 7 p.m.
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis has held 11 town hall meetings in February and March, with the last one taking place tonight at Tucker High School. Ellis is scheduled to have a meeting at the school from 7 until 8:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public: Tuesday, March 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Tucker High School 5036 LaVista Road Tucker, GA 30084
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.
The DeKalb County CEO spoke to a standing-room-only crowd on Tuesday night at the Cofer library.
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis hosted a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday night at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer branch of the library. Speaking to a packed, standing-room-only crowd, Ellis focused on the ONE DeKalb intiative, the state of affairs in the county, and the education and transportation SPLOST referendums for about 30 minutes, then spent the remainder of the meeting answering questions from the crowd. The ONE DeKalb initiative, whose mission is to preserve and enhance neighborhoods, empower people to make positive contributions, and bring government closer to citizens, “embraces the spirit that unites us as one community, one county,” Ellis said. He spoke of the new libraries and recreation centers that have opened recently in the …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Topics discussed included HOPE scholarship and pre-K funding, Sunday alcohol sales, taxes, and more.
Despite the downpour outside, a decent crowd assembled at Tucker Recreation Center on Monday night for the Town Hall meeting hosted by Senator Steve Henson and Representative Scott Holcomb. Information sent out beforehand listed an agenda including the budget shortfall, immigration, HOPE and pre-K funding, Sunday alcohol sales, and transportation. Those attending were invited to submit questions via e-mail before the meeting or on paper during the meeting. The evening started with a welcome and introductions from Senator Henson and Representative Holcomb. Holcomb indicated that it was his first Town Hall Meeting since being elected last fall. DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader (District 2) spoke first, indicating that the commission …