Monday, January 7, 2013
DeKalb County authorities executed search warrants Monday morning at the home and office of Burrell Ellis, along with several other county government offices.
DeKalb County investigators searched the home and office of county CEO Burrell Ellis on Monday morning, along with several other county government offices. According to the warrants, which were released by the DeKalb County Superior Court Clerk's office, the warrants sought: Books, computers and hard drives with information about vendors and contracts with DeKalb County, county probation services, lobbying groups, county Watrshed Management, the Watershed Management Capital Improvement Program, ambulance services and all documents about Sentinel Probtion Services, Montgomery Watson, Rural Metro Ambulance, Massey-Bowers and the Ferguson Group and all campaign financial information. The warrants also sought the computers and electronic …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
DeKalb County's CEO will hold the meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m.
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will hold a town hall meeting to discuss county issues with local residents next week. The meeting will be held at Clairmont Baptist Church, 3542 Clairmont Road, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The meetings are free and open to the public, and the public is encouraged to attend. What would you ask the CEO? Tell us in the comments section below.
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 …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Burrell Ellis: "Ideally, we would have the millions it would take to build a new facility. In a short amount of time, we're going to be able to treat our animals in a humane fashion."
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Why you should care and what we can do.
Wednesday, January 25, 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, December 24, 2011
He vetoes idea of a study.
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.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Federal grant will go to county's Crimes Against Children Unit.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd and DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis talk to thousands about next year's transportation vote.
An extra penny sales tax will spell the difference between more and quicker ways to get around metro Atlanta and continuing gridlock and congestion, according to DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis and Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd. And they're depending on DeKalb residents to go to the polls next July to approve a new sales tax for transportation improvements. The two are DeKalb's representates on a 10-county Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable, and on Wednesday, they held town hall meeting that reached more than 26,000 county residents. Instead of asking residents to come to a meeting, the officials brought the meeting to the people. A Colorado-based company dialed more than 152,000 DeKalb households at random, inviting whoever answered the …