DeKalb County

DeKalb County Police homicide detectives will be featured nationally in A&E’s “The First 48.” A television crew is following the department’s homicide unit for the cable television show, which each week documents the first 48 hours of homicide investigations across the country. The officers are not being paid for their television roles, but the cable […]

From the AJC.com: A 42-year-old Rockdale County woman is suing DeKalb County and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church for $78 million — $1 million for every day she claims she was wrongly jailed. Arettonette Ingram’s suit, which she filed without an attorney, says she was arrested on terroristic threat charges after a New Birth youth […]

From the AJC.com: Bishop Eddie Long filed four lengthy responses in DeKalb County State Court on Monday, denying all allegations that he coerced young men into sexual relationships. In the filings obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Long asked for the four lawsuits to be dismissed and judgment to be entered in his favor. In September, […]

Getty Images / By Frank Mullen From CNN: Atlanta-based megachurch pastor Eddie Long has released a statement denying he had coerced young church members into sex, as alleged in three lawsuits filed against him. “I have been through storms and my faith has always sustained me,” Long, pastor of the 25,000-member New Birth Missionary Baptist […]

Two Georgia men have filed a lawsuit claiming that prominent Atlanta, Georgia, pastor Eddie Long coerced them into sex. The suits, filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, allege that Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young male members and employees of his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church into sex. A […]

From the New York Times: Football and basketball devoured Trey Griffin’s baseball team over two seasons. The players were 11 and 12 years old, playing out of Gresham Park in south DeKalb County, a predominantly African-American enclave of youth baseball in metropolitan Atlanta. The middle-school football teams lured the fastest and the strongest. The middle-school […]

From the AJC.com: The DeKalb County school board voted unanimously today to terminate superintendent Crawford Lewis. “We invoked the termination for convenience,” board chairman Tom Bowen said. “The board and the superintendent mutually agreed this is what is best for the system to move forward.” Lewis agreed to walk away with four months of severance […]

From AJC.com: The city of Stone Mountain is stepping from the shadow of one of the largest granite domes in America with, of all things, sidewalks. The sidewalks will be made of brick and granite pavers in a special pattern. They will be wider, illuminated by decorative street lights and, eventually, shaded by new trees. […]

According to the AJC, about a quarter of DeKalb County’s residents went uncounted in the last census, causing the county to lose about $41 million in federal funding, County Commissioner Connie Stokes announced Wednesday. “That’s not good enough because that means dollars are left on the table,” DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis said Wednesday. That money […]