Animal activists are still waiting on final word from DeKalb County on the location of a new animal shelter. After weeks of delay, residents are frustrated and concerned about the shelter being built on one of the proposed sites.
Two weeks ago, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was set to recommend a site for a new shelter.
Instead, three sites were proposed, and the final recommendation was supposed to come Tuesday at the county commission meeting. But the county presented further evaluations.
In this Atlanta Sounds audio slideshow we meet Bo Bradshaw. He’s been collecting tractors since the 1990’s. While modern tractors have electric starters, Bradshaw’s 1938 AW John Deere tractor has no key, but requires a hand crank to start. Bradshaw grew up in a small town in Indiana, where his love of tractors originated. Today he is a resident of Inman Park where you can sometimes find him giving hay rides.
UPDATE 6:10 p.m. -- WABE's Jonathan Shapiro has just filed an audio report on the indictment, which is posted above. Also, we have received a copy of the indictment (PDF), which has been posted to our web site.
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was indicted by a grand jury today, according to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office.
Today the Southern Christian Leadership Conference denounced what it says is a legal attack on Representative Tyrone Brooks. Brooks was recently charged in a 30-count federal grand jury indictment. The indictment alleges Brooks misused nearly $1 million dollars from a charity he founded in 1990 and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference CEO and President Emeritus Charles Steele did not want to get into specifics about the charges against Brooks.
Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers testified about the investigation into cheating on test results at the Atlanta Public Schools that led to the indictment of 35 former APS teachers and administrators
Starting next month, Georgia school boards will have to pay more for health insurance for employees in their school systems. That’s due to a recent resolution unanimously approved by the state Board of Community Health.
The largest increase boards will pay is for employees who are non-certified, such as school bus drivers, janitors and cafeteria workers. Those costs are going up by more than 33 percent.