Burrell Ellis

On Tuesday, voters elected Mereda Johnson as the newest commissioner in Dekalb County. She claims the post formerly held by interim CEO Lee May. (Courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

Mereda Johnson To Voters “Thanks For Your Confidence In Me”

When I spoke to Mereda Davis Johnson over the weekend, she was pretty confident that she would be the next county commissioner in Dekalb. She told me, “We have to have someone on the commission […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2015

Candidates for the Dekalb County Commission, George Turner tells Mereda Johnson that he wishes her good luck in the race. He also tells her that he hopes that she comes in second place. The two came together for a cookout put on by  Dekalb State Representative Ernest "Coach" Williams. (Courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

It’s Election Day: “I Wish You Good Luck And I Hope You Come In Second Place”

It was the final weekend before Election Day. Mereda Davis Johnson and George Turner are vying for the 5th District seat on the DeKalb County Commission. They are the last two candidates in the race, […]

WAOK-AM–07/14/2015

Dekalb County District Attorney Robert James talks with reporters following the sentencing of Burrell Ellis. (Courtesy of Eric Burton)

Dekalb D.A. Says He Offered Burrell Ellis A Misdemeanor Plea But He Didn’t Take It

Dekalb County District Attorney Robert James says his office offered Burrell Ellis, “a misdemeanor plea with no jail time, first offender and an offered plea”. Ellis and his attorneys didn’t take the offer. Ellis, the […]

WAOK-AM–07/09/2015

Photo by Jean Ross CBS Radio

Dekalb DA Robert James Talks with Richey about Former CEO Burrell Ellis

Suspended Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was sentenced serve 18 months in prison after being convicted of perjury and attempted theft by extortion. Ellis was offered a plea deal that would have allowed him to […]

WAOK-AM–07/08/2015

Burrell Ellis, sentenced to serve 18 months in prison, had maintained his innocence. He said that while he made phone calls, he did not threaten anyone or retaliate against county vendors. (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Burrell Ellis Given Prison Time And A Fine

Burrell Ellis, the suspended CEO of DeKalb County, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison. He is to spend 18 months in prison. Judge Courtney Johnson also ordered Ellis to pay a $1,000 fine. […]

WAOK-AM–07/08/2015

Photo by Jean Ross CBS Radio

Ellis To Be Sentenced on July 8th

Sentencing for suspended Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is set for Wednesday, July 8. A jury of 6 men and 6 women found Ellis guilty of 4 of the 9 counts against him. He was […]

WAOK-AM–07/03/2015

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Too Much Truth: Breaking News From Ferguson, MO And Dekalb County

Community Members in Ferguson, MO are being told that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the murder of Michael Brown. This of course is not confirmed but people in the community and the […]

WAOK-AM–10/21/2014

File photo of a gavel in a courtroom.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

Jurors Sent Home In Trial Of Suspended DeKalb CEO

Deliberations in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis were cut short for the day when the judge hearing the trial sent bickering jurors home.

10/09/2014

File photo of a jury box. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Jurors To Begin Deliberations In DeKalb CEO Trial

Jurors are set to begin deliberating in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.

10/06/2014

Photo by Jean Ross CBS Radio

Former DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones Talks To CEO Burrell Ellis 1-On-1

ATLANTA (WAOK)-This morning with guest host Vernon Jones, WAOK broke historic ground with the first interview between former DeKalb CEO Jones and embattled suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis. Ellis was indicted by a DeKalb grand jury […]

WAOK-AM–12/20/2013

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