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DeKalb County Jail Doing Away With Face-To-Face Visitation

Atlanta-(WAOK) The DeKalb County jail has come up with a new system for inmates to have outside communication with their families and friends. The jail will be using video visitation versus face-to-face. All visitors will […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2014

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Animal Shelter Posts Monthly Gain

DeKalb County reduced the euthanasia rate at its county shelter to 13 percent in December, the lowest point ever for the facility. The gains are part of an overhaul of the county’s animal services department, […]

WAOK-AM–01/17/2014

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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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DeKalb County Offers “Slave” As Occupation On Juror Questionnaire

Atlanta, Ga (WAOK)- About a month ago, DeKalb County Court potential jurors were given a new way to fill out the required questionnaire that evoked at least one question: Is “slave” an occupation? Well it […]

WAOK-AM–11/26/2013

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Dekalb County Government Style To Be Debated

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May has announced that the county will hold three meetings to get input from residents regarding re-structuring the counties government. Dekalb county is the only county in […]

WAOK-AM–11/12/2013

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Jobs Bus Coming To Dekalb County

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) –A recreational vehicle equipped with computers, interview seating, and office utilities for individuals seeking employment is set to stop in Tucker, Decatur and South Dekalb county this week. Schedules for the Job Bus […]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2013

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In Focus Atlanta: Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May

Atlanta (WAOK) — In light of immoral, unethical, and criminal conduct in numerous positions of power within Dekalb County, Lee May has made it his duty to “be forward thinking and…look out into the future […]

WAOK-AM–10/21/2013

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Dekalb County Domestic Violence Prevention Fair

Dekalb County is hosting a resource fair on domestic violence prevention in downtown Decatur. Sherry Boston, Dekalb County Solicitor, will host the event from 8 am to 12:30pm in the Maloof Auditorium  at 1300 Commerce […]

WAOK-AM–10/18/2013

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Atlanta In Focus: Dekalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander

Atlanta (WAOK) — Hired in April of 2013, Dekalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander arrived amidst scandal and ethical violation within his department. The agency has a storied history of misconduct and the hiring of […]

WAOK-AM–10/13/2013

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Pit Bull Dogs Being Spayed and Neutered For Free

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Dekalb County Animal Services is currently providing free spaying and neutering procedures to pit bull terriers and pit bulls mixes owned by Dekalb County residents. The Free Pit Fix program aims to […]

WAOK-AM–10/10/2013

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