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Dunwoody election results

Dunwoody election results

Lee May begins first week as DeKalb interim CEO

Lee May begins first week as DeKalb interim CEO

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- On Monday, Lee May kicks off his first full week as interim CEO of DeKalb County.

May was sworn in last Tuesday after Gov. Nathan Deal followed a panel's recommendation to suspend Burrell Ellis from office. Ellis faces extortion charges after being accused of using his position to force county vendors to contribute to his reelection campaign.

May will hold the position through Ellis' term, which runs through 2016, unless Ellis is acquitted.

May told 11Alive News that he plans to begin winning back DeKalb residents' trust by performing "the basic things that people pay their taxes for," such as filling potholes, picking up trash and making sure police respond when they are called.

Local artist, 11, pays tribute to Obama as country celebrates inauguration

Today, Barack Obama is sworn in as the nation’s 44th president. And throughout the country, citizens ready for a new administration as the country faces a continuing economic crisis, impassioned conversations and more.

In Atlanta, one young artist encourages people to focus on the positive. Yung Mieo, a budding hip-hop/pop phenom, recognizes President Obama in his song “Hero” and pays tribute to the leader’s influence in his life.

“Hero” uses inspirational imagery in its music video, showcasing Obama on the campaign trail, speaking on the country’s future and mobilizing the nation. Through his lyrics, Yung Mieo assures listeners that he will stand up for them and be their voice when they encounter struggles, as he feels Obama has done for him.

City of Brookhaven to hold informational events

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- The City of Brookhaven will hold an Open House on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. This gathering will focus on the City’s building, permitting, inspection and business license efforts. Staff from the community development and finance departments will be on hand to answer any questions.

Brookhaven City Hall is located at 200 Ashford Center North, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Participants are invited on a tour of City Hall offices afterward.

On January 24th, the City will host a Town Hall meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Marist School, located at 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road Northeast. The event will introduce the Mayor and City Council and the City’s department heads. They will provide departmental updates and processes, present updates on the City’s ordinances, future plans, and will also provide time for residents to ask questions of the Mayor, Council and staff.