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Old 10-08-2015, 07:51 AM
 
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It's pretty sad that DeKalb may lose jobs because of its sleezy government. I all the bums in power are voted out...
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The owner of a major DeKalb employer said he is actively looking for sites to move his company outside the county, in part because of worries about continuing government scandals.

Its one thing to see corruption, Joel Knox said. It is another thing to see corruption and incompetency at the same time.

Knox, who grew up in DeKalb and still lives there, employs more than 500 people at his seafood company, and he said he hopes to create another 150 jobs.
DeKalb County corruption threatens business, 500-plus Tucker jobs | www.ajc.com
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Not surprising, unfortunately.
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:41 PM
 
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Interesting article. My apologies if it has already been posted but I didn't see it.

Viewpoint: Why we want local control in DeKalb County - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:29 PM
 
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Really quite sad how much Dekalb county has devolved over the last 10 or so years. To me, it's worse than Clayton at this point. At least Clayton is finding a little success these days.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:51 PM
 
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I wouldn't count DeKalb out yet. It still has plenty of strong, booming areas.

Chamblee, Brookhaven, Decatur, Dunwoody, Oak Grove, Druid Hills, North Decatur, Avondale, etc. are hot.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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To me, it's worse than Clayton at this point. At least Clayton is finding a little success these days.
Then you would be sadly mistaken. Clayton has no equivalent whatsoever to the areas that arjay mentioned.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:16 AM
 
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I wouldn't count DeKalb out yet. It still has plenty of strong, booming areas.

Chamblee, Brookhaven, Decatur, Dunwoody, Oak Grove, Druid Hills, North Decatur, Avondale, etc. are hot.
Almost all of these areas are cities that provide most of the services and don't rely on Dekalb county, they can become completely independent of Dekalb. The areas affected most by Dekalb's corruption and mismanagement are unincorporated and efforts are under to create new cities. I am still puzzled by people who intend to vote No on the coming vote for the creation of the cities of Tucker and LaVista Hills.
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:08 PM
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Almost all of these areas are cities that provide most of the services and don't rely on Dekalb county, they can become completely independent of Dekalb. The areas affected most by Dekalb's corruption and mismanagement are unincorporated and efforts are under to create new cities. I am still puzzled by people who intend to vote No on the coming vote for the creation of the cities of Tucker and LaVista Hills.
Because its a change and they don't know anything else. There are some legitimate concerns, but many of the opponents just don't seem to have a clue about how things work other than in DeKalb County.

Also, I think some of the opposition to LaVista Hills is political. The most vocal opponents are Democrats and LaVista Hills will be about 50/50. There isn't nearly the vocal opposition to Tucker.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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Because its a change and they don't know anything else. There are some legitimate concerns, but many of the opponents just don't seem to have a clue about how things work other than in DeKalb County.

Also, I think some of the opposition to LaVista Hills is political. The most vocal opponents are Democrats and LaVista Hills will be about 50/50. There isn't nearly the vocal opposition to Tucker.
What will happen with Oak Grovd Elementary?
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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Nothing. The schools are county run
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