Rainy day funds have been replenished
"Our reserves are now in much better shape than they were just a few years ago."
County on target with training, not quite on hiring
DeKalb County has graduated five police academies and three fire academies to help reach its ambitious hiring goals in both departments.
Falling out of popularity
"The commission form of government is definitely losing favor in the United States."
Sheriff builds a good case
"Most of, if not all of, the [DeKalb school construction] projects always came in on or were under budget."
Sewer claim doesn't stink
A DeKalb sewer project "will create up to 4,000 direct jobs per year at peak production, many of which will be set aside exclusively for DeKalb residents."
Doggone it. Pit bull claim mostly on the mark.
"[T]his breed (of pit bulls) is most often associated with aggressive behavior."
Is DeKalb's CEO a big spender?
DeKalb County has cut more money from its general fund budget "than any local government in the Atlanta metro region."
Sorry DeKalb, there is green grass on the other side
"The Greenest County in America."
Some of the claim holds water. Some needs to be flushed.
Low-flow toilets "can cost homeowners up to $1,000 each."
DeKalb homeowners aren't sinking in high water bills.
"For now, we are still below average in the metro region."