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First Slice 3-3-16: Former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis gets early prison release

Plus, longtime music industry exec takes on leadership role with Atlanta Office of Film and Entertainment.

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The former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis released from prison early Tuesday. Ellis was sentenced to 18 months last July "after being convicted of trying to force a county vendor to make a contribution to his re-election campaign," according to the AJC.

Tuesday night a young pizza delivery person was shot and killed in Lawrenceville while delivering pies. The 28-year-old man was a Papa John's employee. Gwinnett County Police officers say they suspect robbery as the shooter's motive. Detectives are in the process of investigating a few leads but invite anyone with info to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta (404-577-TIPS).

TomorrowWorld won't be back in Atlanta for 2016, which, frankly, considering the EDM fest's "chaos" last fall, seems like a wise choice. 

Ex-Island Def Jam executive vice president and general longtime music industry executive Chris Hicks Atlanta Office of Film and Entertainment's new leader. Mayor Kasim Reed launched the initiative in July 2013. Hick is credited with launching Justin Bieber's career, among other achievements. 

The operator of a Suwanee Chik-fil-A announced an ambitious campaign to nix phone use from shared meals in his restaurant. 





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