First Slice 4-26-15: Judge lifts Fulton jail consent decree but concerns remain
Plus, Dewberry plans to move dirt
A federal judge lifted the long-running consent decree that required Fulton County to improve its unsafe and overcrowded jail on Rice Street in northwest Atlanta. But the legal group that brought the issues to attention — and Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson — say the jail is still understaffed.
DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May says that's not his signature on a $4,000 check at the heart of latest investigation facing the embattled county.
After years of inaction on the development front in Midtown, John Dewberry says he plans to add six floors to the Campanile building — and finally do something with his firm's other high-profile properties in the fast-growing neighborhood. Wait and see.
The man who allegedly held up four stores in DeKalb and Rockdale counties with a note claiming he had a gun — and apologizing for his actions — has been arrested.