From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "This is for our neighbor Greg! Please go to http://www.gofundme.com/GregGermaniTrust to make a donation. On the evening of June 9, while cycling home from work, Greg was viciously, intentionally run down by a driver and left for dead.
From Bob Pepalis in the Reporter Newspapers: "Call it a modern air traveler’s fantasy: A short drive to the airport followed by free parking, no bag fees and no long security lines. Southern Airways Express promises to deliver on that fantasy. And it sees that promise as the reason frequent fliers should skip bookings on big-name airlines and head to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport when they’re taking short flights to Florida beaches or to Memphis...." [Read more.]
From the Reporter Newspapers: Georgia’s sales tax holiday is back just in time, as school bells begin to ring on Aug. 4. This year’s tax holiday is Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2. Here are items that are exempt:
From Greg Hambrick in the Patch: "A fresh produce stand will be open this summer at North DeKalb Mall in Decatur following another successful growing season for the mall’s Community Gardenproject. The produce stand will be open on Tuesdays from 3 pm to 7 pm through Sept. 2. It will be located outside between Bank of America and Macy’s Auto Center on the southeast side of the mall. All transactions will be cash only. ..." [Read more.]
A report on his first year in office from interim CEO Lee May: Public safety; Police services; Fire services; Disaster response; Infrastructure; Sustainable communities; Development; Leadership (ethics reform); Youth services. [Read more.]
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapper.com
Message from Garret Smith, Deputy Chief of Administration and Logistics for DeKalb County Fire Rescue - via Lisa Crowder on NextDoor Medlock Park: "On Monday, July 28th we will be holding a training evolution at 1011 Scott Circle. We should begin around 08:30 a.m. We are inviting the community out to watch and will have our Public Education section at the park with the Fire Safety House. This is a great opportunity for citizens both young and old to see what we do and learn more about fire safety."
For Druid Hills High School supporters: DRUID HILLS RED DEVILS FOOTBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT at LEGACY ON LANIER. LAKE LANIER ISLANDS. Friday, August 1, 2014. 7-8:30AM Check In / 9AM Shotgun Start. Lunch is Included and will be Provided by Pig-N-Chik!
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "The Dunkin' Donuts’ (DD) special land use permit (SLUP) proposed for 1450 Scott Blvd (old Avon Bldg. site) was withdrawn* at the Board of Commissioners’ session on July 22. Many were looking forward to a Dunkin' Donuts but others warned that DD’s concessions, although substantial, did not address key impacts such as additional pollution from idling cars and traffic congestion...." [Read more.]
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Hello neighbors! Quick announcement to let everyone know that the annual MANA Pool Party is coming up! It will be held Sunday, July 27th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The pool will open at 6:30. We are going all out again this year with chicken and pork bbq from Community Q and fancy schmancy popsicles from King of Pops-so come early before supplies run out!
From the county CEO's office: Interim CEO Lee May & the Board of Commissioners Host a Community Education Family Fun Day at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive in Decatur. This event is free and open to the public. Food, fun, music, entertainment, information, games. SATURDAY, JULY 26. 12:00pm - 5:00 pm. Educational and outreach information will be available regarding several county initiatives including Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG), Recycling and Stormwater, Adopt a Pet and more!
From Bike Emory: " The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has adopted aComplete Streets Policy as a part of its new Comprehensive Transportation plan. What does this mean for bicyclists? Simply put, DeKalb now has a policy stating that “all roadway projects, both new construction and retrofit/reconstruction projects, consi
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMappers.com
From District 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Ethics complaint; Voting; DeKalb awards; DeKalb strategic improvements; Animal services.
From DeKalb Police: DeKalb County Police Department 2014 BIKE RODEO. Saturday August 2, 2014, 8am – 12noon. Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road, Tucker Ga. 30084. Hosted by: North Central Precinct. Ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. ***SEE ATTACHED FLYER***
From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Run-off election; Operations Task Force; Plants workshop.
From Anne Marie Quill in the Reporter Newspapers: "A recent report by a group called Smart Growth America ranked metro Atlanta as the eighth deadliest city in the country for pedestrians. That’s why police and planners in Reporter Newspapers communities say they’re working to cut down on jaywalking as they try to make their streets more “walkable.” Their tactics recently have included pedestrian and driver education and enforcement, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements, and even an undercover sting...." [Read more.]
From wsb-tv: " .... DeKalb water officials made a serious error with a public health warning last summer. The head of the agency downplayed the scale of the risk, even as complaints poured in from all over the county. When water pressure drops too low, for any reason, there’s a risk the water will become contaminated. In this case from August 2013, that risk was system wide, affecting 700,000 people.
From the county interim CEO's office: Voting; Parks & Rec month; Drinking water quality report; Identifying and controlling invasive plant species; Tools for caregivers; Fire house open houses.
Reporter Newspapers published an article by interim CEO Lee May on the ethics challenges facing the county: "Nearly a year ago, I was appointed to the office of DeKalb’s Chief Executive by the governor under some pretty bad circumstances.