Friday, July 18, 2014

Atlanta Gas Light: work on Scott Circle

Fact Sheet. Click to enlarge.
from Atlanta Gas Light:
Atlanta Gas Light contractors are scheduled to begin a pipeline replacement project in the area near Medlock Park in the coming weeks. The specific area in the MANA area that will be directly impacted is Scott Circle.   
This project is part of Atlanta Gas Light’s Vintage Plastic Pipeline Replacement Program. Replacing the older vintage plastic pipe with newer, technologically advanced plastic pipe with a longer useful life will help ensure an even safer and more reliable natural gas pipeline system. 
Appropriate signage will be in place to help direct traffic around work areas. A letter and fact sheet was mailed to property owners directly along the project path.  There is also a project specific email and voicemail for residents to share questions or concerns – 404- 584-3142 / 

Letter sent to home owners along project path.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Warrant issued on Greg Germani's hit-and-run

The AJC and Decaturish report that Atlanta Police have identified a suspect in Greg Germani's  June 9 hit-and-run. Joseph Alan Lewis, age 19, is sought on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, serious injury by vehicle and additional charges. His girlfriend has been arrested on evidence tampering charges.

Tips can be called in to Crimestoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

APD's bulletin appears to the left, also courtesy of Decaturish.

UPDATE: WSB TV and the AJC report that Lewis has been arrested.

Avoiding scams and fraud [July 17]

via LeeAnn Harvey at Volunteer! Decatur:
Too Good To Be True
Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore St.

Lifelong Decatur Third Thursday series hosts a panel of experts on avoiding fraud and scams, especially those targeting older adults. Whether you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, learn steps to prevent being taken advantage of by investment scams, telemarketing schemes and other fraud, identity theft, and financial exploitation of older adults and other vulnerable individuals.

The panel includes Sgt. Jennifer Ross, Decatur Police Department Community Information and Education Officer; Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office; and Elder and Family Law attorney Donald S. Horace, Esq.

Think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam? Here are some resources for help:
·  Decatur Police Department: 404-373-6551
·  FBI Information on Common Fraud Schemes:
·  Georgia Senior Legal Hotline: 404-657-9915
·  Adult Protective Services: To report suspected exploitation of an elder person who lives in a private residence call 404-657-5250 or visit

Community Education Family Fun Day @ Mason Mill Park [rain date: now July 26]

via Commissioner Raders's website:

Community Education Family Fun Day @ Mason Mill Park
July 19, 2014 (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May and the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners host the Community Education Family Fun Day Saturday, July 19 from noon – 5 p.m. at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.  This event is free and open to the public.

The Community Education Family Fun Day will include food, music, entertainment, information, games, and much more.  Educational and outreach information will be available regarding several county initiatives including Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG), Recycling and Stormwater.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Suburban Plaza redevelopment begins

Suburban Plaza: demolition began at the corner of North Decatur and Medlock Roads.

Staying true to the timeline released last June, Selig Enterprises began demolition work at its Suburban Plaza location. Following an early start on Friday, the area that recently housed a discount mattress store quickly became a pile of rubble.

The images below offer a refresher of the site plans Selig released in 2012 and are captioned with links to additional information. To review all posts relating to Suburban Plaza, click here.

August 2012,

June 2012,

June 2012,

Monday, July 14, 2014

DeKalb Public Library: senior advisory board [July 23, Oct 22]

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Our DeKalb County Public Library is looking for seniors interested in helping shape the Library's programs and services. 

Two information meetings are scheduled, for July 23 and October 22. Please see flyer for additional information.