Community Links: Man sentenced for filming daughter’s fight

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 15, 2013

Parent of the Year Alert: A father of a Tucker Middle School student pleaded guilty to egging his daughter on in a fight. The father drove his daughter to a bus stop so she could fight with her 14-year-old classmate while he filmed the melee. He then uploaded the video to YouTube. No word on whether the dad also attends the school.

I was walking by Decatur High late in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game when I noticed our Bulldogs were in the fight of their lives against Blessed Trinity. The Bulldogs rallied and conquered in a thrilling double overtime victory, 31-28, reported. Our friends at Decatur Metro report that you can vote for Decatur High as Fox 5’s Team of the Week. Voting ends Thursday. I checked today and Decatur High is only at 3.5 percent. C’mon people. Double OT victories deserve some love.

WSB-TV reports that a veteran believed to be headed to the VA Hospital in Decatur has gone missing. “Deputies say Travis Clarke Dean was last seen Oct. 7 near the on ramp from Interstate 20 to Highway 11,” the television station reported. For the full story, click here.

My friend and local web developer Brian Danin has this write-up of the recent Aime Mann and Ted Leo concert at the Variety Playhouse.

Sgt. Jennifer Ross, spokeswoman with the Decatur Police Department, sent the following announcement about bike registration:

“Decatur Police registered 79 bicycles at the 2nd Annual Decatur F. Ave Falcons’ Bike Derby on October 5th.  The purpose of registering your bicycle is in the event it is lost, found or stolen.  Bicycles have unique serial numbers that allow for police to enter stolen bicycles onto the stolen property database.  If the bicycle is later recovered, it can then be returned to its owner.  Bike registration also helps reunite abandoned bicycles with their owners.  If you are a city resident and wish to have your bicycle(s) registered with the Decatur Police Department, please contact Sgt. Dana Canipe at 678/553-6614 or  If you do not wish to formally register your bicycle(s) with the police department, please document the make, model and serial numbers for your bicycles in the event it is lost or stolen.”

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