Posts filed under "Avondale Estates"

DeKalb County CEO pledges to solve county’s water billing ‘crisis’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 23, 2017

This story has been updated.  The problems with DeKalb County’s Water Department didn’t start overnight, and a fix won’t happen overnight either. But DeKalb County’s new CEO Michael Thurmond said the problems with water billing – the exorbitant bills and bills that don’t arrive for months – have become a “crisis,” a word he used […]

DeKalb County Schools responds to report of ‘absent’ human resources director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 22, 2017

Leo Brown is identified as the DeKalb County School system’s Chief Human Capital Management Officer on the district’s website. A school system spokesperson said that he is still employed with the school system. But the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Brown hasn’t been seen at the district’s offices for weeks. The last sighting was just before the […]

DeKalb CEO to address water billing crisis

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 20, 2017

Over the past two months, DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond and a group of county staff have investigated the causes for several exorbitant water bills. Coming up on Thursday, Feb. 23, Thurmond will be addressing the Board of Commissioners regarding the water billing crisis. The board will meet in the Maloof Auditorium, located at 1330 Commerce […]

DeKalb County plans test of 48-inch main involved in 2015 water debacle

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 16, 2017

People living in DeKalb County in the summer of 2015 might remember an episode where water pressure dropped for days for many county residents, leading to a boil water advisory. The incident started when a mower hit a fire hydrant connected to a 48-inch main at Henderson Mill and Evans Roads. The county is planning […]

Google Fiber reaffirms commitment to Atlanta despite staffing changes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 15, 2017

This story has been updated.  Google Fiber is reallocating hundreds of employees and has hired Gregory McCray to lead the company’s fiber internet division, according to Business Insider. A spokesperson for Google Fiber said nothing has changed regarding the company’s plans for metro Atlanta, but confirmed the company is slowing down construction here. “Google Fiber is here […]

Avondale Estates holding Arbor Day celebration on Feb. 17

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 15, 2017

Avondale Estates is holding an Arbor Day celebration on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. It will be held at Church Circle, across the street from Good Karma Coffeehouse, located at 31 North Avondale Plaza. “The City of Avondale Estates invites the community to celebrate Arbor Day and the city’s 33rd year as a Tree City,” […]

DeKalb’s sanitation services closed for President’s Day

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 7, 2017

DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division will be observing President’s Day. Sanitation services – trash, recycling and yard trimmings –  scheduled for Feb. 20 will be rescheduled. Here is the revised collection schedule: Monday, Feb. 20 – Presidents Day observed. No sanitation collection service. Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, […]

Part of Clarendon Avenue in Avondale Estates will be closed on Feb. 9

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 7, 2017

Avondale Estates says Clarendon Avenue will be closed between Wiltshire Drive and Clarendon place this Thursday, Feb. 9. The closure starts at 8:30 a.m. “Residents residing in this section of Clarendon Avenue will be able to travel to and from their residences, all other traffic will be detoured,” the announcement says. The road is being […]

Attempted burglary in Avondale Estates ends with arrest

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 6, 2017

Avondale Estates Police arrested a burglary suspect on Feb. 6 thanks to an alert resident. According to the Police Department, officers responded to the call about an attempted burglary in the 3200 block of Wiltshire Drive around 1 p.m. The caller saw a man hanging around and manipulating the door handles on a neighbor’s home. […]

MARTA police report says man stabbed panhandler on train at Avondale station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 3, 2017

This story has been updated.  A man was stabbed to death on a MARTA train at the Avondale Station around 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 24 after asking for money, according to a police report. MARTA Police released the full report about the incident on Feb. 3. The report alleges that Charles Richey, 49, admitted to […]

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