Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

Atlanta Police release more information about pedestrian killed on Memorial Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 23, 2017

Atlanta Police say there will be no charges filed against the driver who hit a pedestrian on Memorial Drive. At this time police are not releasing the name of the woman who was killed crossing the busy road. The accident occurred after 7 p.m. on March 20. The pedestrian was crossing Memorial Drive near Campbell […]

Pedestrian killed on Memorial Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 21, 2017

Atlanta Police have confirmed that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Memorial Drive yesterday, March 20. Details about the incident were not immediately available. The victim has not been identified because the Police Department is notifying the victim’s family. The Police Department said it would provide more information about this incident […]

Pullman Yard rally planned for March 15

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 14, 2017

This story has been updated.  Preservation advocates are planning to hold another rally to save the historic Pullman Yard. The rally is set for Wednesday, March 15, at 11 a.m. and will be held at the Pullman Yard, located at 225 Rogers St NE, Atlanta, GA. There’s also a walk through of the property scheduled for […]

Fatal shooting reported at Edgewood Court Apartments

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 9, 2017

Atlanta Police said a young man was fatally shot on Thursday evening, March 9, at the Edgewood Court Apartments on Hardee Street. The victim, estimated to be in his late teens, was shot in the chest. Police responded to the call at 7:19 p.m.  A spokesperson said APD has made an arrest. “There is a […]

Atlanta School Board approves plan to close schools, send more kids to Toomer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 7, 2017

Toomer Elementary’s enrollment is going to increase as a result of the Atlanta School Board’s decision to close Whitefoord Elementary. The board approved the plan in a 7-2 vote at its March 6 meeting. The vote splits the students between Toomer and Burgess-Peterson Academy. Whitefoord students living in Edgewood would attend Toomer, while students living in […]

Reports offer new details about crashes that followed state police officer chases

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 3, 2017

This story has been updated.  State police officers were involved in two chases in January that ended with serious accidents, one of them fatal. In response to a records request from Decaturish, the Georgia Department of Public Safety released incident reports that shed new light on why the chases occurred. Residents of Kirkwood had questions […]

The Phoenix Flies features free city-wide events

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart March 1, 2017

The 14th annual “The Phoenix Flies: A Citywide Celebration of Living Landmarks” returns March 4.  The event runs through March 26. The Phoenix Flies Celebration is “an upcoming city-wide event,” and this month-long festival offers an abundance of free events for locals to enjoy. It’s run by the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC), which is “focused […]

Reports: Plans to expand MARTA in DeKalb rejected by Legislative committee

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2017

Legislation calling for a sales tax vote to expand MARTA in DeKalb County, similar to a tax recently approved by city of Atlanta voters, has been rejected by a state Senate committee. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the bill was defeated by a 3-4 vote in the Senate Transportation Committee. […]

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 […]

‘Imagine Memorial’ receives Atlanta Regional Commission funding

Posted by February 23, 2017

By Johanna Smith, contributor  Over 100 people gathered in the cafeteria of Drew Charter School this past Tuesday night to attend an Imagine Memorial update meeting. The project aims to overhaul and improve the corridor. They audience hailed from neighborhoods bordering the 5.5–mile stretch of Memorial Drive that comprises the Imagine Memorial project, which stretches from […]

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