Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

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 […]

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 […]

17-year-old accused of killing man near Coan Park

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 13, 2017

A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with killing a man near Coan Park. Atlanta Police said  Jeremy Hogens was arrested on Feb. 8  and charged with murder in the Feb. 4 incident. He had outstanding warrants in DeKalb and Cherokee counties, the Police Department said. The Atlanta Journal Constitution identified the victim as Sammy […]

Senate resolution requests preservation of Kirkwood’s Pullman Yard

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 8, 2017

This story has been updated.  Two state senators are sponsoring a resolution that asks the Georgia Building Authority to request buyers preserve the Pullman Yard, which is currently for sale. The resolution, sponsored by Sens. Vincent Fort and Elena Parent, asks GBA to revise its invitation to bid  “to include deed restrictions in an effort to […]

UPDATE: One person dies in shooting near Coan Park

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 4, 2017

This story has been updated.  Atlanta Police responded to shooting near Coan Park that left one person dead Saturday evening. According to Atlanta Police, one person was shot and killed Hosea L. Williams Drive Northeast and Woodbine Avenue Northeast. “That victim is deceased on scene from apparent gunshot wound,” an APD spokesperson. There is no suspect […]

DeKalb County summer job applications available now

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 1, 2017

DeKalb County has started to accept applications for summer employment until Mar. 27. Jobs like, “summer food monitors, camp counselors, recreation assistants and bus drivers,” are open for hire by the department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs. Unless you’re applying for a lifeguard or pool manager position, which is open to applicants age 16 […]

APS preschool lottery opens

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 1, 2017

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) just made Pre-K lottery applications available for the 2017-2018 school year. The application deadline is Mar. 7 at midnight. According to a press release, APS offers pre-kindergarten at 39 elementary schools, including its newest Pre-K at Jackson Primary, which will open in August.  “Research shows that Pre-K programs bridge school readiness […]

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