Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

Report: DeKalb Sheriff Mann pleads guilty to ‘prohibited conduct’ in Piedmont Park

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 27, 2017

Sheriff Jeff Mann has pleaded guilty to obstruction and prohibited conduct stemming from his May arrest for public indecency in May, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The chargers were reduced and Mann will pay a $2,000 fine and have to perform 80 hours of community service. The city banned him from its parks for […]

Zero Mile – School Supply List Explained

Posted by July 27, 2017

The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. Zero Mile is a series of sometimes fictionalized and sometimes real stories based on life in Atlanta, Georgia. By Nicki Salcedo, contributor Parents get grumbly around back-to-school time when the supply list is not posted. […]

DeKalb County celebrates grand opening of new animal shelter

Posted by July 26, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  DeKalb County’s new animal shelter received a warm welcome Wednesday morning. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, joined by DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond and the Animal Advisory Board, among others, celebrated the grand opening of the shelter with a ribbon cutting and tour of the facility. The new $10 million shelter is located […]

More details revealed about Mitch Steele’s Beltline brewpub

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 26, 2017

The construction of a new brew pub along the Beltline backed by Mitch Steele, formerly of Stone Brewing in Escondido, Calif., is “hopping along” the company said. To see the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. Subscribe to our daily email for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch on Aug. 21! (For contest rules, […]

Woman hit by DeKalb Police vehicle dies, fundraising account established

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 26, 2017

This story has been updated.  A woman struck by a DeKalb County Police vehicle on Tuesday morning has passed away. Janet Pickney died  after being struck by a DeKalb County police vehicle. The driver of the vehicle swerved to miss a vehicle turning in front of him. After hitting Pickney the vehicle hit a house at […]

Sheriff Mann back at work after 40 day suspension

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2017

Sheriff Jeffrey Mann is back at work following his 40 day suspension stemming from his public indecency arrest. The Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Mann returned to work yesterday, July 24. DeKalb Superior Court Chief Judge Courtney Johnson named Capt. Ruth Stringer as the interim sheriff during Mann’s absence. The incident that led to his suspension occurred in […]

Man shot cab driver who wouldn’t take drugs as payment

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2017

A man has pleaded guilty to shooting a cab driver who would not accept drugs as payment. According to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, David Garcia-Mendoza, 22, pleaded guilty to felony murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault, theft of services and weapons offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison plus five years for the murder of […]

Pedestrian critical after being hit by police vehicle that crashed into a house

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2017

This story has been updated.  A local woman is in critical condition after being struck by a DeKalb County police vehicle that hit a house. The incident occurred on the morning of Jul 25. According to a spokesperson, a police vehicle swerved to miss a vehicle turning in front of him and struck a pedestrian. […]

More renderings revealed for Ponce City Market Phase 2

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 24, 2017

Atlanta Loop, our sibling website, has obtained additional architectural renderings for the proposed second phase of Ponce City Market along the Atlanta Beltline. As previously reported, PCM’s developer, Jamestown, is proposing three new buildings. The buildings would include a hotel, and commercial and residential spaces. To see all of the renderings, click here. Subscribe to our […]

Congressman John Lewis endorses Stacey Abrams for governor

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 24, 2017

State Rep. Stacey Abrams picked up a major endorsement in her bid to become Georgia’s next governor. Congressman John Lewis, a Civil Rights icon and a local hero, has given her his support. “Stacey Abrams is a deeply compassionate and thoughtful leader who is always committed to fighting for justice for the Georgians she serves,” […]

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