Posts tagged with "Brookhaven"

Trail project could link Brookhaven to the Beltline

Posted by August 4, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  For the past three years, an advocacy group has been urging Brookhaven’s government to help develop “a multipurpose linear park along the North Fork of Peachtree Creek.” Brookhaven’s 2.7-mile trail would be a part of the proposed Peachtree Creek Greenway. Chamblee, DeKalb County and Doraville are also part of the […]

Police looking for red pickup involved in deadly-hit and run on North Druid Hills Road

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2015

Brookhaven Police say be on the look out for a “newer red pickup truck” that struck and killed a man on Monday evening on North Druid Hills Road. Reporter Newspapers said that Ronald F. Stuart Jr, age 38, of Atlanta, was pronounced dead after being hit by the truck near the I-85 ramp. For more information, click […]

Democrats pull off upset in House District 80 race

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 12, 2015

Former Brookhaven mayor J. Max Davis lost the Aug. 11 runoff election to his Democratic opponent Taylor Bennett in the race for the House District 80 seat. The seat was vacated by Mike Jacobs, who left the seat when he was appointed as a judge. Bennett carried 54.5 percent of the vote. House District 80 […]

Brookhaven tries to move forward after city attorney’s resignation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 20, 2015

The fallout from Brookhaven’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against the city’s former mayor continues. A divided Brookhaven City Council on June 19 voted to hire an interim attorney following the resignation of city attorney Tom Kurrie. His resignation followed an explosive report that found Kurrie worked to hide allegations of sexual harassment against former […]

Report: City of Brookhaven backtracks on confirmation of sexual harassment claim against mayor

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 13, 2015

There’s been some confusing information published in the last 24 hours regarding Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis. The Atlanta Journal Constitution initially reported that Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis was the target of a sexual harassment complaint, but the city is saying no such complaint was filed against the mayor. To read the full story, […]

Former Brookhaven spokesperson: Photographer was a ‘political hire’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 9, 2015

The Brookhaven Post has obtained a statement from the city’s former spokesperson about the events that led to the city firing her. Rosemary Taylor was let go, “after she exhibited conduct unbecoming of a city employee” at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, City Manager Marie Garrett told Reporter Newspapers. According to WSB-TV, According to WSB-TV, Taylor allegedly […]

Brookhaven communications director fired over ‘type of people’ remark

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 8, 2015

Brookhaven’s former communications director allegedly said that two people who attended a recent event were not “the type of people the city of Brookhaven wants representing it.” The city has concluded that the former employee was not the type of person who should be speaking for Brookhaven. City Manager Marie Garrett told Reporter Newspapers that […]

Now what? Proposals for cities of Tucker, LaVista Hills will travel well-worn paths

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 7, 2015

Editor’s note: This analysis is based on my own observations working as editor of Decaturish and working at Reporter Newspapers in Sandy Springs.  New cities are not new in Georgia. Bills for two new cities await Gov. Nathan Deal’s signature, and it’s expected that he will sign off on both of them. As supporters of […]

LaVista quietly concedes territory to Brookhaven

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2014

Brookhaven’s City Council on Monday, Dec. 8, annexed commercial property that the proposed city of LaVista Hills had in its map. LaVista Hills’ biggest champions – Mary Kay Woodworth and Allen Venet – weren’t at Brookhaven’s City Council meeting, however. They were at Young Israel on Lavista Road speaking during a town hall meeting on cityhood […]

Watch this building implode

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2014

Demolition crews took out the Executive Park Hotel this morning. According to the Brookhaven Post, “Atlanta Demolition expertly imploded the 19-story former hotel, once owned by BellSouth, that prominently hovered over I-85 in Executive Park.” The Post says “hundreds” of people tailgated at the Brookhaven Corporate Square to watch the implosion.

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