Posts tagged with "Ray McGrath"

2014 – The year in photos

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 25, 2014

Reporting is the bread and butter of what we do, but words have their limitations. Sometimes the right photo says it all. Over the past year, we’ve photographed City Commission meetings, festivals and local businesses. Here are the ones that we think best tell the story of 2014. Enjoy.

Atlanta solicitor looking out for local gardener

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 6, 2014

Atlanta City Solicitor Lauren Clayton remembers what happened the last time someone from the city of Atlanta tried to mess with a local gardener, Ray McGrath. Residents of Kirkwood bombarded her with emails after he was cited by code enforcement in September of 2013 because of his English Country Garden. It’s a style of gardening that follows […]

Atlanta still picking at Kirkwood man’s garden

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 4, 2014

Ray McGrath is beginning to wonder if he’s being targeted. McGrath attended an Atlanta Municipal Court hearing in April regarding his front yard on Howard Street. The city’s Code Citation Office in September 2013 cited him because someone complained that his yard was “covered with high weeds and overgrowth.” The high weeds and overgrowth is McGrath’s English Country […]

Defendant gardener – Green thumb meets red tape

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 9, 2014

Ray McGrath normally volunteers at the Georgia Perimeter College Botanical Gardens on Wednesdays, but on April 9 he had court. McGrath waited quietly on a bench outside of the courtroom in downtown Atlanta, his hands folded in his lap, clutching an envelope containing details of his case. He faced charges of having a “premises covered with high […]

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