Thursday, May 2, 2013
The mass will start at 11 a.m. at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Stone Mountain.
A mass will be held today, Thursday, May 2 for Beth McMurry of Stone Mountain, who died on Sunday, April 28 at the age of 47. The mass will start at 11 a.m. at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, and interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville. Beth Ann McMurry was a graduate of Margaret Harris High School and was employed at DeKalb Enterprises. The family is requesting contributions to Brighter Tomorrow Foundation at 445 Wynn Way in Decatur or St. Vincent De Paul at 600 Mountain View Drive in Stone Mountain, in lieu of flowers. Express online condolences here.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The rotary club said Alberto Jimenez had recently suffered a massive coronary.
Stone Mountain Rotary Club member Alberto Jimenez will be "sorely missed" at the group's Tuesday meetings, it recently wrote on its Facebook page. Jimenez, who was laid to rest earlier this week, died Mar. 2 following a massive coronary, according to the rotary club. Here is part of the club's Facebook message on Jimenez: The care and concern expressed by all over the past week was a comforting reminer to Al's family of how loved he was by all that knew him. We wish Al a peaceful journey - he will be sorely missed at Tuesday's lunches and everywhere else he graced with his presence. The service for Jimenez was at Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. The guest book for Jimenez is available through the Wages & Sons site.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Who will voters choose to represent them in DeKalb County Commission districts four and five? Here are the choices.
The hot-button issue on Tuesday's ballot may be TSPLOST, but there are also races specifically pertinent to folks in the Stone Mountain-Redan area. The following are contenders, listed alphabetically, for DeKalb County Board of Commissioners districts four and five (see attached PDF maps of each district) and brief information about the candidates from their respective websites: District 4 Steve Bradshaw, sales executive Masters Degree in Public Administration; Adjunct Professor in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Website: www.bradshawfordekalb.com Clyburn Halley, Grantville Ga. police chief Masters Degree, Public Administration from Georgia Law Enforcement Command College (Columbus State University, …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Higher taxes and lack of trust are two reasons most Republican respondents are against the transportation referendum.
Georgia Republican leaders responding to a Patch survey overwhelmingly oppose TSPLOST in their regions and believe it will fail. Patch sent surveys to about 135 Republican Party activists, candidates and officeholders last week asking their opinions about the referendum for a one percent sales tax increase to fund road and transit projects. Just over 60 responded. The referendum to create a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or TSPLOST, is split into 12 regional districts across Georgia, and the referendum could pass in one region and fail in others. The Republican leaders responding to Patch’s survey hail mostly from the Northwest, Northeast and Atlanta regions. Only a handful of TSPLOST-proposed projects for the Stone…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
DeKalb County agencies have lost 40 officers in the line of duty since 1852.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis joined county law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in honoring fallen officers during the annual Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial ceremony held today in front of the memorial wall near the Old Courthouse in downtown Decatur. The wall bears the names of fallen officers in DeKalb County, dating back to 1852. “To those who stand in memory of a fallen officer today, remember that their service was not in vain and their sacrifice will never be forgotten in our community. To our law enforcement officers here with us this morning, know that we do not take lightly your commitment to our county and we are indebted to you and your families for your service. And to our citizens and other stakeholders, let …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The viewing for Rev. Elward Ellis is scheduled for today at Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur.
Rev. Elward Ellis, pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church on Redan Road in Stone Mountain, has died. According to an article in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Ellis died May 12 in an automobile accident. Ellis, who is from Newark, N.J., leaves behind his wife, Dr. Dawn Swaby-Ellis, his wife, and his Jonathan, the article reported. It also said Ellis InterVarsity’s first Director of Black Campus Ministries for seven years. According to that story and information in the Prebytery of Greater Atlanta, there will be a viewing for Rev. Ellis today, Wednesday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 4347 Flat Shoals Parkway, in Decatur, with a special prayer and reflection time from 6-9 p.m. The …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Stewart passed away April 8; opened Next Level by Logan Men's Fashion in Stone Mountain.
Logan Stewart, who opened Next Level by Logan Men's Fashion in the Crowe's Crossing Shopping Center on S. Hairston Rd. last year, has died. He was 52. "He fulfilled his dream and his family plans to continue his dream," said Stewart's daughter, Timisha Martin-Stewart. Rosetta R. Wright left a message of remembrance in the comments section of a Patch article on his store: "R.I.P. Logan. We in the Ballroom community will miss you. You were so humble. I will miss your hugs and smile. We still can't believe that you are gone...We know that you are in heaven dressing the Angels in your lastest fashions....R.I.P. & we love you." On sites such as Legacy.com, Stewart is being remembered for his fashion sense and style, generosity and warm …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the funeral of James Young, who had been president and chief executive of Citizens Trust Bank, will be held at Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur.
The funeral for James E. Young, president and chief executive of Citizens Trust Bank, is set for tomorrow, Mar. 3, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper reported that the funeral is at 11 a.m., Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, located at 4347 Flat Shoals Pkwy. in Decatur. According to a news release earlier this week from Citizens Trust Bank, Young, a Stone Mountain resident, died after a brief cancer battle and is survived by his wife and four children. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-district 4) issued this statement about Young: “This week, Atlanta and Stone Mountain lost a giant in not only the banking community but our greater DeKalb-Atlanta family as well." “James was a unique force who helped …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wagner was a former Stone Mountain resident.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Don't miss tonight's PRISM meeting if you have a stake in Memorial Drive's future.
Welcome to Thursday. How was that peach cobbler? Here are some things to know going into the day. Taking back our community, part two: The second town hall-type meeting by PRISM (Pride Rings in Stone Mountain) on fighting crime on Memorial Drive and elsewhere will be held at St. Timothy United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Speakers and participants include officials from the DeKalb County Police Department, code enforcement, the district attorney's office, and more. The IRS and you: Tax day is tomorrow, and today is the last day to take advantage of the free help from AARP Tax Aide volunteers at the Sue Kellogg Library in the village. Movers and shakers: The Stone Mountain Woman's Club meets at 10:30. The weather: Warmer, with highs in the …