Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The April 27 event, behind Wayfield Foods in Lithonia city, will benefit the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta, which provides free furnishings to people coming out homeless shelters; living with HIV/AIDS; and leaving domestic violence situations.
If you've got household furnishings in good condition -- including mattresses, box springs, kitchenware, dressers, microwave ovens, etc -- you'll have a place to bring them that will help people in need. A furniture drive is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m behind Wayfield Foods, 6887 Max Cleland Blvd. in the city of Lithonia, to benefit the non-profit Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta. The Furniture Bank says it provides "essential" household furniture to those moving from homeless shelters, and others, including people living with HIV/AIDS and coming out a violent domestic environment, according to its website. The city and Mothers Rebuilding America Troup’s are partners in the drive. Here are needed items (please note: …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The city is among nine to receive recent awards.
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the city of Lithonia $24,000 in supplemental study funds "to create standards for streetscape designs and zoning code changes" according to a news release. Lithonia city is among nine communities to receive a total of $654,000 in Livable Centers Initiative Awards, the ARC release states. Two LCI grants of $120,000 each were awarded to: Medline Regional Activity Center (focusing on the area around DeKalb Medical Center) and Newnan Town Center. The other communities to receive supplemental grants are:
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Eddie Moody, Lithonia's new police chief and former DeKalb County top cop, made the announcement at Monday's city council meeting.
Lithonia's new police chief, Eddie Moody, said during Monday's city council meeting that the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police has given a verbal commitment to provide ten bullet-proof vests for the city's police force at no cost. In addition, Moody said he reached out to DeKalb county, which has agreed to let Lithonia officers participate in its in-service training -- including the firing range and in-class training, etc. -- also at no cost. Moody is a former chief of police for DeKalb County. The free help for the small police force -- five sworn officers and 18 reserve officers -- comes as the city goes through the process of discussing a tight budget. There is a special called meeting Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. to amend the fiscal …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Eddie Moody is the former chief of police for DeKalb County. He begins his new job with Lithonia Dec. 17.
The city of Lithonia has picked the former DeKalb County chief of police, Eddie J. Moody, to head its police department. Moody will begin his new job as Lithonia's chief of police next week, on December 17. In a statement released by the city, Mayor Deborah Jackson said: “The City of Lithonia is very privileged to have someone like Chief Moody, who has a tremendous level of experience and an impeccable reputation, interested in the position.” “The Council and I are excited about Chief Moody’s working with the police department to help raise the standards and quality of service provided to the community," Jackson said. “Chief Moody told us he was ready to leave retirement, and we are glad that he wants to work in the community he grew up …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Background checks on the three candidates have been completed. Next: interviews.
The City of Lithonia is getting closer to picking a new chief of police. At Monday's (Dec.3) regular city council meeting, Mayor Deborah Jackson said the background checks have been completed of the three candidates. Interview-scheduling begins this week. "We'd like to be able to hire someone before Christmas, if we can," Jackson said. A citizens review committee recommended three applicants from the 22 who applied for Lithonia chief of police: Moody is a retired DeKalb County police chief; Melvin Douglas, DeKalb County district attorney's office (investigator); and Todd is the acting police chief for the City of Lithonia. In September, the City Council voted to relieve acting police chief Washington Varnum Jr. of his duties after an …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The city had its first Veterans Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 10
The streets in the City of Lithonia were filled with music from high school marching bands, motorcycle clubs, city leaders and those who served the country on Saturday during the first annual Veterans Day parade in the municipality.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
There were 22 applications for police chief of the city.
A citizens review committee this week recommended three applicants from the 22 who applied for Lithonia chief of police during the city council's regular business meeting. Allene S. Harper, chairperson for the committee which includes six others, said the applicants are: Moody is a retired DeKalb County police chief; Melvin Douglas, DeKalb County district attorney's office (investigator); and Todd is the acting police chief for the City of Lithonia. In September, the City Council voted to relieve acting police chief Washington Varnum Jr. of his duties after an administrative law judge upheld a revocation of his certification, leaving him with no arrest powers.
There are two crime investigations underway, the acting chief of police said during his report on Monday. The council also voted on three items.
Crime was lower in the City of Lithonia in October than in September, the acting police chief told the city council this week. In his report on Monday, Xavier Todd said there were 13 incidents in October compared to 32 in September. Of the two investigations underway, one involves a person who left the scene of a vehicle accident where a utility pole was hit, causing an electrical outage. Todd said after leaving the scene, the person called police to say he'd been carjacked. Also during the meeting, the city council voted on the following:
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The city council in September voted to let Lithonia's acting police chief go after a judge upheld a revocation of his certification.
A citizens review committee has narrowed down 21 applications for the vacant City of Lithonia police chief job down to four candidates, who are scheduled to be interviewed today, the city council discussed at its work session on Monday. After these initial interviews, the committee will give the council its recommendations. The council could begin its interview of candidates as soon as early November, Mayor Deborah Jackson said. Last month, the City Council voted to relieve acting police chief Washington Varnum Jr. of his duties after an administrative law judge upheld a revocation of his certification, leaving him with no arrest powers. Varnum had previously worked in the DeKalb Marshal's office. According to news outlets, he had a spotty…