Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tidy Cats "PU Patrol" revealed the work Thursday on the Hearthstone community's pool, which was vandalized in April.
Things look a lot different at the Hearthstone pool today - and that's a good thing. Gone is the burned pile of debris left over from the pool house fire late last month. The community's pool, which was vandalized in April on the same day as the fire, has been drained and workers are still getting it fixed up for the summer swimming season. Three DeKalb Alternative School students have been charged with criminal damage to property in the vandalism incident. On Thursday, elected officials, Hearthstone residents and folks from neighboring subdivisions got a look at the what Purina's Tidy Cats made happen. "It's jaw-dropping," said 26-year Heathstone resident Emily Grossman. "It is just amazing. This is unbelievable that they would come to us…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The "PU Patrol," is cleaning up and repairing the community's recent pool vandalism.
The recently vandalized Hearthstone community pool is getting tidied up thanks to....Tidy Cats. The cat litter brand, owned by Purina, is footing the bill -- between $10,000 and $15,000 -- to have the mess left by vandals late last month cleaned up, repaired, and equipment replaced, said a member of Tidy Cats' "PU Patrol" on Tuesday. The Hearthstone pool in unincorporated Stone Mountain was heavily damaged and its pool house destroyed by fire during the April incident. Three students who were truant from DeKalb Alternative School face charges of criminal damage to property, according to a DeKalb County police report. The folks at Tidy Cats say they got wind of the story through social and online media while on a seven-city tour with their…
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Stone Mountain Patch headlines between April 29-May 5.
Did you miss some news last week on Stone Mountain-Redan Patch? Here's a review of recent headlines: April 30: Boxing and Smoothies Patch found out about a new boxing gym opening up in Stone Mountain on the Gwinnett County side. It will feature boxing and other classes as well as a smoothie bar. May 1 - Au Naturale A panel of metro Atlanta bloggers spoke at Hairston Crossing Library about transitioning from chemically-treated to natural hair. The panel drew a nice crowd (84 people), and several in the audience had already made the change. May 2: Students' Vandalism Charge - DeKalb Schools Responds On May 2, a DeKalb School System spokesman talked to Patch about the vandalism charge against three DeKalb Alternative School students the …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
DeKalb School spokesman addresses the incident in which three DeKalb Alternative School students were charged with damaging the pool in the Hearthstone community.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Stone Mountain Patch headlines April 22-28.
Did you miss some news last week on Stone Mountain-Redan Patch? Here's a review of recent headlines: April 22- Earth Day Love In honor of Earth Day last Sunday, Patch compiled ideas for being environmentally friendly all year. April 23 - A Familiar Face is in the Race Cynthia McKinney is back, running for her old fourth Congressional District seat as a Green Party candidate. April 24 - Teens Arrested in Lilburn Bank Robbery Two Stone Mountain teens were arrested and charged in the robbery of the Wells Fargo in Lilburn last fall. April 25 - Bond for Men Who Held Local Bakery Owner's Parents at Gunpoint in Covington The two Covington men who held at gunpoint the parents of Bruno Kalonji, owner of Kalonji's Cafe and Bakery in Stone Mountain …
Friday, April 27, 2012
On May 2, DeKalb County School System spokesman responded to the incident. Students were truant from the DeKalb Alternative School, according to police report.
Police have charged three DeKalb Alternative School students with criminal damage to property in connection with the vandalism of the pool in the Hearthstone community off Memorial Drive, according to a DeKalb county police report. Police responded at 9 a.m. Thursday to the call. Witnesses told police they saw "several juveniles at the community pool throwing items around and breaking items," the report said. One witness described two suspects: one brown skin female with her hair pulled back in braids, and a tall male with a tan and blue jacket and tan pants, according to the report. Officers with the Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) stopped 23 DeKalb Alternative School students in the area and issued truancy citations, according to the…