Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Stone Mountain CID is asking County Commissioners for an economic development tool.
Representatives of the Stone Mountain Community Improvement District (CID) are asking DeKalb County leaders to open access to a powerful tool for job growth. Later this month, Commissioners are expected to consider measures allowing for the establishment of opportunity zones for the first time. Opportunity zones are geographic designations where state-administered tax credits benefit businesses creating new employment. New and existing businesses could realize a $3,500 job tax credit in state income tax liability and payroll withholding for each new job during a five-year period. With a minimum requirement of creating only two jobs, an employer could receive a cumulative total of $35,000 in tax credits. According to CID President Emory …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Also: man wants Stone Mountain carving removed; another arrest in SW Atlanta shooting; old Decatur PD station demolished.
McCartney Forde has started the petition, 11Alive reports. He wants to see a different kind of veterans memorial in its place.
There is a petition to have the Confederate carving removed from Stone Mountain, 11Alive reports. Atlantan McCartney Forde is behind the petition, which states in part: Once the carving has been removed, replace it with a monument that honors all the Georgia veterans who were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner in World War I, World War II, The Korean War, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, The war in Iraq, and Operation Enduring Freedom. 11Alive's report included a brief debate about the issue between State Senator Vincent Fort of district 39 and Dan Coleman, of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. Coleman pointed out the state law that indicates the memorial should never be removed or changed. Fort said the carving's images "symbolize …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Local players well represented in next week's matches.
The 2013 GHSA Soccer State Playoffs kick off on Tuesday, April 30, with 12 DeKalb County teams tapped to play. Girls’ teams from Druid Hills, Lakeside, Dunwoody, Arabia Mountain and Chamblee open on that first day along with the Lakeside boys’ team. Wednesday, May 1 has six DeKalb County boys’ teams set to play including Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Clarkston, Stone Mountain and Tucker. The Druid Hills Lady Red Devils (10-5-1) host Westlake (7-4) in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs in a game set for 6:30 p.m. at Adams Stadium. It is Druid Hills' first state playoff appearance since a first round loss to Cartersville in the 2009 season. The Lady Red Devils are 2-6 overall in the state playoffs. DeKalb will host a pair of …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Stone Mountain and Lithonia residents get a spectacular view of the rare "naked-eye" comet, which should be visible in the southern sky through the end of March.
Scientists say the ability to see a comet without the aid of a telescope usually happens only once every five to 10 years. In 2013, however, sky watchers in Stone Mountain and Lithonia might have the opportunity to see two comets with the naked eye, including the comet PANSTARRS (or Pan-STARRS) which is visible throughout March, and Comet ISON, which will be in our skies this fall. On CNN's iReport , a person has uploaded a beautiful photo of the PANSTARRS comet from atop Stone Mountain. Have you caught any clear pictures of PANSTARRS? Post them in this article! Just click on the green "upload photos and videos" button below. Although Comet PANSTARRS made its closest approach to the sun a few days ago, about 28 million miles away, you …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Michael Mills of Covington, who is paralyzed from the waist down, climbed Stone Mountain on Saturday to raise money for a charity, bring awareness to athletes with disabilities and to push himself.
Michael Mills crawled to the top of Stone Mountain -- just as he and his supporters knew he could. The athlete, who is paralyzed from the waist down, climbed up the mountain Saturday morning (Feb. 9) for the first time, with a group of people making the trek with him (while lugging their own challenges, such as tires) and offering encouragement. Mills wrote on his Chasing Spartan Michael Mills Facebook page: Wow!! What a day I have had. all I have to say is Stone Mountain was no joke. I want to thank everyone who put on work today and thank you all who pushed me today. I owe you all. We did it guys. Mills is raising money for the charity Bert's Big Adventure. Here is the original article on Mills: Paralyzed Athlete to Climb Stone Mountain …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Michael Mills of Covington is raising money for Bert's Big Adventure this Saturday, Feb.9.
Last year, while waiting for his wife and son to return from their trek up Stone Mountain, Michael Mills noticed something on the faces of the people who had finished the journey. "Every time I saw people come down they had a smile on their face," Mills recalled. Mills, a father of three and an athlete who was paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident in 1993, decided he would not only challenge himself by doing the climb -- which he plans to do this Saturday -- but raise money for the charity Bert's Big Adventure as well. He said he'll be the first paralyzed person to climb Stone Mountain. Mills told himself: "You know what? Mike, you can do this. There's no reason you can't do this." Also, Mills said, this is a way of giving …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Injuries called non-life-threatening.
DeKalb County police are looking for the person who shot and wounded a teenaged girl and a man early Sunday morning at a birthday party in unincorporated Stone Mountain. The man and girl were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to WSB-TV. The TV station reported that At about 12:30 a.m., police swarmed a home on Arbor Hill Drive, which residents described as a typically quiet neighborhood in DeKalb County. So far, investigators have not released many details, but Channel 2's Erica Byfield did learn the double shooting happened at the birthday party of a neighborhood teenager. Investigators have not yet released a motive or the name of a suspected shooter, but they are looking for the driver of a dark-colored…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Update: Police now say there is no evidence linking Ventress to the scene yesterday.
Updated 12 p.m. Friday Police now say there is no evidence linking Ventress to the scene yesterday. Check back after a 1 p.m. press conference with DeKalb police. Two people have been killed and two others injured in a Thursday afternoon shootout during a funeral in the parking lot of a Stone Mountain-area church. DeKalb police say they have arrested several people in the shooting, but have not yet released names. Shortly before 2:30 p.m., shots were fired during a funeral at Victory for the World Church on N. Hairston Road, according to media reports. The 1 p.m. funeral was being held for Ryan Devon Guider, who was shot to death on May 27. His mother is a member of the church. Police originally said the man suspected in Guider's …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
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