Everyone please take care and be vigilant.
A young woman says a strange man who followed her down a Decatur street matches the sketch of the suspect in the rape of an Emory University student.
Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross says the 17-year-old woman told police that at 2 pm Friday, Feb. 21, she was walking down Clairemont Avenue and turned on to Erie Avenue. She noticed a strange man walking toward her from the opposite direction. After they passed, he turned around and started following behind her. He was walking approximately two feet behind her, Ross said. The young woman felt uneasy and stepped off the sidewalk and walked to a nearby church. She waited before going home. The man didn’t follow her and kept walking east on Erie Avenue. He never said a word. He never made physical contact.
The young woman described the strange man as as white, in his late 50’s, unshaven, with a slight hunch in his posture, wearing an orange beanie cap, hoodie and blue jeans. She looked up the sketch of the Emory University rape suspect and recognized him as the man who had followed her.
“Decatur Police have been in contact with Emory University Police and DeKalb County Police to share information,” Ross said. “If you have any additional information, please contact the Decatur Police Department at 404/373-6551. The actions of the complainant in being aware of her surroundings, reacting to her uneasiness and changing course to locate a safe place are actions the Decatur Police Department would recommend if you are in a similar situation.”
To all those whose family has a canine member,
Most of us love dogs and probably most of us own at least one dog and we consider them a member of our family. Being taken for a walk is top on a dog’s list of fun things to do. The Parkwoods are a great neighborhood for dog walking and sharing pee-mail. The Parkwood Neighborhood welcomes all dogs as long as their owners are respectful of property and follow a few rules (which are actually laws.)
Parkwood kindly asks that all dog owners do the following:
- Pick up your dog’s waste.
- Take the bag of your dog’s waste home with you to throw away. Do not leave the bag in
someone’s yard or place in someone’s trashcan.
- Obey the leash law.
- All of the above rules apply when walking your pup in Parkwood Park.
Whether you live within the Parkwoods or live close by, please know that we welcome walkers and their canine companions, but we do expect you to be considerate of other peoples’ property.
See you around – ruff!
If you are a Facebook user, please “Like” https://www.facebook.com/greenfernbank. This page will have information and announcements about the progress of the Fernbank construction. It is sponsored by neighbors and parents, including me, who are interested in saving trees, preserving the playground space, and preventing the construction of dangerous retaining walls.
The DeKalb County School District has been unresponsive to neighbors’ and parents’ concerns over these issues. They have been stonewalling the process and slowing down the construction.
Please take a moment to “like” the page.
The event will be rescheduled.
Our new website designer, Jon Golden, is looking for ideas for a logo for the neighborhood.
Got something? Send him a note at email@example.com.
Kyle Williams, who lives down the street in Oakhurst, is a candidate for State Senate District 42, which includes East Lake Rd and the rest of the neighborhood. If you are interested in meeting Kyle and learning more about his candidacy, please stop by the home of Andy Hall and Gale Walldorff, 2107 East Lake Rd., Thursday, January 30th, 5:30-7:30.
Gale and Andy are extending complimentary invitations for this event to everyone in the neighborhood
Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry at
Spruill Center’s Sixth Annual Student & Instructor Jewelry Market.
February 23, 2014, Atlanta,— Spruill Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Student and Instructor Jewelry Market, showcasing student to professional level jewelry artists who will sell their unique, hand-crafted items to the public. Join us for this exciting fundraising event on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Spruill Education Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA30338. Admission is free. Shoppers can select from a unique collection of diverse jewelry styles, including sterling silver, fine silver, gold, Precious Metal Clay, glass, beads, gemstones and more at prices for everyone.
About Spruill Center for the Arts
SpruillCenter for the Arts located in the Perimeter Area of Atlanta is a private, non-profit organization. Our mission is to foster an understanding and appreciation of the cultural arts by offering an extensive and diverse range of classes and programs from beginner to expert for adults and children. For more information please contact us at www.spruillarts.org or at 770-394-3447.
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The Fernbank School Council and PTA have called a meeting with the DeKalb County School District to get an update on the construction of the new Fernbank Elementary building. This will be an opportunity for the public to get information and to provide feedback and comments.
Childcare will be provided free of charge for school age children by the Fernbank After School Extended Day Program and the Fernbank Foundation. Please contact Mr. Benefield at Thomas_L_Benefield@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us if you will be utilizing the childcare.
Due to school being closed, the Fernbank Construction Meeting scheduled for tonight, Thursday, January 30, is also cancelled. Information about a rescheduled date is forthcoming.