Revised Site Plan
Over the years, Druid Hills has seen its share of issues that divided the community with little hope for consensus. Therefore it is always a delight and a relief to witness a resolution that pleases all sides. That certainly was the case on February 19, when a crowd of about 125 attended a meeting where the DeKalb County School District presented a revised site plan for the new Fernbank School.
The new plan responded to the concerns of a group of neighbors who had proposed re-siting the building and objected strenuously to plans calling for an above-ground retention pond. Read more
Many of us wandered through the ice-covered neighborhood on Thursday morning after the snowstorm, before the sun emerged. The accompanying photographs by Springdale Road resident Amy Chen depict her journey to the Linear Park with her dog, Champ. Read more
The DHCA generally chooses not to report on every crime that is perpetrated in our neighborhood. Nevertheless, the severity of a crime committed last night in Emory Village, along with the detailed description provided by the victim, demands that we give this matter full attention. Please read the notice below, released by Emory University earlier today.
Emory is committed to providing a safe environment for our staff, faculty, students, patients and visitors. It is our obligation to notify you of any incidents that occur in our community that could potentially compromise the safety of anyone on Emory’s property.
A female Emory student reported to Emory Police that she was raped at about 11:15 PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in the wooded area between Dowman Drive and Oxford Road near the Emory Village traffic circle.
The perpetrator is described as a white male, mid-to-late 50′s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a reddish or brown beard, wearing a brown or green beanie cap, a tan or brown jacket, dark blue jeans, and brown boots. He was last seen running from campus toward the Emory Village.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Emory Police Department at 404-727-6111.
On Thursday evening, February 20, DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon will convene a meeting to consider a “Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb County.”
In an invitation to the community, Commissioner Gannon delineated five areas that require intense focus: Operations, Ethics, Elections, Governmental Structure, and Host Sales Tax. She cited the importance of transparency, comprehensive solutions, and governmental responsiveness to the views of citizens. Read more
We urge Druid Hills residents to attend the Fernbank School Council and PTA Meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 7pm (doors open at 6pm for design preview) at the Fernbank Elementary cafeteria, 3131 Old Rockbridge Road, Avondale Estates. Representatives of the DeKalb County School District will provide an update on the construction of the new Fernbank Elementary School. This will be an opportunity for the public to get information and provide feedback and comments. Childcare for school-aged children and pizza for the kids will be provided courtesy of Fernbank Aftercare and the Fernbank Foundation.
For more information on the Fernbank School, please visit http://wp.me/p1H6Pf-Oi.