Author: Dyana Bagby

Brookhaven honors founder of Lynwood Park Community Day

The Brookhaven City Council recently honored Patrica Carter Jones, the founder of Lynwood Park Community Day. Jones was presented a proclamation at the council’s May 8 meeting. The proclamation commended Jones for her part in founding the Lynwood Park Community Day, started 40 years ago, that brings together people who live and once lived in Lynwood Park once a year to celebrate with food, music, a parade and community. The 40th anniversary of the event was held May 5. Lynwood Park was a historical black community in DeKalb County and students at the Lynwood school were the first to...

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Dunwoody council member wants EMS service terminated following alleged assault

A Dunwoody City Council member is calling for DeKalb County to terminate its contract with American Medical Response ambulance service following the alleged assault of a local teen patient by an EMT. The council is slated to discuss the issue at its Monday, May 21 meeting. Dunwoody Police arrested Deannah Williams, an EMT with AMR, on May 12, after she allegedly punched a teen patient who was being transported to a hospital for a mental evaluation, according to 11 Alive News. Williams told police she was reacting to being spit on by the patient. She was fired from her...

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Brookhaven Convention and Visitors Bureau hiring executive director

The Brookhaven Convention and Visitors Bureau (BCVB) has launched its search for its first executive director. Funding for the city’s own CVB comes from the new revenue stream created last year by the increase in hotel-motel taxes to 8 percent from 5 percent that was initiated to fund the Peachtree Creek Greenway. State law requires the additional 3 percent be divided and the city has set aside 1.5 percent to use on the “creation and expansion” of a project to drive tourism to the city and region — in this case the Greenway — and the other 1.5 percent...

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Design concepts for Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park to be presented May 21

Dunwoody residents and City Council members will get a look at the first concept designs for renovations and additions to Brook Run Park during a special called meeting Monday, May 21, at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 4800 Ashford-Dunwoody Road. Three concept plans will be presented by Lose and Associates, the firm hired for $324,000 by the City Council in February to come up with some designs on what to do with the park. Phase one projects include the addition of multi-use fields in the back of the park and sprucing up the area known as the Great Lawn....

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Brookhaven seeks resident input on city parks

Brookhaven’s Parks and Recreation Department is seeking community input on the city’s parks via an online survey through May 30. The survey is conducted in English and Spanish. On April 25, postcard notifications were mailed to nearly 25,000 Brookhaven addresses with instructions and unique access codes for an online survey. The codes are needed to prevent individuals submitting of multiple surveys, which could skew the results, according to a press release. Many of the survey topics are identical to a parks survey conducted in 2014. Residents who are unable to locate their access code can contact the Parks &...

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