Author: Dyana Bagby

Brookhaven Councilmember Joe Gebbia announces re-election bid

Brookhaven City Councilmember Joe Gebbia has formally announced his bid to seek re-election for the District 4 seat, which includes the southern portion of the city including Buford Highway and land south of I-85 where Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Executive Park are located. “I will continue to provide a business style approach to running our city,” Gebbia said in his July 19 announcement. “I’ve worked hard to successfully address the three P’s – police, parks and pot holes, and to lower property taxes while creating and approving balanced and sound budgets. We have accomplished a great deal since...

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Suspect arrested and charged in Dunwoody robbery, elder exploitation cases

One of two suspects has been arrested and charged in robbery and elder exploitation cases in Dunwoody. Clinton Stone was arrested July 17 by detectives in the Dunwoody Criminal Investigation Division with the assistance of the Atlanta Police Department’s APEX Unit, according to a press release from the Dunwoody Police Department. He is being held at the DeKalb County Detention Center. Dunwoody detectives are still actively looking for Herbert Lewis. Dunwoody Police have said that since last year, Stone and Lewis have approached elderly individuals at retail locations in the metro Atlanta area, distracting them through various methods and...

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Brookhaven Innovation Academy hires new interim head of school

Brookhaven Innovation Academy has hired a new interim head of school for the upcoming school year with a meet and greet set for Wednesday, July 19, during a pool party at Chastain Park Swimming Pool.  A national search for a permanent head of school will begin later this year. Terri Potter takes over the helm as head of school as BIA heads into its second year at a temporary location in Norcross. She was principal at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School for nine years, according to an email sent to BIA families and supporters from Jennifer Langley, BIA board chair....

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Brookhaven hosts ‘pop up’ session July 19 on Overlay District

Those wanting to give input and learn more about the rewrite of the Brookhaven-Peachtree Overlay District rewrite are invited to a “pop up” session July 19 at 2140 Johnson Ferry Road — the site of Mesh Corners — from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Project staff  will be on site under a tent in the parking lot to answer questions and to discuss ideas being discussed. The Brookhaven-Peachtree Overlay District rewrite is the result of input received from last year’s Character Area Study on Brookhaven residential areas.  Throughout the public process of the study, participants frequently provided input about...

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‘Groovin’ on the Green’ this Saturday at Dunwoody’s Pernoshal Park

A free “Groovin’ on the Green” concert open to the public will be held Saturday, July 22, at 6 p.m. at Pernoshal Park in Dunwoody.   The band Darlington Road will cover tunes from such artists as Chris Stapleton, Michael Jackson, Hall & Oates, the Commodores and more, according to a city press release. Pernoshal Park, the city’s newest park, is locate at 4575 N. Shallowford...

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