Category: Brookhaven Reporter

Woman charged with nearly striking Brookhaven Police officer with car arrested in Las Vegas

The woman charged with nearly striking a Brookhaven Police officer with her car while fleeing a Sept. 19 traffic stop has been arrested in Las Vegas. Essence Barkley, 24, of Brookhaven was arrested Oct. 14 by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. She eluded capture in Brookhaven on Sept. 19 after leading police on a 20-mile, high-speed chase and is wanted on various charges by police in Atlanta, Brookhaven and Chamblee. She now faces several other charges in Las Vegas. She will face those charges before being extradited to Georgia, according to a Brookhaven Police press release. In Brookhaven,...

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Local legislators’ town hall set for Oct. 21 in Brookhaven

DeKalb County residents wanting to learn more about what is going on in the state legislature can attend an Oct. 21 town hall at Brookhaven City Hall to get updates from local legislators. State Rep. Sally Harrell, whose district includes Brookhaven and Dunwoody, and state Rep. Matthew Wilson of Brookhaven whose district includes a portion of Sandy Springs, are hosting the DeKalb County Legislative Delegation town hall from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Brookhaven City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road. Both legislators are Democrats. The town hall will include a recap of the General Assembly’s 2019 session as well as...

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Brookhaven gets new sensor to gauge road conditions in severe weather 

A new sensor installed at one of the busiest intersections in Brookhaven that can record temperature and visibility is expected to help city officials make the call when roads and schools should be closed due to snow, ice and other severe weather. This city partnered with the Georgia Department of Transportation to get the sensor, known as a road weather information system, or RWIS, installed on a utility pole at the North Druid Hills Road and Buford Highway intersection, according to a city press release. The system records wind speed, visibility and temperatures that affect road and driving conditions....

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Halloween events offer scares and family fun

Before Halloween arrives on Oct. 31, several local events are celebrating ahead of time. Haunted HalloweenFriday, Oct. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. A haunted house event across the Atlanta History Center grounds, with gentler Halloween fun for the children in the main building. Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead. Info: atlantahistorycenter.com Haunted Sandy SpringsFriday, Oct. 25, 6:30-10:30 p.m. With live music, costume contest, food trucks, psychic readings, fire pit, s’mores bar, face-painting (6:30-8:30 pm), safe trick-or-treating, and screening of the 1988 horror/comedy movie “Beetlejuice.” In addition, actors with North Springs Charter High School offer tours of...

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I-285’s 50th anniversary marked in Perimeter Mall exhibit

The I-285 highway’s official 50th birthday will be marked with a traveling history exhibit that debuts Oct. 13-19 at Dunwoody’s Perimeter Mall. Known as the Perimeter, the 64-mile-long beltway around Atlanta opened in sections in the 1960s. The final piece opened on Oct. 15, 1969. The highway underwent major expansions in the following decades. The Georgia Department of Transportation is currently rebuilding the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange in Perimeter Center and has controversial – and now delayed – plans to add toll lanes in another massive expansion. Organized by GDOT, the exhibit includes photos of I-285 in its debut and...

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Public comment sought for MARTA Police accreditation

The MARTA Police Department is undergoing an independent review to renew its accreditation, and public comments are being accepted as part of the process. Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies are conducting the review, which will look at how well the police department matches industry standards. Public comment will be accepted in person or by phone during two-hour periods on Oct. 15, or by mail. Comments by phone will be accepted Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m., by calling 404-848-4992. In-person comments can be given at a public information session Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m., at the MARTA...

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Transform 285/400 traffic changes through Oct. 18

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the latest round of lane and ramp closures and other traffic changes for Transform 285/400, its massive project to reconstruct the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange. Schedules may change based on the work and the weather. Ga. 400 ramp closures Oct. 16-18, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., northbound ramp to I-285 eastbound closed. Ga. 400 lane closures Oct. 11-14, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., southbound between Hammond Drive and I-285, two left lanes. Glenridge Drive ramp closures Oct. 18-20, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., ramp to I-285 westbound closed. I-285 lane closures Oct. 12,...

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Early voting in Brookhaven, Dunwoody city elections starts Oct. 14; sample ballot available

Brookhaven and Dunwoody citizens are headed to the polls to elect new mayors and new council members and can cast a ballot before Election Day beginning Oct. 14. Early voting in both cities runs weekdays, Oct. 14 through Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is no voting on the weekends. Election Day is Nov. 5. In Brookhaven, early voting is at Briarwood Recreation Center, 2235 Briarwood Way. Dunwoody’s early voting is at the Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. Read about the candidates in the Reporter’s Dunwoody Voters Guide and Brookhaven Voters Guide.  The Reporter Newspapers is holding...

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Oglethorpe Theatre to perform musical ‘Spring Awakening’

Oglethorpe University’s Theatre Department will stage the rock musical “Spring Awakening” beginning Oct. 18. The musical, which won Tony Awards in its original 2006 Broadway run, is about adolescent love and friendships. The Oglethorpe Theatre production will run Oct. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at the university’s Conant Performing Arts Center, 4484 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven. Tickets are $20. For more information, see...

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Trump impeachment protesters face off at U.S. Rep. McBath’s Sandy Springs office

The war in Washington over the House-led impeachment investigation into President Trump came to Sandy Springs on Oct. 9 as protesters converged on U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath’s office for the second time in a week. McBath voted last month to begin an impeachment inquiry into the president, making her a target of the Republican National Committee’s new “Stop the Madness” campaign. Local Democrats want to make sure the RNC knows McBath has support in the 6th Congressional District and organized their own rally as a counter-protest. McBath bashed the RNC and the “Stop the Madness Atlanta” protest in a...

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Toll lanes construction delayed by years; some free I-285 lanes coming sooner

Toll lanes on Ga. 400 and top-end I-285 will come one to four years later than expected – opening between 2027 and 2032 — in a newly revised construction schedule. But some parts will be built sooner than that — including new, non-toll lanes on I-285 — and the overall $11 billion project and public input process remains unchanged. The Georgia Department of Transportation says the changes came from construction industry input on the scale of the work and better phasing to allow time and attract bidders to smaller-sized pieces of the project. GDOT spokesperson Scott Higley and project...

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Emory breaks ground on new facility as part of planned $1B redevelopment of Executive Park

Emory Healthcare’s new Musculoskeletal Institute is expected to be finished in 2021 as part of the first phase of a planned multi-year project to work to transform the outdated office complex into a $1 billion contemporary “live-work-play health innovation district.” Emory and Brookhaven officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new building Oct. 4. The approximately 180,000-square-foot facility is to serve as Emory’s central location for musculoskeletal services and research on bones and muscles. No start date for actual construction to begin is know, but the building is expected to be finished in 2021. The institute is the beginning...

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