Category: Buckhead Reporter

Atlanta delays solid waste collection for Memorial Day

The city of Atlanta will not collect solid wastes — including garbage, recycling and yard waste — on Memorial Day, May 27, and will delay all curbside pickups by one day for the rest of that week. Residents who are on a Friday collection schedule will receive service on Saturday, June 1. For more information, contact ATL311 by dialing 3-1-1 or 404-546-0311, or visit atl311.com...

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GDOT suspends lane closures over Memorial Day weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending all construction-related lane closures throughout metro Atlanta this weekend. The lane closure suspension went into effect on Friday, May 24 and will continue through 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. During that time, there will be no lane closures for construction activities on interstate highways or heavily traveled state freeways and road, according to a press release from GDOT. Those planning to be on roadways during the holiday weekend can call 511 or visit 511ga.org  to learn current traffic...

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Movie studio president to speak at Buckhead Business Association breakfast

The president of Doraville’s Third Rail Studios, a film and TV studio, will speak at a June 6 Buckhead Business Association breakfast. Dan Rosenfelt also had a previous career in film and TV production, working on such movies as “The Ides of March” and “Argo.” He will speak at the June 6 breakfast, scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Maggiano’s Buckhead, 3368 Peachtree Road. Tickets are $25 for non-members and pre-registration is required. For more information, see the BBA website...

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Brookhaven couple searches for Hoopidoopi, a pet parrot who fled the nest

Hoopidoopi, a bright red parrot, escaped her Brookhaven home nearly six weeks ago, flying out a garage door left open to air out a smoky kitchen. Since that day, her owners, who call themselves her mom and dad, have been frantic, but hopeful, that she will find her way home. She’s been spotted in trees along Nancy Creek, standing atop the Marist School monument sign, flying over Ashford-Dunwoody Road and was even believed to have been screeching outside a Buckhead homeowner’s window. Frances Rodriguez and her partner, David Pendergraft, have lived in the Mill Creek community between Peachtree-Dunwoody Road...

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New road, pedestrian plaza among ideas for Buckhead’s notorious ‘triangle’ intersection

A new road and pedestrian plaza are among the conceptual designs under consideration in a study of traffic solutions for Buckhead’s notorious “triangle” intersection at Roswell, Piedmont, Habersham and Blackland roads. All of the concepts could require demolition of some local businesses. Planners with Kimley-Horn and Associates unveiled the concepts at a May 21 meeting at Peachtree Presbyterian Church as part of a design process funded by the Buckhead Community Improvement District. A final report and recommendation is expected in September, with no guarantee any design will get funded and built. Previous public input meetings last year included calls...

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Buckhead crime reports, April 25-May 16

The following information, involving events that took place in Buckhead April 25 through May 16, was provided to the Buckhead Reporter by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department from its open data records. Homicide 1900 block of Howell Mill Road — May 3 Aggravated Assault 1900 block of Moores Mill Road — April 25 2500 block of Piedmont Road — April 25 200 block of Pharr Road — April 27 3300 block of Stratford Road — April 29 I-85 SB Ramp/I-85 SB Expressway — April 29 1100 block of LaVista Road — April 29 500 block...

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Buckhead Coalition names nine new members

The Buckhead Coalition, an invitation-only group of 100 business and civic leaders, has announced nine new members for 2019. They include: Lauren Ball, vice president at SITE Centers Corp. Mark Buffington, CEO of BIP Capital David Dial, managing partner at Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial Mike Fierman, managing partner and co-CEO at Angel Oak Companies Jeff George, vice president at Gilbane Building Company Heidi LaMarca, president and CEO of Windham Brannon Forrest McClain, managing director at Reicon Capital Jim Simpson, regional president of Kaiser Permanente Georgia Jeffrey Sloan, CEO of Global Payments Julie Bailey is serving as an...

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Buckhead developer pays $55K fine for road-blocking crane, state says

A Buckhead apartment tower developer has paid a $55,000 fine for illegally blocking Peachtree Road with a broken-down crane in a notorious incident in December 2018, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The five-digit fine is still considerably less than the original $351,464 fine GDOT slapped on Peachtree LLC, the project-specific company through which developer Preserve Properties is building the Sutton tower at 2695 Peachtree. The amount was lowered through negotiations, according to GDOT. Chris Draper of Preserve Properties declined to comment. The crane breakdown blocked northbound lanes for roughly days, causing massive traffic tie-ups. GDOT, which controls...

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Free CPR, ‘Stop the Bleed’ training to be held in Buckhead, Sandy Springs

Ambulance company American Medical Response will host free training on CPR and stopping blood loss in Buckhead and Sandy Springs. The training sessions are intended to prepare bystanders to help with cardiac arrests and severe bleeding until help arrives. CPR has been found to double the chances of survival, and a person can die from blood loss within five minutes, the press release said. CPR training will be held at Sandy Springs City Hall, 1 Galambos Way, on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CPR and “Stop the Bleed” training will be held in Buckhead at Piedmont...

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Transform 285/400 traffic changes through May 24

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. Abernathy Road lane closures May 17-18, eastbound and westbound between Barfield Road and Ga. 400, one left lane, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Abernathy Road ramp closures May 20-21, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., ramp to Ga. 400 southbound closed. Ga. 400 ramp closures May 17-19, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m., northbound ramp to I-285 westbound closed. May...

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Vehicle owners urged to renew tags before May 20

Georgia vehicle owners who have May and June birthdays are being urged to renew their tags and registrations before Monday, May 20, to avoid delays while a new system is installed at tag offices statewide. The new system is being installed by the Georgia Department of Revenue and will require all tax commissioner offices to be closed May 24-27. Online tag renewals and Kroger kiosk renewals will be unavailable during that time as well. The new system, called Georgia Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (DRIVES), will replace the current 20-year-old Georgia Registration and Title Information System (GRATIS)....

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Sidewalk improvements to begin on Buckhead’s Northside Drive

Improvements to over 1 mile of sidewalk along Buckhead’s Northside Drive across from Atlanta Memorial Park will begin the week of May 20 and continue for at least a year, according to the city. The project will install sidewalks and curbing on the west side of Northside, across the street from the Bobby Jones Golf Course section of the park. The project is overseen by the Renew Atlanta bond and TSPLOST program. Northside Drive and the park will remain open and accessible during the work. Work hours are generally set as 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays,...

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