Monday, May 20, 2013
Lighting on Sunday forced weekend cancellation.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
by Katie Cash Hayes GRANT PARK — We cancelled the Grant Park Farmers Market for the first time ever yesterday because of lightning in the area. To help our vendors who have perishable products, we’ll be hosting a smaller pop-up market today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the market site. Watsonia Farms will have the first peaches of the spring from Monetta, S.C. These organic peaches are in limited supply, so be sure to get there early! Also, stop by Le Tre Lune Farm for the first blueberries of the season. We'll have many of your favorite farmers and vendors, including dinner options. So, bring your friends and family to this one-time event. RSVP and help spread the word on facebook here. The Pop Up Market will be held in the regular market …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The victim was shot by two men who stole his wallet.
GRANT PARK — A man walking home from an Atlanta Braves game was shot in the face and robbed on Georgia Avenue near Grant Street on May 17. The victim, who is in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, told police he was standing on Georgia Avenue at about 10 p.m. when two men came up to him and shot him. They then took his wallet. The victim, after being shot, walked to the 500 block of Grant Street and collapsed. A pedestrian saw him on the ground and called police.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Bond for Dedrick Hale, 18, and Quinterious Hogans, 20, have bond of $90K each.
by Jackson Faw Monday’s arraignment and bond hearings for co-defendants Dedrick Hale, 19, and Quinterious Hogans, 20, were attended by more than 25 of their family members and friends. Four members of murder victim David McReynolds’ family and one neighborhood resident appearing in support of Mr. McReynolds, also attended the hearings. Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford was vocal and direct in his admonishment of the two young defendants after setting a bond of $90,000 each. “I see some of you shaking your heads” the judge said after setting bond, which was nearly four times higher than the $25,000 bond one of the defendant’s sought. “But this is serious business.” Other bond terms require both defendants to establish …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Proceeds from this year’s event will support Zoo Atlanta’s primate collections.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, May 11
GRANT PARK — Tickets are on sale now for Brew at the Zoo presented by Xfinity and AMC on Saturday, May 25, 2013. The signature Memorial Day weekend festival returns with more brews, more bubbly and more bands for Zoo-goers 21 and up. Tickets include unlimited sampling of a variety of beers and wines, live music and deejays at venues throughout the Zoo, animal encounters, free train and carousel rides and more. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the Zoo’s world-class primate collections. Brew at the Zoo sold out in 2012; advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $35 for Zoo Atlanta members and $43 for non-members. VIP tickets are $85 and include a Brew at the Zoo T-shirt; access to the air-conditioned VIP lounge; …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
One of the popular exhibits at Zoo Atlanta.
GRANT PARK — Next to the Giant Pandas and the Big Cats, the Great Apes are one of Zoo Atlanta's most popular attractions. We caputured a few scene-stealing moments during a recent visit.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
One of the gunmen put the revolver to the back of the victim's head and demanded he give over everything he had.
GRANT PARK — Quick teamwork and a good old-fashioned foot chase led Atlanta police to nab and arrest three men who robbed a couple in the early morning hours on May 4 as they left the Memorial Drive Tin Lizzy's restaurant. Arrested in the robbery are: All three are charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated assault and armed robbery. They were taken to the Fulton County Jail. The victims — one a restaurant employee whose shift had ended and the other, his boyfriend — told police they were headed to their car in the adjacent parking lot at Memorial Drive and Oakland Avenue when the three men accosted them at gunpoint. Two of the gunmen approached on foot, the third on a red bicycle, in the 1:28 a.m. …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The male pointed a small silver semi automatic gun at the victim and said: "Don't make me do it."
GRANT PARK — A woman walking to the bus stop early Thursday was robbed at gun point, Atlanta police said. The victim told police she was walking to a bus stop at Confederate and Ormewood avenues, at about 6:30 a.m. when a man pointed a small, silver-colored semi-automatic gun at her, and demanded her belongings. The man, whom the victim said is black, last seen wearing a white shirt, black bubble vest and a fitted hat, said, "don't make do it," as he aimed the revolver at her. She handed over her bag and $30 in cash and the man walked away calmly, according to police.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dedrick Hale and Quinterious Hogans were indicted in the murder of July 26 murder of David McReynolds.
Atlanta police say two men have been indicted on murder charges in the shooting death of David McReynolds, a well-liked Grant Park man killed in broad daylight on Hill Street. Dedrick Hale, 19, and Quinterious Hogans, 20, were arrested and indicted March 24. They charged with: They join Andre Byrd, 22, who was arrested Oct. 16 on murder charges. All three remain in the Fulton County Jail. The arrests bring to a close an intense investigation into the brazen shooting which left Grant Park residents on edge and angry. It sparked door-to-door canvassing for witnesses, the creation of a reward fund and billboard signs. McReynolds, 54, and a longtime resident, was shot over what was believed to be a winning lottery game. SEE ALSO:
The Grant Park Tour of Homes is Mother's Day weekend and organizers seek volunteers.
GRANT PARK — Join us for one of the most extraordinary Grant Park Tour of Homes. This year is our first Mother's Day tour! Atlanta’s largest historic neighborhood presents the 39th Annual Grant Park Tour of Homes, a celebration of our neighborhood’s historic appeal, diverse architecture (from quaint Folk Victorian to ornate Queen Anne) and lifestyle that is centered around Atlanta’s oldest park. This is Grant Park's first Spring Tour of Homes, and it's on Mother's Day Weekend — May 11th and 12th. Help make the 2013 Grant Park Home & Garden Tour one of the best ever! Volunteers are needed to help sell tickets the day of the tour and be a House/Garden Greeter for our beautiful homes and gardens. (You may sign up for the volunteer slots here…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. officials met with the South East Atlanta Business Association's board to talk about the project at 800 Glenwood Ave. in Grant Park.
Surprise! It's a Walmart. The retailing giant was long rumored to be the anchor tenant for Fuqua Development LP's massive redevelopment project at 800 Glenwood Ave. For its part, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Ark., only said it had had discussions with Fuqua representatives, but that nothing had been finalized. But Creative Loafing reports the South East Atlanta Business Association confirmed the world's largest retailer is to be the anchor tenant for the project, which would transform the the 20-acre site into a retail complex that would include 197,590 square feet of retail and parking for 1,201 motor vehicles. "The contact from Walmart representatives with SEABA was some of the first public acknowledgment of the identity …