Slaughterhouse – A Trial Date is set!

On Dec. 13, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Rudolph Bradford’s trial in state court begins. It will be in Judge Wayne Purdom’s courtroom in the Decatur courthouse at 556 N. McDonough St. Seating is limited, but the trial  will be streamed. We will post the link on this website once we get it.

Bradford faces charges for defying a cease-and-desist order that told him to close down the slaughtering operation in his backyard at 1676 Rice Road, Lithonia. This site is near Redan Elementary School. 

Rudolph Bradford slaughtered 120 animals in his backyard in October 2022, consisting of 20 cattle, 61 goats, and 39 sheep.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture records show that he has slaughtered 4,967 cows, pigs, goats, and sheep since the cease-and-desist order was issued March 19, 2019. 

He has slaughtered 7,097 animals since the state began keeping records in 2016.

Text Amendment to Allow Senior Housing in Hidden Hills Overlay

The Board of Commission votes Dec. 13 on the text amendment that will allow senior housing in Hidden Hills.  It’s decision-only, so no public comments will be allowed. We received unanimous support from the District 5 Community Council and the Planning Commission.  The change allows the senior housing to qualify as part of the mixed-use requirement of the zone that affects the central part of the closed golf course.  McKinley Homes has already received approval to build 228 townhomes and a managed apartment community (240 apartments).

Housing for seniors is a critical need in metro Atlanta. The number of people ages 65 and older will increase by 200% between 2015 and 2050, according to the U.S. Census and Atlanta Regional Commission. One in five people will be 65 or older by year 2030, up from the current ratio of 1 in 8. These people need homes near reliable transportation, health services, and basic retail options.

Successful Tree Planting Project

The community turned out to help plant 56 trees on S. Hairston Nov. 12. It was a great morning!

We planted a mix of Nuttall Oak, Shumard Oak and Bald Cypress on a stretch of S. Hairston on either side of Woodway. This is part of our effort to plant trees from Wesley Chapel to Mountain Industrial along Hairston. Planting trees is an investment in the future. Trees add beauty, economic value, and environmental benefits. So many trees have been lost in our community – here is an opportunity to help restore the tree canopy.

If you missed this project, stay tuned. We hope to have another one next year. Service projects restore the soul.

In the meantime, don’t forget that Trees Atlanta will GIVE you a lovely tree to plant in your front yard. Contact https://www.treesatlanta.org/yardtree/

Welcome to GHHCDC Meetings

The next meeting is Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m., on ZOOM. Please join us because we will  be setting goals for 2023, and we would like your opinions.

Please join by clicking this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89386736688?pwd=V2lqMFVLY2ZXc0Q1VmFJdHBhSnpvQT09

Meeting ID: 893 8673 6688
Passcode: 894106
Mobile: 1 312-626-6799

Thank you for reading. You can make a difference. Join us at one of the upcoming events.

Great Way to Spend Saturday Morning: Plant Trees!

We’re Planting Trees on Nov 12, 9 a.m. – noon, on a stretch of S. Hairston on either side of Woodway. This is a wonderful project that not lonely makes a main thoroughfare lovely, it makes a commitment to the future of this community.

Planting trees is an investment in the future. Trees add beauty, economic value, and environmental benefits. So many trees have been lost in our community – here is an opportunity to help restore the tree canopy.

You will ENJOY yourself. Service projects restore the soul. Come invest in your own well-being and help us plant trees.

We received 58 trees from Trees Atlanta, and we are planting them Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. The trees will be spaced from Big Valley Road south along the S. Hairston median to Snapfinger Creek bridge (just before Covington Hwy). We will plant a mix of Nuttall Oak, Shumard Oak and Bald Cypress.

We are meeting on Woodway near the S. Hairston exit. You can park on Canberra or Quailwood.  Bring gloves and water. Trees Atlanta will provide tools.  

We had a similar project last November, from Hairston Park to Elam Road, so you can see what an impact the trees make. Of course, the impact will grow every year as the trees mature.

Grab a friend or two and have some fun. It’s not hard. The tree root balls are small. We dig a hole about the size of a 5-gallon paint bucket, place the tree in it, fill with dirt, spread the mulch, and water. 

Please spread the word. We had a tremendous time last year. It is an energizing uplifting service project. High school groups, neighborhood associations, and church groups – this is a great service project for you!

We encourage you to REGISTER at this link:

https://rb.gy/upbo5s

Mulch Project Completed!

Greater Hidden Hills CDC  successfully mulched the 50 trees we planted last year on S. Hairston and the median plantings near Redan and Hairston.  Thanks to all of you who contributed money for the project.  A special thanks goes to Herbert Love, our president, who shepherded this project through the entire process. 

You may still donate and help to defray costs.  Please click on this link and donate:

https://gofund.me/65a04efc

Or, or send a check to Greater Hidden Hills CDC
P.O. Box 1811
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Donations are tax deductible. 

Beautiful streetscapes enhance our environment and increase property values!

We’re Sorry to See You Go

Vance Harper, owner of Nick’s Barbershop, is retiring after 35 years in business. He has been a dedicated member of this community, providing outstanding service and employment. His shop was THE bright spot in Redan Village. We will miss you.  We wish you peace and health in your retirement.

Nick’s Barbershop won the GHHCDC Curb Appeal contest in 2016. Shown here, Mr. Harper is presented a planter by GHHCDC Board of Directors Nadine Rivers-Johnson (left) and Phyllis Frierson (right).

Learn about MARTA Options in South DeKalb

MARTA has been holding meetings to discuss three areas of interest: the I-20 corridor, Candler road, and the bus network. The dialog is important because DeKalb County leaders are determining what is the locally preferred alternative for mass transit in South DeKalb. 

You can learn more about rapid transit in S. DeKalb along the I-20 corridor at the link below. Scroll down to presentations and documents to find information. 

https://itsmarta.com/south-dekalb-transit-initiative.aspx

MARTA is also looking at more service to connect the Candler Road corridor to GSU Panthersville Campus in the south and either Decatur or Avondale Rail Station on the north.  You  may take the survey below to share your option:  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CandlerART

How to expand the MARTA bus network is also a hot topic.  There is also a survey and information specifically about the bus network options.  You may review the information and share your opinion at

https://www.marta2040nextgenbus.com/home

Text Amendment to Allow Senior Housing in Hidden Hills Overlay

We received unanimous support from the District 5 Community Council and the Planning Commission of the text amendment to allow senior housing in the Hidden Hills Overlay District as part of the mixed-use criteria.  The changes also allow a residential housing mix (single-family, attached; multi-family; and/or single-family, detached).    

Housing for seniors is a critical need in metro Atlanta. The number of people ages 65 and older will increase by 200% between 2015 and 2050, according to the U.S. Census and Atlanta Regional Commission. One in five people will be 65 or older by year 2030, up from the current ratio of 1 in 8. 

These people need homes near reliable transportation, health services, and basic retail options. The Board of Commissioners will vote on Nov. 17.

Slaughterhouse – A Trial Date is set!

On Dec. 13, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Rudolph Bradford’s trial in state court begins.  He faces charges for defying a cease-and-desist order that told him to close down the slaughtering operation in his backyard at 1676 Rice Road, Lithonia. This site is near Redan Elementary School. 

Rudolph Bradford slaughtered 145 animals in his backyard in September 2022, consisting of 12 cattle, 46 goats, and 87 sheep.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture records show that he has slaughtered 4,847 cows, pigs, goats, and sheep since the cease-and-desist order was issued March 19, 2019. 

He has slaughtered 6,977 animals since the state began keeping records in 2016.

Welcome to GHHCDC Meetings

The next meeting is Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m., on ZOOM.

Please join by clicking this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89386736688?pwd=V2lqMFVLY2ZXc0Q1VmFJdHBhSnpvQT09

Meeting ID: 893 8673 6688
Passcode: 894106
Mobile: 1 312-626-6799

Thank you for reading. You can make a difference. Join us at one of the upcoming events.

Let’s Create a Greener Future

Plant Trees on S. Hairston

Join us Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to noon to plant trees on S. Hairston right in front of Hidden Hills. Meet us at Woodway and S. Hairston.

We have received 58 trees from Trees Atlanta, and we are planting them from Big Valley Road south along the S. Hairston median to Snapfinger Creek bridge (just before Covington Hwy). We will plant a mix of Nuttall Oak, Shumard Oak and Bald Cypress.

We had a similar project last November, from Hairston Park to Elam Road, so you can see what an impact the trees make. Of course, the impact will grow every year as the trees mature.

It’s a lot of fun.  All you need to bring is water and gloves.  You may register and get more information at

Plant Trees on S. Hairston .

If you can’t make it, you can still help.  Share the flyer with your friends and civic, church and school groups.  We appreciate your help in making our community better.

Save the Morning –We’re Planting Trees on Nov 12

We had a blast last November when our community joined other volunteers from across Atlanta to plant 50 trees on S. Hairston.  We did such a great job that Trees Atlanta is giving us 58 more trees!

This is stunning news and so welcome. Trees add beauty, economic value, and environmental benefits. So many trees have been lost in our community – here is an opportunity to help restore the tree canopy.

We’ll be planting from Snapfinger Creek to Big Valley Road on S. Hairston. We’re meeting at Woodway and S. Hairston Nov. 12, shortly before 9.

Grab a friend or two and have some fun. It’s not hard. The tree root balls are small. We dig a hole about the size of a 5-gallon paint bucket, place the tree in it, fill with dirt, spread the mulch, and water.  

Please spread the word. We had a tremendous time last year. It is an energizing uplifting service project! High school groups, neighborhood associations, and church groups – this is a great service project for you! 

Soon, there will be a link to sign up. But for now, round up your friends and save 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 12.

Mulch Project Nears Completion

We continue to raise money for mulching the 50 trees the community and Trees Atlanta planted last November on Hairston Road. We thank those who have supported the cause.  Please click on this link and donate:

https://gofund.me/65a04efc

Or, or send a check to Greater Hidden Hills CDC
P.O. Box 1811
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Donations are tax deductible.  The funds will also allow the community to mulch the trees and shrubbery on the median at Redan and Hairston that were planted in 2017.

Beautiful streetscapes enhance our environment and increase property values!

Children Can Borrow Books at Hairston Park

Thanks to the efforts of Friends of Hairston Park (FoHP) president Gwendolyn Stegall, we have a book box at Hairston Park. This eye-catching “library” was painted by Friends of Hairston Park volunteer Briana Simpson.  Delta Life Development Center helped install the box and stock it with books. You can also donate books; write to FriendsofHairstonPark@gmail.com

Many children are borrowing books from the park library.  It’s a great way to encourage reading. Thank you to all involved for this gift of imagination.

Native Plant Garden Taking Shape

The Hairston Park Serenity Garden features native plants. If you can help plant the week of Oct. 16, please write to FriendsofHairstonPark@gmail.com

Text Amendment to Allow Senior Housing in Hidden Hills Overlay

We received unanimous support from the District 5 Community Council of the text amendment to allow senior housing in the Hidden Hills Overlay District as part of the mixed-use criteria.  The changes also allow a residential housing mix (single-family, attached; multi-family; and/or single-family, detached).    Thanks to Larry Coles and Barbara McClendon for speaking in favor at the meeting.

Housing for seniors is a critical need in metro Atlanta. The number of people ages 65 and older will increase by 200% between 2015 and 2050, according to the U.S. Census and Atlanta Regional Commission. One in five people will be 65 or older by year 2030, up from the current ratio of 1 in 8. 

These people need homes near reliable transportation, health services, and basic retail options. The Planning Commission will hear the case Nov. 1, and the Board of Commissioners will vote on Nov. 17.

Slaughterhouse – A Trial Date is set!

On Dec. 13, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Rudolph Bradford’s trial in state court begins.  He faces charges for defying a cease-and-desist order that told him to close down the slaughtering operation in his backyard at 1676 Rice Road, Lithonia. This site is near Redan Elementary School. 

Rudolph Bradford slaughtered 145 animals in his backyard in September 2022, consisting of 12 cattle, 46 goats, and 87 sheep.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture records show that he has slaughtered 4,847 cows, pigs, goats, and sheep since the cease-and-desist order was issued March 19, 2019. 

He has slaughtered 6,977 animals since the state began keeping records in 2016.

Welcome to GHHCDC Meetings

The next meeting is Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.

5001 Mainstreet Park, Stone Mountain, 30088.  

If you want to join by Zoom, use this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89932196553?pwd=WkR4VWNITzBmQVdJRng3emtCeTVNUT09

Meeting ID: 899 3219 6553

Passcode: 942764

1 312 626 6799

Thank you for reading. You can make a difference. Join us at one of the upcoming events.

Herbert Love is the New President

Herbert Love was elected president of the Greater Hills Community Development Corporation on Sept. 24 by unanimous vote.   Herbert has lived in Dekalb County since the 1980s, and he is District 5 Community Council member. 

Herbert is a retired Meineke Car Care Centers master franchisee. He has served as President of the Meineke Southeastern Franchisee Organization, President of the Carriage Hills Civic Association and currently serves as Treasurer of his HOA. Mr. Love is a resident of the GHHCDC overlay district and is very much interested in making the area more attractive to mixed-use development, upscale restaurants and professional services. He says that the GHHCDC overlay codes are an excellent blueprint for future growth in the area.

We appreciate you for accepting the post!

Special Election Sept. 24

Before the regular meeting on Sept. 24, there will be a special election for president. If you are interested in running for the office of president, please write to GHHCDC@gmail.com right away. Nominations will also be taken from the floor.

The reason for the special election is that Jan Costello has accepted a position representing District 5 on the DeKalb County Planning Commission. As a result, she can no longer serve as president of the Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corp., but she will continue to work as a member on various projects.

Meeting
Sept. 24, 10 a.m. at Mainstreet Community Center.
5001 Mainstreet Park, Stone Mountain, 30088.  

You can join by Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82103185277?pwd=cTFIM3I1TzBJdWRxQ1FBR1l6WlZxQT09

Meeting ID: 821 0318 5277
Passcode: 327752

One tap mobile:  +16465588656

Grow a Greener Future

We have raised 20% of the funds needed to protect the 50 trees the community and Trees Atlanta planted last November on Hairston Road. We thank those who have supported the cause.  We ask all readers to donate the cost of a few bags of mulch.   Click on this link, please.

https://gofund.me/65a04efc

The funds will also allow the community to mulch the trees and shrubbery on the median at Redan and Hairston that were planted in 2017.

With your generous donations, the community can complete the project this fall. Let’s keep it green and protect our investment!

The beautiful stretch of young trees can be seen along the 1.5-mile stretch of S. Hairston Road from Mainstreet Park Drive to Martins Crossing Road near Antioch Episcopal Church. 

The Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation, a non-profit (501(c)3 that advocates for enhanced business standards, beautiful streetscapes, and protected green space, has committed to provide mulch for all 50 trees. GHHCDC is asking for help in raising $3000 to complete this important project. Your donation will defray the cost of materials and labor required to complete the project and will ensure the future health of these trees. Streetscapes matter and increase property values!

Help Us Save Our Trees. Please Donate Today!

Slaughtering Continues

The State Court has not yet set a trial date for Rudolph Bradford who was denied County permission to slaughter animals in his backyard at 1676 Rice Road, Lithonia. This site is near Redan Elementary School.  Rudolph Bradford slaughtered 111 animals in his backyard in August 2022, including 7 cattle, 52 goats, and 52 sheep.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture records show that he has slaughtered 4,702 cows, pigs, goats, and sheep since the cease-and-desist order was issued March 19, 2019.  Of course, he was slaughtering before that. The grand total since the State began keeping records is 6832.

The Solicitor General’s office promises to let us know when the trial will be.

Oct. 15 – Go Green!

DeKalb County invites you to GoGreen. This event is free and aspires to raise awareness and appreciation of sustainability with our communities. Various partners engaged in environmental/ conservation work will be in attendance to share an overview of their organization and programs.

Wade Walker Park 5585 Rockbridge Rd; Stone Mountain, GA 30088

Saturday, October 15, 2022 (rain or shine)

9AM-12PM

Sustainability Awareness/ Beautification Trees • Planting • Invasive Species Workshop • Children’s Green Arts & Crafts • Trail Maintenance• Litter Pickup• Solar-powered OHL pop-up • Outreach • Electric Bike-Electric Vehicle Displays• Succulent plant giveaways (while supplies last)• DHL goodie bag (while supplies last)

Lane Closures for I-285/Covington

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) will close lanes at Interstate 285 & Covington as part of the I-285 Eastside Bridge Replacements project. Please note the following:

Weeknights

  • Triple lane closures, Monday, September 26, 11 p.m. to Friday, September 30, 4 a.m. (Nightly)
  • Triple lane closures, Monday, October 3, 11 p.m. to Friday, October 7, 4 a.m. (Nightly)
  • Triple lane closures, Monday, October 10, 11 p.m. to Friday, October 14, 4 a.m. (Nightly)

Weekends

  • Double lane closures, Friday, September 23, 9 p.m. through Monday, September 26, 5 a.m.
  • Double lane closures, Friday, September 30, 9 p.m. through Monday, October 3, 5 a.m.
  • Double lane closures, Friday, October 7, 9 p.m. through Monday, October 10, 5 a.m.

Thank you for reading. Let’s keep working together to leave our community better than we found it!

Jan Costello

Be a Tree Lover!

You can help protect the 50 trees the community and Trees Atlanta planted last November on Hairston Road. Just donate the cost of a few bags of mulch.   Click on this link, please.

https://gofund.me/65a04efc

The funds will also allow the community to mulch the trees and shrubbery on the median at Redan and Hairston that were planted in 2017.

With your generous donations, the community can complete the project this fall. Let’s keep it green and protect our investment!

The beautiful stretch of young trees can be seen along the 1.5-mile stretch of S. Hairston Road from Mainstreet Park Drive to Martins Crossing Road near Antioch Episcopal Church.  

The Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation, a non-profit (501(c)3 that advocates for enhanced business standards, beautiful streetscapes, and protected green space, has committed to provide mulch for all 50 trees. GHHCDC is asking for help in raising $3000 to complete this important project. Your donation will defray the cost of materials and labor required to complete the project and will ensure the future health of these trees. Streetscapes matter and increase property values!

Help Us Save Our Trees. Please Donate Today!

Sept. 10 – Native Plant Gardens Volunteer Day

Please join the effort to prepare the beds for native plants in the Serenity Garden at Hairston Park.  8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

We recommend that you wear work gloves, durable pants, and long sleeves. Bring water.

If it is raining, we will have the workday on Sept. 17. 8:30-10:30 a.m. 

Special Election Sept. 24

Jan Costello has accepted a position representing District 5 on the DeKalb County Planning Commission. As a result, she can no longer serve as president of the Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corp., but she will continue to work as a member on various projects.

Before the regular meeting on Sept. 24, there will be a special election for president. If you are interested in running for the office of president, please write to GHHCDC@gmail.com right away.

Meeting
Sept. 24, 10 a.m. at Mainstreet Community Center.
5001 Mainstreet Park, Stone Mountain, 30088.  

You can join by Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82103185277?pwd=cTFIM3I1TzBJdWRxQ1FBR1l6WlZxQT09

Meeting ID: 821 0318 5277
Passcode: 327752
One tap mobile:  +16465588656

Herbert Love has been nominated to serve, and he is willing. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017, and he has led many initiatives including streetscape improvements and tying business license renewal to code enforcement compliance. He has lived in DeKalb County 44 years, and he is active with the Carriage Hills Civic Association. He is a retired Meineke Car Care Centers master franchisee.  

If other candidates come forward, we will provide their bios.

Dealing with Homeless Population

Our community is dealing with an increasing number of people living in tents, under eaves, and completely unsheltered.  Recently, one neighbor saw a man bathing at the Family Dollar at Redan Village. The clerk said he had been given permission to use the spigot. We notified Family Dollar of our concerns that such practice was misplaced charity. Such scenes harm efforts to encourage decent businesses and more customers in the area.  We asked the shopping center owner to get in touch with Family Dollar. We reported it to DeKalb Police and Code Enforcement.  Sadly, little has come of our efforts, but we are not giving up.

On a brighter note, the person who set up a homestead on the MARTA bench near King’s Southern Delite on Redan Road is no longer there. MARTA was extremely responsive to our concerns that customers could not use the bench. They cleaned up the area and even pressure washed it. Then, they installed a divider on the bench to discourage anyone from laying across it to sleep. 
I wish every government department that we deal with was as responsive as MARTA.

The MARTA Police Department urged us to remind you that they want to hear directly from us about any concerns. Use the MARTA See and Say App. It’s easy to download on your phone, and they are quick to respond to it.

Fight the Junk Yard on Union Grove

Our neighbors need our help in fighting a zoning request near Turner Hill and Union Grove.  The applicant wants to take a 16-acre residential property and turn it into a junk car lot.  Most of the land is either next to residences or Antioch Lithonia Baptist Church. The proposed change would devastate this neighborhood. Please sign the petition urging the Board of Commissioners to reject the zoning change by clicking on this link:

Stop the Junkyard Petition

The change would turn this pastoral setting into light industrial, which allows many uses that are anathema to the neighborhood.  The applicant has a junk car/wrecker service business, but once he gets the zoning change, he could use it for a variety of auto and truck sales&service businesses, adult entertainment, a pawn shop, a liquor store, and other activities that people don’t want in their backyards. There is plenty of land already zoned light industrial in DeKalb County. The applicant needs to look at those options and leave this neighborhood alone.

Slaughterhouse on Trial  

Rudolph Bradford went to trial June 22, and asked for a change of venue.  It was denied. Bradford is accused of running an illegal slaughterhouse at 1676 Rice Road. He was told to “cease and desist” on March 1, 2019, but he did not.  In fact, since that date, he has slaughtered 4,441 cows, pigs, goats, and sheep in his backyard, and the slaughtering continues.

The State Court has not set the date for jury selection to begin. The case will have a six-member jury. Assistant Solicitor General Karen Scott has been keeping us in the loop. We’ll publish the date and link to the proceedings when we get it.

The next GHHCDC meeting is Aug. 13, 10 a.m.

We’re meeting in person!  Please wear a mask.

Join us at Mainstreet Community Center, 5001 Mainstreet Park, Stone Mountain, 30088.  

We always appreciate your support.

Membership is $20 for individuals and $100 for neighborhood associations and businesses. 

or go directly to PayPal:

Thank you for reading. We encourage you to do what you can today to make improvements in our community.

Jan Costello
President

Slaughterhouse on Trial

Rudolph Bradford is going to trial June 22, 1 p.m., but he has already asked for a change of venue.  Bradford is accused of running an illegal slaughterhouse at 1676 Rice Road. He was told to “cease and desist” on March 1, 2019, but he did not.  In fact, as of May, he has slaughtered 4,339 cows, pigs, goats, and sheep in his backyard since the order was issued. 

State Court is back in person, but with limited seating. Assistant Solicitor General Karen Scott has been keeping us in the loop and says that the best option is to watch the proceedings online:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOYFcIJ-UTPPL0tHczknwdw/featured

APEX Advocacy continues to work hard to keep this matter in the public eye.  More than 1,600 emails have been sent to the County thanks to APEX’s efforts. Concerned citizens have been attending the DeKalb Animal Services Advisory board call (next one June 17, 7 p.m., zoom link) and the Board of Commissioner meetings. If you can’t attend a meeting, founder Christopher Eubanks has several ways that you can participate:

Join the June 15 Call to Set Direction for Hairston Park Improvements

Last December, we shared our ideas about improvements needed at Hairston Park, and now we’re having our second public meeting. The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and the Foresite Group are working on the master plan with our input. Please join the call. It is important that the County knows we care about this park. Plus, they want to hear your opinions.

Zoom call: Wednesday, June 15, at 6:00 p.m.
https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/89112537122
To join the meeting by phone, dial 888-270-9936, and use conference code 399422.

Lovers of Fine-Feathered Friends

Save the date. We’re having a bird-watching guided tour at Hairston Park July 9, 11 a.m.  The National Audubon Society has graciously agreed to lead the tour. More details to come.

Give Our Side of DeKalb County a Voice: Share Your Thoughts on DeKalb’s Future

Decisions are being made about where to spend money on transportation, sidewalks, and community improvements in DeKalb.  Help set priorities by taking the survey.  We’ve been promoting it for several months, but they are leaving it up past the deadline in hopes of hearing from more people.

Go to  www.dekalb2050unifiedplan.com/

The next GHHCDC meeting is June 18, 10 a.m.

We’re meeting in person!  Please wear a mask.

Join us at Mainstreet Community Center, 5001 Mainstreet Park, Stone Mountain, 30088.  

We always appreciate your support.

Membership is $20 for individuals and $100 for neighborhood associations and businesses.  Click the Donate button at the top of the page, left-hand side. Or go directly to PayPal:

Thank you for reading. We encourage you to do what you can today to make improvements in our community.

Jan Costello
President