Crowe’s Plaza Event Cancelled

The Aug. 3 back-to-school event at Crowe’s Plaza has been cancelled by the organizer. We’ll let you know of any updates.

Celebrate Summer & Kick Off Great School Year with Fireworks – Sept. 7

The Mainstreet community invites neighbors to enjoy the show!  The fireworks originally scheduled for the end of July have been moved to Sept. 7, Mainstreet Field, 7 – 10 p.m.   (Large community field on Mainstreet Park Drive, halfway between S. Hairston and Martin Road. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. And send a prayer for clear skies!

Slaughterhouse goes to trial Aug. 22

As anticipated, Rudolph Bradford refused to accept a negotiated plea deal (probation, court supervision, fines), and he asked for a trial. Bradford is the person running an illegal slaughterhouse in a residential neighborhood (1676 Rice Road). He has slaughtered 2,316 animals since January 2016, including 142 since he was put under a cease-and-desist order.

The County is citing him for operating a business without a license, a business NOT allowed in a residential zone. 

The Superior Court will hear his case at 9 am, Aug. 22, Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, Courtroom E, 3630 Camp Circle, Decatur, Georgia. We ask you to attend. Judge McNeal (same as in Magistrate Court) will preside.  

County Attorney Thomas Kemp asked community members present to stand, and she made note of community involvement.  Erica Weaver, Herbert Love, Catharine Tipton and Jan Costello were there. 

Fabulous Day Helping Our Trees Thrive

Thirty people helped us spread mulch around the Nellie Stevens Hollies on S. Hairston across from the park July 20. We planted them in early 2018, and they need tender loving care. The mulch, provided by DeKalb County, will help the trees conserve moisture and fight the heat.  We also picked up trash.

Many thanks to Nadine Rivers-Johnson and the Mainstreet Community Association for helping us with all the tools; Gwendolyn Stegall for bringing the snacks and water; Jan Costello for helping organize the event; Herbert Love, Jonathan Stegall, Larry Coles, Phyllis Frierson. Jarvis Walker, and Patrick Medley for your leadership and sweat equity. Thanks to Officer J.D. Brown for using our project as part of the Sheriff’s Department community service detail.

Enjoy the pictures below.

Here are ways you can get involved in your community. Keep reading to learn about the fireworks and back-to-school event!

Spread the Love/Mulch around our S. Hairston Trees

July 20, 8:45 a.m.
911 S. Hairston Road, Stone Mountain (park in Hairston Park)

The Nellie Stevens Hollies we planted in early 2018 need tender loving care. Join us Saturday morning to spread mulch around each tree. This will help the trees conserve moisture and fight the heat.  We will have tools. Please bring work gloves. 

Bear Witness: The Community Does NOT Want a Slaughterhouse in a Neighborhood

Rudolph Bradford continues to slaughter animals at 1676 Rice Road, Lithonia, and he will be in court July 23, 9 a.m.  We ask you to attend (please wear white.) 

If Mr. Bradford wants to enter a guilty plea to his citations on Tuesday, July 23rd, then he should be sentenced that day.  If Mr. Bradford elects to have a trial, then a trial date will be set. 

WHAT: DeKalb County v. Rudolph Bradford, Criminal Calendar Call
WHERE: Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, Courtroom E, 3630 Camp Circle, Decatur, Georgia
WHEN: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

The Camp Circle Courthouse is diagonally across from the DeKalb County Jail.  Camp Circle intersects with Memorial Drive near Interstate 285.  There are many parking lots around the Camp Circle Courthouse complex, but the lots require a credit or debit card to use.

Celebrate Summer & Kick Off Great School Year with Fireworks

The Mainstreet community invites neighbors to enjoy the show!  Fireworks on July 27, Mainstreet Field, 7 – 10 p.m.   (Large community field on Mainstreet Park Drive, halfway between S. Hairston and Martin Road. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. And send a prayer for clear skies!

Public Safety Town Hall Meeting at Antioch AME Church

Monday, July 29, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
765 S. Hairston Rd. Stone Mountain

This is an opportunity for the community to meet the new Tucker Precinct commander and to discuss public safety issues. You can learn what the public safety professionals are doing to address crime and what we can do to help protect our community.  The Fountainhead neighborhood arranged the meeting and invites all to attend.

Back-to-School Event for Local Students

On Aug. 3, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Crowe’s Plaza (southeast side of S. Hairston/Redan) will stage a back-to-school event for local students. Merchants will give away basic school supplies. The event is coordinated by Coast Dental, and Kroger, T-Mobile, New Link Management and others are contributing to the effort.  Greater Hidden Hills CDC will be there, too, with anti-litter campaign pencils (Stop. Drop, Pick-it-up! ) and a raffle of zoo tickets (a packet of four!)