August Updates

Finishing the Job:  Helping Our Trees Thrive, Part II Aug. 17

We will finish spreading mulch on the trees in the median near Hairston Park on Aug. 17, 9:00 a.m.  We need some leaders to help us organize the community service workers. We think we can finish the job in under 90 minutes. Please come and help if you can. Meet us at Mainstreet Parkway and S. Hairston (You can park at the park.)  We’ll have tools, but bring your own gloves and safety vests.

Join Us at Trial Aug. 22, 9 a.m.

We don’t want slaughterhouses in neighborhoods!

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.  This is the same building where people pay traffic fines.  You can park in the pay lots across the street or in the Tax Assessors lot across from the jail.

Spreading the Anti-Litter Message among the Young

We took the anti-litter campaign to EL Miller Elementary School and Miller Middle School, greeting the students on the first day of school Aug. 5.  They received colorful pencils and wristbands imprinted with such messages as: Proud People Don’t Litter, and Stop, Stop & Pick It Up!

Thank you Nadine Rivers-Johnson and Gwen Stegall for taking the campaign to EL Miller Elementary. Phyllis Frierson, Fred Plummer, and Jan Costello handled Miller Middle.

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