Celebration for Serenity Garden at Hairston Park

You are invited to join the Friends of Hairston Park as we celebrate the completion of our Mindfulness Project!

Jan. 18, 10 a.m.
889 S. Hairston Rd., Stone Mountain

In 2021, Park Pride awarded the Friends of Hairston Park a $50,000 Community Building Grant through the generous donation of The Home Depot. This grant allowed our Friends group to create a Serenity Garden with meandering trails leading to 3 native garden bed areas with benches, 5 meditative signs, trash receptacles along the path, and 3 picnic tables that will serve as an overflow from our beautiful pavilion (provided through park bond funds allotted by Commissioners Bradshaw). Park Pride’s grant also allowed us to provide 3 pergola swings for park visitors to enjoy the serene view of the lake or watch the turtles sunbathing on a log, 2 directional signs, and 2 educational interpretive signs so visitors can learn about trees and wildlife in our community park.

In addition to the grant, many volunteers made this project possible.  We thank the Friends of Hairston Park for clearing the native garden area and planting the native plants.

Sentencing for Illegal Slaughterhouse Moved to Feb 17, 9 a.m.

On Dec. 14 in state court, a jury of six found Rudolph Bradford guilty of illegally slaughtering animals in his backyard. He was to be sentenced Jan. 13, 2023, but the judicial tower of the DeKalb County Courthouse is closed for repairs, according to Assistant Solicitor-General Karen Scott.  The new sentencing date is Feb. 17, 2023,  9 a.m.

Bradford was found guilty on the first three charges dealing with illegal slaughtering of animals on residential property. The other two guilty verdicts dealt with inappropriate parking and storage of machinery.

Bradford was found not guilty of the four counts dealing with his license and four other nuisance charges.

Ms. Scott asked that Judge Purdom consider fining him $1,000 on each count and requiring a 600-day sentence (300 days would be suspended if he closed the abattoir within 90 days of sentencing.) 

Welcome to GHHCDC Meetings

The next meeting is Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m., on Zoom. We’ll provide the link in an upcoming newsletter and on our website.

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To mark the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., let us all be inspired anew by his service.

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”