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A few updates from Zone 4 concerning the shooting on South Gordon:
– At this time they do not think it is related to previous shooting on South Gordon.
– The man who was shot was the homeowner.
– The investigators are working on leads and interviewing people that knew the victim.- His vehicle, a 2006 Range Rover, was stolen and has not turned up. Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to the location of the vehicle. Tag number BIM9827.
– Please use caution, as always, when walking outside – especially after dark. Be aware of your surroundings.
– They will have updates tomorrow (Wednesday) at the NPU-T meeting. The meeting takes place at 7pm at 686 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.
When incidents like this occur we are in close contact with Zone 4. I will continue to update the Yahoo group as we receive more information.
A Mini Citizens’ CourtWatch Training will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 6:00 PM at the Zone 4 Community Prosecution Office. The Office is located in the West Ridge Shopping Center at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive and Lynhurst Drive. The Wayfield Grocery Store is located in this Shopping Center. There is ample free parking.
Please contact Janet Martin by email or telephone to register for this training session as soon as possible. We wish to have training materials and light refreshments for all.
Do feel free to share this email flyer with your neighbors and those who are interested in being “The Eyes and Ears of the Community in Court.”
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Dexter M. Chambers
Council Communications Director
The city of Atlanta’s Alcohol Technical Advisory GROUP (ATAG) II ANNOUNCES FIRST PUBLIC INPUT HEARING
WHAT: Alcohol Technical Advisory Group (ATAG) II Public Input Hearing
WHEN: 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012
WHERE: Atlanta City Hall
City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta’s Alcohol Technical Advisory Group (ATAG) II will meet to hear from the public regarding beer/wine/liquor licensing and enforcement issues. The hearing is an opportunity for the public to share its concerns with the ATAG II Board. The Board is in the process of reviewing the City’s Alcohol Code and will make recommendations to the City Council before the end of the year.
Join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta and the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda for this important training session.
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It’s that time of year…very soon, weather forecasts for Georgia will call for snow and ice, making road conditions and travel challenging. While many travelers and commuters may be able to delay their travel or stay off the roads, several hundred dedicated employees of your Georgia DOT do just the opposite… they work in the roadways in 12-hour shifts of pre-emptive ice treatments, snow plowing, and spreading salt and gravel to achieve safer, improved road conditions.
Please remember that Georgia DOT is not responsible for maintaining or operating local roads. Our crews focus on treating and clearing our interstates and multi-lane state routes and related bridges and overpasses. Once this is achieved, work crews then focus on two-lane state routes. Please contact your local public works office for information on clearing snow and ice from city and county roads.
For hourly updates and information on road and traffic conditions during snow/ice events in metro Atlanta, we encourage you to:
Call 511 from your cellular phone,
Listen to local radio and TV broadcasts, and
Follow us on Facebook- http://facebook.com/GeorgiaDOT and Twitter- http://twitter.com/gadeptoftran.
When you visit www.dot.ga.gov/winterweather, you will also be able to view our Winter Weather Webinar, which discusses how Georgia DOT has prepared its work crews and resources and coordinated with local governments for snow/ice removal on interstates and state routes.
The following link will take you to a set of banner ads in a variety of standard sizes that can be posted to your organization or agency website: http://www.dot.ga.gov/travelingingeorgia/severeweather/Documents/Winter/Ads/GeorgiaDOT-WinterWeatherAds.ZIP. Instructions on how to open the zip file and use one or more of the banner ads are attached below. When your members, customers, residents, etc. visit your website, they can easily click on the banner ads to the Georgia DOT website for snow/ice removal information.
Please feel free to share this email and information with co-workers, neighbors, friends and family in the metro Atlanta area.
As your Georgia DOT puts manpower, materials and equipment in gear, we appreciate you remembering that fighting Mother Nature can sometimes be a challenge. When icy conditions persist, it is extremely challenging to return our roadways to safe drivable conditions until the temperature rises. During these times, we encourage you to stay off the roads if you can, but if you must travel, drive slowly and safely and avoid our trucks and roadway workers.
We take pride in our public service and thank you for your cooperation and patience. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Office of Communications
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 W. Peachtree St. N.W.
Atlanta GA 30308
Join WAWA, Keeping It Wild, and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for a Rain Barrel and Water Conservation Workshop
Friday August, 19 2011
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Outdoor Activity Center
1442 Richland Rd. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310
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Georgia’s historic drought and ongoing water supply concerns have continued to bring attention to the importance of water conservation and water-smart landscape and gardening practices. People every-where are seeking ways to minimize their water use, yet maintain an attractive landscape. Rain barrels can be part of the solution. A properly installed and maintained rain barrel can save a homeowner up to 1300 gallons of water during the three summer months alone.
In collaboration with Keeping It Wild and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, WAWA will host a Rain Barrel Workshop on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Outdoor Activity Center. The workshop, which includes an animated 40-minute presentation, will cover: water issues in metro Atlanta, how to save water in your home and garden, and how to install and maintain a rain barrel. Participants will receive a 60-gallon rain barrel that they will assemble and take home that night.
The cost of the workshop is $35 and includes the rain barrel. Space is limited so registration is required. To register or to receive more information about the workshop, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 404-752-5385.
The Outdoor Activity Center is located at 1442 Richland Rd. S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND SCHOOL CHOICE TRANSFERS 2011-2012
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Mikkal Hart Murunga, Director
Community and Legislative Affairs
Office of the Chief of Staff
Atlanta Public Schools
The Atlanta Police Department Citizens Police Academy
Our mission: To educate the citizens of Atlanta with the operation of their Police Department while obtaining valuable feedback from those citizens to enhance police/ community relations.
The Citizens Police Academy will include dynamic instruction taught in three hour sessions.
Participation in the Academy requires a commitment of one night a week for a seven week period.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm, beginning August 1, 2011.
Overview of Course:
v Bomb Tech Demonstrations
v K9 Demonstrations
v Overview of the Police Department
v Crime Scene Investigation
v Judgmental Shooting
v Refuse to be a Victim Seminar
v Tour of the E-911 Center and many other topic
How are participants selected?
The Atlanta Police Department strives to reflect a diverse group of participants. Applicants will be evaluated and notified when they are selected to participate.
Potential candidates for the Citizens Police Academy should meet, but are not limited to the following criteria:
v Be a resident of the metropolitan Atlanta area
v Minimum age of 21 years
v No felony convictions
v No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application
v Reliable weekly transportation
After completion of the application, consent forms and a waiver form, a standard background check will be completed. Applicants for the Academy will be disqualified from attending if they have been arrested for any violent crime or any crime that by nature is deemed counterproductive to the spirit and goals of the training program.
How Do I Apply?
Contact any of the following:
Your Community Liaison Unit Representative (COPS)
Sergeant Chad Hannula at (404) 546-7511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lieutenant Adam Lee III at (404) 209-5250 or email: email@example.com
Unless otherwise specified, the Citizen’s Police Academy will be held at:
Herbert T. Jenkins Atlanta Police Academy
180 Southside Industrial Parkway
Atlanta GA 30354
Major T. Quiller
Atlanta Police Department
Zone One Commander
Atlanta City Councilmember Ivory Lee Young, Jr. “Keeping you informed.”
See Something Say Something is an initiative aimed at encouraging City employees and citizens to be the eyes and ears for a safer city. A safe city requires the efforts of all. The more observant and involved employees and citizens are in their everyday lives, the less likely crime occurs undetected. If we are all watching and reporting suspicious activity, we reduce the areas where criminals feel safe committing their crimes. See Something, Say Something is aimed at creating a city where NO criminal feels safe.
The idea of See Something Say Something is to teach everyone to be a good witness and report what they see in as much detail as possible. We are not asking anyone to put themselves in harm’s way to retrieve this information, only to safely take note of what they see and hear. What drew their attention to the activity? Who was involved? What were they wearing? What was their location? How were they involved in the act? In short, the Who, What, When, Where, and How of every incident; details that will assist law enforcement in solving and often preventing a crime.
If you see suspicious activity, say something. Suspicious activity can be difficult to define, but if you see something that doesn’t feel right and makes you question the activity, call 911. Keep in mind that suspicion should be based on a person’s actions and not on their appearance, race, nationality or sex.
We ask that if you see something suspicious in progress, call 911. Callers can remain anonymous. If a caller has information that would assist in solving a crime they can call Crime Stoppers Atlanta (404-577-TIPS (8477). The anonymous information provided through the Crime Stoppers helps law enforcement agencies in their investigations and can play a major role in the apprehension of criminals and in securing convictions.
As you go around the city during your work day you have the opportunity to become additional eyes and ears. For those of you who have radios, you will soon be trained on how to use them to report suspicious activity.
This program is for all city employees and citizens while they are at work or home. Every employee is a citizen, whether here in the city of Atlanta or in one of the surrounding cities. Being observant of your surroundings at all times is just good personal safety. Being a good witness at all times and being willing to report what you see is what will make the difference between living in a city where criminals feel comfortable operating vs. living in a city where criminals won’t operate because they know everyone is watching, taking notes, and reporting.
Join us and if you See Something, Say Something! Together we can make this partnership a success.