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Catherine Fox July 01, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Mary - We have been fighting the City to restrict tear downs of older homes, clear-cutting of trees Read Moreand huge McMansions on tiny lots. It is a difficult battle with few winds. Thank you for bringing this to everyone's attention. Decatur is changing and a lot is being lost in the process. See the recent article in the Creative Loafing: http://clatl.com/atlanta/teardown-mania/Content?oid=11477963#readerComments.
Brent Seeger July 01, 2014 at 03:48 PM
Catherine this is a result of the Obama admin and the criminals that run Dekalb county. They allRead Moreget paid off for the zoning so you have little chance short of a RICO investigation to get this stopped. They are selling us all down the river.
David Brown April 25, 2014 at 05:54 PM
Representative Mayo, thank you for your vote against the dangerous HB 60.
Mary Lou Waymer April 26, 2014 at 08:33 AM
Thanks to Rep Mayo and the other 57 Reps who stood up for us, and the GA Senators who did so asRead Morewell . America is becoming the OK Corral - Not OK at all!
Karen Thomas April 22, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Why should anyone dislike Ms. Henson, because her family employed housekeepers in their home? MyRead Moreg randmother worked as a domestics for the same family for decades. They loved her like family and it put my dad and his sisters through school.
Frank May 26, 2014 at 05:36 PM
Ms. Clark, You presume too much. Ms. Henson is very nearly the victim of your slander. Shame onRead Moreyo u! Race baiting and such behavior only promulgates racism and entrenches stereotypes.
Frank May 26, 2014 at 05:45 PM
Ms. Clark, Why is the canvasser's ethnicity (or that of yourself) of any relevance? You imply Ms. Read MoreHenson is a racist - why not just come out and say it? I'm sure she'd be happy to sue you for slander. If you are really on the hunt for a racist... look in the mirror.
Aletha Clark April 19, 2014 at 01:23 PM
i was at the NAACP forum of school board candidates, when the chairman of the board can't giveRead Moreimpor tant information on the graduation rate and seemed lost in the debates. We need to clean house, we don't need a 70+ fully retired former administrator being in charge. We need people who have a vested interest in the system by being parents NOW not 30 years ago. I want my grandchildren to get a better education than i did, but sometimes i wonder if they are. When paper and pencils are giving way to calculators, and laptops. Handwriting skills are ending up with people only being able to sign there names with an "X".
Robert Tracy April 16, 2014 at 01:35 PM
I totally agree with you, most people have no idea what happens to there homes after a fire, withRead Morewa ter damage ravaging belongings and causing total loss on home insurance claims. I feel it needs to be manditory for new homes constructed for the elderly.
Jim Kneeland April 14, 2014 at 07:12 PM
I don't know who posted the comment above, but it certainly was NOT me. I think the Patch needs toRead Morec heck their sources on this one.
Lasha Thomas April 15, 2014 at 03:04 PM
I has been working as a canvasser for Elena Parent's campaign, and we were told to start pushingRead Morehar d for Michelle henson. what is bad is I won't work for another white politician again, because the walking lists were segregated per the voters race and canvassers race. I asked about it and was told that white voters feel uneasy about african american's approaching them. Are we still living in the 1950's?
james Kneeland April 15, 2014 at 03:12 PM
Jim, My family lives in the suburbs of Atlanta and all over the US. You're not the first person iRead Moreha ve come across with the same similiar first name as myself or will you be the last. James
Virginia DuPre April 23, 2014 at 08:50 AM
My backyard backs up to the Forrest. Fernbank Forrest is undergoing restoration. Unfortunately it Read Morewas not managed for invasive plant species. The invasives have taken over the forrest and are shading out native plants and changing native bird habititat. It is under nonprofit management to restore this very rare virgin hardwood forrest to the native woodland that it is. Get informed and get involved. This is a very good thing. I miss being the forrest, but if you work with the restoration you CAN get in and the forrest gates WILL reopen sooner than later. Negative and uninformed energy only hurts the earth.
Noemi Vega April 24, 2014 at 04:59 PM
There is a new web site: openfernbankforest.com where you can post and get more info. The websiteRead Moreis new and the info posted is slow going, but we are trying. Thank you so much.
Noemi Vega May 12, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Found plans for FernbankRead MoreForest: http://dirt.asla.org/category/landscape-architecture/page/8/ This says that the Forest is in good shape and that elevated walkways and a boardwalk will be installed. This Fernbank, Inc. "remodeling" does not look good. We have boardwalks at Medlock Park and walkways at the botanical gardens; we do not need this in an old growth Forest. Ms. Neugent told the community that the Forest was not safe to enter while they remove invasive plant species; it sounds more like until they complete these projects, and get the public used to paying to enter the Forest. She and her group are transforming the Forest into an attraction. There was an article on "Creative Loafing" that came out: http://clatl.com/atlanta/fernbank-fight/Content?oid=11086104 Let Ms. Neugent know you do not want these added features in the Forest which will keep many people out who cannot pay and that will change the look and possibly hurt the health of the Forest. susan.neugent@fernbankmuseum.org
Nod March 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM
I just thought that I should contact Lee May, Acting DeKalb County CEO, since the county is theRead Morefran chisee for Comcast in DeKalb County. The county is profiting from the money that Comcast is illegally charging DeKalb residents, who are supposed to be customers, which I like to think of as a positive word.
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