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Tucker Observer: Tucker holds earth day celebration; Tucker Towing loses appeal

At Johns Homestead Park, Intern Harris Jamal shows some of the 600 honeybee mix flower seed packets the city of Tucker gave away during its first Earth Day Celebration on April 17, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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[PHOTOS] Tucker holds first Earth Day celebration, launches youth recreational baseball league

Tucker, GA — April 17 was a day of firsts in Tucker as the city held its inaugural Earth Day Celebration and launched its new youth recreational baseball league at Fitzgerald Field.

Earth Day events included free paper shredding at Tucker City Hall and volunteers stationed at four city parks gave away 200 red maple tree saplings, 600 honeybee mix flower seed packets and 1,000 copies of an educational children’s book titled “David and the Trees” that was written and illustrated by Tucker city staff members.

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Tucker Towing denied appeal by Zoning Board in final statement

Tucker City Hall. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Tucker, GA — Tucker Zoning Board of Appeals on April 20 finalized the denial of an appeal filed by Tucker Towing. A letter written by ZBA vice chair Neal Stubblefield states that after conducting a public hearing and considering evidence submitted by the appellant, Tucker Towing, ZBA members denied the appeal in a unanimous vote 5-0.

Last month, the ZBA denied Tucker Towing legal non-conforming status over storage of vehicles on a lot adjacent to Tucker Towing, upholding a recommendation by Tucker city staff. The decision came after months of delay due to COVID-19 court closures.

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[PHOTOS] Village Cruisers Car Show & Cruise-In held in Stone Mountain Village

Griff sits in his 1948 Ford Business Coupe during the Village Cruisers Car Show & Cruise-In on April 17, 2021. Griff said he converted the originally two-door coupe to a three-door. “You won’t see another one,” he said. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Stone Mountain, GA — Monthly car shows are back in Stone Mountain Village. The first Village Cruisers Car Show & Cruise-In of 2021 on April 17 was co-hosted by Georgia Cool Cruisers and featured a wide variety of vehicles on display in a new larger venue. The Village Cruisers Car  Show & Cruise-In is held the third Saturday of the month from 4 p.m.– 7 p.m. through Oct. 16 at Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church, 5312 West Mountain Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

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Tucker Job Fair to be held May 12

Tucker, GA – The City of Tucker is experiencing an “economic renaissance” of new developments which is bringing thousands of jobs to the area. In response to the growing need for a qualified and skilled workforce, Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (TSCID), Tucker-Northlake CID, the City of Tucker, WorkSource DeKalb and Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) are partnering to host the Tucker “Back to Business” Job Fair, according to a press release from TSCID.

The event will be held at the Stone Ridge Event Center, located at 1750 Stoneridge Dr., Ste A, in Stone Mountain, on Wednesday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Drumz N’ Flatz brings baked wings, vegan fare to Stone Mountain

Drumz N’ Flatz opened at 5370 Stone Mountain Highway in March. (Photo courtesy Drumz N’ Flatz)

Stone Mountain, GA — Health-conscious chicken wings have arrived in Stone Mountain with the opening of the new restaurant Drumz N’ Flatz.

Local real estate brokers John and Stacey Arthur launched the new spot last month at 5370 Stone Mountain Highway.

“We wanted to make sure that we were providing something healthy and some vegan options as well,” Stacey told The Tucker Observer. “Frying is not always the best, so we experimented with the baking and it was pretty successful.”

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Stone Mountain residents pitch city on parks improvements

City of Stone Mountain Municipal Building. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Stone Mountain, GA — The results are in for a public survey of Stone Mountain residents on improvements for the city’s four parks.

Residents ranked the top five improvements needed at each park.

“It is our goal to have council review what has been submitted and to see if we can get at least the first three items on each list,” City Councilmember Gina Cox said at Tuesday’s council work session.

At McCurdy Park, residents favored repairing and improving the buildings and restrooms, replacing the children’s play area that was destroyed, addressing safety issues involving the creek and children, replacing the wood stairs from the parking lot with concrete stairs and more parking.

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City Council approves expansion of Tucker Northlake CID, discusses FY22 budget

Tucker, GA — City Council members unanimously approved an expansion of Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District (CID) to include nine additional parcels.

It is standard for CIDs to request approval from the City Council responsible for taxing commercial properties after receiving confirmation from the county’s tax assessor.

A memo from John McHenry, Tucker assistant city manager, says, “TNCID continues to grow while providing security, landscaping, beautification and other services that increase commercial property value. This CID is an excellent partner on a number of issues including the recently adopted Downtown Master Plan and an upcoming Northlake Transportation Plan.”

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Stone Mountain Park CEO proposes potential changes to the park

Right-wing militia members and counter protestors face off during a rally in the city of Stone Mountain, August 15, 2020. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Stone Mountain, GA — Changes may be coming to Stone Mountain Park as local officials search for a compromise on how to move forward amid the debate over the large Confederate memorial.

Stone Mountain Park CEO Bill Stephens on April 26 presented new ideas and changes for the state-owned park at the Stone Mountain Memorial Association’s first meeting of the year. The board also has new leadership: the Rev. Abraham Mosley, the first Black chairman of the association.

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