Posts filed under "Avondale Estates"

DeKalb Transit Master Plan’s open house meetings begin Oct. 16

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart October 16, 2018

For the latter half of October, the Transit Master Plan for DeKalb County will gather public opinion through three open houses. The county government is working on a Transit Master Plan with MARTA and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Back in March 2018, the county hosted two meetings to collect public input about local transportation, and […]

Early voting for the Nov. 6 election begins Monday, Oct. 15

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 15, 2018

The midterm elections will take place Nov. 6, and early voting begins today, Oct. 15. The last day to register was Oct. 9. The county’s early voting locations and dates are as follows: Voter Registration & Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, Ga. 30032:  Monday – Friday, Oct. 15 – Nov. 2, 7 […]

City of Decatur warns residents to be wary of trees ahead of potential thunderstorm

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael will bring attendant rain and thunderstorms to the Decatur area as the storm passes through Georgia. The bulk of the storm will be south of Atlanta, but the area could see 1 to 2 inches of rain and win gusts of 45 mph, according to WSB-TV. Rain and a possible thunderstorm is expected […]

Avondale Towne Cinema screening new documentary next week

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 10, 2018

Next week, Avondale Towne Cinema will screen a new indie documentary titled “The Brainwashing of My Dad” for Avondale’s Fright Night. Created by award-winning filmmaker Jen Senko, the documentary takes an “up-close look at how constantly watching Fox News changed [Senko’s] father’s personality from an open-minded person to someone who became angry and intolerant,” according […]

County Elections Board extends hours on Oct. 9, last day of registration for Nov. 6 election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 9, 2018

This story has been updated.  The midterm elections will take place Nov. 6, and the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 9. The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections will extend its hours today, Oct. 9, until 6 p.m. to accommodate people who wish to register or who need to check their registration […]

Atlanta Balalaika Society to host 37th annual Russian music and song concert

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart October 8, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., the Atlanta Balalaika Society is hosting “An Evening of Music and Song From Slavic Lands,” a concert put on by their Russian Folk Orchestra. Held at First Baptist Church in Avondale, located at 47 Covington Road, this will mark the society’s 37th annual concert. Guest performances will include […]

Attorney: Woman accused in fatal DUI is mentally ill, Avondale Police called before accident

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 5, 2018

An Avondale Estates woman accused of driving under the influence and fatally injuring a 5-year-old Decatur boy is out of jail and in a mental hospital, her attorney says. Her attorney, Corinne Mull, says her client, Michelle Wierson, is mentally ill and does not understand what has happened. Mull says that prior to the Sept. 27 accident, […]

Woman accused of DUI, causing fatal accident served a warrant for vehicular homicide

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 4, 2018

Michelle Wierson, 52, has been served with a warrant for vehicular homicide following the death of a 5-year-old boy who was critically injured in a Sept. 27 car accident. Wierson is accused of causing the accident while driving under the influence. The affidavit in support of the arrest warrant alleges that Wierson was taking a combination […]

Warrant alleges driver accused of fatally injuring 5-year-old took combination of prescription drugs

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 3, 2018

A warrant for the arrest of an Avondale Estates woman accused of driving under the influence alleges that she had ingested a combination of prescription drugs before the accident. Michelle Wierson, 52, lives in Avondale Estates. She is currently in jail. Attempts to reach her have been unsuccessful. She has requested a public defender, records […]

Boy dies after being hit by alleged intoxicated driver, suspect is psychologist specializing in addiction

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 1, 2018

This story has been updated.  A 5-year-old boy has died days after an alleged intoxicated driver slammed into the back of his father’s vehicle. The boy was a Winnona Park Elementary kindergarten student and his death was confirmed by multiple sources in the community familiar with the situation. The Decatur Police said the boy’s name […]

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