Safety Reports

The Publix Georgia Marathon, which will run through our neighborhood on 3/18/2012. Check on routes, times, etc at www.georgiamarathon.com then click on “community” for info. The marathon will affect streets in a wide swathe from Downtown to Decatur — here are the main streets in our immediate neighborhood that are affected, but see also full road ...

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy. Even though the intent of this educational program is somewhat akin to our APD Citizen’s Academy – it is really enough different for even those of us who have done the Atlanta program to consider enrolling in this program also. This program begins 4/25/2012 and continues for 6 ...

Tornado season is upon us – sign up for alerts of these storms at the Fulton County Code Red system – http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/code-red-emergency-notification-system

To aid you when you have to make a 911 emergency call for help – sign up for the APD Smart 911 system to have your household vitals already registered. It’s so much easier to remember facts in this enrollment process at your keyboard than when you are frantically calling for help in an emergency. ...

According to the AJC on 3/11/2012 the following bills that affect our safety in one way or another are still alive. HB 1176 – Would change the state’s approach to criminal sentencing in an attempt to control the prison population by sentencing non-violent offenders to alternative programs (such as drug courts). SB 316 – Would extend the ...

The following reports are gleaned from our Zone 6 crime stats for the weeks 8 and 9 of 2012, with emphasis on our VaHi beat 601 – but with news from around the Zone as it affects us in some way. Again, I state these reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to raise ...

When APD Deputy Chief Calvin Moss announced his retirement – his leaving the ranks created a series of command changes and promotions. On 2/16 our Zone 6  Commander Major John Dalton became Deputy Chief to head up all of the criminal investigation division, and our 2nd in charge Captain Vincent Moore became a Major as ...

The previously announced court-ordered change of management was brought to an abrupt halt with no change in sight at the moment. Stories at Creative Loafing; AJC

The Intown10 Race on 3/4/2012 news at – http://intownten.com/news/pics/map/ for times of street closings. The Publix Georgia Marathon on 3/18/2012 news at – http://georgiamarathon.com/road_closure.htm for times of street closings. The proposed Streets Alive festival plans slated for 5/20/2012 will be presented and discussed at the next VaHi Civic Association meeting on 3/12/2012 at 7 at the PDL ...

Keep ALL parked cars cleaned out at ALL times – if you don’t do it, chances are very good that someone else will do it for you and leave you with a broken window or door lock to replace. Please remind your visitors of this rule.

If you have not already filed your household/family info with the new Smart 911 system – go to https://www.smart911.com/ for info as to how to let our 911 folks know about details you may have trouble remembering when you make a 911 call in an emergency. So much easier to get all the facts straight ...

The following reports are gleaned from our Zone 6 crime stats for the weeks 6 and 7 of 2012, with emphasis on our Beat 601 – but with news from all around the Zone as it applies to us. Again, I state these reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to make you aware ...

All of the details are on the attached flyer. I have attended for either 3 or 4 times and still learn something new every year. I’ll be leaving Vance Avenue at 8:30 a.m. on the 3rd and will be glad to offer a ride for up to 3 persons who want to go with me. ...

What sort of an effect the management change of this beleaguered shelter operation is going to have on our neighborhood is anyone’s guess at this time. Though I would think that if the new United Way management begins to clean up the camp grounds around the shelter – there is bound to be a disbursement ...

I am sure that many of you parents still remember this date – the day that Michael Christopher Lloyd terrorized Morningside and VaHi and shut down our public schools til he was captured. Twice, now he has come up for a preliminary hearing in court, and the case has been set back both times, citing ...

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