Dark Days for APD

When the men and women of APD report to duty each day, they never know what dangers they may face in their job to protect us. Last week, in the middle of the nite, Senior Patrol Officer Gail Thomas, was struck by an alleged drunk driver on the downtown connector.

See also: a very eloquently written tribute to Officer Thomas by Chief Turner

Other stories at CBS Atlanta and AJC

Our own Zone 6 Sergeant Debbie Jo was the color guard member who solemnly and reverently received the American flag at the airport.

A memorial fund has been set up at any Bank of America branch in the name of Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas’ Daughter’s Trust for contributions, or our own Zone 6 Officer Pat Apoian’s Humble Heroes will have a fundraiser at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q on DeKalb Avenue on Wednesday 2/1/2012 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Voice – Summer 2009

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– Summerfest
– Neighborhood preservation committee update
– Planning for 2009 Tour of Homes
– Historic Fourth Ward Park under construction
– President’s Corner: fundraising for new park
– News from MES and Inman
– SPARK gets name and principal
– Join New Highland Park Conservancy
– New businesses: Glamour Paws, D.B.A. Barbeque, Silverstein, Thomas & Carter
– VHCA wants you!
– Rufus Henry Stansell (1929-2009) neighborhood folk artist
– Col. Mustard reviews Belly General Store
– History of Virginia Highland Part III


In memory — Aaron Gross


Aaron Gross, long-time resident, active member of the Virginia-Highland Civic Association and former chair of Summerfest, passed away on Saturday, November 8.

We will all miss Aaron. He was a vital part of our neighborhood. Please send your thoughts and prayers to his wife, Josephine.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trees Atlanta, 96 Poplar St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.