Brookhaven

Want to know more about traffic calming in Brookhaven? Here’s your chance

Want to know more about traffic calming in Brookhaven? Here’s your chance

BROOKHAVEN -- District 1 City Councilwoman Linley Jones will host the latest in her series “Conversation with a Councilwoman” on Monday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m.   As traffic safety is a top concern throughout Brookhaven, the conversation will focus on various traffic calming solutions and the process to follow if a neighborhood is seeking to opt in for this strategy To accommodate responsible social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be outdoors at the Blackburn Park pavilion at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Brookhaven, weather permitting. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled. “Traffic calming devices…
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Take your dog for a swim in Brookhaven later this month

Take your dog for a swim in Brookhaven later this month

BROOKHAVEN -- Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Department invites pooches to make a splash this summer at its annual Doggy Dip Day. Due to the event’s popularity, there will be two available dates to register for the event. The event takes place at Murphey Candler Pool, located along Candler Lake W NE, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants are required to register in advance online. Only two humans per dog are allowed. Dog owners will only be allowed to wade into the pools up to their knees, and lifeguards will be present. Cost is $15 per dog for three-hour time…
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Movies in the Moonlight returns to Brookhaven

Movies in the Moonlight returns to Brookhaven

BROOKHAVEN -- The Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Department is bringing some outdoor fun to the city’s parks in September and October with the return of its Movies in the Moonlight series. First up is a Dive-In Movie featuring Raya and the Last Dragon slated for Friday, Sept. 3, at Briarwood Park pool, 2235 Briarwood Way at 8:30 p.m. This Disney film tells the tale of a lone warrior’s quest to save the last dragon in the world and is rated PG. On Friday, Sept. 24, a Movie in the Moonlight will be held at the Peachtree Creek Greenway for the first time. Moviegoers will watch Soul in Spanish with English subtitles at 8:30 p.m. The event…
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Six arrested for prostitution during Brookhaven massage parlor sting

Six arrested for prostitution during Brookhaven massage parlor sting

BROOKHAVEN -- The Brookhaven Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations conducted a series of undercover operations resulting in the arrest of six people for prostitution at three Brookhaven massage parlors. In response to community complaints, the joint operation sought to identify and rescue victims of sex trafficking, identify and arrest offenders of pimping and prostitution, and to deter the criminal pandering of sexual services at businesses in Brookhaven.  On Thursday, July 22 investigators conducted undercover operations at the following locations: Sauna One: 2589 Buford Highway, BrookhavenOne arrest for Keeping a Place of ProstitutionOne arrest for Prostitution Orange Spa: 2901 Buford Highway, BrookhavenOne arrest for Keeping…
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Man who fired gun in Brookhaven apartment complex arrested

Man who fired gun in Brookhaven apartment complex arrested

BROOKHAVEN -- The Brookhaven Police Department has apprehended a man who fired a pistol inside an apartment before fleeing into a wooded area, prompting a large-scale police response. At about 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Brookhaven Police Officers responded to a report of a man armed with a gun inside the Sierra Gardens apartment complex at 3649 Buford Highway. According to police, the man was threatening suicide and fired at least one round inside the apartment, which went through the apartment floor. As Officers arrived, the male fled into the wooded area behind the apartment complex. While in the woods, police say the man…
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Traffic improvements near Perimeter Mall could ease commute times

Traffic improvements near Perimeter Mall could ease commute times

Two transportation projects designed to improve traffic flow in the Perimeter Market near I-285 were recently completed, according to the Central DeKalb Perimeter Improvement District. In February, the PCID Board approved $268,400 in funding for the projects, located in Dunwoody and Brookhaven. Construction began in March. “The PCIDs are thankful for the always-positive working relationships with the Cities of Dunwoody and Brookhaven. As employees re-enter the Perimeter market after so many months of working from home during COVID, they are coming back to a more efficient experience thanks to these two intersection projects. We look forward to many more years of continued partnership,“ said…
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Added scrutiny and stress take toll on  mental health of police officers

Added scrutiny and stress take toll on mental health of police officers

Every once in a while, after working long and sometimes grueling shifts, after getting yelled at and spat on and occasionally having plastic cups thrown at him, Officer Brian Vaughan feels so worn down that he wonders if being a cop is still worth it. “I guess the answer, for now, is I’m still here,” the 13-year police veteran says with a thin smile. Vaughan works patrol at the Brookhaven Police Department. It’s past eight in the morning as he sits down at the agency’s Buford Highway headquarters, the quiet beginning of a 12-hour shift that can spin into a…
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Brookhaven mayor talks about the city’s progress during pandemic

Brookhaven mayor talks about the city’s progress during pandemic

Overcoming the challenges of 2020 and looking ahead to a brighter 2021 are discussed in Brookhaven’s State of the City video, now available online here and above. In the feature, Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst addresses the catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as one of the most challenging issues since the City’s founding in 2012, noting that Brookhaven was the first municipality to take action to address the onset of the pandemic, while being one of the first to create solutions for families and businesses during the pandemic and maintaining the delivery of essential government services. Other topics include the ongoing progress…
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17-year-old charged with Brookhaven shooting death and robbery

17-year-old charged with Brookhaven shooting death and robbery

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, with other local law enforcement agencies, has arrested a 17-year-old suspect in the homicide of a 19-year-old and armed robbery of a 17-year-old on Buford Highway in Atlanta, Georgia on April 4, 2021. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Bre On Harlold Corbin, of Lawrenceville, is charged with Murder in the shooting death of Domingo Paco-Camacho, and with Armed Robbery against Kevin Daniel Pano-Galvez, both residents of Brookhaven. According to the arrest warrants, both incidents took place during the commission of the robbery, which allegedly involved a weapon, cash, a cell phone,…
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One precinct in DeKalb County is changing for the Senate runoff

One precinct in DeKalb County is changing for the Senate runoff

Dekalb County voters who normally vote at the Briarwood Recreation Center in Brookhaven will vote three miles away at the Lynwood Recreation Center for the Jan. 5 Senate runoff. The Lynwood Recreation Center is at 3360 Osborn Rd. NE in Brookhaven. DeKalb County election officials say the shift in location was necessary due to major renovations at the Briarwood Recreation Center.  “We are pleased to offer the same number of polling locations as the General Election, but this shift in Brookhaven was necessary due to planned renovations,” said DeKalb County Voter Registration and Election Director Erica Hamilton. “We encourage all…
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West Nile Virus has been found in DeKalb County. Here’s how you can prevent it

West Nile Virus has been found in DeKalb County. Here’s how you can prevent it

The DeKalb County Board of Health has trapped West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes at three locations in the county – Brookhaven, Chamblee and the Redan area of unincorporated DeKalb County. Due to COVID-19, the Board of Health will not perform its usual door-to-door canvas of the affected areas. Larvacide application in low-lying areas and storm drains around the positive trap areas has already taken place, due to the high number of mosquitoes already collected from the traps. To date this year, there have been no human cases of West Nile virus infection confirmed in DeKalb County. According to the CDC, no…
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