Dunwoody

The new Ashford Dunwoody ramp on I-285 opens Sunday

The new Ashford Dunwoody ramp on I-285 opens Sunday

DUNWOODY -- The new access ramp from I-285 eastbound to Ashford Dunwoody Road at Exit 29 is set to open Sunday by 9 a.m. The new ramp means motorists on I-285 eastbound who want to exit at Ashford Dunwoody Road will need to merge on to the new ramp just past Glenridge Drive. If you miss the exit, you’ll have to continue to the Chamblee Dunwoody Road exit at Exit 30 and circle back to Ashford Dunwoody Road on I-285 westbound. Access to Lake Hearn Drive from the new ramp to Ashford Dunwoody Road will remain. There will be no…
Read More
Meet Dunwoody’s newest city council member

Meet Dunwoody’s newest city council member

DUNWOODY -- The Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved the nomination of Villard “Ardy” Bastien to fill the unexpired term of Pam Tallmadge in City Council Post 1. He was nominated to the position by Mayor Lynn Deutsch and was seated immediately after being sworn in by DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Stacey Hydrick. “This appointment is an honor and privilege,” Council Member Bastien said. “I enjoy public service and look forward to taking on the additional role of representing the people.” Council Member Bastien is a Senior Partner with the Law Offices of Villard Bastien, LLC. He was appointed to Dunwoody’s…
Read More
Dunwoody mayor gives update on coronavirus

Dunwoody mayor gives update on coronavirus

Dunwoody mayor Lynn Deutsch released a statement Friday giving an update on coronavirus spread in Dunwoody. The highlights are that 78% of Dunwoody residents have been vaccinated and the number of COVID-19 cases in Dunwoody went down this week compared to last week. Below is the full statement from Deutsch. The COVID-19 Delta variant is a growing concern across the country and here in Dunwoody. Locally, we actually had fewer new cases this week than last (52 vs. 71). I feel proud and grateful that our community is highly vaccinated, and I hope this will slow the spread.  Another 400+…
Read More
Tilly Mill Road gets sidewalks

Tilly Mill Road gets sidewalks

The City of Dunwoody has added new sidewalks along Tilly Mill Road. “This project is the result of a great deal of public input,” said Dunwoody Council Member Joe Seconder, an avid bicyclist. “What we have here is a ‘complete street.’ Whether you’re in a car, on a bicycle or on foot, the design accommodates all modes of transportation.”  The new five-foot-wide sidewalk runs along the west side of Tilly Mill Road between North Peachtree Road and Womack Road. It’s a section of road where there was no sidewalk before. As part of the project, Tilly Mill Road was widened to…
Read More
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…
Read More
82-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by 83-year-old driver in Dunwoody

82-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by 83-year-old driver in Dunwoody

DUNWOODY -- An 82-year-old Dunwoody man is dead after being hit by a car at the intersection of Vermack Road and Parliament Drive. On June 16 at 5:39 p.m., Dunwoody Police officers and DeKalb County Fire Rescue were dispatched to a person struck by an automobile call. Officers arrived minutes later and found a pedestrian unresponsive on the ground. Dunwoody officers and bystanders began life-saving measures prior to the arrival of DeKalb County Fire Rescue. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The pedestrian has been identified as 82-year-old John Lange of Dunwoody. The…
Read More
Dunwoody wants your input on new sidewalks

Dunwoody wants your input on new sidewalks

The City of Dunwoody Public Works Department seeks public input on two sidewalk projects to assess the best options for design and construction. There are two alternatives each for the proposed projects on Dunwoody Road and Vermack Road. Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Funding for both projects has been included in the 2021 budget.  “These projects continue our work toward the goal of creating a continuous network of sidewalks on all arterial and connecting roadways,” said Dunwoody Public Works Director Michael Smith. “We’re looking to the community to provide feedback on which options they prefer and why.” Dunwoody Road: The…
Read More
Dunwoody will have an in-person Memorial Day event this year

Dunwoody will have an in-person Memorial Day event this year

DUNWOODY -- The City of Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. May 31 at the Brook Run Park Veterans Memorial, at 4770 N. Peachtree Road. The ceremony is open to the public and co-hosted by Dunwoody’s Veteran Events Planning Committee. “Last year, our Memorial Day Ceremony was held virtually. This year, I’m grateful for the option to safely gather to honor and remember those who sacrificed their lives for their country and our freedom,” said Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch. “We’re also offering a live streaming option for those who feel more comfortable taking part…
Read More
Dunwoody is getting a new park

Dunwoody is getting a new park

DUNWOODY -- Dunwoody residents will soon see a new park thanks to the sale of two residential properties along Vermack Road. The combined size of the properties at 4809 and 4819 Vermack Road, is 9.29 acres and includes an open field and a wooded area. “When I heard these parcels were available, I saw the opportunity to preserve this greenspace,” said Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch. “I look forward to working with the community to create something fabulous.” Following Monday night’s vote to purchase the land, the city begins 60 days of due diligence with the seller before the $5.6 million…
Read More
These are the streets that are being re-paved in Dunwoody this year

These are the streets that are being re-paved in Dunwoody this year

The City of Dunwoody will be repaving 41 streets and almost 20 lane miles in 2021. Blount Construction received a contract extension for about $2.9 million. Most of the funding comes from DeKalb County’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The Georgia Department of Transportation will also provide $401,000 through Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funds. “The city will be able to add 12 additional neighborhood street into this year’s paving plan based on the competitive pricing submitted by Blount,” said Dunwoody Public Works Director Michael Smith. “We look forward to getting started with paving as soon as warmer weather arrives.”…
Read More
Dunwoody day care owner arrested after death of infant

Dunwoody day care owner arrested after death of infant

DUNWOODY -- A Dunwoody day care owner has been arrested and charged with Felony Murder and Cruelty to Children after an infant at the day care died Wednesday afternoon. Dunwoody Police officers and the DeKalb County Fire Department were dispatched to an unresponsive child at the Little Lovely day care on Leisure Lane in Dunwoody. Officers arrived within minutes and began resuscitation efforts on the four-month-old infant. DeKalb County Paramedics arrived and transported the infant to an area hospital where the infant was later pronounced dead. Dunwoody Police investigators arrested and charged 45-year-old Amanda Harris Hickey, the owner of the…
Read More
Dunwoody police need help identifying suspect in townhome burglaries

Dunwoody police need help identifying suspect in townhome burglaries

DUNWOODY -- Police in Dunwoody are asking for your help identifying a suspect caught on camera in connection with a string of townhome robberies in the city. The suspect's identity is requested in connection to several burglaries that occurred off Townsend Lane Jan. 23. According to the Dunwoody Police Department, the suspect may have left in a vehicle driven by a white female. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dunwoody Police Department Detective R. Barrett at 678-382-6934 or robert.barrett@dunwoodyga.gov or submit an anonymous tip at https://bit.ly/DunwoodyPD_Submit_a_Tip.
Read More
Dunwoody police search for suspects in Christmas Eve robbery

Dunwoody police search for suspects in Christmas Eve robbery

DUNWOODY -- Police in Dunwoody are asking for your help identifying the suspects in the Christmas Eve robbery at Macy's. According to the Dunwoody Police Department, three unidentified black men entered Macy's at about 12:40 p.m. on Christmas Eve and were caught shoplifting. When the store's loss prevention officer confronted the men, one of the men pointed a gun at the employee. All three suspects then fled the store and the employee did not see what kind of vehicle they left in. Police are asking anyone with any information to contact police at 678-382-6997.
Read More
Dunwoody plans a lineup of both in-person and virtual holiday events

Dunwoody plans a lineup of both in-person and virtual holiday events

Discover Dunwoody today announced a lineup of events and activities that will help both locals and visitors celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. A premier hub for holiday shopping and dining just 10 miles north of Atlanta, the destination will transform into “Your Holiday Haven” with a variety of virtual and socially distanced in-person events, providing ways to enjoy less hustle and more spirit this holiday season. “The holidays are always such a special time in Dunwoody, and you really can find everything you need here, while spending quality time with those who matter most,” said Discover Dunwoody Marketing Director Kim Franz.…
Read More
Dunwoody wants your input on a new park

Dunwoody wants your input on a new park

DUNWOODY -- Dunwoody residents will have a new park at the old Austin Elementary School site, but the city is seeking input from residents on what they would like to see there. Demolition of the now-empty school buildings will create 12 acres of additional park space. Project information, a video presentation and public input survey can be found here: www.dunwoodyga.gov/austinplan "With this many acres in one location, we have a lot of options moving forward," said Dunwoody Parks & Recreation Director Brent Walker. "The space could be used for athletic facilities. It has nice wooded areas for passive use and natural surface trails. It could…
Read More