Page 3A The Champion Free Press, Friday October 7, 2011
Marbut Road inLithonia closedon Oct. 8
Marbut Road at theCSX railroad crossing(west of Lithonia IndustrialBoulevard) will be closedto through trafc betweenLithonia IndustrialBoulevard and CharlesGates Drive on Saturday,Oct. 8, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.The closure is required toreplace railroad cross tiesand rails at the crossing.
Alexandersentenced to lifein prison
DeKalb County Superior Court Judge
to life in prisonwithout the possibilityof parole. Alexander, 30,was found guilty of felonymurder, rst degree crueltyto children and aggravated battery in a case involvingthe death of a 2-year-oldgirl.The victim,
, suffered a lethalhead injury while in thecare of Alexander on July15, 2010. The child diedin the hospital three dayslater. A medical examiner determined that she hadalso sustained trauma to her arms, liver and pelvis.
Decatur mansentenced tothree yearsprobation for taxfraud
A Decatur man wassentenced to three years probation for his role in atax fraud scheme.
40, pleaded guilty in May, alongwith two other defendants,to the charge of conspiringto defraud the United Statesgovernment by ling falsetax returns, according to theU.S. Attorney’s Ofce.Richard and hisconspirators led 123claims between December 2005 and March 2007 andreceived more than $1.6million in returns, accordingto U.S. Attorney’s Ofcespokesman
LeadershipDeKalbannounces Classof 2012
Leadership DeKalb hasselected 52 members for theClass of 2012 to complete a10-month training program,educating the leadersabout issues facing thecommunity.With representativesfrom business, education,healthcare, social serviceagencies and government,including established andemerging leaders, this classwill join more than 1,000graduates of the programover its 25-year history.“Every year, we striveto unite a diverse group of leaders from different walksof life in DeKalb Countywho exhibit a desire for inuential leadership anddedication for a positivechange in the community,”said
,executive director. “Nearlyhalf of the class membersare from governmentalagencies, social serviceentities or educationalorganizations which setthis program apart frommost community leadership programs around theCounty.”During the 10-monthtraining program, the classwill be informed on issuesin the community such ashistory, diversity, justice,government, education,economic development andtransportation, and health.
Parent pullsgun at ArabiaMountain HighSchool
Two parents wereinvolved in an argumentat Arabia Mountain HighSchool on Sept. 27, causingone of the parents to pull outa gun, according to schoolofcials.In a letter sent home to parents, Principal
said that prior to the beginning of school,“one of our parents wasverbally threatened byanother parent in the student parking lot.”“In the midst of theconversation, one of theadults brandished a handgun,” McMillan said.According to DeKalbSchool System spokesman
, DeKalbCounty Schools Police isinvestigating the incidentand Chief
said the investigation is“ongoing.”
Police search for suspects in three separate shootings
“NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION”Notice is hereby given that a Question will be placed on the November 8, 2011 Election ballotfor the City of Doraville, Georgia, pursuant to Title 3, Alcoholic Beverages, Act 48; Senate Bill10 as passed by the 2011 Georgia Legislature, for a Referendum vote of a majority to approvethe following:
( ) YES ( ) NO“Shall the governing authority of the City of Doraville, Georgia, beauthorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine, and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 P.M. and 11:30 P.M.?”
Any questions may be directed to the Doraville City Clerk, 3725 Park Avenue, Doraville,Georgia 30340.”
by Robert Naddrarobert@dekalbchamp.comDeKalb police are searching for suspects in three separate shootingsthat left one person dead and four others wounded. All three incidentshappened Sept. 26-28.
, 51, a truck driver from Indiana, was shotand killed inside his truck at atruck stop at 2605 BouldercrestRoad. Robbery is believed to bethe motive, according to Lt.
, DeKalb County Policespokeswoman. Nothing was stolenfrom Smith’s trailer, she said.Police also are searching for two suspects in connection witha carjacking and shooting at aCitgo gas station at 2630 GreshamRoad. One suspect is described as21-23 years old, 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, with dreadlocks. The other is described as 21-23 years old,5-9 and 140 pounds, with a shorthaircut. Both suspects were seenwearing all black clothing duringthe incident, which happened Sept.27 at 1 a.m. The suspects attemptedto take
’ vehicle.Lewis ran away and was shot in the back, according to police reports.He remains hospitalized at AtlantaMedical Center.Three teenagers—a 15 year-oldfemale, 17-year-old female and a17-year-old male—were shot Sept.28, at approximately 10:40 p.m.outside an apartment complex at2000 Farrington Village Drive inLithonia. There was a crowd of people outside the complex, Kunzsaid, and the shots were red froman unknown person. There was noinitial evidence of an altercation before the gunre, Kunz said.The 15-year-old was treatedand released from an areahospital, and the other two victimswere hospitalized with non-lifethreatening injuries, Kunz said.Investigations are ongoing in allthree incidents, Kunz said.
STONE MOUNTAINVILLAGECITY-WIDE YARD SALE
922 Main St. behind GazeboSaturday, October 158:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.Setup begins 7:30 a.m. onday of sale.For info call City Hall