Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The NCA's annual meeting will be May 23 at Briarlake Baptist Church.
District 4 Board of Education member and vice chair Jim McMahon, and Super District 8 board member Karen Wheel-Carter have been confirmed for the Northlake Community Alliance (NCA)'s annual meeting on May 23, according to the group's website. "They will talk about what they are doing to correct the problems that lead to SACS placing it on Probation, and to get the DeKalb School system back on top" according to NCA's site. NCA also has invited interim DeKalb school superintendent Michael Thurmond. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. May 23 in the back lot building of Briarlake Baptist Church. You may also be interested in reading: North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch's coverage of DeKalb Board of Education news.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Lakeside city movement's leadership will go before the Northlake Community Alliance's board of trustees.
Northlake residents and business owners curious about how a proposed city of Lakeside would affect them will have a shot to hear firsthand Thursday. The Lakeside City Alliance, which is investigating the creation of the newest municipality in northern DeKalb County, will go before the Northlake Community Alliance's board of trustees during their meeting in the One DeKalb Resource Center at Northlake Mall at 7:30 p.m., according to an email the community alliance sent out to members this week. From the email: I have invited our friend and NCA Adviser, Kevin Levitas and Mary Kay Woodworth, Chairman of the recently formed City of Lakeside Alliance. They will talk with us about this committee's effort to form the new city and its impact on …
Friday, September 23, 2011
DeKalb Police officials told a Northlake crowd that the best crime prevention advice is to be vigilant and call police when they observe suspicious activity.
Forget Batman. A nosy neighbor is your neighborhood's most effective crime fighter, DeKalb Police told a Northlake crowd Thursday night. Nosy neighbors, trimming shrubbery, recordings of barking dogs were among the unusual crime prevention tips offered by members of the DeKalb County Police Department at a town hall meeting held at Henderson Mill Elementary School that was hosted by the Northlake Community Alliance and state Rep. Scott Holcomb. Captain Sonia Porter, the assistant commander of the central precinct, did most of the talking to a crowd populated mainly by older residents. “If you see something, you’ve got to call us,” Porter told the crowd. “Too often we hear people say, “I didn’t want to call 911 for that.’ It’s okay to be …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The meeting will be held at Henderson Mill Elementary School on Sept. 22 and will cover the type of crime occurring in the area.
The DeKalb County Police Department and state Rep. Scott Holcomb will host a town hall meeting on crime in the Northlake area later this month. The meeting, which will be held in Henderson Mill Elementary School on Sept. 22, is also hosted by the Northlake Community Alliance. The meeting will cover what types of crime occur in the Tucker, Northlake, Lakeside and Embry Hills areas. Local police experts will discuss the best ways to prevent break-ins into homes, cars and others sorts of crimes. They'll also discuss the effectiveness of community policing and will take questions from the audience. The meeting will run from 7:30pm - 8:45pm.
Friday, May 20, 2011
County law enforcement officials said Thursday gangs aren't a problem in Northlake, but they are in suburban Georgia.
Although there are national and Georgia-wide gang problems, few are specific to the Northlake area, DeKalb County law enforcement officials said Thursday. The biggest problems in the Northlake area are related to burglary and entering auto, according to Major L. Higdon with the DeKalb County Police Department. The central precinct, which includes Northlake, has the lowest number of crimes in the county, he said. Detective Sgt. Charlie Lyda agreed. “You are probably not going to see roving packs of gang members in your area,” Lyda said to Northlake residents at a meeting of the Northlake Community Alliance. He did caution that gang members can travel but said most violence is gang-on-gang violence, not incidents involving innocent …