Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The new DeKalb County police Chief Cedric Alexander toured the county Monday, including Oak Grove Market where he visited with residents.
New DeKalb County police Chief Cedric Alexander said Monday his department must do everything it can to decrease crime in the community and the county as a whole. The new chief, hired in February, was sworn in Monday morning and spent the day touring parts of the county, including Oak Grove Market. Alexander and county CEO Burrell Ellis met with lunchtime diners and local political figures who stopped by for the event, including District 4's DeKalb County Board of Education member Jim McMahan and his predecessor H. Paul Womack, both nearby residents. In an interview with Patch before he left, Alexander talked about his policing priorities, and Ellis addressed a comment by District 5 county Commissioner Lee May at a recent Lakeside City …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Cedric Alexander will stop by Oak Grove Market Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m.
DeKalb County’s new police chief Cedric Alexander will make his debut before the the Oak Grove community on Monday, April 1. It's part of the county's recognition of National County Government Month, a month-long celebration to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. This year’s theme is “Smart Justice: Creating Safer Communities.” Following the swearing-in ceremony in downtown Decatur at 8:30 a.m., county CEO Burrell Ellis and Alexander will visit Oak Grove Market, 2757 Lavista Road, from 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Here's some background about Alexander from a county statement: Prior to joining the DeKalb County Police Department, Dr. Alexander held the position of Federal Security …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The event will be held at Oak Grove Market on Saturday.
If you support Lakeside football, you should head over to Oak Grove this weekend. From a Henderson Middle School PTSA note: Please come out and support a great team and a great cause! This Saturday, March 30th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lakeside Viking Football players (rising 9th graders through current Seniors) will be washing cars at the Oak Grove Market for donations to support LHS Football. Show your school spirit, spring clean your auto, grab a great lunch and/or take care of some shopping all at the same time!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Saturday tradition keeps local residents coming back to the popular restaurant and market in Oak Grove.
Hundreds of people have been passing around a Saporta Report story on Oak Grove Market's chicken nachos tradition on Saturdays. From the story: The line eventually wrapped three-quarters of the way around the store and put customers in every seat in the place as well as the chairs and tables outside. Almost all of them had ordered chicken nachos. The immense popularity of Oak Grove’s chicken nachos may be attributed as much to the effect of limited supply as it is to the quality of the dish. The lunch plate, which sells for $7.99, is only on the menu on Saturday. It goes on the board at 11 a.m. and comes down when the deli runs out, usually sometime after 3 p.m., according to Oak Grove Market co-owner Jeremy Turner. Read the full story if …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The fundraiser and raffle will be held at the market from 11am - 2pm Saturday.
If you want to support injured police and firemen, stop by Oak Grove Market this Saturday. The popular restaurant and market is hosting a fundraiser that will include local DeKalb County police officers, the K-9 unit, members of the Bomb Squad and the SWAT team. A $10 raffle ticket purchase will also give you a chance to win a medium-sized Big Green Egg smoker worth about $800, according to the market's Facebook page. The fundraiser is being put on by Contribute2America, a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless in the Atlanta area. The organization is run by market co-owner Jeremy Turner, a former county police officer himself. Contribute2America was recently the subject of a post on North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch as well.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Jeremy Turner won the award, given by DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, for creating Contribute2America, which serves homeless and near homeless people.
This slipped by me, but one of Oak Grove Market's owners was recently named a Community Hero by DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Jeremy Turner received the award for creating Contribute2America, his service organization dedicated to helping homeless and near homeless people. The organization, which has a thrift store at 3342 Clairmont Rd., connects those in need with services food, first aid and other types of support. So, that's two people in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff community who have received awards for service from Ellis. Henderson Middle School eighth-grader Spencer Wilson was the other. Here's a link to his story: Congratulations, Jeremy and Spencer (again).
Friday, March 30, 2012
The popular deli beat The Grove and Napoleon's to wins this week's Readers' Choice contest on North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch.
If you're looking for a great glass of sweet tea, readers in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area suggest Oak Grove Market. The popular Oak Grove deli beat out The Grove and Napoleon's to win this week's Readers' Choice contest in North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch. Founded in 1969 by Buddy Maughon, Oak Grove Market provides freshly-cut meats and fresh produce. The market offers a community atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating, fresh deli sandwiches, and a full dinner menu. You can pre-order dinner by 2pm and pick it up that night between 5pm and 6pm. Next week, North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch will ask you to vote on where is the best place to get your taxes at the last minute.