No additional cityhood meeting was scheduled at the end.
Oak Grove United Methodist Church
Monday, January 14, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
No additional cityhood meeting was scheduled at the end.
After a second meeting about the cityhood process, are we any closer to seeing another municipality sprout out of the ground in northern DeKalb County, the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area more specifically? It's hard to say. Local leaders offered conflicting views on whether the area might be a good fit for cityhood at Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Tuesday. Former Republican state Rep. Kevin Levitas, District 82, organized the second meeting to include a balance of opinions, pro and con, on the subject. Republican state Rep. Tom Taylor, District 79, and Robert Wittenstein, a former Dunwoody city council candidate, were recruited to represent the positives of cityhood. DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon, District 6, and …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The meeting will be held in Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.
Local legislators will participate in a second cityhood meeting in Oak Grove early next month focused on the pros and cons of creating a new city in North DeKalb County. Kevin Levitas, a former state representative, and head of the Briarcliff Woods East Neighborhood Association, will hold the meeting in Oak Grove United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Jan. 8. The meeting will follow up on another meeting Levitas held last month that included roughly 100 or so residents at the church. That meeting, which included Fran Millar, DeKalb County's sole Republican state senator, Tom Taylor, a DeKalb state represenatative and Dan Weber, a former state senator in DeKalb, left many residents frustrated. Many said they felt they were being prodded to …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
About 100 people showed up at Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Monday to listen to several local politicos talk about what it would take to start a city in DeKalb County
The vast majority of residents at a Monday meeting to learn about cityhood in northern DeKalb County said they were unsure they wanted to be part of a new city. And everyone was even less sure about where another new city might be. In what was billed as an information-only session hosted by the Briarcliff Woods East Neighborhood Association at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, the vast majority of 100 or so residents raised their hands to indicate they were unsure about cityhood. Only a small number showed they favored or disliked the idea. Fran Millar, DeKalb County's sole Republican state senator; Tom Taylor, a DeKalb state represenatative, and Dan Weber, a former state senator in DeKalb, spent roughly 90 minutes talking with residents …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Oak Grove United Methodist Church held its 51st annual BBQ on Saturday.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Roughly 5,000 meals are served at the October gathering each year.
Thousands of meals were sold Saturday at Oak Grove United Methodist Church's 51st annual BBQ. Upload your own photos and video by clicking the upload button above. And tell us what you thought about the event in the comments section below.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The church is holding its 51st annual barbecue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
It's one of the bigger community events in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area, and you can probably snag a mean plate of BBQ as well. It's the Oak Grove United Methodist Church's 51st Annual Barbecue, this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The funeral will be at 7pm Thursday at Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur has provided this obituary for Paul Taylor, 53, the bicyclist killed Monday morning on North Decatur Road. Paul Holton Taylor died April 30, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia, following a cycling accident. He was born on May 20, 1958, in Passaic, New Jersey, the son of Virginia Avadine Holton Taylor and James Lon Taylor. Spending his childhood in Lincoln, Nebraska and his youth in Augusta, Georgia, he graduated from Butler High School in Augusta in 1975. Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Augusta College in 1984 and Bachelor of Science degree in physician assistant from Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly Medical College of Georgia) in 1986. In 1989, he earned his …
Taylor was known for volunteering as a soccer coach and organizing Oak Grove United Methodist Church's annual BBQ fundraiser.
The bicyclist killed Monday morning in Decatur has been identified as Paul Taylor, 53, known for being a volunteer soccer coach and chairman of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church’s annual barbecue fundraiser. Taylor was struck by a pickup truck in the 2200 block of North Decatur Road shortly before 6:30am Monday, Decatur police said. He was pronounced dead at DeKalb Medical. A.S. Turner & Sons funeral home said visitation will be 6pm - 8pm Wednesday, May 2, at the funeral home at 2773 North Decatur Road and from 5pm - 7pm Thursday, May 3, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church at 1772 Oak Grove Road. The funeral will be at 7pm Thursday at the church. Taylor was quoted in the New York Times last October in a story about the 50th …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Oak Grove United Methodist Church will host a 30-minute service May 3 that will include a message from Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd.
Oak Grove United Methodist Church will host a brief before-work service on the National Day of Prayer on May 3, including an inspirational message from Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd. From Virginia Sowell at the church: On Thursday, May 3, Oak Grove Church will once again observe the National Day of Prayer with a prayer breakfast on the church lawn (weather permitting). You are invited to the front steps of the Sanctuary at 7 a.m. to enjoy a continental breakfast and then to participate in a special prayer and worship time beginning at 7:30. An inspirational message will be delivered by Mr. Bill Floyd, the Mayor of Decatur. We will conclude by 8 a.m. to accommodate daily schedules. Persons of all ages are invited. A few photos from a previous…