Friday, April 12, 2013
The world-famous comic actor is filming "A Friggin' Christmas Miracle" with Lauren Graham and others.
There's another film crew in Tucker. This one is shooting a comedy called A Friggin' Christmas Miracle and features Robin Williams, Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen, Joel McHale and Oliver Platt, among others. It's about a man who drives around on Christmas eve with his father looking for replacement gifts after realizing he forgot his son's presents, according to IMDB. The director is Englishman Tristram Shapeero. The set is in the Smoke Rise neighborhood and started filming early on Tuesday morning. A house with 1970s architecture is being used for principal photography for the next three weeks. The house belongs to Tucker lawyer Richard Foxworth, who told Patch: "They were just looking for a '70s-built, split-level house. We had received a…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A local resident writes about the Tucker-Lakeside situation.
First I would like to say how proud I am that our cohesive Tucker community turned out for the meeting Monday night at Tucker Middle School dispelling the perception that Tucker is not a community. It is very unfortunate that many residents were turned away as the venue was not large enough to accommodate the crowd. After speaking with many neighbors and friends, as well as reading a multitude of comments online (thank you, Tucker Patch, Twitter, and Tucker Town Talk), this is what I have gleaned from our situation: there is a general feeling that Lakeside City Alliance has not begun this process as a conversation. By dropping a bill in the state legislature and not convening meetings of the Tucker community BEFORE that occurrence, the …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The alliance said Tuesday it planned to have the bill filed by Friday.
A bill that would officially start the two-year process of creating a new city around the Lakeside High School area has been delayed, the Lakeside City Alliance said Friday. Mary Kay Woodworth, the alliance's chairman, said Tuesday the placeholder bill was to be filed with the state legislature by Dunwoody state Sen. Fran Millar by the end of the week. But the filing has been delayed, Woodworth said Friday in an email to Patch. She said she wasn't sure about the reasons for the delay because the bill has been handled by former state Rep. Kevin Levitas, another member of the alliance's organizing committee. Levitas and Millar could not immediately be reached for comment Friday evening. The placeholder bill, if filed by the end of this year'…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tucker-area officials and civic leaders have asked the Lakeside City Alliance not to include any part of Tucker in their proposed city.
A big chunk of west Tucker has been included in the boundary of the Lakeside City Alliance's proposed municipality since it first made its plans public early last month. But the alliance reported on its Facebook page last week that officials representing Tucker and civic leaders from that community aren't happy and want to be excluded. From the alliance's post: Officials and civic leaders from the Tucker area have requested Lakeside City Alliance change the proposed boundaries so that all areas they consider to be Tucker are removed. We advise residents of Livsey, Midvale and Tucker that are interested in being within the boundaries of the study contact their representatives and Tucker civic leaders to comment on this request. As it stands…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Check out Patch's Viewfinder gallery of Saturday's big event.
The second annual Chili Cook-Off in Tucker went off without a hitch Saturday afternoon as thousands gathered on Main Street to enjoy the samples, the sun, and the music. First place winners were Fireslayer, in both the judges' category and the Peoples' Choice. Second place went to the Wednesday Night Chili Gang and third to Marji Rae's. Best Booth was awarded to Girth, Wind & Fire. Were you there? How was it for you? If you took photos, you can upload them here.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Former Evansdale Elementary School PTA president will give two talks this month.
Local author Jonathan Grant is giving two talks at DeKalb libraries this month. The first one is at Embry Hills on Monday, Feb. 11 and the second at Tucker-Reid Cofer on Tuesday, Feb. 19, both at 6:30 p.m. Grant is the co-author and editor of The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia and Brambleman, a novel based on Forsyth County, Georgia’s violent racial history. His first novel was Chain Gang Elementary, a tale of war between a PTA president and a grade school principal. Grant headed the PTA at Evansdale Elementary School.
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.