DeKalb County Police honor slain officer
The DeKalb County Police Department saluted slain officer Dennis Stepnowski by dedicating a firing range in his honor on March 8.
Stepnowski was killed in the line of duty on June 29, 2006. He was shot during a foot chase of a suspect at a Stone Mountain apartment complex. The suspect opened fire on Stepnowski during the chase, wounding him.
Police said despite being fatally wounded, Stepnowski returned fire and killed the suspect. He served with the DeKalb County Police Department for 12 years and was a member of the SWAT unit.
Road closing near Emory University
Haygood Drive, from Andrews Circle at Druid Hills High School to Clifton Road, will be closed on the weekend of March 9 from 7 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday, March 12.
Additionally, it will be closed the weekend of March 23 from 7 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday, March 26.
During the road closure a two-story bridge will be lifted into place to connect Emory’s new Health Sciences Research Building to the Emory Children’s Center. Access to Druid Hills High School and to Emory’s lower parking decks will not be affected.
Construction on the bridge will take place March 9-April 9 with periodic one-lane road closures on Haygood Drive after 7 p.m.
For more information visit http://construction.emory.edu.
Leadership DeKalb to hold open house
Leadership DeKalb will host a Class of 2013 open house today, March 8, in Dunwoody. The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Villa Christina Restaurant, located at 4000 Summit Boulevard. Those interested in attending must RSVP via email at email@example.com and are encouraged to bring a guest.