Dunwoody Police investigating fatal crash
The Dunwoody Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred on I-285 eastbound at the Ashford Dunwoody Road interchange at approximately 4:38 a.m. April 16.
Dunwoody Police officials said the initial investigation shows the unidentified victim’s vehicle struck another vehicle in the westbound lanes of I-285. The driver lost control and struck the median wall before coming to rest in the center lanes. The victim exited his vehicle and jumped the median wall into the eastbound lanes of I-285 where he was struck by several vehicles.
The crash is still under investigation at this time, but no charges are expected to be taken against any of the other drivers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact officer Robert Parsons at (678) 382-6900.
DeKalb Schools break ground on Chamblee High project
The DeKalb County School District will hold a ground breaking ceremony today, April 16, at 2 p.m. to kick off construction for the Chamblee Charter High School replacement project.
The construction project is slated to be completed in two phases. Phase I includes demolishing an existing portion of the school and the adjacent Highland Garden Apartments, and the construction of a new academic building. Once the first phase is complete, students will move into the newly constructed academic building when they return from winter break during the 2013-14 school year.
Phase II will begin with the demolition of the remaining portion of the existing school building and the construction of a fine arts wing, auditorium, natatorium and gymnasium, by the start of the 2014-15 school year.
DeKalb launches sustainable neighborhood initiative
DeKalb County is launching the DeKalb Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (DSNI), a pilot program that will foster a collaborative, community-based approach to improving the quality of life in DeKalb neighborhoods.
Communities participating in the DSNI will have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of organizations and institutions in their areas to create an approach for improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
Seven areas have been identified for the opportunity based on their eligibility to use funding resources available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other federal, state and local initiatives. The areas, based on high school clusters, are Clarkston, Columbia, Cross Keys, Lithonia, McNair, Stone Mountain and Towers.
The DSNI will hold an information session April 19, at 6 p.m. at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur.