DeKalb men charged in Social Circle killing
Two DeKalb County men were arrested May 10 for the killing of a man whose body was found in Social Circle.
Corey Thomas, 20, of Decatur, and Antonio Jones, 24, of Stone Mountain, were arrested and charged with the murder of Akili Jabari Stewart, whose body was discovered March 29 in a wooded area near I-20 in Social Circle.
Stewart’s body was found when firefighters were called to put out a brush fire near the interstate.
An autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner’s Office revealed Stewart, 36, died of gunshot wounds.
The crime is being investigated by the Social Circle Police Department, GBI Athens Regional Office and the state Fire Marshal’s Office.
Perimeter community holding simulation of new traffic interchange
A new type of traffic interchange designed to increase traffic flow is under construction in the Perimeter area.
Drivers can learn how to navigate Georgia’s first diverging diamond interchange (DDI) when the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs) host a test drive Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Perimeter Mall. The demonstration will be in the event lot on the corner of Ashford Dunwoody Road and Perimeter Center West.
Golf carts will be used on a simulated track to allow drivers to experience the new DDI interchange that is being created at I-285 and Ashford Dunwoody Road. A valid driver’s license is required to participate in the test drive.
Refreshments will be provided and the first 100 participants who complete the DDI test drive will receive free “Can You DDI?” T-shirts.
The PCIDs initiated the Ashford Dunwoody DDI project, which is a partnership project with the Georgia Department of Transportation, DeKalb County and the State Road and Tollway Authority.
To view a simulation of the I-285 and Ashford Dunwoody Interchange DDI, visit www.perimetercid.org.
County’s job bus stopping in Lithonia, Decatur
DeKalb County’s Mobile Career Center, also known as the “jobs bus,” will be in Lithonia on May 14.
The bus will be at Salem Panola Library, at 5137 Salem Road, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
On May 15, the mobile center will be at Wesley Chapel Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The mobile center is designed to help residents find employment by providing job search assistance, adult workshops and training, resume writing and interviewing tips.
Businesses are also able to use the mobile unit for recruiting, pre-employment screenings, interviewing and training.