Occupy Atlanta fails to stop south DeKalb eviction
A south DeKalb woman who claims her home was fraudulently foreclosed was evicted by DeKalb County marshals early May 2.
Homeowner Christine Frazer was evicted at 3 a.m. from her home on Wellhaun Road in Decatur, according to a statement by Occupy Atlanta, an activist group that has been aiding Frazer.
“The scene early this morning at 3662 Wellhaun Road in Decatur resembled that of a major drug bust with officers sneaking around in the middle of the night,” according to the statement.
Frazer, who claims that her house was foreclosed on fraudulently by Investors One Corporation in October 2011, has been fighting it in federal court. In January, activists with Occupy Atlanta set up camp on her lawn in an effort to prevent law enforcement officials from evicting Frazer, her 83-year-old mother and 3-year-old grandson.
Grand jury increases charges against former school superintendent
A DeKalb County grand jury has added more charges to the indictment against former school superintendent Crawford Lewis.
The revised indictment includes charges that Lewis violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, theft by taking by a government employee and bribery.
In 2010, a grand jury returned an indictment alleging Lewis, former schools construction chief Pat Reid and her ex-husband Tony Pope conspired to defraud the school district of millions through illegal construction contracts.
County’s jobs bus hits the road
The DeKalb County Mobile Career Center, known as the “jobs bus,” will be stationed at the Decatur Housing Authority Community Center May 2.
The mobile career center provides residents with 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.
The jobs bus will be at the Decatur Housing Authority Community Center, 481 Electric Ave., Decatur, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
On May 3, the jobs bus will be at the Scott Candler Library, 2644 McAfee Road, Decatur, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.