Students stabbed at Columbia High School
Three students were arrested in connection with a stabbing at Columbia High School June 5, according to a DeKalb County School District spokesman.
The incident happened in the parking lot of the school after summer school classes ended for the day, according to school district spokesman Walter Woods. Two students were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Woods said.
According to witnesses, the students were stabbed in the neck, hand and back.
The investigation is ongoing, Woods said.
Fire destroys Lithonia salvage business
A metal salvage business on Rogers Lake Road in Lithonia was completely destroyed in a fire this morning, June 6, according to DeKalb County Fire Rescue Chief Eddie O’Brien.
The department responded at 4:36 a.m. and the fire already was well involved, O’Brien said. The road was blocked while firefighters fought the blaze so they could get to the water supply, but the road has since been reopened, O’Brien said.
No one was injured and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. An investigation is ongoing, O’Brien said.
Ellis, Floyd to talk transportation with residents
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will join Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd to field calls from county residents June 13, 7:30 p.m., as part of a “wireside chat” about the July 31 regional transportation referendum.
The chat is designed to provide a convenient way for thousands of residents to talk to local officials about the upcoming transportation referendum and address questions about the list of projects. On July 31, residents from the 10-county metropolitan Atlanta area will have the opportunity to vote on the referendum, which would fund $8.5 billion in transportation improvements through a regional 1 percent sales tax.
All questions will be answered live during the call or after in writing. Residents are asked to register for the Wireside Chat online at www.wiresidechats.com or by calling (404) 463-3227.
Jobs bus visits East Lake
DeKalb’s Mobile Career Center, also known as the “jobs bus,” will be in the East Lake area June 7. The mobile unit supports the ONE DeKalb Works initiative by providing work readiness services and putting DeKalb County citizens back to work. The bus will be at the Villages of East Lake, 460 East Lake Blvd., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As of May, the mobile unit has visited 75 locations with more than 600 visitors. The jobs bus provides residents with essential services, including 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.