Friday, December 30, 2011

Kevin Stallworth and Antiwan Lane arrested for the murder of Ivan Perez in Dunwoody, GA

Incident: Homicide
Arrest Date: 12/30/2011
Location: Dunwoody, GA.

The Dunwoody Police Department has arrested 30 year old Kevin Stallworth, of College Park Georgia, for the killing of 32 year old Ivan Perez. On December 26th at approximately 1543 hours, Mr. Perez was shot outside of building #8 at the Pointe at Perimeter Apartments. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect was located in Jonesboro, Georgia, and has been charged with Murder (F).

We have also arrested 33 year old Antiwan Lane out of Norcross. He has been charged with Murder for Hire (F). Both suspects are being held at the DeKalb County Jail. Through the course of our investigation, Mr. Perez was not the intended target.

If you have any additional information regarding this incident, please contact Sergeant Gary Cortellino at (678)382-6908/, or you may also leave anonymous tips via SUBMIT A CRIME TIP,, or text via TIPSOFT program, Each of these methods is confidential, encrypted, and completely anonymous.

DeKalb County governance changes vs. Chamblee and Brookhaven home rule.

DeKalb County legislators will be busy when they return to the Gold Dome on Jan. 9 for the start of the General Assembly. Big statewide issues, like the budget, transportation and jobs, will take up much of lawmakers’ time. 

But legislators plan to discuss several things that could affect DeKalb County residents more directly. Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-DeKalb, introduced legislation during the 2011 session to create a city of Brookhaven. This year, legislators are expected to vote on the bill. “I think the city of Brookhaven proposal stands a high chance of passage,” Jacobs said. Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, said he too feels the Brookhaven cityhood bill will be approved. “The only question is where will the borders be, but I think that will happen,” Millar said.


Millar said the DeKalb County delegation may take up the way the county is governed. DeKalb County is run by an elected Chief Executive Officer. Millar said some legislators would prefer to see the county operated by a professional county manager appointed by the County Commission.

“Obviously what we have in DeKalb County is not working very well between CEO [Burrell Ellis] and the commissioners,” Millar said. “I do think in DeKalb we have a crisis brewing. I think our CEO in DeKalb County has disregarded the will of the commission and continues to spend. Perhaps he’s visited Washington too many times and it’s affected him.”

State Sen. Fran Millar discusses the repayment of Federal Unemployment Loan

Georgia owes the Federal Unemployment Account about $620 million in loans taken out to pay unemployment benefits during the economic downturn. Under current regulations, states will be required to repay these federal loans, plus 4% interest. About a year ago, Georgia has the 16th highest loan balance nationally and the fifth highest among southern states behind North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina and Kentucky.

New York Times Article - Feb 2011

Homicide at Pointe at Perimeter Apartment - Update

Thieves take $9,000 worth of perfume from Dunwoody beauty store


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dunwoody murder of Ivan Perez believed by wife to be mistaken identity.

The Dunwoody Police Department is investigating a Homicide that occurred at the Pointe at Perimeter Apartments located at 100 Ashford Gables Drive. The victim, identified as 32 year old Ivan Perez, was shot outside of building #8. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect is described as a black male. He was last seen leaving the entrance of the apartment complex towards Ashford Dunwoody Road. Through the course of our initial investigation, this appears that it was not a random shooting. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Sergeant Gary Cortellino at (678)382-6908/, or you may also leave anonymous tips via SUBMIT A CRIME TIP,, or text via TIPSOFT program, Each of these methods is confidential, encrypted, and completely anonymous.

Imagine a Kindness Boomerang - "One Day"

This made me smile and thought I would share.

Looking for New Year's plans? The Bad Neighbors at the Dunwoody Tavern supporting

Great local non-profit organization paired up with Dunwoody's best garage band at the local watering hole on New Year's Eve.  Guaranteed good time!

Dunwoody Nature Center - Winter Camp Recap

No video games were played at the Dunwoody Nature Center this week. Listen as these campers tell about what they learned and what they liked about being in camp for the week.

For more about camps go to

Friday, December 16, 2011

Three year video retrospective on the City of Dunwoody and other various tidbits of interest.


Three Teens Arrested for Alleged Home Burglary in Dunwoody North

Part 1 Crime in Dunwoody is down 3.6% through November 2011.

Dunwoody police blotter — reports through Dec. 2

Dunwoody murder suspect faces wife in court

Congrats to another successful Christmas for Kids event. Thank you to all involved.

DeKalb Politics

DeKalb budget calls for departments to maintain 2011 levels   

For Some Reason We Don't Believe Him, Or Any Of The Commissioners

DeKalb agrees to small business funding program

Burrell Ellis gives someone yet another reason to support a City of Brookhaven

Residents debating the boundaries of a possible city of Brookhaven

Group forms to oppose Brookhaven city

Residents to lawmakers: No more cities

Congrats to Vanderlyn Elementary School, 2011 School of Excellence

SPOLST Construction - Dunwoody Chamblee Parent Council Meeting

Chesnut Changing Children’s Culture, Choices

PCMS Academic Quiz Bowl Takes 1st Place!!

Dunwoody High School Quiz Bowl Team Advances with Victory Over Lovett 

Dunwoody High Math Team Continues to Shine in Competition

Dunwoody Politics

Council Swearing in Ceremony - Jan 3rd, 7 pm City Hall

A Dunwoody Christmas Wish List
Davis sweeps into office, promises city hall presence 

MEET MIKE - Davis readies to take helm after election
New council gives city new direction

City Welcoming New Community Development Director

Dunwoody welcomes new guru of Financial Reports and Check Register

Options on Tilly Mill, N Peachtree & Peeler look to be going public in early Jan.

I am really enjoying the reflectors embedded in the newly paved roads and will be looking for more of these in next years paving budget.    Did anyone else notice the lights being on in the 285 underpasses?

Shade will be coming to the Brook Run Playground in the very near future and was told that the water feature was fixed and then winterized until the Spring.

Enjoy your holidays,


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Video of the Dec 12, 2011 Dunwoody City Council Meeting.

The Dunwoody City Council said goodbye to our first Mayor and two of our Councilmembers (Ross & Wittenstein) by honoring all three (and thanking their families).  We passed the agenda as published and the new Mayor and Councilmembers will be sworn in on January 3rd.

I was a little under the weather but attended the meeting none the less as I wanted to honor my fellow councilmembers who have put in numerous hours of dedication and service to the community. 

Gentlemen, it has been a pleasure as well as my distinct honor in serving along side you.  Thank you and Godspeed in all of your future adventures in life.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

RIP Chip Kovitch - Service scheduled for 1 pm Saturday at Dunwoody Baptist

Chip Kovitch

KOVITCH, Raymond Raymond "Chip" Kovitch, age 47, Heaven Bound on December 6, 2011.  Born April 26, 1964 in Atlanta, GA, to Martha and Mike Kovitch, he graduated from Stone Mountain High School and attended West Georgia College. 

On October 10, 1992, he married his sweetheart Michelle Burke. He lived in Dunwoody and worked at Jim Ellis Automotive Group for 25 years. Chip was a member of Dunwoody Community Church and was a beloved coach for seven years with Murphey Chandler Little League and the Atlanta Youth Colt Football. 

Survivors include wife Michelle, son Dylan, mother Martha Kovitch, father Mike Kovitch, and brothers Alexander Cobb and Gabriel Cobb. Chip was preceded in death by grandparents, Raymond and Belle Cobb. 

The celebration Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 10 at Dunwoody Baptist Church, 1445 Mount Vernon Road, Atlanta, GA 30338. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are welcome at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Aflac Cancer Center,

Dunwoody City Council Meeting Agenda for Monday December 12th

Monday, December 12th
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
7:00 p.m. - Voting
Watch Live

City of Dunwoody Honored with Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Certification

Bobbi Sedam, Connie Morelle, Danny Kanso, Rebecca Keefer, Warren Hutmacher, Denis Shortal.
The City of Dunwoody is honored to receive the Green Communities Silver Level Certification from the Atlanta Regional Commission in recognition of its efforts to reduce Dunwoody’s environmental footprint. The sustainable policies and ordinances adopted by City Council have propelled Dunwoody to the Silver Level certification and have impacted all departments of the City. The City officially received the award in a ceremony held yesterday afternoon at the Atlanta Regional Commission offices in Atlanta.

“This award recognizes Dunwoody’s continued dedication to sustainability by reducing our environmental footprint” stated Rebecca Keefer, Director of Sustainability. “The Green Communities Silver certification supports Dunwoody’s positive image as an amazing place to live and conduct business while setting a strong example for those seeking to reduce their environmental impact.”

Because of the Sustainability Commission the City has implemented policies requiring all new government buildings to have high efficiency plumbing fixtures, as well as, implementing a Complete Streets Policy emphasizing the need for the public right-of-way to accommodate a variety of users including motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. The City Council adopted an LED Traffic Signal Policy in 2010, which eliminated the use of incandescent halogen bulbs in traffic signals. To date, 100% of all lights have been converted to LED bulbs, three years ahead of schedule.

Dunwoody’s efforts in sustainability date back to the first days of Cityhood. In December 2008 the Mayor and Council established the Dunwoody Sustainability Commission as a permanent advisory board. The Sustainability Commission convenes monthly to share research, ideas, and draft ecofriendly policies and ordinances in which to minimize environmental impacts of both the City and the community at large.

For additional information regarding Dunwoody’s Green Communities Certification please contact Rebecca Keefer, Director of Sustainability, at or 678-382-6700. For more information on the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Program please visit their website at

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mayor-Elect of Dunwoody, Mr. Mike Davis - election night speech.

Congratulations to Mike Davis and Terry Nall for winning this evenings runoff election.

2011 Runoff Election Results

Bob Dallas - 2267
Mike Davis - 3432

Council Post 4
Terry Nall - 3699
Robert Wittenstein - 1980

Links to other news sources.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Election Day in Dunwoody - every vote is needed!

Results should be streaming in around 8 pm.

Heneghan's Dunwoody Blog now on Facebook, Twitter and available via email.

If you are a sometimes reader of the blog or aren't hooked into this Social Media thing then you may not be aware that Heneghan's Dunwoody Blog is available on Facebook, Twitter and also available via daily email delivery.  I am not going to plead for you to "Like Me" or "Follow Me" like Brenda Wood does way down below. (Kind of funny in a sad way.) But in case you care, I am available in various formats if you have a specific flavor of preferred media delivery.


Other Misc Social Sites to Find Me.

I hope nobody thinks this is me Social Media Pleading like Brenda Wood does in the clip below?  Since I don't get advertising dollars for every increase in the number of "eyeballs", my stats mean very little to me.  That being said, spreading information is important to me and therefore want to let you know of your options.

DeKalb School System sells sliver of land at old middle school site to upgrade Dunwoody water pressure. New $250,000 Running Track at Peachtree?

The agenda for the DeKalb County School System showed two interesting items, please click the link below and see items 11 & 13.

H. 11. Approval to Sell 0.33 acre located on the old Chamblee Middle School Property

I believe the under ground water pumping station in the Silver Boxes shown above at Peeler & Shallowford / Chamblee Dunwoody roads will be moved to a back corner of the vacant Chamblee Middle School property down the street.  As this is DeKalb County School Property the City has limited jurisdiction but it does look a little close to a house on Chamblee Dunwoody?  See the attachments in the link above under number 11.

H. 13. Capital Improvement Plan Budget Reallocation (421)

An external adjustment for the Peachtree Middle School track refurbishment project which reallocates $250,000 in funds from Program Contingency to Construction to allow the necessary funds to be available in the proper codes.  See Excel Spreadsheet in the link above under number 13.  Track to be built during the Summer.

Video of Dunwoody Special Called Meeting of Dec 5th.

Public Hearing and Resolution to Authorize the City Manager to Purchase 5.15 Acres of Property Located at 4470 North Shallowford Road. (Item Passed)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dunwoody Runoff Candidates for Mayor and Council ask that you return to polls on Tuesday.

Tomorrow is election day once again in Dunwoody and all registered voters are urged to vote, even if you did not vote in the General election; you are still allowed to vote on Tuesday.

There will be two items on the ballot.

Mayor - will it be Bob Dallas or Mike Davis that replaces Ken Wright?

City Council - will Terry Nall replace the incumbent Robert Wittenstein?

The choice is yours, please watch the video and then please vote on Tuesday.

The video link above is to view all four video clips in alphabetical order. Enjoy.

Jake Hudgins of Dunwoody High School honored with Scholarship

James “Jake” Hudgins

Dennis Caniglia, President of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the National Football Foundation is pleased to announce that James “Jake” Hudgins has been awarded a George Morris Scholar Athlete Scholarship.  He was one of eleven selected to receive this award.  He is a student at Dunwoody High School.  Selection is based on 40% Academic; 40% Athletic; 20% Extra Circular activities.  He will be honored at a breakfast on December 30 and again at the Chick-fil-A Bowl luncheon.  For further information contact Dennis at 404-313-2706.

Gregory Adams, Candidate for DeKalb CEO stopped by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association meeting on Sunday

Jacqueline Boyd Adams & Gregory Adams on the Campaign trail.

As one campaign season comes to an end, another is just beginning. Mr. Gregory Adams who is a candidate for DeKalb CEO to replace Mr. Burrell Ellis stopped by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association to say hello and make introductory remarks.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Looking for some special kids to join me for a Magical Journey Experience at the Circus.

For the last several years the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association, Gas South and Feld Entertainment have presented a "Magical Journey Experience" at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus. The Magical Journey Experience is a special pre-show interactive experience for local children with special (physical or developmental) needs and their families.

20 family four packs of tickets have been made available to the City of Dunwoody for this event taking place at the Gwinnett Arena on Friday, February 24th starting at 5 pm. These special children and their families will not only see the preshow but they also get tickets for the circus show that evening. I attended this event last year, filling in for the Mayor, and I can tell you that the preshow was fabulous and that the love and caring attention that was paid to the children was just overwhelming.

Anyway, I have 20 family four packs of tickets (actually special registration codes) that need to be distributed and used by Friday December 9th in order to get the physical tickets mailed to you.   If you have a child with special needs and you want to attend, please send me an email to with your basic contact information (Name, Address, Phone & Email) and I will reply on a first come, first served basis with instructions on how to go on line with a special registration code to get up to four tickets.

Magical Journey Experience
Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus
Gwinnett Arena
Friday, February 24th starting at 5 pm

Request tickets from

Thanks and thank you to Gas South, Metro Atlanta Mayors Association & Feld Entertainment for making this great event possible.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dunwoody City Council Meeting Agenda for Monday December 5th

Monday, December 5th
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
7:00 p.m. - Voting
Watch Live

Public Hearing and Resolution to Authorize the City Manager to Purchase 5.15 Acres of Property Located at 4470 North Shallowford Road.

Dunwoody District 1 runoff candidates for Tuesday's election

A week from now either incumbent Robbert Wittenstein or challenger Terry Nall will be elected as the third and final At-Large Member of the Dunwoody City Council which will complete all six council positions.  As I did for the open Mayor's race yesterday, I would like to introduce the runoff candidates to you via the 2 minute opening statement video clip above taken from the much longer Dunwoody Homeowners Association Candidate Forum.

Regular readers of my blog are no stranger to the incumbent Mr. Robert Wittenstein as he has provided me (and therefore you) regular constituent updates which I have published.  Robert has served on the budget committee since the city's inception, formulated many of the fiscal policies which raised services while still providing this start up city with a surplus.  Like all members of the Council, Robert was forced to take stands making tough decisions on a wide range of topics, and as I was the person sitting next to him for most of those decisions, I can tell you that every single vote and action taken by Robert was done with the best intentions thereby putting the needs of the Citizens of Dunwody first.  In order to assist you in doing your own research on Robert, this link highlights 40 blog posts where I previously tagged his name and this link highlights over 1,000 posts and Dunwoody documents from my custom search tool where Robert is involved.

I have not personally known Mr. Terry Nall for very long but it was only because we traveled in different circles and had children of different age groups.  I have known (and highly respected) Terry's wife, Donna for many years as she has tirelessly served the Dunwoody community on the Peachtree Middle School Charter Council as well as served at the Dunwoody Nature Center, but I have only recently had the pleasure of getting to know Terry.    Terry Nall is a long standing, respected member of the community who has impressive financial qualifications to serve on the City Council, if so elected.

Please take the time to do your own research on the candidates above before you vote.   Thanks.

Peachtree Corners has 20 residents who want to serve on City Council - Congrats to new Mayor, Mr. Mike Mason.

Peachtree Patch Article

21 residents have qualified for Peachtree Corners upcoming elections with Mr. Mike Mason running unopposed as the City's first Mayor.  Congratulations Mayor Mason, as our newest neighboring city I look forward to working with you and your council on economic development and code enforcement.

OFFICE NAME                        ADDRESS HOME #
MAYOR Mike Mason 5385 Fox Hill Dr
Peachtree Corners 30092
POST 1 Nneka Chukwu 1805 Tree Corners Pkwy
Norcross 30092
POST 1 Phil Sadd 6848 Lockridge Drive
Doraville 30360
POST 1 Joe Sawyer 3841 Meadow Green Ct
Norcross 30092
POST 2 Jay Lowe 8723 Denton Circle
Peachtree Corners 30092
POST 2 Stephen Peet 4139 Allenhurst Drive
Norcross 30092
POST 3 Scott Ehrlich 4240 Ancroft Circle
Peachtree Corners 30092
POST 3 Vera Nercessian 5298 Golden Leaf Trail
Peachtree Corners 30092
POST 3 David Proud 3146 Wyncroft Court
Peachtree Corners 30071
POST 3 Alex Wright 4752 Riveredge Drive
Peachtree Corners 30096
POST 4 Jeanne Aulbach 4900 Avocet Drive
Peachtree Corners 30092
POST 4 Robert Byars 6195 Willow Run Rd
Peachtree Corners 30092
POST 4 Robert Indech 4137 Ancient Amber Way
Norcross 30092
POST 4 Gloria Gore Rucks 3644 Centennial Square
Norcross 30092
POST 5 Lorri Christopher 4478 E Jones Bridge Rd
Peachtree Corners 30092
POST 5 Brent Johnson 4923 Williamsport Drive
Norcross 30092
POST 5 Gray Terry 4120 Amberfield Circle
Peachtree Corners 30092
POST 6 Raymond Cobb 5514 Fort Fisher Way
Peachtree Corners 30092
POST 6 Weare Gratwick 5800 Clinchfield Trail
Norcross 30092
POST 6 David Leader 4811 Bankside Way
Norcross 30092
POST 6 Brian Stickney 5620 Knox Court  Norcross