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Website by Jenni

2005. All Rights Reserved.


Monthly Newsletter - February 2006
February 12, 2006     

Dear Neighbor,

How's your 2006 going?  The calendar may show it's February, but the winter temps sure have been mild haven't they?  Maybe Tucker will get a light dusting of snow before Spring!

Several news items have been forwarded by Henderson Road area neighbors.  I wanted to pass them along to you.  Please see below.

Kind regards,

Jenni, Website Coordinator


I.  Around Tucker


II.  Neighborly Tech Tip


III.  Crime Prevention News, Etc.



I.  Around Tucker



Update - Chihuahua dog found on Henderson Road in December

From Gretchen

We have found a new home for "Precious"!

She is now loved and well cared for.

Click here to read 12/15/05 note.



Tucker's turn for a makeover

Did you see The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 2 issue?  The cover page of the DeKalb section reads:  “Tucker's turn for a makeover ... Community aims to blend progress, charm”


Here's a brief excerpt of the article written by Charles Yoo:

“Tucker is striving to remake itself - not so much to be bigger, just better.


While their neighbors in Dunwoody and Doraville contemplate goals like cityhood or annexation, folks in the unincorporated north DeKalb community between I-85 and the Stone Mountain Freeway are focused on more basic matters: better schools, sidewalks, a place to walk the dog.


A loose assortment of civic leaders, businessmen and several residents are working on several fronts to improve the community of about 35,000 residents while retaining its old-town charm."

To read the complete article, see the AJC.com.


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II.  Neighborly Tech Tip



What is Podcasting?

Podcasting became popular in 2004.  The name comes from combining two words:  iPod, the Apple audio player, and broadcasting.  Many iPod owners play podcasts on their machines, but podcasts can be played on any audio player that will store and play the popular MP3 audio files or on a computer.  Many podcasts are available online, and many are free.  Try visiting the website of the company, radio station, or news personality that interests you and maybe they offer a podcast.

To get started, try the following website:   podcast.net  Type something you would find enjoyable in the SEARCH.  If you see something that piques your interest, click on the link for it and click on the PLAY icon.  Don’t forget to turn up your speakers.

- Paul W.

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III. Crime Prevention News, Etc.



Henderson Road And Area Neighborhoods

The following is a brief summary of recent incidents reported by neighbors.  My purpose for sharing this information is to raise awareness of what is happening within a few miles of Henderson Road.


Stay alert to your surroundings.  Keep an eye out for one another.


Recent Incidents:


Jan. 2006

Bolero Drive

(located off Henderson Mill Road/between Henderson & Midvale Roads)

Entry attempts were made at 2 houses but nothing was taken due to security systems/locks.



Allsborough Drive

(located off Henderson Road near Henderson Park)

Daytime - Theft of wrought iron garden furniture - Neighbor observed theft in progress - Police called.



Mill Ridge Trail

(located off Henderson Mill Road/past the Henderson

Mill Elementary School)

Daytime - Break in occurred through the basement and quite a lot of items of various sizes were taken.  Items were loaded up in front of the house



Bolero Drive

(Henderson Middle School

side parking lot)

Daytime - Stolen SUV abandoned in parking lot - Neighbor learned from police the stolen car had been stolen twice - A thief stole it from another thief.



Nalley Circle

(located off La Vista Road/

Oak Grove Road area)


Daytime - Four houses were broken into.  Attempt into 5th was in progress when the owner arrived home.  Entry through doors and windows.  Jewelry and cash were taken.  Description of person given to police and neighbors.




Empire Square

(located off Midvale Road)


A neighbor reported around 8:30 PM that the doorbell rang once.  One Caucasian male was observed at the door with another male standing in the shadows.  Police were called and responded in 8-10 minutes.  While taking the report, the officers left quickly explaining that another similar incident in a nearby neighborhood had been reported.  A helicopter overhead had spotted something, and officers were called for on-ground support.


Dec. 2005

Off/near Evans Road

(street runs parallel to Henderson Road)


Several burglaries have taken place off/near Evans Road.


Past 3-4 mos. LaVista Road/Briarcliff Road area Numerous burglaries in past 3-4 mos.  In December, there were 5 arrests associated with this activity.



GA's Move Over Law:  Avoid a ticket ... Save a life

Georgia’s new Move-Over Law says drivers must move-over for emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the highway.  The law is meant to keep officers AND traffic violators safe from crashes with passing cars.


The Georgia Move-Over Law requires drivers to move-over one lane when possible if an emergency vehicle with flashing lights is parked on the shoulder of the highway.  And if traffic is too heavy to move-over safely, the law requires drivers to slow down below the posted speed limit instead AND to be prepared to stop.  Read more on Governor's Office of Highway Safety



A real fraud warning concerning jury duty
From Jannean B:

Hi - I wanted to pass this along because unlike most forwarded messages regarding scams or frauds, this is a real one.  This scam would be amazingly simple to do and such a call would seem authentic.  Apparently reports began to circulate in August and continue.  This is a good one to warn our neighbors and relatives about too.

Scam: Identity thieves trick the unwary into revealing their personal details by telling them they've failed to report for jury duty and warrants for their arrest are being issued.  Read more on Snopes.com

Tip:  I always try to use Snopes.com to check any "warning" or "alert" that I receive.

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Summary of website links


hendersonroad.com News & Events



Governor's Office of Highway Safety



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