Volunteers cleaned up Proctor Creek last spring as part of the creation of Lindsay Street Park.
Volunteers cleaned up Proctor Creek last spring as part of the creation of Lindsay Street Park.

A Georgia Tech student who was listed as missing after a sorority party and then found beaten and barely conscious along DeKalb Avenue remains in intensive care. According to the AJC, James Hubert is suffering from paralysis on his left side, blood on the brain, broken vertebrae, broken ribs, broken scapula and punctured lung. According to postings by Hubert’s mother on social media, the aerospace engineering major was “jumped, beaten up, robbed and left for dead” after getting off a MARTA train. Friends used the find my iPhone app to track pings on Hubert’s cellphone. He was found in a ditch near the railroad tracks on Monday morning. Atlanta Police said they are still waiting to talk with Hubert about what happened to him.

The man accused of running down cyclist and Atlanta Time Machine founder Greg Germani has plead guilty and received a 15 year sentence. According to Decaturish, Joseph Alan Lewis plead guilty to serious injury by vehicle, hit and run, criminal damage to property, tampering with evidence, and a series of misdemeanor charges including reckless driving, failure to report an accident, driving without a valid license, and no license plate. Germani is still recovering from the traumatic brain injury he received in the accident last summer.

Mayor Kasim Reed will join residents, partners, foundations and businesses to celebrate the opening of the first park in the English Avenue neighborhood on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting. Lindsay Street Park not only provides cleaner water to Proctor Creek, but also a space for kids to play and neighbors to gather. Creation of the greenspace was led by The Conservation Fund’s Parks With Purpose program in partnership with Park Pride. Major funding came from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Invest Atlanta, U-Haul and Waterfall Foundation. Additional support was provided by Boise Paper, City of Atlanta Parks & Recreation, Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, Deforest Trust, Georgia Power and Park Pride.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.