Wednesday, May 15, 2013
William Morriss, 20, was attending UGA.
A former Dunwoody High School student who was attending University of Georgia has died. Twenty-year-old William O. Morriss, a business major, passed away May 8, according to The Red & Black, which cited an obituary. A memorial for Morriss was recently held at the Dunwoody Country Club, the Red & Black reports. The article also states that the family requested donations to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, www.afsp.org, in lieu of flowers.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The longtime north DeKalb Republican passed away on Tuesday morning.
Jim Tysinger was a Republican in Georgia at a time when the GOP was an inconsequential force in Peach State politics. But that didn't affect the longtime legislator's ability to get things done for his constituents and work with a Democratic majority that had been in power since right after the Civil War. Tysinger, who passed away Tuesday morning after a bout of pneumonia, represented Brookhaven and other parts of north DeKalb from 1968-98 in the state Senate. Prior to that, he was a member of the city of North Atlanta's final city council, which went out of business in 1965. Portions of that old city are now included in the new city of Brookhaven. Tysinger was famous for his regular meetings with constituents, and reaching across the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Chase Williams is the wife of Dick Williams, publisher of the Dunwoody Crier. She says she has resigned her editorial position with the local paper to pursue political life.
Editor's Note: Brookhaven's first elections as a city will take place on Nov. 6, 2012, with runoffs set for for Dec. 4, 2012. Brookhaven officially becomes a city on Dec. 17, at 12:01 am. Patch has contacted every candidate for mayor and city council, asking them to participate in our popular 'Five Questions With ...' series. We will publish their answers, unedited, in the order their responses are received, from those who choose to participate. And now, Five Questions With Rebecca Chase Williams, candidate for council district 1. 1. In this day and age of intense scrutiny, and especially considering the recent, hotly contested debate and vote over Brookhaven municipalization, why are you running for city council? Williams: As a …
Monday, August 20, 2012
U.S. Rep. Tom Price represents Sandy Springs, Canton, Roswell, and small portions of Dunwoody. He has been outspoken about "Obamacare" and his dislike for it.
U.S. Rep. Tom Price discussed how healthcare ties into the nation's debt, Medicare and Medicaid, and taxation during a breakfast held by the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, at the Westin Hotel. Return to Sandy Springs Patch for details. Check out Price's district map.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The former announcer for the Atlanta Braves died on Friday. Funeral services were held in Sandy Springs.
Funeral services for Ernie Johnson, Sr. were held this morning at St. Jude Catholic Church, in Sandy Springs. The former announcer for the Atlanta Braves died on Friday, at the age of 87. Johnson played for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves from 1950-1958 and the Baltimore Orioles in 1959, and was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2001. Johnson is survived by Lois, his wife of 63 years, and children Dawn, Chris, and Ernie Jr. Ernie Jr. is host of the "NBA on TNT." Family and friends at Tuesday’s services included Bobby Cox, Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz, Steve Holman, the voice of the Atlanta Hawks, and baseball great Phil Niekro.