Tag Archives: DeKalb

What is Tucker? Part 3: Ability to be Left Alone

Ability to be Left Alone In my last post, I talked about how one of Tucker’s characteristics is how easy it is to get to know your neighbors. An equally important characteristic is how easily it is to get people to leave you alone. A lot of folks moved to unincorporated Tucker specifically to avoid […]

What is Tucker? Part 2: Just Plain Neighborly

The Ability to Get to Know Your Neighbors At a holiday party this weekend, a friend who lives east of Stone Mountain talked about doing his gift shopping in Lilburn and Snellville. As he walked between shops, his attempts to greet people with “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Holidays” or even just “Hi” were met with dour […]

What is Tucker? Part 1: That Small Town Feel

THIS POST IS MY PERSONAL OPINION AND NOT THAT OF ANY ORGANIZATION TO WHICH I BELONG. Whenever Tuckerites gather, there always seems to a discussion of what Tucker actually means to them. I’ve heard plenty of people talk about maintaining Tucker’s character as the main reason they voted for cityhood. I had this happen again […]

The DeKalb Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Commission, Part 1

THIS POST IS MY PERSONAL OPINION AND NOT THAT OF ANY ORGANIZATION TO WHICH I BELONG. As many of you know, last week I was elected chairperson of the new DeKalb Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Commission. Much of Georgia’s recent success with these businesses has come courtesy of vigorous effort at the state level. […]

Deciding to Decide DeKalb

Since I don’t nearly have enough things going on in my life, yesterday the DeKalb County Commission appointed me to the board of our county economic development authority, Decide DeKalb. For those of you who have not been following DeKalb County politics, the county has been hit with a number of corruption scandals, including convictions […]