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Major Briarwood Park Cleanup Held This Past Saturday

More than 50 local volunteers from MIRA USA removed invasive plants and weeds, and cleared trash, from Briarwood Park.


So my wife comes home from an early Saturday morning outing, and tells me there's about 50 people wearing blue t-shirts at , cleaning up the area.

Sure enough, a civic organization called MIRA USA had brought out dozens of local volunteers to pull up mounds of invasive weeds and plants, and clear out tons of trash from all around the area.

Check out our video of these hard-working community volunteers. And from all of us at Brookhaven Patch, you have our thanks!

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Eric H July 16, 2012 at 06:03 PM
It's All Good, with all due respect I hope you will understand why its difficult to believe your umbrage at someone denying your claim when you post anonymously. You may very well be correctly conveying a true course of events, or there may have been a communication breakdown or you maybe relating a fictional story. I can understand why some folks may wish to post anonymously, but please understand it will undermine your claim about what you say happened in your front yard.
JMax Davis July 16, 2012 at 06:28 PM
There have been no couples going door to door in Brittany. The only single female who has a Yes sign in Brittany asked me for it after a familly had a home invasion behind her home and she let me know that the her friend the homeowner had called 911 and got an answering machine. This had made her decide to put a sign up. Other than this nice , real lady, there are no other single females in Brittany with a yes sign. Sorry No City, it really is all good.
Booyah July 16, 2012 at 07:33 PM
@Professor Mesh You STILL have never substantiated your claim that you know who vandalized a car at Oglethorpe University. You write outrageous comments and when you're challenged you change the subject.
I yam what I yamburger July 16, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Sounds like a no city-er painted themselves in a corner
Eddie E. July 16, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Thanks for not being duped into buying the 'brookhaven pig in a poke'!
Eddie E. July 16, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Well either you or the many people who have made similar claims (to me in person) must have some sort of delusional disorder. Either one or many should get checked out.
Albie Alright July 16, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Mr. Davis, Thank you for attacking me as one of the neighbors in YOUR OWN community. This is why I never posted here. And to think you call yourself my neighbor. I am not ashamed I did though. I speak the truth and you attack me. Now Eric has jumped on the band wagon to beat up on me as well. Really unbelievable. Y'all go ahead and beat up on me some more. And Mr. Hovdesven, aren't we all innocent until proven guilty? You should know that. But once again, if there was nothing to it then why does Mr Davis have to come out and beat up on me? And then why do you, Eric? Why is this behavior OK? What have I ever done to either of you? This is madness. Why do you attack me? Why does the truth hurt you so badly? And then to be accused of being Hamburger? Y'all are some really paranoid fellas. It's just a stupid campaign sign. Relax! I'll never post here again so it really doesn't matter. Call me a liar if you want. Some neighbor JMax. And you want to be a Mayor. I hope that if you really ever do get to be a Mayor, you will treat your citizens better than you have treated me. Sigh.
not one of 60 July 16, 2012 at 09:15 PM
The horrible tacky plaza that it is. Thank goodness that all things in life are tempoary at the very least!
not one of 60 July 16, 2012 at 09:19 PM
http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/how-dekalb-wound-up-1016946.html
J. Max Davis July 16, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Just like the pseudonym under which this no city operative is posting the silly story is made up. It shows the desperate lengths to which no city folks will go to keep DeKalb County bureaucrats completely in charge of your taxes and services. I never, ever, put signs in yards without explicit permission from the homeowner. I learned this absolute rule from my father and it is something I just don't do. I personally know each and every homeowner in Brittany who has a yes sign and I know the exact circumstances under which it was placed there. Juxtapose the following feigned hysteria with this last post containing the silly question "Why do you attack me?"- "Davis ..was very pushy and without even asking me, placed a sign in my yard." "...sick of the constant bullying." "Y'all are some really paranoid fellas" "...your disdain for any other than those that agree with you is very scary." I can't call someone a liar who doesn't exist. ( I love the "Sigh" at the end)
Eric H July 16, 2012 at 09:55 PM
It's All Good, please explain how my comment, which I've pasted below is me jumping in to "beat up" on you. I was very careful to not make an accusation, i laid out 3 possible scenarios and opined as to why your anonymous post may undermine your credibility. I consider your statements about my post to be unfair and uncivil. Please explain. "It's All Good, with all due respect I hope you will understand why its difficult to believe your umbrage at someone denying your claim when you post anonymously. You may very well be correctly conveying a true course of events, or there may have been a communication breakdown or you maybe relating a fictional story. I can understand why some folks may wish to post anonymously, but please understand it will undermine your claim about what you say happened in your front yard."
Terrell Carstens July 16, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Really??? Stop!!! This is an article about some generous people volunteering to help in one of our parks!!! You all are looking foolish and acting like children. Please - Stop!
Be Good To Your Brothers July 16, 2012 at 11:58 PM
J. Max David, I hope that you can find it in your heart to not be so abrasive to your neighbors and very quickly call them into question. It makes you look less than appealing. Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor. Be good to your brothers, for you are your brothers keeper.
Jack of Kings July 17, 2012 at 12:34 AM
AJC: "A 2010 Georgia State study showed that DeKalb had nearly twice as many workers as Cobb and Gwinnett. DeKalb has since whittled down its payroll from 8,077 to about 7,300, mostly through early retirement and abolishing vacant spots. But that is still far higher than about 5,000 each in Cobb and Gwinnett."
Eric H July 17, 2012 at 03:11 AM
good point. So just who is Mira? I clicked the link in the article and its in Spanish. But it was very nice of them to provide so many volunteers so I was wondering what they do.
Terrell Carstens July 17, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Eric - I think that it is a civic org. that assists the Latin community in many ways. FYI - Right now several neighbors are working very hard on a revitalization project in this park regardless of future county or city funds. The park itself is a diamond in the rough. No comparison to any other parks in the area is required, just an opportunity to take advantage of what is already there. One neighbor is associated with a soccer program that had a gradute of that program represent the U.S.A. in the 2010 World Cup in So. Africa. He is now on the board of advisers for the program. My point here is - There are many willing neighbors and organizations within the metro area that can be utilized for community support that get the job done. This mentality must go hand in hand with any governmental body. Not just for financial reasons but for humane reasons. Good people want to do good things. We all need each other to have a safe, prosperous, rewarding life and experience within our communities. Maybe both sides should find a way to approach us in this manner. Any government should be much more than elected officials within a brick and mortar structure making decisions that effect all of us. Sorry if I am starting to sound preachy, but I think everyone will get my point. It was just an article about a good thing happening in a park.
Eric H July 17, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I hear you Terrell, Friends of Murphey Candler and our HOA have long done park clean up days and other efforts to improve the passive lake side of the park. Though I know many most actively involved in that effort are hoping for a city since the county can actually get in the way or at least not always be the easiest partner to work with due to its size. You should see the large commercial trailer they dropped off without telling anyone. Not that its related to anything on this topic, but its sort of symbolic.
Terrell Carstens July 17, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Things seem to disappear on here alot. Maybe they disappear the same way they appear at the wee hours of the morning before it even shows up as a distributed publication to the neighborhood. We have noticed, and do wonder why there can be 20 posts the minute it becomes avail. to the rest of us. OR, I must admit that last night I flagged every post on this article as inappropriate except Rob Turner.
Eric H July 17, 2012 at 08:19 PM
makes sense Terrell, the problem is when they remove some it sort of puts the other comments out of context. I mean when people write personal attacks its sort of understandable while someone may want to respond even if its off topic.
Tim Darnell (Editor) July 17, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Comments that violate Patch's terms of use are removed.
Terrell Carstens July 17, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Eric - I'm just curious. How did you find or have access to the comments that had disappeared?
Steve Walker July 17, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Look under the persons profile. Comments still there even if they have been removed from the on-going blog.....
Eric H July 17, 2012 at 09:11 PM
But Timothy by taking those comments off you sort of throw everything else out of context. That poster is crazed and her demeanor should be left out and exposed to everyone.
Eric H July 17, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Terrell I click on keep me posted which sends all the comments to the email address I provided, I find its quicker to read them that way. Anyway while they can pull a comment off the board they can't pull it out of your inbox.
Eric H July 17, 2012 at 09:14 PM
And frankly once someone has messed with the board like that more than once you should block their IP address.
Dr. Jeff July 18, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Folks need to realize that taking a class with Professor provides an experience filled with his limited command of the English language and a lack of content clarity.
Dr. Jeff July 18, 2012 at 12:46 AM
What an unusual tale. Although I don't message others how I will vote by placing signs in my yard, I was in the NO camp until recently. I've never received robo calls, no one has ever knocked on my door to solicit my vote, and I've not been solicited for donations. I haven't received NO camp mailings; however, I do receive YES email & mail. Evidently I've been fortunate enough to make my own decision.
Dr. Jeff July 18, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Dear One It.... It appears you've been horribly traumatized!
Dr. Jeff July 18, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Hey Be Good... It's best you practice that which you preach. You seem to appear anytime JMD comments and then you accuse him of acting in ways that he is not. I don't know him other than by his comments and your assessment makes no sense.
Dr. Jeff July 18, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Timothy: How do you ensure that you are appropriately removing comments based on the TOS subjective measures. I've followed the message boards for a couple of months and I can confirm that the Patch is NOT removing many of the inappropriate comments I've read and flagged. These comments are written by some very well known longstanding posters who have the objective of attacking and humiliating others. The comments have remained over time for all to read.

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