Residents Robbed at Gunpoint in Oakhurst Business District Last Thursday Night

A Oakhurst resident wrote into a local message board earlier this week to relay a very troubling story about how she and her husband were held up at gunpoint in front of One Step at a Time.  According to her note, “People were on patios and Jazz had only been over for a while.”

Decatur Police’s Deputy Chief Keith Lee just confirmed the event to me and sent along this press release…

On Thursday April 14, 2011 at approximately 11:50 pm the Decatur Police Department officers responded to a report of an armed robbery near 630 East Lake Drive. The victims were walking towards their vehicle when they were approached by a male. The suspect brandished a handgun and robbed them. The victims dropped their belongings on the ground, where they were retrieved by the suspect. After retrieving the victims’ purse and wallet from the ground he fled the area on foot. Neither victim was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as: Gender – Male, Height – 6’1”, Weight – 180 lbs., African American, Late 20’s to Early 30’s, Slim

This incident is being actively investigated by the Decatur Police Department. Anyone having any information concerning this matter is encouraged to contact Investigator J. Vandiver @ 404 373-6551.

“Wonder Years” Actress Visits Decatur High To Talk About Math

If you can get by the awkward “math doesn’t suck” introduction, it’s a decent segment.
h/t: Next Stop….Decatur

Best Wine For Under $15? (or What’s Your “House Wine”?)

I’m surprised I’ve never thought to ask this question before!

I’m very interested to hear your answers because we don’t currently have an old, reliable standby in our household.

Fugees Looking to Build International School From Ground Up with Text Message Donations

Heather sends along these two videos detailing the Fugees new effort to expand their school program and build a brand new school dedicated to educating international refugees.  Fugee’s founder Luma Mufleh and the Fugees team are looking to raise $5 million through text donations for the initial build-out of an international refugee school in Clarkston.

Click here for more info! To donate $5, you just need to text “FUGEES” to 20222.

Asian Cajun Apartment Hopes For Apartment Therapy Accolades

AsianCajun superstar Catherine Lee’s apartment has made it into Apartment Therapy’s Small/Cool contest for 2011, where readers pick the “smallest coolest home” and the winner gets a paint consultation and a $7,000 Best Buy gift card.

You can check out Cath’s entry HERE, and don’t forget to vote for her 500 sq foot Decatur masterpiece!

Also, for more pics of her apartment and some background on how she got her space looking so stylin’, check out her post this morning on AsianCajuns!