Smyrna to raze apartments in high-crime area

Oct 4, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: MDJonline.com - Marietta, Georgia

The Smyrna City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to buy and demolish the Hickory Lake Apartments off Windy Hill and Old Concord roads as part of an effort to boost redevelopment in the crime-ridden area.

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Powder Springs, GA

#22 Nov 5, 2010
BiscuitsNGravy wrote:
Lovely!! Now they are going to push all of the ghetto trash out into other areas of Smyrna. Why not let them all remain in their one little area, instead of now spreading their crime throughout the city? That complex has been bad for many years. Even having Smyrna police on site does not stop those thugs. I lived in a house off of Old Concord and that complex was my main reason for relocating. I'd hear gun shots weekly, their pit bulls running loose all over the place, drug deals all of the time, loud music at all hours of the night. Send them all out to zone 1 in Atlanta. They will fit in perfect out there. They chose to live in that crime infested complex. Nobody forced them to live there. I do not want to hear this "Well they are on a fixed income AKA welfare". Get off of welfare, go to college and better yourself. There are NO excuses for living that way. There are way too many opportunities out there for you to get a good career. Don't hand me the economy either, because those people were living like that wayyyyyyyyyy before the down turn of the economy. That excuse isn't going to fly either.
I don't know why you got voted nuts and clueless I completely agree. They are nuts and clueless.
GET REAL

Metter, GA

#23 Nov 5, 2010
abcd wrote:
there is a show on tv called downsizing which shows a white couple with 7 kids the parents have degrees but because everyone has been affected by the economy they are on foodstamps, the wife has taken a job cleaning houses and alot of other stuff, my point being everyone is going through stuff stop judging, it is not just a color thing.
AND FOR THE PERSON NAMED"GET REAL" MY LIFE IS FINE!!!APPARENTLY URS AINT CAUSE ALL U DO IS COMPLAIN AND BLAME,,,SOME PEOPLE REALLY NEED THERAPY,,,
I have not one time played the race card in any of my remarks. What would make you assume such a thing? it is all about entitlement and nothing else. Maybe you need a little therapy or maybe you are racist for assuming it was about blacks? you made my point exactly, it is hard for all of us right now, so why should some get a never ending free ride. It makes no sense to me, most especially when they start complaining like a child whose mother left them high and dry, and they are lost without her. I don't know how else to explain it more simply. Just one example of what I said to begin with, welfare/food stamps was brought about to be a temporay fix for people during hard times, I have no issue with temporary assistance, only permanent assistance, no reason for it.
abcd

Powder Springs, GA

#24 Nov 8, 2010
GET REAL wrote:
<quoted text>I have not one time played the race card in any of my remarks. What would make you assume such a thing? it is all about entitlement and nothing else. Maybe you need a little therapy or maybe you are racist for assuming it was about blacks? you made my point exactly, it is hard for all of us right now, so why should some get a never ending free ride. It makes no sense to me, most especially when they start complaining like a child whose mother left them high and dry, and they are lost without her. I don't know how else to explain it more simply. Just one example of what I said to begin with, welfare/food stamps was brought about to be a temporay fix for people during hard times, I have no issue with temporary assistance, only permanent assistance, no reason for it.
first off if u dont want people to assume anything make your statements clear,,, as far as the show thats who is on there,, my point being the mother has degrees and the father was successful and because of the economy they have to do what is necessary to take care of their kids and they get foodstamps and it doesnt mean that everybody who gets help from the gov. mean that they are freeloaders, everybody story is different, and to let u know there is only temporary welfare u can only get it for a certain amount of time.
abcd

Powder Springs, GA

#25 Nov 8, 2010
GET REAL wrote:
<quoted text>Of course, the same old response, just new words. Remember the one, "until you walk in my shoes, don't judge me." I believe one writer wrote, if you need to, get 2 jobs, etc. If you worked at getting off of handouts as hard as you do at making excuses for getting handouts from the government, you wouldn't be living in low income, crime ridden areas. It's time that the government, federal, state and county do away with these so called entitlement programs, that is the problem, it is too easy for slackers to survive without lifting a finger.I realize this is falling on deaf ears, to 98% of those who are in the welfare system, that is why generation after generation have followed the examples set by their families, have children, don't get married, don't tell the system who the father is or they will make him pay child support, sell food stamps for money to support your drug or alcohol habits, steal or kill if you don't get enough freebees from the government, don't go to school if you don't want to, don't go by the rules like everyone else does, hate the working class that is giving us everything we do have, lie, cheat, etc.,etc. It is time to stop kidding yourselves, you are what you are, which is a user and abuser of the American tax payer. You can't explain it away with feeble excuses.
u need help,,thats all i can say!!!!

Since: Aug 10

Douglas County Ga

#26 Nov 9, 2010
what wrote:
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I don't know why you got voted nuts and clueless I completely agree. They are nuts and clueless.
Only someone who lives the way that I described would vote any reply as such. I know very,very well about what goes on at Hickory Lake. Speaking of Hickory lake, there was yet another shooting in there. abcd likes to follow me around on topix calling me a racist for pointing out bonified FACTS. Facts do not make a person racist. Oh and abcd also defends those 4 animals who beat to death and murdered a fine young man in Douglasville the other night. Now does that tell you what kind of person abcd is? Hickory Lake has been plagued with crime for years now. For anyone to deny that, they are either part of the problem in there or just that stupid. I lived off of Old Concord Road. It's not just Hickory Lake either. It's also concord crossing and cumberland run. They are all full of crime and drugs. That's a fact!! The Smyrna PD are set up in Hickory Lake and even that doesn't detour the crime in there. Then again I know a couple of those SPD officers, who are in cahoots with the drug dealers. If I'm lying, I'm crying and I haven't shed a tear.
You do have law abiding people who live in Hickory Lake, and I feel bad for them. Issue once again is this. If you want out of that kind of environment it is up to you to change that. Only you determine your destiny in this world. It is nobody elses fault if you live in poverty. Yes the job market is horrible right now, but it hasn't always been this way. Those problems existed before the down turn on the job market. There are 100's of opportunities out there for anyone to get an education. Take the medical field for example. Jobs in high demand still. If you want out of an unsafe neighborhood, go back to school. It will take some time, but the pay off will be worth it. To be able to fall asleep at night without having one eye open to me alone is worth striving for more. I say ignore abcd. Obviously clueless and cold hearted. I mean they take up for pre meditated murderers. That in itsself is reason enough to not read their trolling.

Since: Aug 10

Douglas County Ga

#27 Nov 9, 2010
abcd wrote:
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u need help,,thats all i can say!!!!
Seems like you have got the cart before the horse. People like you are part of the problem with crime in our society. You defend a well known crime riddened apt. complex. You came onto the Douglasville forum defending those 4 savage animals who beat to death a fine young man who just so happened to be the next male who walked by them.
You keep calling me a racist, which is quite funny. You my dear are the racist for even throwing out that expired race card. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the oven.
Racist is someone against one color as a whole. I am not against any one color as a whole. I am against criminals, and it just so happens that when a major crime takes place in MY town a black person is the suspect. If there was a thread about 4 white animals beating to death another white kid for no reason, I would be raising just as much hell. You abcd have some very serious deep seated issues. There's help out there. You just have to ask for it.
abcd

Powder Springs, GA

#28 Nov 9, 2010
BiscuitsNGravy wrote:
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Only someone who lives the way that I described would vote any reply as such. I know very,very well about what goes on at Hickory Lake. Speaking of Hickory lake, there was yet another shooting in there. abcd likes to follow me around on topix calling me a racist for pointing out bonified FACTS. Facts do not make a person racist. Oh and abcd also defends those 4 animals who beat to death and murdered a fine young man in Douglasville the other night. Now does that tell you what kind of person abcd is? Hickory Lake has been plagued with crime for years now. For anyone to deny that, they are either part of the problem in there or just that stupid. I lived off of Old Concord Road. It's not just Hickory Lake either. It's also concord crossing and cumberland run. They are all full of crime and drugs. That's a fact!! The Smyrna PD are set up in Hickory Lake and even that doesn't detour the crime in there. Then again I know a couple of those SPD officers, who are in cahoots with the drug dealers. If I'm lying, I'm crying and I haven't shed a tear.
You do have law abiding people who live in Hickory Lake, and I feel bad for them. Issue once again is this. If you want out of that kind of environment it is up to you to change that. Only you determine your destiny in this world. It is nobody elses fault if you live in poverty. Yes the job market is horrible right now, but it hasn't always been this way. Those problems existed before the down turn on the job market. There are 100's of opportunities out there for anyone to get an education. Take the medical field for example. Jobs in high demand still. If you want out of an unsafe neighborhood, go back to school. It will take some time, but the pay off will be worth it. To be able to fall asleep at night without having one eye open to me alone is worth striving for more. I say ignore abcd. Obviously clueless and cold hearted. I mean they take up for pre meditated murderers. That in itsself is reason enough to not read their trolling.
its a shame that u would put on here that i support what happened in douglasville,,as i said before u are a pitiful excuse for a human being,,i have not said one thing about the douglasville incident,,,U R A RACIST AND A LIAR,,GET HELP ASAP
abcd

Powder Springs, GA

#29 Nov 9, 2010
BiscuitsNGravy wrote:
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Seems like you have got the cart before the horse. People like you are part of the problem with crime in our society. You defend a well known crime riddened apt. complex. You came onto the Douglasville forum defending those 4 savage animals who beat to death a fine young man who just so happened to be the next male who walked by them.
You keep calling me a racist, which is quite funny. You my dear are the racist for even throwing out that expired race card. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the oven.
Racist is someone against one color as a whole. I am not against any one color as a whole. I am against criminals, and it just so happens that when a major crime takes place in MY town a black person is the suspect. If there was a thread about 4 white animals beating to death another white kid for no reason, I would be raising just as much hell. You abcd have some very serious deep seated issues. There's help out there. You just have to ask for it.
as i said before i have only spoken about u,,,,none of my comments have been about the douglasville incident,,only u talking about blacks as a group instead as indiduals,,,,stop telling lies, as i said before please get help,, it seems that u cant read or u dont want to understand what im saying TO U and only ABOUT U go back and re-read all of the things that ive written to u,,its really trying to help u out,,,

Since: Aug 10

Douglas County Ga

#30 Nov 9, 2010
abcd wrote:
<quoted text>
its a shame that u would put on here that i support what happened in douglasville,,as i said before u are a pitiful excuse for a human being,,i have not said one thing about the douglasville incident,,,U R A RACIST AND A LIAR,,GET HELP ASAP
LOL If you were Pinnochio troll, your nose just grew. You most certainly did defend the 4 charged with murder on the Douglasville forum, because people jumped all over you for it. Keep calling me a racist if that makes you feel macho and adult. You are an ignorant soul who defends every damn thread in regards to criminal behavior. That just goes to show what kind of person you are IRL.

Since: Aug 10

Douglas County Ga

#31 Nov 9, 2010
abcd wrote:
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as i said before i have only spoken about u,,,,none of my comments have been about the douglasville incident,,only u talking about blacks as a group instead as indiduals,,,,stop telling lies, as i said before please get help,, it seems that u cant read or u dont want to understand what im saying TO U and only ABOUT U go back and re-read all of the things that ive written to u,,its really trying to help u out,,,
^
Mental case! I guess it must be your alter ego then posting on the Douglasville threads. Is that what it is, or due to you posting under so many profiles and names you can't keep up with what you post under what?
Don't you have some criminals to defend or something? You are the definition of an internet troll. Pathetic and so very immature. Hey if you can prove that I have ever posted that I hate all black people and that all black people are evil or anything negative about the race as a whole, by all means post it here. No I take that back, you'd reword stuff because that's what no life having little trolls like yourself do. If I were a racist intelligent one, I sure as hell would not be taking time to help set up stop the violence vigils and I sure as hell would not be concerned with the murder that just took place in Douglasville. A racist would be making vile and vulgar remarks about another young black man taken way too early. I on the other hand think it's a tragedy that such a bright young man with his entire future ahead of him was taken over something so senseless. If me calling those 4 murderers thugs and animals makes me racist, then I guess there's a hell of a lot of black people racist against their own race too. What I call them is a picnic compared to what many of their own race are calling them. You troll need to wake up and take your head out of your ass. Do you think that you can do that? I have faith that you can.
Oh and Hickory Lake is still a crime riddened dump. I think the majority in the Smyrna area black,white,Hispanic, Asian, or whatever nationality can agree with that statement. You just want to stir up crap, because you are just a troll.
abcd

Powder Springs, GA

#32 Nov 9, 2010
BiscuitsNGravy wrote:
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LOL If you were Pinnochio troll, your nose just grew. You most certainly did defend the 4 charged with murder on the Douglasville forum, because people jumped all over you for it. Keep calling me a racist if that makes you feel macho and adult. You are an ignorant soul who defends every damn thread in regards to criminal behavior. That just goes to show what kind of person you are IRL.
i know everything that i write and as i said I HAVE NOT SAID A WORD ABOUT THE DOUGLASVILLE INCIDENT!!!!I THINK THAT U CANT READ BECAUSE I KNOW EVERYTHING THAT I WRITE,,, I DONT HAVE TO CHANGE MY NAME ON ANYTHING IF I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING I WILL,,,U ALWAYS SAY 90%BLACKS ARE THIS AND 50%THAT AND I KEEP SAYING THAT IT DOESNT MATTER WHO HAS THE MOST PEOPLE IN JAIL AND OR PRISON,,,DONT BLAME THE WHOLE RACE,,EVERYONE IS NOT THE SAME,,,I HAVE WHITE PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY SO AS I SAID BEFORE I AM FAR FROM BEING JUDGEMENTAL,,,,IM TRYING TO HELP U OUT,,,GO BACK AND RE----READ ALL OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE WROTE,,,,STOP TRYING TO TELL LIES AND JUST BE REAL,,,
abcd

Powder Springs, GA

#33 Nov 9, 2010
BiscuitsNGravy wrote:
<quoted text>
^
Mental case! I guess it must be your alter ego then posting on the Douglasville threads. Is that what it is, or due to you posting under so many profiles and names you can't keep up with what you post under what?
Don't you have some criminals to defend or something? You are the definition of an internet troll. Pathetic and so very immature. Hey if you can prove that I have ever posted that I hate all black people and that all black people are evil or anything negative about the race as a whole, by all means post it here. No I take that back, you'd reword stuff because that's what no life having little trolls like yourself do. If I were a racist intelligent one, I sure as hell would not be taking time to help set up stop the violence vigils and I sure as hell would not be concerned with the murder that just took place in Douglasville. A racist would be making vile and vulgar remarks about another young black man taken way too early. I on the other hand think it's a tragedy that such a bright young man with his entire future ahead of him was taken over something so senseless. If me calling those 4 murderers thugs and animals makes me racist, then I guess there's a hell of a lot of black people racist against their own race too. What I call them is a picnic compared to what many of their own race are calling them. You troll need to wake up and take your head out of your ass. Do you think that you can do that? I have faith that you can.
Oh and Hickory Lake is still a crime riddened dump. I think the majority in the Smyrna area black,white,Hispanic, Asian, or whatever nationality can agree with that statement. You just want to stir up crap, because you are just a troll.
I DONT CARE IF HICKORY LAKE IS A CRIME RIDDEN COMPLEX,, I DONT LIVE THERE,,but i dont think that everybody that lives there is on welfare and the other stuff that was said,,,if some people choose to live there thats their choice, re--read your posts to refresh your mind about the things that youve said,, i dont have to change any words that you have said,,, im telling you to read your own words,,,,,BYE
Cobb Woman of Color

Philadelphia, PA

#34 Nov 10, 2010
What happened to Bobby Tillman in Douglasville was horrible! The youths involved are evil and acted like animals acting him for no reason. It was like a inhuman thirst for blood just for spite.

Whether society wants to face it or not, there is a very real issue with violence among Black youths. As a parent, it frightens me to even think what could happen to my children. Angry people are raising angry children! The cycle of violence has to stop! This isn't what MLK dreamed. It is a nightmare!

Since: Aug 10

Douglas County Ga

#35 Nov 10, 2010
abcd wrote:
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i know everything that i write and as i said I HAVE NOT SAID A WORD ABOUT THE DOUGLASVILLE INCIDENT!!!!I THINK THAT U CANT READ BECAUSE I KNOW EVERYTHING THAT I WRITE,,, I DONT HAVE TO CHANGE MY NAME ON ANYTHING IF I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING I WILL,,,U ALWAYS SAY 90%BLACKS ARE THIS AND 50%THAT AND I KEEP SAYING THAT IT DOESNT MATTER WHO HAS THE MOST PEOPLE IN JAIL AND OR PRISON,,,DONT BLAME THE WHOLE RACE,,EVERYONE IS NOT THE SAME,,,I HAVE WHITE PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY SO AS I SAID BEFORE I AM FAR FROM BEING JUDGEMENTAL,,,,IM TRYING TO HELP U OUT,,,GO BACK AND RE----READ ALL OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE WROTE,,,,STOP TRYING TO TELL LIES AND JUST BE REAL,,,
I was not the poster who posted about 90% of the crime being committed by 50% of the population in Douglasville. You have me mixed up with another person on there, but I did read where that poster posted that. If you knew how I know things in regards to Douglasville/Douglas co. crime, you'd hush and realize that I do in fact know beyond the shadow of a doubt what I post on here. I do not post false info. I have no reason to lie, or pull things out of my a$$.
abcd

Powder Springs, GA

#36 Nov 10, 2010
BiscuitsNGravy wrote:
<quoted text>
I was not the poster who posted about 90% of the crime being committed by 50% of the population in Douglasville. You have me mixed up with another person on there, but I did read where that poster posted that. If you knew how I know things in regards to Douglasville/Douglas co. crime, you'd hush and realize that I do in fact know beyond the shadow of a doubt what I post on here. I do not post false info. I have no reason to lie, or pull things out of my a$$.
i did not say anything about the crime in douglasville,,,go back and read all of the posts that you've written, u were talking about the population of prisons were (whatever % blacks and a lower percentage of whites)thats what i was talking about,,, and yes u do pull shit out of ur ass,,because u lied on me..IM THROUGH TALKING TO U,,,
GET REAL

Metter, GA

#37 Nov 16, 2010
abcd wrote:
there is a show on tv called downsizing which shows a white couple with 7 kids the parents have degrees but because everyone has been affected by the economy they are on foodstamps, the wife has taken a job cleaning houses and alot of other stuff, my point being everyone is going through stuff stop judging, it is not just a color thing.
AND FOR THE PERSON NAMED"GET REAL" MY LIFE IS FINE!!!APPARENTLY URS AINT CAUSE ALL U DO IS COMPLAIN AND BLAME,,,SOME PEOPLE REALLY NEED THERAPY,,,
no, some people need to get a job and pay their own way.

“Let the truth be told.”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#38 Nov 16, 2010
Good idea!! let them move to Powder Springs and pester the lives over there.
george barnett

Eastover, SC

#39 Nov 17, 2010
lighteredknot wrote:
Read the article. They want that criminal element in Smyrna, that is why it said the city is tearing down the places. Atlanta did the same thing, but they gave people Section 8 housing and put the criminals out in the neighborhoods.
Yeah,that'l solve the problem.
GET REAL

Metter, GA

#40 Nov 18, 2010
Cobb Woman of Color wrote:
What happened to Bobby Tillman in Douglasville was horrible! The youths involved are evil and acted like animals acting him for no reason. It was like a inhuman thirst for blood just for spite.
Whether society wants to face it or not, there is a very real issue with violence among Black youths. As a parent, it frightens me to even think what could happen to my children. Angry people are raising angry children! The cycle of violence has to stop! This isn't what MLK dreamed. It is a nightmare!
Tryer words were never spoken. thank you.
GET REAL

Metter, GA

#41 Nov 18, 2010
Cobb Woman of Color wrote:
What happened to Bobby Tillman in Douglasville was horrible! The youths involved are evil and acted like animals acting him for no reason. It was like a inhuman thirst for blood just for spite.
Whether society wants to face it or not, there is a very real issue with violence among Black youths. As a parent, it frightens me to even think what could happen to my children. Angry people are raising angry children! The cycle of violence has to stop! This isn't what MLK dreamed. It is a nightmare!
To correct my last post, Truer words were never spoken. thank you .

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