Poor neighborhoods suffering; No security for them
This is a great article from the Sunday Paper (Not AJC). This could be the future of much of South DeKalb. With the amount of abandoned houses, it is just a matter of time before the criminals realize the wealth of opportunity. I think much of South DeKalb is better off than their brethren in South Atlanta, but times are changing, and as middle-class residents flee South DeKalb for greener pastures in Rockdale and Henry, you will see more of the blight and criminal activity that you see in Mechanicsville. I feel the residents frustration at the local corner stores. These establishments exist to provide services to the criminal element. I would do everything legal to have them removed.