Lakers’ Luke Walton discusses ‘nightmare matchup’ with Rockets’ James Harden

After Rockets guard James Harden averaged 37 points per game against the Lakers last season, the most he averaged against any opponent other than the 62 he scored in his one game against the Magic, he scored 36 in the first meeting this season.

He put up an average of 11 free throws per game against Los Angeles last season and attempted 15 this season, leading to the Lakers’ emphasis on keeping Harden off the free throw line as the first step in defending the league’s leading scorer.

"The way the rules are now, you can’t touch anybody," Lakers coach Luke Walton told the media in Los Angeles on Wednesday. "Harden is as skilled as anybody in our league offensively. He’s a brilliant shooter. His go-to moves are shots you normally want people taking, step-back fadeaways. You got to get all over him to take that away.

"When he drives, it’s natural to get physical with somebody. He’s a nightmare matchup for any team. We have to be disciplined. We got to keep him off the foul line. You’re first job is to get him of the 3-point line. From there, don’t foul him. Then, we can have our team defense help from that point."

The Lakers have excelled defensively in recent weeks, ranking third in the past seven games and ninth overall this season, allowing the sixth-fewest free throws per game. Harden’s average of 9.4 free throws per game is second only to the 76ers’ Joel Embiid.

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Admiral Capital Group and Elite Street Capital Complete Sale of Fields Peachtree Corners in Atlanta Market

ATLANTA, GA – Admiral Capital Group and Elite Street Capital recently announced the successful sale of The Fields Peachtree Corners, a 490-unit multifamily property located in Norcross, Ga., in the Atlanta MSA. The asset was sold for $51.2 million, representing an increase of over 40% in value.

Admiral and Elite acquired the apartment community for $36.3 million in May 2016 through a joint venture. The investment provided an opportunity to purchase a well-located asset at a discount to replacement cost that provided a value housing alternative to the rapidly growing workforce in the fourth largest manufacturing and distribution center market in the United States.

During its ownership, the joint venture set out to improve the aesthetics and overall experience for the tenants. The partnership repositioned the property by curing deferred maintenance, enhancing the exteriors and upgrading unit interiors. Select improvements included fitness center, pool area and other amenity upgrades, replacement of wooden decks and landscaping improvements. Interior renovations included replacing countertops, modernizing kitchen cabinets, appliances and flooring and renovating bathrooms. Overall, the upgrades repositioned the property to compete with top quality assets with higher overall rents.

“Our strategy is to identify under-capitalized assets in markets with a supply and demand imbalance,” said Dan Bassichis, co-founder of Admiral Capital Group. “Atlanta has been a key market behind Admiral’s growth over the past 10 years and this property was an ideal fit for our value-add strategy. We couldn’t be more pleased with the execution with Elite.”

Admiral has acquired eight real estate assets to date in Atlanta and including this asset, and has five realizations. Nationally, Admiral has acquired over 12,400 multifamily units, 1.1 million square feet of office, 775,000 square feet of retail and 900 hotel keys. Admiral and Elite also purchased The Fields Peachtree Corners, formerly known as One Ashley Lakes, in June 2017.

"Peachtree Corners’ below market acquisition, strategic implementation of a value-add business plan, and a competitive sale process generated a truly successful investment,” said David Whitby, Elite’s CEO. “We are thrilled to have partnered with Admiral on this transaction.”

Dan Phelan, a commercial real estate broker with Newmark Knight Frank, handled the Fields Peachtree Corners sale.

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BREAKING: SWAT situation begins in Stone Mountain neighborhood

There’s an active SWAT situation in a Stone Mountain neighborhood Friday night, authorities said.

Channel 2 Action News reported that DeKalb County police are in the Water’s Edge subdivision in Stone Mountain. Neighbors who live off Wood Hollow Way aren’t being allowing into their homes.

Huge police presence in Water’s Edge neighborhood for “SWAT situation.” Resident told me this is unusual for this very quiet neighborhood. An ambulance is here on standby. pic.twitter.com/a7wl0FHOW6

— Rikki Klaus (@RikkiKlausWSB) November 17, 2018

No other details have been released.

We’re working to learn more.

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Oconee County sheriff’s blotter

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:

WIRE THEFT: On Aug. 2, Sgt. Mark Smith was dispatched to a construction site off Virgil Langford Road for the new Mercedez Benz dealership, where more than $5,000 worth of wire was stolen. The theft occurred between 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and 7:25 a.m. Aug. 2. The electrical wire consisted of numerous spools of electrical wiring of different gauges and colors.

ATHENS RIDGE FIGHT: On Aug. 2, deputies were dispatched about 4 a.m. to a fight at Athens Ridge Apartments off Old Macon Highway. When deputies arrived, they found four men ages 18 and 19, who had visible injuries and all were intoxicated. Deputies questioned the young men, but it was difficult to obtain coherent statements from them. One teen was babbling and another could barely walk. Two were from Suwanne, one from Atlanta and one from Norcross. All four were charged with misdemeanor offenses of affray and underage possession of alcohol. The fight may have stemmed from a game they were playing that escalated into the fist fight.

QUESTIONABLE PURCHASE: On July 31, Deputy Stephen Schaffer met with a 42-year-old Jefferson man, who reported he was shopping off Epps Bridge Parkway when he was approached by a stranger who offered him a good deal on a home theater system. The pair went to a bank, where the man obtained a $1,000 cashiers check to pay for the system. The other man, a 47-year-old man from Braselton, then cashed the check and left. The Jefferson man went home and read reviews about the system on the internet and was not happy with what he purchased. The price, however, was lower than the same brand offered by sellers on Craigslist and E-bay.

THEFT: On Aug. 1, a 19-year-old resident of Brighton Place, Bogart, reported someone entered his vehicle during the night and stole his wallet containing credit and debit cards, license and some cash.

DOMESTIC PROBLEM: On Aug. 3, deputies were sent to a home on Wire Bridge Road, where a couple engaged in a fight. The man said the woman began throwing Mountain Dew cans at him so he punched her in the face with his fists. The woman then began chasing and hitting him. Both were charged with simple assault.

NISSAN MISSING: On Aug. 2, a 22-year-old resident of Athens Ridge Apartments reported the theft of his 2003 Nissan Maxima valued at $3,000.

FRAUD: On Aug. 3, a 64-year-old resident of Mallard Circle, Bogart, reported she received a telephone call from a man purporting to be with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. The man said he had a warrant for her arrest, but she could forego the arrest if she sent money to him by purchasing Green Dot cards. The man remained on the telephone with the woman while she went to a local store and purchased two cards and provided the card numbers. The man then said there was a problem with the cards, so she purchased two more. Afterward, the man hung up. She called the man’s number back and it went to the sheriff’s office. A deputy was dispatched to meet with the woman, who lost $1,295 in the scam.

GUN FOUND: On Aug. 4, Deputy Andy Corbin met with a woman who said she found a Mossberg shotgun on the roadside at the intersection of Oakwood Lane and Jefferson Avenue.

THEFT: On Aug. 4, a 32-year-old Winder man reported someone stole his 2004 Ford F-250 pickup that he parked at a friend’s house on the 1900 block of Macon Highway. He valued the truck at $14,000.

SHOPLIFTER ESCAPES: On Aug. 5, an employee with the Gap store at Oconee Connector reported a woman stuffed $600 worth of clothing into a bag and left the store without paying. The same woman stole about $1,000 worth of clothing on Aug. 3. The suspect is a black female wearing a gray baseball cap, red shirt and blue jeans.

ENTERING AUTO: On Aug. 4, Deputy Frank Smith met with a 43-year-old resident of Pine Ridge Court, who said someone entered two vehicles on his property and stole about $10 in change and a converter cord for an iPhone.

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Additional Information About 6110 Wintergreen Rd, Norcross, GA 30093

6110 Wintergreen Rd, Norcross, GA 30093
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Bedrooms: 2
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Total Bathrooms: 2 / 0 Full Bathrooms: 2 Full Bathrooms On Main Level: 2 Master Bathroom Features: Tub/Shower Combo Bathroom-2 Description: 0
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SmartBIM Partnership with Maxxon For BIM & Digital Product Management Now in Effect

Norcross, GA (PRUnderground) September 18th, 2018

SmartBIM Technologies proudly announces that Maxxon Corporation has integrated the SmartBIM platform to provide digital product management and distribution services to the AEC community. Following the initial partnership announcement on July 12, 2018, the two companies have been working together to bring this software to Maxxon customers, giving building product manufacturers the ability to host, edit, manage and publish digital product content on their own websites. The SmartBIM Platform also features real-time syndication with the SmartBIM Library (http://library.smartbim.com), improving project management, quality assurance, and user experience.

“Approximately 85% of specifying architects want to leverage BIM and product content directly from a manufacturer and forego the time-consuming, resource-heavy task of generating leads traditionally. As an industry leader, Maxxon knew an independent approach incorporating continuous integration and modern BIM software would deliver the best results to their bottom line,” said Damon Newquist, Vice President of Global Sales at SmartBIM Technologies. “We’re happy that Maxxon chose SmartBIM as a partner and are now able to reach their customers directly from their own website.”

Since Gyp-Crete was first developed in 1972, Maxxon Corporation has provided superior underlayment products for solving virtually any floor problem. Maxxon not only started the industry but continues to lead it with high-quality products, training, research, and expert installation by a network of authorized dealers throughout North America.

“We all know that BIM offers real-world supply chain benefits, from information collection to project completion. It highlights technical issues early on, helps manage them throughout the process, and delivers an unbeatable user experience. That’s why we’re so excited to bring the SmartBIM Platform to our customers,” said Tara Crooker, Marketing Services for Maxxon Corporation. “At the end of the day, the beneficiaries are the drivers of our industry: Architects, engineers, contractors, and specifiers who trust us to deliver the correct documents, models, warranties, and data. And with SmartBIM we’re positive that we’re supplying not only excellent products but a service that exceeds the expectations of the industry.”

“We’re proud to recognized in partnership by an AEC community leader like Maxxon, and are excited about the future potential as our companies collaborate and continue to grow,” said Charles de Andrade, President of SmartBIM.

For more information, visit http://www.smartbimtechnologies.com.

About Maxxon

Maxxon Corporation is the leading provider of floor underlayments and floor sound deadening systems. Maxxon products are used in new construction and renovation projects of commercial, retail and industrial facilities as well as single-family and multifamily housing. They are available through authorized dealers located throughout North America. For more information, visit: http://www.maxxon.com or contact Tara Crooker directly (763-478-9600 / tara@maxxon.com).

About SmartBIM Technologies

SmartBIM Technologies, the technology company behind the SmartBIM Platform, seeks to “Put the Power of BIM back in the hands of the Manufacturer” by empowering building product manufacturers to edit, manage, publish, and monetize their BIM and digital product content, connecting them directly with their commercial target market: architects, engineers, contractors, specifiers, building owners and facility managers (the AEC community) at the place they trust the most – the manufacturer’s own website.

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Name: Damon Newquist Phone: +1 (877) 436-9031 Email: Damon.Newquist@SmartBIM.com Website: www.smartbimtechnologies.com

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GONE COLD | Into the woods: Where is DeCorrius Jones?

Now pregnant and living with her mom in College Park, Ga., Horton said, she keeps an eye out for Jones when she’s back in Lawrenceville, hoping she’ll catch a glimpse of him and see that he is still alive and well.

But she will never get the image of the last night she saw him in 2016 out of her mind.

That brisk fall evening started like so many others for the couple. Around 9 p.m., Horton’s doting live-in boyfriend borrowed a friend’s car and picked her up at work, a nearby Papa John’s.

They were high school friends-turned sweethearts and had been dating for about six months.

“He was just a sweet person all around. He was very soft-spoken. He was a very, very caring person. He was a very genuine person,” she reminisced.

But that night, his behavior would not reflect anything like her portrayal of him, and would alter both of their lives forever.

Wearing only a pair of shorts, Jones pulls into the pizzeria’s parking lot to pick up Horton from her second shift. He gets out of the car and opens the passenger-side door for his girlfriend.

Everything seems fine.

As the pair drives down Old Norcross, Jones begins talking to her, but insists that she look directly into his eyes from the passenger seat.

“Look at me while you’re talking to me,” he says sternly.

Shocked, because he’s never spoken to her like that before, she looks at him. But as she looks away, he becomes agitated.

“Look at me. I’m fine. I can drive and talk to you at the same time,” he tells her, but his temper is beginning to escalate when she disagrees with him.

“No, you can’t,” she argues.

They quarrel back and forth, as they pull into the apartment complex where they share a home—about 10 minutes from Papa John’s.

He parks the car and tugs on Horton, trying to pull her over the console of the car to the driver’s side seat—keeping her from exiting the now-parked car.

“What are you doing? Let me go. I’m trying to get out of the car. What’s wrong with you?” she questions him.

As a struggle ensues, she fights her way off him and gets out of the car, somewhat unscathed.

She runs full force up the stairs, but he quickly catches her and throws her over his shoulder, carrying her into the second-floor apartment.

Horton knows something is not right—he’s not in his right mind.

She’s scared.

“What’s going on? What’s wrong with you?” she begs him to answer her.

She knows that he has tried acid and believes he might be on it now.

“Are you tripping right now? What’s going on with you?” again, she questions him.

He slings her onto the couch.

“Tell me that you’re not afraid of anyone but God and your mom. Because I’m not afraid of anyone but God and my mom!” he shouts at her.

“What are you talking about?” she asks.

“My mother’s a God, and I’m not afraid of anything,” he tells her.

So, she gives in, hoping her words will calm him down.

“OK, I’m not afraid of anyone but God and my mom.”

But it’s moot.

“No, you’re lying,” he rebuts.

Horton looks at her boyfriend who’s towering over her and realizes that he isn’t looking at her as her. It’s as if his mind has shifted and he’s yelling at her but his intentions are for someone else, maybe himself. In her mind, that means nothing she says in that moment is going to halt his rage.

He begins choking her on the couch, as she struggles to break free from his clutch.

“Please, let me go. Let me go. I can’t breathe,” she pleads with him.

But he doesn’t let up and smacks her in the face.

“I’m afraid, please let me go. I will leave—just let me go!”

She fights him off her and makes her way to the T.V., stand near the door. She pushes the T.V., against him, trying to barricade him from her.

He screams at her.

“Get out! Get out!”

Already on her way out the door, he grabs her again and pushes her to the ground, choking her.

In a complete frenzy, her adrenaline kicks in and she breaks away, running out the door.

She scurries down the staircase and quickly looks for a place to hide, while dialing 911.

She’s out of breath and sobbing.

Horton: Hello?

911: Gwinnett County 911, what’s going on there?

911: Where are you, ma’am?

Horton: I’m at 1595 Old Norcross Road.

911: OK, calm down so I can understand you… Why are you crying?

Horton: Because my boyfriend and I just got into an argument and he’s going f—ing crazy right now. I don’t know what’s wrong with him.

911: What exactly is he doing?

Horton: He’s grabbing me… f—ing holding me down, trying to tell me to open my mind. He keeps telling me that the devil has taken over me. I’m like, ‘What the f— are you talking about?’ He’s holding me down–but he’s literally holding me down.

911: OK, where is he now?

Horton: He’s upstairs. He’s taking all of my shit out of the house, telling me that I need to get out because I’m trying to protect myself, and I’m f—ing scared.

911: Quit yelling, OK? Take a deep breath for me. Can you make yourself safe and go into another room?

Horton: I’m outside! I can’t go back in there. He’s going crazy!

911: When you say he’s going ‘crazy,’ what exactly is he doing?

Horton: I don’t know what’s wrong with him! He’s hitting me; he’s grabbing me. He keeps holding me down like something was wrong with him. I keep telling him to let me go ’cause I can’t breathe and he keeps holding me down… like he doesn’t care.

911: OK, what does he look like? Black, white, Hispanic, Asian?

Horton: He’s black and he’s tall.

911: What’s his name?

Horton: DeCorrius Jones.

She tries catching her breath in between sobs and sniffles.

911: OK, he’s in the house now?

Horton: Yes.

911: Can you get into a car or hide somewhere?

Horton: No, I’m sitting outside. He hasn’t come out here yet…

911: What’s your name?

Horton: Deona.

911: What’s your last name, Deona?

Horton: Horton. H-O-R-T-O-N.

A police car drives past the apartment, but Horton doesn’t flag them down, fearing Jones will see her and come after her again.

Still hiding, with a fat lip from the altercation, Horton calls Jones’ mom, Shacora Jones, who lives about five minutes away.

“He’s not in his right mind right now,” she tells his mom. “He just went off on me. We just got into an argument. He was hitting me.”

She warned him, “You don’t need to fool with that, because No. 1, you don’t know what to take. This stuff affects people differently.”

He told her that acid was opening his mind and he could see everything clearly.

“He wasn’t acting any kind of erratic or violent or aggressive behavior. He was just talking like his mind had just been opened up,” Shacora recalled.

But that would change that same day.

“I never thought it would go this far,” she said.

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Shacora arrives at the apartment where her son is still livid, and now, downstairs. She tells a terrified Horton to go sit in her car while she talks to DeCorrius inside.

He rushes to his mom.

“Mom, don’t listen to her. She’s the devil! She’s the devil! She’s the devil!”

Shaking and scared, Horton goes to Shacora’s car—still in disbelief that her gentle, kind boyfriend would ever lay his hands on her.

While she sits in the car, she fears for his mom’s safety, knowing now what he’s capable of.

About 10 minutes pass and she leaves the car.

She knocks on the door.

Shacora opens the door and instructs her to stay outside and sit on the stairs.

While sitting on the steps she can hear them shouting at each other. She wants to open the door to help, but she fears what will happen.

“DeCorrius, I thought you would never hurt me! I thought you would never hurt me! Why are you doing this? Why are you doing this?”

Horton overhears his mom’s screams through the closed door.

Inside, DeCorrius is holding his mom down, trying to pour acid into her mouth.

Holton can no longer hold back her compulsion to break through the door.

She sees DeCorrius holding his mom down on the ground—his knee is in her neck and he’s viciously choking her.

“What are you doing? What are you doing? What are you doing!?” Horton screams at him.

As DeCorrius turns to look at Horton, he lunges at her.

She sees nothing short of an inhuman presence come over him.

And she runs.

In tears, she flies down the back staircase to the second set of apartments, and hides under the staircase. After a minute, she runs again, this time to the other side of the apartments and cowers in the shrubbery, and calls her mom.

DeCorrius runs out of the apartment, down the stairs and into the vast woods behind the apartments.

Horton makes a second call to 911.

911: Gwinnett County 911…

Horton: Yes, I need a police to, um, 5… 1595 Old Norcross Road, please.

Horton: You guys just came here… Hello?

911: Yes, what happened?

Horton: Um, I just need someone here. I’ll explain when you guys get here. But, I need someone here, like ASAP.

911: We need to know why they are coming back out.

Horton: I couldn’t get any contact with my phone right now, but he’s going crazy! He just tried to suffocate his mama. I don’t have time to explain! I need someone to come out here now. Like, now!

911: OK, ma’am, I understand that, OK? But I need to know what’s going on. Why they’re actually coming back out.

Horton: I need someone here now! Like, right now!

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Property Details for 1548 Hoy Taylor Dr

1548 Hoy Taylor Dr, Norcross, GA 30093
1548 Hoy Taylor Dr, Norcross, GA 30093
Property Features
Bedrooms Main: 4
Baths Full Main: 2

*School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.

Property History for 1548 Hoy Taylor Dr
Date Event Price Price/Sq Ft Source 05/16/2018 Listed $187,000 — Atlanta 05/16/2018 Listed $187,000 $128 AtlantaN 05/03/2018 Sold $162,000 $111 AtlantaN 03/20/2018 Sold $167,500 — Atlanta 03/20/2018 Relisted $167,500 — Atlanta 03/20/2018 Relisted $167,500 — Atlanta 03/16/2018 Listed $167,500 — Atlanta 03/16/2018 Listed $167,500 $115 AtlantaN 03/14/2018 Price Changed $167,500 $115 AtlantaN 12/29/2017 Price Changed $169,900 $117 AtlantaN 10/09/2017 Price Changed $175,000 $120 AtlantaN 09/15/2017 Listed $179,900 $124 AtlantaN 04/24/2017 Sold $113,000 $78 04/14/2017 Sold $100,000 $69
Year Taxes Land Additions Total Assessment 2017 Price Not Available $11,200 + $36,600 = $47,800 2016 $1,775 $8,800 + $32,280 = $41,080 2015 $1,488 $6,400 + $26,160 = $32,560

The price and tax history data displayed is obtained from public records and/or MLS feeds from the local jurisdiction. Contact your REALTOR® directly in order to obtain the most up-to-date information available.

1548 Hoy Taylor Dr, Norcross, GA 30093
1548 Hoy Taylor Dr, Norcross, GA 30093
Property Features
Bedroom Desc: Bdrm On Main Lev, Mstr On Main, Sitting Room
Main Full Baths: 2
Dining Room Desc: Dining/Great Rm, Liv/Dine Rm Comb
Deck

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Property History for 1548 Hoy Taylor Dr
Date Event Price Price/Sq Ft Source 05/16/2018 Listed $187,000 — Atlanta 05/16/2018 Listed $187,000 $128 AtlantaN 05/03/2018 Sold $162,000 $111 AtlantaN 03/20/2018 Sold $167,500 — Atlanta 03/20/2018 Relisted $167,500 — Atlanta 03/20/2018 Relisted $167,500 — Atlanta 03/16/2018 Listed $167,500 — Atlanta 03/16/2018 Listed $167,500 $115 AtlantaN 03/14/2018 Price Changed $167,500 $115 AtlantaN 12/29/2017 Price Changed $169,900 $117 AtlantaN 10/09/2017 Price Changed $175,000 $120 AtlantaN 09/15/2017 Listed $179,900 $124 AtlantaN 04/24/2017 Sold $113,000 $78 04/14/2017 Sold $100,000 $69
Year Taxes Land Additions Total Assessment 2017 Price Not Available $11,200 + $36,600 = $47,800 2016 $1,775 $8,800 + $32,280 = $41,080 2015 $1,488 $6,400 + $26,160 = $32,560

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Property Details for 218 Thrasher St

218 Thrasher St, Norcross, GA 30071
218 Thrasher St, Norcross, GA 30071
Property Features
Beds Total: 4
Main Bedrooms: 1 Upper Bedrooms: 3
Main Full Baths: 1
Dining Room Desc: Butlers Pantry, Separate Dng Rm
Cov/Enclosed Porch Deck Fenced Yard Hot Tub/Spa Outdoor Fireplace Wrap-Around Porch Lot Dimensions: 130’x170’x148’x166′ Approximate Lot Size: 1/2 To 3/4 Acres

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Property History for 218 Thrasher St
Year Taxes Land Additions Total Assessment 2017 Price Not Available $28,000 + $225,320 = $253,320 2016 $8,376 $28,000 + $225,320 = $253,320 2015 $5,006 $28,000 + $121,360 = $149,360

The price and tax history data displayed is obtained from public records and/or MLS feeds from the local jurisdiction. Contact your REALTOR® directly in order to obtain the most up-to-date information available.

218 Thrasher St, Norcross, GA 30071
218 Thrasher St, Norcross, GA 30071
Bedrooms Upper: 3
Baths Full Upper: 2
Breakfast Bar

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Year Taxes Land Additions Total Assessment 2017 Price Not Available $28,000 + $225,320 = $253,320 2016 $8,376 $28,000 + $225,320 = $253,320 2015 $5,006 $28,000 + $121,360 = $149,360

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GA Towns Graded From A+ To D-: How Did Your Community Do? Dummy Post

ATLANTA, GA — Here’s a Georgia community report card you should pay attention to. And you may want to think twice about living in a place that was graded with a D.

Niche has come out with its new 2018 rankings of the “Best Places to Live” in Georgia, but for at least second year in row, it took a bit of a unique approach: The consumer rankings service assigned a grade, on an A+ to D- scale, to almost every town in the state.

More than 70 communities received A+ grades, topped with towns and neighborhoods such as Decatur, Alpharetta, Midtown, Roswell, Duluth, Smyrna, and Sandy Springs. Only two communities received D- grades. The list included sections of towns and city neighborhoods.

“Midtown Atlanta is surely the pulse of the city! With immediate access to top ranked public schools, dining, shopping and nightlife it makes for a very walkable neighborhood. Diversity and culture are eminent! The fabulous Fox Theater, Piedmont Park (Central Park of the South), Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Peachtree St. all call Midtown Atlanta Home. Midtown has a little but of everything for everyone, single family homes, luxurious high rise condos and rentals to quaint and affordable vintage charmers to claim as home! Home many large employers an just a second away from CNN and the new Mercedes Benz Stadium it’s a professional or recreational commuters’ life saver,” one reviewer said of Midtown, which earned an A+ score.

To arrive at the rankings, Niche.com took several factors into consideration, such as the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities.

Niche created a standardized score for each factor, and after weighting each factor, an overall score was calculated, which was again given a new standardized score.

Finally, Niche.com created a numerical ranking and assigned grades for each place. Click here to read more about the methodology.

Here are the highest- and lowest-rated Georgia towns, and how they were graded:

A+

Decatur Sherwood Forest Johns Creek Alpharetta Buckhead Forest Hanover West Collier Hills North Midtown Ansley Park Cross Creek North Buckhead Brookwood Buckhead Heights Atlantic Station Suwanee Morningside/Lenox Park Brookwood Hills Ridgedale Park Roswell Bolton Peachtree Park Druid Hills Chastain Park Lindbergh/Morosgo Woodfield Pine Hills Berkeley Lake Underwood Hills Lake Claire Virginia Highland Colonial Homes Hills Park Brookhaven Home Park Tuxedo Park Milton Buckhead Village Peachtree Heights East Garden Hills Riverside East Chastain Park Tyrone Ardmore Whittier Mill Village Peachtree Corners North Decatur Piedmont Heights Candler Park Duluth Vinings Inman Park Smyrna Mt. Paran/Northside Druid Hills Poncey-Highland Avondale Estates Peachtree City Peachtree Hills Wildwood (NPU-C) Dunwoody Collier Hills Peachtree Heights West Atkins Park Berkeley Park Kennesaw Woodstock Channing Valley Sandy Springs Lookout Mountain Old Fourth Ward Whitewater Creek Mountain Park Pleasant Hill West Paces Ferry/Northside

A

PacesArgonne Forest Ormewood Park North Druid Hills Sugar Hill Blandtown Lindridge/Martin Manor Peachtree Battlelliance Watkinsville Cabbagetown Grant Park Fayetteville Buford Brookhaven Reynoldstown Evans Grayson Acworth Loring Heights Sweetuburn Holly Springs Braselton St. Simons Martinez East Lake Lilburn

A-

Scottdale Westminster/Milmar Kirkwood Mableton Bremen Senoia Dacula Tucker Harlem Carrollton Ball Ground Kingsland Lawrenceville Stockbridge Norcross Grovetown Athens Winterville Whitemarsh Island St. Marys Tybee Island Chamblee

D+

Phillipsburg Fort Gaines Cherry Log Damascus

D-

Lincoln Park Perkins

See more than 500 Georgia towns and neighborhoods and their letter grades on Niche.com.

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Image via city of Decatur

Patch Editor Tom Davis contributed to this story.

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