A Fulton County landlord said Tuesday that a young mother was evicted by mistake. The homeowner said Fulton County Marshals evicted his tenant because they went to the wrong house.
The tenant, a young mother, was getting home from work when she got the call that all of her furniture was on the front lawn. When the tenant got home, she said most of her belongings were already taken by looters.
Stills said it happened while she was at work and looters took most of her valuables, but she did put as much as she could, especially her clothing back in the apartment.
Dennis Taylor owns the property where Stills is a tenant.
“She’s paying her rent on time with no problems,” said Taylor.
Taylor said his tenant has lived at 2159 for several years, but the eviction notice was for the people next door.
“They got the wrong house; you see the house they’re supposed to be getting is next door. This is 2159 Apartment 1 and 2,” said Taylor. “That’s the house right there that was supposed to be evicted,” said Taylor.
Taylor said he thought the mistake happened because another home claims it is also 2159. Taylor said the owner built the home without a permit and then stole his house number. (Source)
I still don’t know how two homes could have the same address…but regardless of that, it would seem that Fulton County officials would man up and take responsibility for this woman’s loss. I haven’t heard of any proposed resolution and so far the county is standing by their actions. Horrible!
Fantasia Barrino hit up Biloxi, Mississippi last week to offer words of encouragement to young single mothers. In January, the U.S. Center For Disease Control announced that Mississippi has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, with rates 60 percent above the national average. The 2nd Annual Saving Our Sisters Summit invited Tasia out to perform and speak to the teens about her experiences being a teenaged mom:
It’s very important because I am a young mother and I’ve been through a lot of the things that these young ladies will go through. My thing is to try to get through to the young ladies who have not yet gotten to that point. To let them know that it’s very important to stay in school…get your education…prepare your life BEFORE you start to have children. Because it’s not easy out here and there’s lot of our young women having kids a lot younger than the age that I had my daughter.
So, if I could be a testimony to some of these young people and say to them “OK yes, I’ve overcame a lot of things, but it was tough and it was hard” before you get to that point just listen to your parents…get your education.
Keri “You can find me in Decatur Hoe” Hilson chopped it up with KarmaLoopTV recently in a video taped interview. She divulged a few of her favorite artists (The Dream, Ryan Lesie, yada, yada, yada) and managed to step on a few toes when she mentioned Lauren Hill. Fans are crying “foul” and saying that Keri’s cockiness is out of control.
Now, I must admit that I didn’t sense any ill will when I watched the video, and although Keri does admit to being a huge fan of Hill, maybe offering to write her “comeback song” wasn’t a smart move.
Moses Davis of Warner Music Group is hosting a monthly Thursday night event entitled “Thelonius Thursdays” and asked that I give you guys the heads up. The event begins at 9pm, Thursday June 11th at The Foreigh Exchange Cafe (68 Whitehall St Atlanta, GA 30310):
Thelonius Thursdays is an extension of the Spotlight Series that i started here at Warner Music Group. Thelonius is an outlet for artists of all genres ranging from Hip Hop to Jazz, Techno to Electronica to express themselves through Music performance, paintings, and other artistic expression.
Our featured performers this Month will be R&B artists Jaafar and Ben Stevens as well as talented MC A. Leon Craft. Music by DJ Passport. After June 11th, the events will be held every 2nd Thursday of every month and I would definitely love to see you there.
Come on out and enjoy a great atmosphere, great people and great art.