David Markiewicz

David Markiewicz is the small business and business general assignment reporter for the AJC. He writes about small businesses in Metro Atlanta and Georgia, small business issues, and about entrepreneurs in the area and state. He also writes about other business subjects including the economy. In addition, he writes the BizBeat column, the daily business blog at ajc.com. He previously worked for the newspaper's sports and metro staffs.

Latest from David Markiewicz

Workers make progress in trying to prevent Oconee County dam breach

5:38 PM Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Workers trying to prevent a dam breach in Oconee County were able to use a siphon system and lower the water level there significantly, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Wednesday. Materials also will be put in to help shore up the dam and stop water from flowing through a damaged pipe, according to the post...
Arrests made in DeKalb home invasion, fatal shooting
 Two men have been arrested and charged with murder in a fatal shooting that followed a home invasion in DeKalb County. Marcus Wilder, 23, was killed Saturday morning when he came upon intruders as he entered his home in the East Perimeter Pointe Apartments in the 4900 block of Treecrest Parkway, DeKalb County police Maj. Steve Fore said....

10:16 PM Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Two men have been arrested and charged with murder in a fatal shooting that followed a home invasion in DeKalb County. Marcus Wilder, 23, was killed Saturday morning when he came upon intruders as he entered his home in the East Perimeter Pointe Apartments in the 4900 block of Treecrest Parkway, DeKalb County police Maj. Steve Fore said....
Two men charged with murder that followed DeKalb home invasion

3:50 PM Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Two men have been arrested for a fatal shooting that followed a home invasion in DeKalb County. Marcus Wilder, 23, was killed Saturday morning when he came upon intruders as he entered his home in the East Perimeter Pointe Apartments in the 4900 block of Treecrest Pkwy., Major Steve Fore said. Wilder’s roommate, also 23, had been attacked...
Police investigating shooting in southwest Atlanta

1:30 PM Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Atlanta police are investigating a shooting in southwest Atlanta late Monday night in which a man may have been unintentionally shot. Anthony Chalmers was interviewed by investigators at Grady Memorial Hospital where he was being treated for several gunshot wounds to his lower right leg, Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said. But he did...
Car thieves steal pricey Bentleys from Alpharetta dealership
 There are some car thieves with expensive taste in Alpharetta. “Several” Bentleys were stolen from Bentley Atlanta on Westside Parkway between Dec. 19 and 21, Alpharetta police are saying on Facebook. A Bentley runs from around $200,000 MSRP to more than $300,000. Apiece. Bentleys are known for their cost and for their owners...

5:30 PM Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

There are some car thieves with expensive taste in Alpharetta. “Several” Bentleys were stolen from Bentley Atlanta on Westside Parkway between Dec. 19 and 21, Alpharetta police are saying on Facebook. A Bentley runs from around $200,000 MSRP to more than $300,000. Apiece. Bentleys are known for their cost and for their owners...
6-year-old boy dies, 5 others hurt in 3-vehicle Hall County crash
 A 6-year-old boy died in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Hall County. Angel Juarez-Herrera was in a car with three other juveniles and an adult driver when it collided with a van at Poplar Springs Road at Sloan Mill Road shortly after 7 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol said. The drivers of the two other vehicles and the three other juvenile...

3:21 PM Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

A 6-year-old boy died in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Hall County. Angel Juarez-Herrera was in a car with three other juveniles and an adult driver when it collided with a van at Poplar Springs Road at Sloan Mill Road shortly after 7 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol said. The drivers of the two other vehicles and the three other juvenile...
Lanes reopen after oil spill shuts down Connector ramp in Atlanta

8:36 PM Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Lanes reopened Tuesday afternoon after an vegetable oil spill shut down a busy interstate ramp on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta on Tuesday. The ramp from I-20 to I-75/85 north was shut down for several hours due to an overturned truck that spilled vegetable oil on the ramp, Atlanta Fire Department spokesman Cortez Stafford said. No injuries...
Police seek suspect in fatal shooting outside Atlanta bar

3:50 PM Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Atlanta police have identified a suspect in the killing of a man outside a Moreland Avenue bar Monday afternoon. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Jonathan Betts, 29, who is accused of fatally shooting De’Juan Cook, 28, outside the Driftwood Bar & Grill. Cook was found in the parking lot at about 5 p.m. with multiple gunshot wounds...
Fulton County juvenile charged in shooting of mother

3:56 PM Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

A 13-year-old boy who allegedly shot his mother in the neck Saturday night inside their home near College Park has been charged with aggravated assault, Fulton County police Det. Melissa Parker said. The juvenile, who has not yet been identified, said he found a firearm in a park and thought it was a toy, Parker said. He was transported to...
Victim of Kennesaw FedEx shooting sues company over security

2:09 PM Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

A package handler who was among six people shot during a violent rampage by a fellow employee at a Kennesaw FedEx facility is suing the company and the firm that provided security at the plant. Brandyn Stonebraker was 19 on April 29, 2014, when he was struck by nine shotgun pellets fired by Geddy Kramer, 19, who then killed himself. Now 21...
Woodstock mother charged in newborn’s death denied bond
 The Woodstock mother charged in connection with the death of her 24-day-old daughter was sent back to jail without bond after a court appearance Friday, Channel 2 Action News reported. Alyssa Kincaid, 24, is charged with cruelty to children in the death of Ciara Campbell. She was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Dec. 10...

1:30 AM Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

The Woodstock mother charged in connection with the death of her 24-day-old daughter was sent back to jail without bond after a court appearance Friday, Channel 2 Action News reported. Alyssa Kincaid, 24, is charged with cruelty to children in the death of Ciara Campbell. She was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Dec. 10...