Archive for August, 2013

SLIDESHOW: Last Day of August, First Day of Football Season

Posted by August 31, 2013

What do you know, it’s September! I was at the Georgia Dome for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game, and I took a bunch of pictures.

Dragon*Con Day 2: Hot mess edition

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2013

I’m so glad Atlanta decided to end its record streak of cool gray evenings this weekend and return to August swamp ass weather. This weekend! When 100,000 people cram into downtown! Yes! Saw the Dragon*Con parade. Then, drum roll please:

Robberies reported after Decatur High football game

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2013

This is troubling. From Sgt. Jennifer Ross, Decatur Police: On 08/30/13, Decatur police responded to the following three armed robberies calls involving Decatur High School students leaving the football game.

Decatur Square “Epicenter of Literary World” this Labor Day Weekend

Posted by August 30, 2013

Decatur Book Festival kicks off Saturday, but the tent city was already under construction for this late-August golden hour. In its 8th year, the DBF is debuting “Art/DBF”. contributor Joe Avary explains what’s new this time around… Official Decatur Book Festival website. More on Art DBF. What’s the word? The ACAC at DBF official […]

Checking in from Dragon*Con

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 30, 2013

Dragon*Con 2013 people, yeah-uh. I am here, chilling and waiting on the Nerd Herds to thin out from morning registration before venturing down. A couple of notes.

WalMart weighs in, doubts Good Growth Dekalb will halt Suburban Plaza development

Posted by August 30, 2013

For WalMart, it seemed like the perfect place to put a new store. An urban isthmus of high profile frontage on two busy Decatur crossroads. But after plans to build a Walmart Supercenter at the Selig Enterprises owned Suburban Plaza went pubic in the fall of 2011, grassroots groups such as Good Growth Dekalb have […]

A slow wave goodbye to Alabama politics

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2013

When I began Decaturish a few months ago, one of my early obsessions was the hiring of former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner by the University of Alabama System. Jo Bonner’s sister, Judy, is president of the University of Alabama. I wrote about it, tweeted about it, screamed about it and even hounded your state media […]

Spanx you very much

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2013

So the other day I went to visit Lisa Wise, Executive Director of the Initiative for Affordable Housing in Decatur. For the last few months I’ve been doing some volunteer PR consulting work for the Initiative’s re:loom project. Lisa told me she had some exciting news and that I had to keep it a secret. […]

Ho Hum, Only One Contested Decatur Election in Nov.

Posted by August 28, 2013

Qualifying for the Nov. 5 Decatur elections ended Wednesday with only one contested election. Lewis B. Jones and C. Mark Arnold will battle for the District 1, Post A seat on the city school board. The seat is now held by Mark Wisniewski, the board chairman who decided not to run again. District 1 is […]

Decatur Police Report iPhone Snatch, 2 Burglaries

Posted by August 28, 2013

Sgt. Jennifer Ross, public information officer for the Decatur Police Department, sent two community alerts on Wednesday about recent crimes. One involved the “robbery by snatch” of an iPhone 5 from a Renfroe Middle School student on Wednesday afternoon. The other community alert told about two residential burglaries, one on Sunday on Superior Avenue and […]

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