Archive for December, 2013

Holiday safety tips: How to drink responsibly

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 31, 2013

Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross delivers the last of her holiday safety tips for 2013. “New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration, reflection and, for many of us, the eve of a fresh start for a new year with plans to meet goals that have been weighing on us,” she says. “The very last […]

Community Links: DeKalb Police investigate shooting near Avondale Estates Waffle House

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 31, 2013

Atlanta’s 11 Alive reports this morning that DeKalb Police are investigating two shootings that happened overnight, including one near the Waffle House in Avondale Estates. The news station reports that the unidentified man sustained non-life threatening injuries after he was “shot in the backside.” To read the full story click here. More from around the […]

What was 2013 all about? Let’s ask the internet

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 31, 2013

It’s Dec. 31, 2013 and I’m tired. You want to read something? I’ve got an idea. How about listing the things you’ve probably already read in a list of some sort? We’ll call it 2013 in Review, or Top Stories Online or some bullshit like that. It’s like those sitcom episodes where it’s just clips […]

Avondale Estates buys site of failed Publix development

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2013

The city of Avondale Estates announced it has purchased 4.09 acres in the heart of its downtown that at one point was being redeveloped as a mixed-use project.  Mayor Ed Rieker sent a letter on Dec. 30 announcing the purchase. The city is acquiring the property, located along Oak Street, Franklin Street and North Avondale […]

Kirkwood bike trail shooting: Robbers took wallet, iPhone

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2013

It was the late afternoon of Dec. 26 when three friends walking on a trail along Rogers Street stopped to take pictures of graffiti behind a warehouse. Two strangers approached. The precise details of what happened next aren’t detailed in an Atlanta Police report obtained via an open records request. After what the report describes […]

The Kimball House Heresy: Decatur’s new eatery conjures up old memories

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2013

The hostess table at the Kimball House is an old pulpit, its raised wooden cross just at the eye level of patrons waiting for a table. Don’t let the decor deceive. The restaurant’s philosophy on how to eat oysters is pure heresy.

Decatur: Burglaries reported on South Columbia Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 29, 2013

Sgt. Jennifer Ross with Decatur Police sent the following report concerning two recent burglaries: On Dec. 27 at approximately 9:35 p.m., police received a report of a burglary in the 400 block of South Columbia Drive. The homeowners heard someone breaking a front window and then noticed the power was off inside of the house. […]

Kirkwood bike trail shooting: Suspect is reportedly 14

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 29, 2013

After the arrest of an unidentified juvenile suspect in connection with a deadly shooting in Kirkwood, there were unconfirmed rumors that the suspect is 14 years old. Fox 5 Atlanta published a report that suggested police had confirmed the suspect’s age. APD spokesman Greg Lyon said this information did not come from APD public affairs, […]

Sunday morning meditation: The airing of grievances

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 29, 2013

I’m late to the Festivus grievances party this year, but I didn’t want to let 2013 close without bitching about things on the internet one last time. Here’s everything that was wrong with Atlanta and America in 2013.

(UPDATE) Arrest made in Kirkwood bike trail shooting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 28, 2013

Atlanta Police say they’ve made an arrest in connection with the Dec. 26 shooting death of a man in Kirkwood. The suspect is a juvenile and his name is not being released. UPDATE: APD says the suspect is charged with one count of murder and one count of armed robbery. More from spokesman Greg Lyon: “A […]

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