Archive for February, 2014

Zone 6 – Drunken shovel fight

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2014

Here are the crime reports for Zone 6 neighborhoods in our area, which includes Kirkwood. These reports are provided by Atlanta Police and are presumed to be accurate. Kirkwood On Feb. 15, Atlanta Police took a report of an aggravated assault on Wyman Street Southeast. A man reported that another man identified only as “Doug” […]

Road work – GDOT warns of delays

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2014

The weather is shaping up nicely this weekend, and that means road crews will be doing some work on the metro area’s highways. Three major routes in Atlanta will be affected: the Downtown Connector, I-85 and Ga. 400. “Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) encourages motorists to plan ahead to avoid construction-related backups on three major routes […]

New info – ArtsATL story on DQ drama

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2014

ArtsATL has published an article on the closing of the Decatur Dairy Queen, and it gives some new insight into the city of Decatur’s role in those negotiations. The DQ’s last day was Feb. 22, and it’s unclear if the business will return when developers complete construction of the Trinity Triangle apartments. As previously reported by […]

This weekend – Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2014

Here’s what’s going on around town on Saturday and Sunday: The Little Wine shop in Avondale Estates will hold a tasting on Saturday, March 1, from noon to 5 pm. The business is located at 100 North Avondale Road. The announcement says, “Stop by and try a Malbec that’s new to the Little Wine Shop family. […]

Shake trees – Activists gear up for meeting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2014

Trees Decatur is putting the word out to its members to get ready for an upcoming city commission meeting. The Monday, March 3 meeting will include a work session about a proposed ordinance to regulate tree planting and removal. The goal is to increase the city’s canopy, but the law didn’t make it out of […]

Podcast – The week in review

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2014

Here’s our semi-regular podcast for this week. Special thanks go out to local band The Bitteroots for making their music available for use in our production. Decatur and its neighbors continue to step up to the plate to support local journalism, and that’s what’s keeping the news free of charge to our readers. Without further ado […]

Menu items – Bourbon, barbecue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 27, 2014

A few notes from our Metro Area restaurants. The folks at Sweet Auburn Barbecue told Decaturish that its Poncey-Highland location at 656 North Highland Avenue NE is now open. “The menu pays homage to this notion with traditional options such as chopped chicken, pulled pork and beef brisket, along with distinctive features including pimento cheese wontons and […]

Renovations – Renfroe Middle gym update

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 27, 2014

Renfroe Middle School’s old gymnasium is being converted into seven new classrooms and Principal Derrick Thomas recently provided parents with an update on the project. “We are extremely excited to be adding much needed classroom space without affecting the footprint of our school,” he said. The contractor, Turner Construction, says that they expect to finish up […]

Local act – Porch Bottom Boys get top billing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 27, 2014

Decatur bluegrass band The Porch Bottom boys are headlining at the Red Light Cafe this Friday. The Feb. 28 show begins at 8 pm. The Red Light Cafe is located at 553 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306. Mandolin player Denis Gainty said the band is proud to be front and center at this Friday’s gig. “Are we […]

Higher Learning – Under bill, Emory could grow pot

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 26, 2014

A bill that would allow for medical marijuana in Georgia has an interesting twist. State House Bill 885, which today passed its first vote in the General Assembly, would allow for some colleges to grow the medical grade cannabis, including Emory University. The Associated Press article on the bill notes that participation in the program […]

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