Archive for March, 2014

Worth it? – Parkwood analysis published

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 31, 2014

An analysis produced by the city of Decatur shows that annexing 75 parcels in the Parkwood Neighborhood will be an overall revenue boost to the city. The neighborhood recently filed a petition requesting annexation. City commissioners formally acknowledged the petition in February. The report was produced as part of the annexation process. According to the […]

Take a Walk – Spots to stretch your legs

Posted by March 31, 2014

By: Ralph Ellis Contributor  It’s spring, which means it’s time to go for a walk in the sunshine. Here are the best places to go to enjoy the beautiful weather. Atlanta Beltline The trendiest place to walk in Atlanta, of course, is the Beltline. It’s a great place to see, be seen, walk your dog, […]

Brew Off – Competition held in Avondale Estates

Posted by March 31, 2014

By: Lauren Ragland Contributor Avondale Estates has a fondness for beer and recently played host to the metro area’s first legal homebrew competition. “Avondale is leading the way and pushing through the permit process for home brewers,” said Clint Paden, organizer for the Peach State Brew Off. On Saturday, March 29, one of the Southeast’s […]

Step up – Pullman welcomes competition

Posted by March 31, 2014

By: Lauren Ragland Contributor Everyone needs a neighborhood bar, and for awhile now, the Pullman has been Kirkwood’s go-to spot. But there’s new competition moving in. The owners say they welcome it. Dan Wingate and Heidi Shonkwiler opened The Pullman two years ago. They wanted their restaurant/bar to serve the community, to be a part […]

Stories – Residents describe racial profiling

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 31, 2014

The stories were filled with disbelief, sarcasm, anger and – sometimes – dry humor. Black men stood in front of a room of about 70 people at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church on March 30 and described how it felt after they were stopped by Decatur Police. The men all said they were stopped because either police officers or […]

Survivor – Decatur cancer survivor in the running

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 31, 2014

A Decatur woman who has battled cancer wants to march in the Survivors Parade at the Kentucky Oaks race this year. Residents can vote for Kristen Dellaporta by clicking here. Voting ends at midnight on March 31. Dellaporta faced her cancer diagnosis with good humor and determination, according to her story on the Kentucky Derby’s website. “True […]

Decatur Police – Armed robbery reported

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2014

Decatur Police say a woman was robbed on Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of Sycamore Place. Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross said on March 30, at approximately 3:46 pm, police responded to a call about an armed robbery. The victim told police that she was in a parking lot organizing things in her vehicle when […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – The great beyond

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2014

I watch a lot of documentaries about space, because it is the eternal question mark hanging over our heads. My job involves answering lots of little questions: when is the next city commission meeting? What’s going on this weekend? What’s that new restaurant opening up down the street? Little questions are easy to answer. It […]

Ongoing talks – How to address racial profiling?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 29, 2014

The organizers of a meeting to discuss alleged racial profiling by Decatur Police officers hope it will be the start of a longer conversation. Ted Baumann, one of the organizers, said that the group intends for the discussions to be part of “an ongoing process.” Baumann and other organizers haven’t invited representatives of the Decatur […]

Decatur Police – Cyclist robbed at gunpoint

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 29, 2014

Decatur Police report that at 8 pm on Friday, March 28, police responded to a report of an armed robbery of a cyclist near the intersection of East Lake Drive and Oak View Road. As the victim fled the scene crime on her bicycle, she struck a car, Ross said. The injuries were not life […]

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