Archive for May, 2014

Report – FBI probes DeKalb commissioners

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 31, 2014

Reports of misuse of county-issued purchase cards by DeKalb Commissioners have attracted the attention of the FBI. According to WSB-TV, interim DeKalb CEO Lee May confirmed the investigation, saying he had been contacted by investigators. News reports highlighted potential misuse of the cards by commissioners Elaine Boyer and Sharon Barnes Sutton. To read the full WSB-TV […]

29 parcels – Decatur considers annexing Derrydown

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2014

This story has been updated.  The city of Decatur published its meeting agenda for Monday, June 2, and it includes a public hearing on a plan to annex 29 parcels on Derrydown Way into the city. The city published a service delivery report on the annexation plan, which you can download by clicking this link: Derrydown […]

Weekend roadwork – Avoid I-20

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2014

Disruptive road work on I-20 continues this weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation says. “Three Interstate Highway 20 construction projects – one on the westside; one eastside and one in downtown Atlanta – will continue this weekend, weather permitting,” the advisory from GDOT says. “Accordingly, the Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists simply to […]

The Weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2014

Here’s what’s happening this weekend, May 31 – June 1. – Every Saturday in May is Concerts on the Square in Decatur, GA. The event is hosted by the Decatur Business Association from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The May sponsor is the Downtown Development Authority. This Saturday, it’s SHEL.  The event announcement says, “Hailing from […]

Friday photos – Cops, construction and kittens

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2014

School’s out and summer vacation has arrived. Subjects of this Friday’s roundup include barn kittens, East Ponce construction, school resource officers and water ambushes. Enjoy. Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross says, “The Decatur Police Department is proud to share that SRO (School Resource Officer) Matt Damico has received the Superintendent’s Award of Excellence. Nominations are sought […]

Gross – Disgusting discovery in Oakhurst

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2014

A few residents in Decatur’s Oakhurst community have had a nasty problem with their mailboxes. According to a Decatur Police report, “an unknown person” has been placing urine-filled plastic water bottles inside mailboxes around the 1600 block of Oakview Road. The report filed this week says it has happened to one resident on three separate […]

Money – Emory receives $1.2 million grant

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2014

Emory University received a $1.2 million grant to “re-envision the chemistry curriculum” at the school. The grant comes via the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the university announced via press release. It’s the seventh HHMI grant the university has received. Pat Marsteller, director of the Emory College Center for Science Education, said via press release, “We […]

Shout out – Decatur High seniors honored

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2014

Decatur High School seniors graduate this week, but there were more than a few of the 202 students enrolled in the class of 2014 who stood out. The Parent Teacher Student Association says 64 members of the class of 2014 made the A/B honor roll for four consecutive years at the high school, including transfers. […]

Going Wild – Ribbon cutting planned for brewery

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2014

Avondale Estates’ love affair with beer continues. City officials will gather on Friday, May 30, to mark the official opening of the Wild Heaven brewery, an 8,000 square foot facility with a 30-barrel brewing system. The brewing system has a bit of history to it. It has been used by SweetWater and Terrapin brewing companies. The […]

Renewal – Nonprofit gets $200k for cleanup

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2014

A site just outside of the Decatur city limits will soon undergo a major cleanup effort. The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $200,000 Brownfields grant to clean up a former gas station at 890 Columbia Drive, one of only two awards in the state of Georgia so far in 2014. The other project to receive […]

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