Archive for July, 2014

(SPONSORED) BBQ, Blues, Bluegrass Festival update

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2014

The organizers of the Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival sent this update about preparations for the event: As August 16th fast approaches the 14th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival is slated to be the biggest and best yet, with a much more cohesive event footprint/venue, 7 hours of great live music and an enhanced […]

Decatur music teacher passes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2014

City Schools of Decatur reports that music teacher Kathy Whorton has lost her battle with cancer. Whorton was a music teacher at Clairemont Elementary and a band teacher at the 4/5 Academy. She worked for CSD for nine years, and retired in May. “Please hold Ms. Whorton’s family, friends and colleagues in your heart during […]

West Nile Virus found in Fulton County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2014

The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness reports that mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to an advisory from the Health Department, tests detected the virus in the following locations: – Grove Park—709 Hortense Place, Atlanta – Midtown along the Beltline near Old Fourth Ward Skate Park – Perkerson Park—770 Deckner […]

Update on North Decatur Rd. Kroger expansion

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2014

(CCA) – An expansion of the Kroger on North Decatur Road will be partially complete by August, according to Tomorrow’s News Today. Half of the store will be complete by the end of August, the other half will be complete by September, 2015. Tomorrow’s News reported back in September that the Cincinnati-based chain would begin an […]

Hearing in cyclist case deferred

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2014

The preliminary hearing for two defendants charged in connection with an assault that put a local cyclist in the hospital has been delayed. Police accuse Joseph Alan Lewis, 19, of using a red Dodge Nitro to run Greg Germani down while he was riding his bike on Flagler Avenue on June 9 in Atlanta’s Piedmont […]

Decatur officials respond to UDO questions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2014

The Decatur interwebs have been on fire this week as residents debated the city’s proposed zoning code overhaul, called a Unified Development Ordinance. There were several lengthy discussions about the first draft on community email lists and on social media. Residents questioned the amount of power the rewrite gives to the city’s Historic Preservation Commission and […]

Students return to class soon

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2014

Summer will soon end for students in City Schools of Decatur and Atlanta Public Schools. Students return to class on Monday, Aug. 4. DeKalb County Schools will resume classes a week later on Aug. 11. There will be changes in store for some students. There’s also a sales tax holiday coming up to help parents […]

Cyclist’s family asks for help

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2014

Greg Germani and the two people accused of covering up the crime that put him in the hospital are both headed down a long road. Germani remains in the hospital after a June 9 incident. Police accuse Joseph Alan Lewis, 19, of using a red Dodge Nitro to run Germani down while he was riding his […]

Intersections – The Unmade Bed

Posted by July 30, 2014

By Nicki Salcedo, contributor How do you keep something clean? You don’t care if it gets dirty. I recently took a picture of my three-year-old in an ivory color knit dress. It was a momentous occasion because it’s a dress all three of my girls have worn. There are seven years, and a brother, between these […]

New region, a new season – DHS football is near

Posted by July 30, 2014

By Bill Banks, contributor By the narrowest margin Decatur missed a tragic prologue to its 2014 football season. During a three-on-three spring-practice tackling drill in May, freshman (now a sophomore) sensation Dennis Bell broke his fifth vertebra, roughly a quarter inch from the spinal column. He wore a neck brace for weeks, took three pills […]

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