Archive for September, 2014

Owners of 41 out of 54 properties prefer Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2014

The city of Decatur recently received an annexation petition from property owners with land along East Ponce de Leon, DeKalb Industrial Way, Laredo, Pine Street and Rio Circle. According to a copy of the petition Decaturish obtained via open records request, it has the signatures of owners representing 40 properties out of 54. The petition organizer, Decatur Self […]

Patient in Texas tests positive for Ebola

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that a patient in the U.S. has tested positive for the Ebola virus. CDC put out a press release this afternoon confirming the diagnosis. CNBC reported that the patient is at a hospital in Dallas, Texas. The patient is being kept in isolation, according to CNBC. It is […]

Opening of The Market in Avondale delayed

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2014

The owner of The Market in Avondale had planned to open this month in Avondale’s Tudor Square building, but a dispute over a building permit has delayed the project. The Market will take over the former Thumbs Up Diner space. The Tudor Square building is owned by Avondale Mayor Ed Rieker, who purchased the space […]

Bike lane projects planned in Midtown

Posted by September 30, 2014

This story has been updated.  By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Construction is set to begin on a series of “high priority” bike lane projects that will change Midtown commutes for cyclists and drivers alike. Dedicated bicycle lanes will be built or expanded along 5th Street, West Peachtree Street and parts of Peachtree Street south of the […]

Decatur distillery has independent streak

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2014

This story has been updated.  Drop by the Independent Distilling Company on East College and it’s likely that Michael Anderson will be there, tending to giant, boiling vats of water and mash. He wears a sweat-soaked tee-shirt. The warehouse space smells like chicken feed. Anderson is a fundraiser for Zoo Atlanta during the day. At […]

“Complications” to create more traffic delays

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2014

Avondale Estates is warning about more potential traffic delays due to the filming of a television show for the USA Network. There were intermittent road closures on Clarendon Avenue from Clarendon Place to Wiltshire Drive on Friday and continuous closure on Monday. Today that section of the road will be closed from noon to 6 […]

Avondale Estates annexation timeline

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2014

Elected officials in Avondale Estates will hold a special called work session on Oct. 1 to discuss the city’s annexation plans. Mayor Ed Rieker called the work session after a tense Sept. 22 meeting where residents questioned the mayor about a bill filed by state Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates that included a proposed annexation map. […]

VIDEOS – SkaterAid, Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2014

There were two big events in Decatur this weekend, both of which benefited charities. The Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby raises money to help needy children in Decatur. The fourth annual Oakhurst derby race was held Saturday, Sept. 27. Decaturish reader Lisa Crowder was at the event and sent along this video. SkaterAid, an event that […]

Atlanta considering changes to tree ordinance

Posted by September 29, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor The City of Atlanta may be tweaking its tree ordinance to get more flexibility for its Tree Preservation Fund. The Fund would be allowed to buy property to be preserved as “green space” within the City of Atlanta, if the Community Development and Human Resources Committee approves the measure. The Tree […]

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2014

People who want to vote in the Nov. 4 general election have until next Monday, Oct. 6, to register to vote. The Nov. 4 general election will decide several important races, including: – The governor’s race between incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, R, and state Sen. Jason Carter, D. – The U.S. Senate race between David […]

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