2014 – The year in photos
Reporting is the bread and butter of what we do, but words have their limitations.
Sometimes the right photo says it all.
Over the past year, we’ve photographed City Commission meetings, festivals and local businesses. Here are the ones that we think best tell the story of 2014. Enjoy.
Jan. 19, 2014 Mike Curtice stands in the basement of an elderly Decatur resident. Curtice was one of two house captains overseeing volunteers as part of Decatur’s annual MLK Service Project. Photo by: Dan Whisenhunt
Larry Henderson demonstrates how he makes mops in the workshop behind his house in greater Decatur, Ga. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt.
Thom Trainor at the Kirkwood Feed and Seed. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
In March, Decatur’s Pack 175 held its annual Pinewood Derby at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur. There were 77 scouts competing for fastest car along with multiple design awards. Photo submitted by Keith Morris
Protesters outside the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Ga. bow their heads in a moment of silence on Aug. 14, 2014. Several hundred protesters gathered in front of the Decatur Courthouse to hold a moment of silence for Michael Brown, a teenager killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The case, and the subsequent decision not to indict the officer involved, touched of months of protests around the country. The protests continue. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
The mural at the corner of N. Candler and E. Howard on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Photo by: Jonathan Phillips
A father helps his son cool off during this year’s Decatur BBQ and Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
Stanley Kellam puts the finishing touches on the beard of long-time customer Jeff Ardford. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
Ray McGrath works in his English Country Garden in Kirkwood. McGrath was cited by the city for his peculiar front yard, but the charges were eventually dropped. Photo by: Dan Whisenhunt
Taha Momin and his mom Nadera Momin, owners of Decatur’s Dairy Queen, discuss their plight on Monday, Feb. 17. The Momins aren’t sure if the Dairy Queen will return after it is razed to make way for an apartment complex. Photo by: Dan Whisenhunt
Briarcliff Initiative member Allen Venet left, talks with Lakeside City Alliance Chairwoman Mary Kay Woodworth during a July 2 DeKalb Operations Task Force meeting. The two groups merged and became LaVista Hills YES. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
DragonCon 2014: Even Atlanta Police Officers need to take a nerd break every now and then. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
Fisher Paty, with Oakhurst Realty Partners, looks out the window of the projector room of the Towne Cinema in Avondale Estates. Photo by: Dan Whisenhunt
Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Rowan Wall (right) starts to flip as his father Chad rushes to his aid during the 4th annual Madison Ave. Soap Box Derby in Decatur on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips
August Murray plays a trumpet during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.