Archive for January, 2015

Greenhaven city proposal gets sponsor

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2015

State Rep. Pam Stephenson, D-Decatur, has agreed to sponsor a bill that would begin the process of turning most of unincorporated South DeKalb County into Georgia’s second largest city. Greenhaven, formerly the City of South DeKalb, held a press conference Jan. 30 to announce its new name and outline its vision for what a new […]

Decatur residents question how police handled case of sleeping stripper

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  Some residents are questioning the way Decatur Police Department handled the case of a stripper found lying next to her car on a residential street. The police department says its officers concluded the woman was simply tired and sent her on her way. But residents think the officers should’ve asked her […]

Agnes Scott president defends cost of college during address to Buckhead business leaders

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2015

The President of Agnes Scott College on Thursday told members of the Buckhead Business Association that the cost of a college education is a sound investment that will lead to higher salaries for graduates, according to Elizabeth Kiss, who has been president of the college since 2006, told BBA leaders that people questioning the […]

Track work on Candler, McDonough streets begins next week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2015

CSX will begin work on the railroad crossing at Candler and McDonough streets in Decatur next week. CSX spokesperson Kristin Seay said the company has finished its work at the Atlanta Avenue railroad crossing. “Feb. 2 we’d be in Decatur on Candler and McDonough Street,” she told Decaturish. The crossings are by Decatur High School, […]

Sweet N’ Sinful going on hiatus after 10 years

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2015

Sweet N’ Sinful Bakery in Avondale Estates this week announced it is temporarily closing its doors. The message posted on the company’s website says, “Sweet ‘N Sinful has enjoyed 10 great years being Avondale Estates’ bakery, helping our friends and community celebrate weddings, birth announcements, birthdays, and beyond. Unfortunately, rising costs and circumstances beyond our […]

What’s it to Utz? – Summer in Pyongyang

Posted by January 30, 2015

By Hans Utz, contributor  It is safe to say that 2014 held many lessons for us all about effective policing.  There is no such thing as ‘perfect’ policing, and we often unfairly expect the police to be better than their community at large when it comes to matters of equity and particularly matters of race.  […]

GDOT says more I-285 work planned

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2015

Avoid I-285 this weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation said. “Sign structure work will take place throughout the perimeter and will require lane closures, which, in turn, are likely to result in delays,” GDOT said in its weekend traffic advisory. Happening this weekend … – Sign structure work near the top end of I-285 will […]

Donations help injured cyclist recover at home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2015

It has been eight months since a driver in a red SUV ran over Greg Germani while he was riding his bike home from work. Police allege that the act was intentional and the suspect, Joseph Alan Lewis, is still awaiting trial on charges that include attempted murder. All the while Germani has struggled, relearning basic […]

Atlanta Police arrest ‘graffiti taggers’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2015

The graffiti artists known as OBVS and NEATO are now facing charges for defacing property. Atlanta Police say that Brandon Carrafa, aka OBVS, was arrested on Jan. 9 at 2 am for outstanding warrants related to his alleged handiwork. He was stopped by Zone 2 police officers. OBVS is prolific and is accused of over […]

City of South DeKalb will get new name

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2015

This story has been updated. Organizers behind the creation of a City of South DeKalb have called a press conference for Friday, Jan. 30, to announce a new name for the proposed city: Greenhaven. The group announced its new name via its Facebook page on Jan. 29. “The reason for the name? In all of nature, […]

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