Archive for February, 2015

Does DeKalb corruption news bolster cityhood arguments?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2015

News about DeKalb County dysfunction and corruption is as common as the rain. It’s also a constant source of fuel for the fires stoking some residents to seek local control by creating new cities. The latest news about DeKalb shenanigans comes from the dogged reporting of the Atlanta Journal Constitution and WSB-TV. The Cox Media-owned […]

Decatur girls fall to Laney in semifinal, finish season 29-3

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2015

A stellar season for the Decatur High girls basketball team came to a disappointing end on Saturday as the bulldogs lost the semifinal game to Laney High of Augusta, 63-37. It was Decatur’s first appearance in a Final Four game in 43 years. The lady Bulldogs finish 29-3 for the season. Decaturish will publish a full […]

Driver flees scene after slamming vehicle into Department of Labor building

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2015

DeKalb County Police and Fire officials are on the scene of a bizarre accident at the Georgia Department of Labor Building on Covington Highway in greater Decatur. Fire Department spokesperson Capt. Eric Jackson said early Saturday afternoon that “for some unknown reason, this vehicle left the roadway, overturned and slammed into the side of the […]

GDOT schedule: More I-285 sign structure work

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 27, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation says to avoid I-285 again this weekend. Crews will be performing more sign structure repairs and installations. “Sign structure work will take place at different locations around the perimeter and will require lane closures, which, in turn, are likely to result in delays,” GDOT says. Here’s he full list of […]

Decatur Superintendent to speak at Monday’s City Commission meeting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 27, 2015

The City Commission will hear a presentation from City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Phyllis Edwards on Monday, March 2, regarding a proposal to borrow money to pay for school expansion. Edwards will speak to the commission during their work session, which will begin at 6:45 pm. The City Commission meets at City Hall, located at 509 […]

Legal notices published for LaVista Hills, Tucker and Stonecrest

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 27, 2015

This story has been updated.  This week’s edition of The Champion newspaper has three legal notices for three proposed cities in DeKalb County: LaVista Hills, Tucker and DeKalb County. The notices were provided to by Avondale Estates City Manager Clai Brown after the publisher visited city hall to pick up a copy of the […]

Seats still available for charter bus to Decatur’s first Final Four game in 43 years

Posted by February 27, 2015

By Bill Banks, contributor The third-ranked Decatur Bulldogs (29-2) meet second-ranked Laney High of Augusta (27-3) in Saturday’s semifinal opener at the 4500-seat Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center on the Columbus State University campus. It’s the Bulldogs’ first Final Four game in 43 years. The CSU address is 4225 University Avenue, in Columbus, GA, about […]

Study:Proposed City of Greenhaven would make enough money to provide services

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 26, 2015

This story has been updated.  Organizers working to create a city of Greenhaven say a study proves the city would bring in enough tax money to provide services. The study found Greenhaven would operate with an annual surplus of $27.2 million. It would spend $18.4 million each year, and its projected revenues would be $45.6 million. At a […]

Dear Decaturish – Crossing the Line

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 26, 2015

We accept letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and are typically 400 to 800 words in length. We reserve the right to edit letters for length and content. To send your letter to the editor, email it to Dear Decaturish, Once upon a time, before Peachtree became Atlanta’s great Main Street, […]

Decatur holding ‘Trees 101’ class

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 26, 2015

The Decatur 101 class is the city’s general overview of its government and the way it operates. But how about some advanced learning? The city is now offering a “Trees 101” class, a primer for all things related to the giver of shade, and purifier of air and water. “The City of Decatur recognizes that […]

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