Archive for April, 2015

Police charge teenage driver in accident that killed a Lakeside High teacher

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  Decatur Police have arrested the driver of a Dodge Charger that struck and killed a Lakeside High School teacher on April 25. Police arrested Ramiro Pedemonte, 19, of Tucker, Ga. and have charged him with first degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving. Pedemonte was driving the rented […]

DeKalb County’s School Board will conduct private interviews of superintendent candidates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2015

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet on Friday, May 1, at a location near the Atlanta airport to begin interviewing candidates to replace outgoing superintendent Michael Thurmond. The meeting will be held at 1:30 pm at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport Hotel 1900 Sullivan Road Atlanta, GA 30337. The Board usually meets at the Central Office […]

Get your first taste of “Revival” at upcoming food bank fundraiser

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2015

Twain’s Billiards and Tap in Decatur will play host to the seventh annual “Feed the Food Bank” event this Sunday, and one of the participating restaurants will be Revival, a concept from celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie. Revival is expected to open next door to Twain’s this July. It will inhabit the former Harbour House space. The […]

Emory suspends one fraternity, continues investigation of another

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  The Emory Wheel student newspaper reported via Twitter this morning that Emory University has suspended Kappa Alpha fraternity has been suspended for three years for violating the school’s anti-hazing policy. Meanwhile, Emory is continuing to examine whether members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity joined members of the University of Florida […]

Could the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club property be used for another Decatur school?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  After the city of Decatur confirmed its interest in buying the  Boys & Girls Club site in Oakhurst, it didn’t take long before people began speculating about whether the property could become a school. Decatur’s in dire need of school space. Current City Schools of Decatur enrollment is 4,300 students. CSD […]

First Baptist Church Decatur pastor announces she is stepping down

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 29, 2015

Julie Pennington-Russell, the high-profile and at times controversial pastor of First Baptist Church Decatur, has announced she is stepping down. In a letter to church members, Pennington-Russell said her last day as pastor will be May 31. “There have been wonderful opportunities as we’ve traveled with God and each other through these years. Along with […]

City Commission, School Board meet to discuss borrowing money for school construction

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 29, 2015

Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett on Monday told School Board members that the ball is in their court regarding a bond referendum to pay for school construction. “If you guys decide you’re going to need a referendum, I think the mayor Pro-Tem has said we’re going to act as a pass through in this request, to […]

Avondale Estates warns residents about duct cleaning company

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 29, 2015

The city of Avondale Estates says it is investigating an “Exploitation of the Elderly” case involving a duct cleaning company that has generated complaints in Georgia and St. Louis. According to a fraud alert issued by the city, a company doing business as AA Duct Cleaning or Anytime Duct Cleaning is the target of the […]

Highland Bakery could open Decatur store by mid-summer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 29, 2015

Highland Bakery has released more details about its plans to open a shop in Decatur. The Decatur Highland Bakery will be located at 315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue. The company has announced it will open “mid-summer” on the first floor of the building. The store will be open seven days a week. “Their sixth […]

Help wanted: Decaturish is seeking a sales rep

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 29, 2015 is looking for another ad salesperson to join our sales team. Sales reps play an important role here. In addition to providing revenue needed to produce local coverage about our communities, they also ensure editorial integrity by helping us keep the production of news separate from the generation of revenue. That’s not always easy […]

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