Archive for June, 2015

More Slide the City tickets available

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 30, 2015

It looks as if reports about there being no more tickets left for the July 25 Slide the City event are premature. There have already been 6,000 tickets sold for the event that will allow ticket-holders to ride a 1,000 foot water slide down West Ponce de Leon Avenue. The city of Decatur now reports that “a few […]

Artists wanted for interactive arts event

Posted by Dena Mellick June 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  The organizers of an interactive arts event happening in Decatur on August 1st are looking for artists to take part. FIGMENT is described as a free, one-day participatory arts event. It started in New York in 2007. Decatur’s event will take place on the campus of Agnes Scott College. The event website […]

Interim CEO Lee May holds town hall meetings

Posted by Dena Mellick June 30, 2015

DeKalb County’s interim CEO Lee May is holding a series of town hall meetings, starting Tuesday, June 30. A press release from DeKalb County says, “these meetings are an opportunity for ICEO May to discuss the recently-announced mid-year budget recommendations with citizens, including a proposed tax cut for county residents and funding for police body cameras, […]

Twain’s unveils new name for Suburban Lanes

Posted by Dena Mellick June 30, 2015

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor The owners of Twain’s have unveiled the new name of Suburban Lanes Bowling Alley, which they have purchased. The new bowling alley will be called The Comet Pub & Lanes. The bowling alley already has a Facebook page. The About page says “Coming Soon! The Comet Pub & Lanes! Check […]

Decatur, Avondale Estates, Atlanta plan Independence Day celebrations

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 30, 2015

Watch a parade, or watch fireworks, or do both. The cities of Avondale Estates, Decatur and Atlanta are putting on a show for Independence Day this Saturday, July 4, and you’re invited. The day begins with Avondale’s colorful and not-to-be missed Fourth of July Parade. It begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. It will travel […]

Belgian firm will acquire controlling interest in Emory Genetics Lab

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 29, 2015

The website GenomeWeb and Emory University are both reporting on a deal that would allow a Belgian company to purchase a controlling interest in the university’s genetics laboratory. The firm, Eurofins Scientific, and Emory would name the joint venture EGL Genetic Diagnostics, LLC. Emory reports that the deal is still waiting for regulatory approval. “(Emory Genetics Laboratory), founded […]

UPDATE: Three robberies reported in Medlock Park

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 29, 2015

Three people reported being robbed at gunpoint in Medlock Park on the morning of June 29. The robberies were separate incidents, but may have involved the same perpetrator. The victims gave similar descriptions of the suspects over social media. A DeKalb County Police spokesperson confirmed that police believe the same suspects were involved in all three […]

Listen: State Rep. Karla Drenner’s speech on equality draws applause, cheers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 29, 2015

State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, fired up a crowd of activists on June 26 as she celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same sex marriage. Drenner, who is openly gay, spoke for about 10 minutes at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. A Decaturish reader provided audio of Drenner’s remarks. “I’ve been thinking […]

Dear Decaturish – County leaders welcome new school superintendent

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 29, 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 and the Metro-Atlanta Community, The leaders of DeKalb County would like you […]

(PHOTOS) Prayer vigil for Charleston victims

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 28, 2015

Create Community 4 Decatur held a somber ceremony on Saturday evening, June 27, to honor the nine people killed in a shooting in Charleston, S.C. Dylann Roof is accused of opening fire on the congregation of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Among the dead are Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a state senator. Roof allegedly set […]

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