Archive for July, 2015

Fallen tree limb causes power outage in Oakhurst

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2015

Some Oakhurst residents are reporting power outages this evening. Lt. Jennifer Ross with Decatur Police said a limb has fallen on power line. “A tree limb has fallen on power lines in the area of Oakview Road and South McDonough Street causing a power outage in parts of Oakhurst,” Ross said. According to a map […]

Phase 2 of Place on Ponce will open this fall, Decatur prepares for influx of apartment dwellers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2015

An apartment complex in downtown Decatur will have 206 units opening up to tenants this fall, and the city is making traffic calming plans. The Place on Ponce, located at 319 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, will begin leasing the second phase of its 234-unit apartment project this September. Conor McNally, Chief Development Officer with […]

Avondale’s Towne Cinema granted business license, owner dresses like Elvis

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2015

It has been more than a year since Avondale Estates City Commissioners signed off on turning the city’s historic Towne Cinema building into a music venue. On Friday, the city announced that the venue is open for business. The city has issued a business license and certificate of occupancy to Tony Longval, a roadie turned entrepreneur. […]

Taziki’s shoots for November opening

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2015

A reader pointed out that signs are already up for Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe’ slated for 315 West Ponce. But a rep for the company told Decaturish that the opening of the business is still a few months away. Seth Williams, Vice President of Marketing for the Alabama-based chain, said that there’s work that needs to be […]

GDOT: Sales tax holiday = minimal roadwork

Posted by Dena Mellick July 31, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is suspending construction-related lane closures near shopping malls Friday and Saturday because of the sales tax holiday. GDOT said, “The restriction will offer some relief from construction-related lane closures as families prepare to send their children back to school. Weather permitting, some construction in the metro Atlanta area will […]

Back to School 2015: Events and Sales Tax Holiday

Posted by Dena Mellick July 30, 2015

It’s time to go back to school, also known as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” for parents, according to that old Staples commercial. City Schools of Decatur start back Monday, August 3, while Atlanta Public Schools begin Wednesday, August 5. DeKalb County students are back in school Monday, August 10. Here’s the lowdown on […]

East Lake brings back Tour of Homes after more than 30 years

Posted by Dena Mellick July 30, 2015

East Lake is bringing back its Tour of Homes after a 30-plus year break. The last tour of homes was in 1981, and the historic East Lake Neighborhood is reviving the stalled tradition on Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd and 23rd. Organizer and East Lake resident Kate Breslin told Decaturish in an email, “The first […]

Police searching for suspects who placed confederate flags at MLK historic site

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2015

Atlanta Police are looking for the people responsible for placing confederate flags at Ebenezer Baptist Church and near the King Center in the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site, Atlanta INtown reports. Atlanta’s Police chief said investigators are reviewing surveillance footage to see who is responsible for leaving the flags, a gesture a church leader said […]

Celebration planned to honor life of Southern Sweets owner Nancy Cole

Posted by Dena Mellick July 30, 2015

Southern Sweets Bakery plans to celebrate the life of owner Nancy Cole just as she would have wanted – with delicious desserts. Cole passed away July 17 after a long battle with cancer. In announcing her passing nearly two weeks ago, the bakery promised, “We are planning now and will announce a date soon to honor […]

Little girl who bravely battled cancer passes away

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2015

The Kirkwood community is mourning today after the news that Bianka Kucelin, 5, lost her battle with a rare, aggressive form of brain cancer. Kucelin passed away on July 29, according to messages posted by her friends and family on social media. Kirkwood rallied behind Bianka and her family as she fought a supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumour, […]

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