Archive for August, 2015

Qualifying: Three candidates qualify in Avondale, no word from Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2015

This story has been updated.  Three candidates have qualified to run for municipal office in Avondale Estates. The city of Decatur did not provide any updates on who qualified to run for office in the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal election. Qualifying began in Decatur and Avondale Estates on Monday, Aug. 31. Decatur qualifying ends on […]

City Schools of Decatur releases updated presentation on school construction

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2015

City Schools of Decatur has released an updated presentation on how it plans to spend $75 million designated for school construction projects. Voters are being asked to approve the $75 million bond issue on Nov. 3. Residents would also be raising their own taxes by as much as 8 percent. The school system intends to use the money to […]

MARTA, Georgia Piedmont Technical College discussing campus at Kensington Station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2015

Officials with Georgia Piedmont Technical College and MARTA are discussing the possibility of a secondary GPTC campus at the Kensington MARTA station. While the idea itself isn’t new, both parties have acknowledged they are in talks about the project becoming part of a Transit Oriented Development at the station. “MARTA is working with GPTC about the possibility […]

Avondale Estates creates temporary free parking lots near business district

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2015

Avondale Estates is using 4 acres owned by the city in its central business district as free parking for people visiting the city. Avondale bought 4 acres from Flagstar Bank, a creditor of the failed development known as Century AG/Avondale. “The City of Avondale Estates’ business district has experienced much growth in the past few years, and the […]

Dear Decaturish – A brief latter-day history of Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 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, In less than half a decade, Decatur’s character has dramatically changed and […]

This week: Road work on East Trinity Place, closure planned on Willivee Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2015

The City of Decatur and DeKalb County have some road work planned for this week. Decatur reports that crews will be milling East Trinity Place from North McDonough Street to Decatur Fire Station No. 1 on Monday, Aug. 31. Repaving will begin on Sept. 1. Work will begin at 7 a.m. The city says the […]

(PHOTOS) – Decatur hosts diversity discussion

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2015

The city of Decatur is in the process of creating a “Community Action Plan” to address concerns about the city’s dwindling diversity. As part of the development of the plan, the city hosted a Community Action Planning Cafe Conversation at the Ebster Recreation Center on Saturday, Aug. 29. The city recently entered into a $109,000 agreement with […]

Mosquito test at Lake Avondale comes back positive for West Nile Virus

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 28, 2015

This story has been updated.  The city of Avondale Estates reports that the DeKalb County Board of Health detected West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in the sampling station at Lake Avondale. “While most people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms or experience mild flu-like symptoms, the virus potentially can cause serious and sometimes fatal […]

4/5 Principal Bruce Roaden will be new Secondary Education Director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 28, 2015

This story has been updated.  City Schools of Decatur has announced Bruce Roaden, the current principal of the 4/5 Academy at 5th Avenue, will be the school system’s next Secondary Education Director. In that role, he will be in charge of overseeing Decatur High and Renfroe Middle. Roaden follows Lauri McKain, who announced her resignation last year. […]

Las Brasas will open at the end of August

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 28, 2015

Las Brasas, a Peruvian chicken restaurant, will be opening at its new Decatur location in a matter of days. According to the answering machine at the restaurant, the business will reopen on Church street “at the end of August.” There have also been some new additions to the website, though no menu is currently available. […]

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