Archive for December, 2015

A year in review:’s top stories of 2015

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 31, 2015

The year of 2015 was a year of debates over the future of DeKalb County and its cities. Public frustration with DeKalb County came to a boil as the corruption and dysfunction of county government somehow managed to surpass the corruption and dysfunction of 2014. Cities held elections, and Decatur’s elections were some of the […]

Superior Avenue water main break repaired

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 31, 2015

The county has successfully repaired a water main break on Superior Avenue after four days of work that caused service interruptions for residents. “DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management’s crews and contractors have repaired the 14-inch water main break at Superior Avenue and Willow Lane,” a press release from the county says. “Water service to […]

Decatur Waffle House will open Jan. 6

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 31, 2015

Decatur’s new Waffle House location will officially open Jan. 6 a spokesperson for the company says. The restaurant will be located beneath Eddie’s Attic in downtown Decatur. There will be no official ceremony marking the event. “Typically Waffle House does not do big grand openings however we are very excited to come to downtown Decatur,” […]

What to do in Atlanta on New Year’s Eve

Posted by December 30, 2015

By David Schick, contributor It’s the day before New Years Eve and we still haven’t finalized our party plans either. Can’t we just do all the things, at the same time? Well, until you have the ability to clone yourself, you’ll just have to decide which event (or two) is worthy of your presence at […]

Water service will be disrupted on New Year’s Eve as water main repairs continue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2015

For the fourth straight day there will be water service interruptions as crews work to repair a water main break on Superior Avenue. According to the county, the break occurred at 7 p.m. on Dec. 28 on North Superior Avenue between North Decatur and Willow Lane. Readers say the break caused water pressure issues all the […]

Report: DeKalb County government chasing businesses away

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County has gained a reputation for being difficult to work with. Now two local businesses are telling CBS 46 that they’ve had enough. According to the report, shipping company Inland Seafood is threatening to move to Gwinnett County. The report also says that Sobban, a Korean diner, closed up […]

Flood warning, watch in effect

Posted by December 30, 2015

The National Weather Service is warning residents of the metro area and beyond about the possibilities of flash floods related to severe weather. NWS has issued a flash flood warning for Wednesday, Dec. 30, effective until 1:30 p.m. According to NWS, radar is indicating a large area of thunderstorms that will produce heavy rain across […]

Intersections – The Star Wars Effect

Posted by December 30, 2015

By Nicki Salcedo, contributor  I’ve spent the past two weeks getting private messages and texts from married men. At some point during a holiday party last week, a man motioned for me to join him in a dark corner. My spouse noticed and nodded his head at me like he was giving a kid permission […]

More water service disruptions planned over water main break

Posted by December 29, 2015

Residents experiencing a disruption of water service due to a water main break on Superior Avenue can expect more disruptions on Wednesday. Despite initially predicting the repairs would be completed on Monday evening, Dec. 28, the repairs continued on Tuesday, Dec. 29. The county now says the repairs will continue for a third day on […]

Decatur residents can expect water service disruptions as crews fix broken main

Posted by December 29, 2015

DeKalb County Watershed Management has provided an update via Twitter regarding a water main break on Superior Avenue in Decatur. Residents who had issues with water pressure on Monday evening can expect more of the same Tuesday as crews work to resolve the issue. The break occurred Monday evening and was caused by a construction […]

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