Archive for 2016

Decatur Police respond to multiple reports of home and vehicle break-ins

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 10, 2016

Decatur Police are investigating several incidents involving suspects trying to break into homes and entering vehicles. In one case, suspects were able to break into a home and steal a television. Lt. Jennifer Ross said the incidents happened early Saturday morning, Dec. 10. Around 2:55 a.m. an officer responded to a call in the 200 block […]

Avondale Estates’ Police Department is hiring

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 9, 2016

The Avondale Estates Police Department is looking to fill three openings within the department. Police Chief Lynn Thomas told Decaturish that the city is down one officer position and his recent promotion to chief created another opening. He said the city has also added a position for the next year, he said. The salary starts […]

Avondale Estates holding Christmas Tour of Homes and Holiday Market

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 9, 2016

Six homes in the city of Avondale Estates will be featured on a tour of homes set for Sunday, Dec. 11. “The trolleys are back in town to transport patrons to six of the City’s most interesting houses during this celebrated event! Trolley rides are free to tour ticket holders,” an announcement from the city […]

Decatur invites seniors to apply for tax breaks

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 9, 2016

The city of Decatur is encouraging seniors to take advantage of newly-approved tax breaks, known as homestead exemptions. On Nov. 8,  voters overwhelmingly approved five different measures that would expand tax breaks for seniors. The tax breaks Decatur voters approved are: – Expanding the Decatur school homestead tax exemption to seniors 65 and older. The […]

Toco Hill’s Famous Pub closing after 30 years in business

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2016

Famous Pub, a Toco hills restaurant and sports bar, is closing down after 30 years. The company made the announcement via Facebook. “Thank you for every single day that you spent at our pub,” the announcement says. “Because of your love and support, our pub was neighborhood’s favorite one during years. Thank you for letting […]

Boys & Girls Club pool deal gives Decatur first right of refusal to buy property

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2016

The city of Decatur is considering a lease with the Samuel L Jones Boys & Girls Club in Oakhurst to reopen the club’s indoor pool. But the lease also includes a provision that would give the city the right of first refusal if the property ever goes on the market. The city has in the past […]

District attorney offering opportunity to ‘expunge’ felony arrests

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2016

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James is offering some offenders in DeKalb County a chance at redemption. On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the District Attorney’s Office will hold a Records Expungement Day, according to a press release. The event offers, “People with felony arrests a chance to have the arrests […]

(PHOTOS) Glennwood Elementary holds celebration of learning on Decatur square

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2016

Glennwood Elementary School third graders recently held a Celebration of Learning on the Decatur Square. According to teacher Brad White, students have been studying nine influential historical figures. They presented their final expedition near the Decatur Square fountain on Nov. 17. White sent these photos from the event:

State is selling Kirkwood’s Pullman Yard

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

For years developers have been eager for a chance to develop the Pratt-Pullman Yard in Kirkwood, but until recently the Georgia Building Authority hadn’t put it up for sale. But the building finally went on the market on Dec. 7. The minimum bid for the 27 acre site is $5.6 million, plus an additional $14,285 for […]

Decatur Book Festival names new board chair to replace Judy Turner

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

An Agnes Scott English professor has been named to succeed former Private Bank of Decatur President Judy Turner as the new Decatur Book Festival Board chair. James Diedrick was previously the associate dean of the college and associate vice president for special programs. He has served on the board since 2011 and has served on […]

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