Archive for January, 2016

Decatur prepares to update its Comprehensive Plan

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 31, 2016

Decatur has almost as many plans as it has festivals. The latter is more fun. The former far more important. On Monday, Feb. 1, the City Commission will discuss its 10 year update to its Comprehensive Plan, not to be confused with its Strategic Plan, or its citywide Athletic Facility Master Plan, or its Preservation […]

Dear Decaturish – I am frustrated by children in bar areas

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 31, 2016

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

(PHOTOS) – LantaGras Parade

Posted by Decaturish.com January 31, 2016

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor  All anyone could see was green, purple and gold as the Kirkwood neighborhood got a taste of Mardi Gras on Saturday with the first annual LantaGras Parade. The neighborhood came out in force with costumes, bands, floats, music and more as hundreds made their way from Bessie Branham Park to the downtown […]

Decatur Police make arrest after woman chases robbery suspect

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2016

This story has been updated. Decatur Police say a victim turned the tables on her attacker. Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said that at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Jan. 29, officers responded to a call from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Sycamore Street and East Ponce de Leon about a robbery. The victim told police […]

Double Zero moving into Ink & Elm space at Emory Village

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2016

Double Zero, an Italian restaurant, is moving out of Sandy Springs and into the former Ink & Elm space at Emory Village, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Ink & Elm closed in May of last year after 21 months in business. The Business Chronicle also reports that Double Zero will update its menu. To read the […]

GDOT: Delays expected due to I-75 express lanes and sign structure work

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2016

This story has been updated.  The Georgia Department of Transportation says that construction of the I-75 express lanes and sign structure work this weekend will require closing lanes and will create traffic delays. Here is the complete list of projects scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 30. – The Express Lanes project will require a […]

Dear Decaturish – Voices needed

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2016

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

Dear Decaturish – ‘Scrap Dragons’ looking forward to Lego League competition

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2016

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

Water main break shuts down McLendon Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 28, 2016

This story has been updated.  A 42-inch water main break will close McLendon Drive for the next few days and it could create water pressure issues for Decatur and DeKalb County residents. According to the city of Decatur, the break – which is outside city limits – occurred between  between Tanner Drive and Brook Drive. “DeKalb has […]

Avondale Estates calls special work session to discuss annexation, stormwater

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 28, 2016

The Avondale Estates City Commission has called a special work session to discuss annexation and storm water issues. A copy of the agenda can be found here. The Feb. 1 meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at Avondale Estates City Hall, located at 21 N Avondale Rd. There is currently not an information […]

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