Archive for March, 2016

Willis Park in Avondale may reopen on April 18

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 31, 2016

After several months of renovations, the city of Avondale Estates says Willis Park will soon reopen. “Willis Park is tentatively scheduled to reopen Monday, April 18,” an announcement from the city says. “The contractors are working on completing the final phase of the renovation. A final walk through with the contractors is scheduled for Wednesday, […]

Decatur holds off on hiring employee to investigate enrollment

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 31, 2016

Shortly before David Dude took over as Superintendent of City Schools of Decatur, the School Board authorized the creation of an “enrollment assistant” to check the residency of children attending Decatur schools. In the past, CSD has hired private investigators to sniff out fishy enrollments. The position would’ve had a salary of $30,000 to $40,000. At […]

Decatur will hold electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 2

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 31, 2016

People looking to dispose of batteries, computer monitors, DVD players and other unwanted electronics can bring them to a recycling event in Decatur this weekend. The city will be hosting an electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The items can be dropped off at the city’s Public Works […]

City of Decatur credit card holders often dine on the taxpayer dime

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2016

This story has been updated.  The city of Decatur paid the bills on 52 credit cards issued to city employees in 2015. There were roughly 2,800 transactions amounting to more than $400,000 in charges. Records show that city employees often used their city-issued cards to purchase meals. There were other purchases that raised questions about […]

Emory prepares to host Shakespeare’s First Folio

Posted by Dena Mellick March 30, 2016

Emory University is preparing to host William Shakespeare’s First Folio this fall with a number of Shakespeare at Emory events. It was announced in 2015 that Emory was chosen to be the Georgia site to display “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.” It’s a national traveling exhibition of the 1623 book that gave us […]

Decatur, Avondale Estates Farmers Markets returning this week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2016

Feast your eyes on some fresh produce this week as the farmers markets in Decatur and Avondale Estates make their spring debuts. The Decatur Farmers Market will hold its grand opening on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its new location, First Baptist Church, located at 308 Clairemont Ave. The Saturday and […]

Robbery reported in parking deck at Edgewood Retail District

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2016

This story has been updated.  There’s a Crime Stoppers reward for information about a man accused of attacking a woman in the parking deck of the Edgewood Retail District and stealing her purse. According to the Crime Stoppers alert, “On March 16 2016, Mrs. Ferihan Taylor was a victim of a strong arm robbery at 1217 Caroline […]

Intersections – All the wrongs

Posted by March 30, 2016

By Nicki Salcedo, Contributor My first mistake was going to the prom, but I didn’t know this until years later. During my first two years of college, I read literature. Only literature. I promise you that I can quote from Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” I promise you that I’ve clutched the pages of Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” […]

Decatur holding Trees 101 class

Posted by Dena Mellick March 29, 2016

Update: The April 9 class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled, the city says.  The city of Decatur is offering a free Trees 101 class to Decatur homeowners. It will be led by city arborist India Woodson from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday Apr. 2 and Apr. 9. The class will take place at Woodlands […]

Atlanta-area Whole Foods to benefit LifeLine Animal Project

Posted by Dena Mellick March 29, 2016

Several Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets will take part in Community Giving Day to benefit LifeLine Animal Project on Wednesday, Mar. 30. A press release said, “All locations inside the perimeter (Sandy Springs, Briarcliff, Buckhead, and Ponce de Leon) will contribute five percent of net sales to LifeLine Animal Project. LifeLine will have dogs at the […]

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