Archive for April, 2016

(UPDATE) Atlanta issues a boil water advisory

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2016

UPDATE: On Sunday evening, May 1, the city of Atlanta said the boil water advisory will end at 2 a.m. on May 2. From the city of Atlanta: Boil-advisory still in effect until 2 a.m., Monday, 2 May, pending receipt of sampling results. Please continue to check for updates throughout the evening and overnight on […]

‘Electrical issues’ cause water service problems throughout Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2016

Update: The city of Atlanta has issued a boil water advisory. For more information, click here.  The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management said “electrical issues” were causing service disruptions throughout the city on the evening of April 30. Residents of numerous neighborhoods have reported low or no water pressure, including Kirkwood, Old Fourth Ward, Midtown, […]

Decatur event featuring Shaquille O’Neal postponed

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 29, 2016

The Georgia Center For the Book says a Decatur event featuring NBA star Shaquille O’Neal has been postponed. The event was originally set for Saturday, April 30, at First Baptist Church Decatur. O’Neal is promoting his new children’s book, ” “Little Shaq Takes a Chance.” “Due to a travel conflict, the event with Shaquille O’Neal on Saturday, […]

Sublime Doughnuts opens second location near North Druid Hills Road

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 28, 2016

This story has been updated.  Sublime Doughnuts has opened its second location on Briarcliff Road, and the store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “The new location signifies the beginning of Sublime Brands’ growth into neighborhoods all around Atlanta,” a press release from the company says. The store’s address is 2566 […]

DeKalb County tag renewal kiosks will be available at Kroger stores

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 28, 2016

Residents who need to renew their tags can avoid long lines and buy some groceries while they’re at it. DeKalb County has announced that two Kroger stores – Embry Village and North Decatur Road – will have vehicle tag renewal kiosks. There will be ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the kiosks on May 2. “The kiosks, which were […]

Population forecasts show DeKalb’s population will grow by 156,000 people by 2040

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 28, 2016

The Atlanta Regional Commission has released its population forecasts for 10 counties in the metro Atlanta area. According to the data, DeKalb County’s population will grow by 156,000 people in 2040, bringing the total population of the county to around 875,000 people. Other highlights of the study: – More than 108,000 jobs will be added […]

May is National Bike Month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 28, 2016

There will be multiple opportunities to celebrate National Bike Month in Decatur, according to Assistant Active Living Director Cheryl Burnett. Here’s a list of the bike-related activities in Decatur in May, provided by the city of Decatur: Every Saturday: Sam’s Freight Room Ride, 2pm, Meet at 415 E Howard Avenue for an easy 11 mile […]

Town Hall meeting planned to discuss alcohol, drug use by Decatur students

Posted by April 27, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor In conjunction with Decatur’s Alcohol Awareness Month, the Decatur Prevention Initiative (DPI) is holding a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at Ebster Recreation Center, located at 404 W. Trinity Place, Decatur, GA, 30030. DPI was created with a vision “to promote a healthy Decatur community, […]

Intersections – I Am the Mountain

Posted by April 27, 2016

By Nicki Salcedo, contributor “I went by the Druid stone that broods in the garden white and lone.” – Thomas Hardy “Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.” Martin Luther King, Jr. I saw the film “Birth of a Nation” my freshman year of college. I was in California at the time, and the […]

Burn ban for many Georgia counties begins May 1

Posted by April 26, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) has announced that Georgia’s annual Burn Ban will begin May 1. The ban is under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Environmental Protection Division’s Air Protection Branch. Frank Sorrells, Chief of Protection for the GFC, said in a press release, […]

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