Archive for May, 2016

(PHOTOS) Memorial Day in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2016

Chris Billingsley, a retired Decatur High School social studies teacher, has been active in organizing Memorial Day events in Decatur. There were events throughout the weekend to mark the occasion, including placing flags on graves in the Decatur Cemetery and decorating the graves with flowers. Billingsley sent in these photos from this weekend’s activities: Jones Fowler, […]

Decatur High community mourns 2015 grad

Posted by May 30, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor Joe Bodine, a 2015 Decatur High School graduate, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, May 25. His sister, Lia Bodine, is a rising junior at Decatur High. A memorial service was held in the DHS Performing Arts Center  on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m., where community members celebrated Joe’s life. Many […]

Firefighters douse blaze at G & W auto shop

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2016

The G & W Auto Repair Shop on East Ponce de Leon Avenue and North Decatur Road caught fire Saturday afternoon, May 28, according to DeKalb County Fire Rescue. Capt. Eric Jackson, spokesperson for the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department, said there was no one inside the building. “DCFR fire crews had the fire extinguished […]

(PHOTOS) 2016 Decatur Arts Festival

Posted by May 29, 2016

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor Thousands of people came out to downtown Decatur to celebrate the arts during Memorial Day weekend. The 2016 Decatur Arts Festival showcased over 150 artists from around town, the state and the southeast region. There was food, musical and dance performances, a children’s section, a book sale and much, much more.

Woman convicted of arson and murder in connection with apartment fire

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 27, 2016

A jury has found a woman guilty of several charges connected to a fatal October apartment fire. Jurors found Jasmine Lashae Lockett guilty of arson, felony murder, five counts of aggravated assault and three counts of criminal damage to property, according to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office. The fire killed Tony Hubert. The fire began […]

10-year-old boy injured by vehicle while riding bike across Mead Road

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 26, 2016

Decatur Police say a 10-year-old boy was injured when he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike across Mead Road. Lt. Jennifer Ross said the incident occurred Thursday morning, May 26, near the intersection of Mead Road and West College Avenue. “The investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling north on Mead Road and […]

DeKalb County road closures planned

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 26, 2016

DeKalb County is notifying residents about two upcoming road closures. The county says East Clifton Road, near Emory Village, will be closed on May 31 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Clifton Road to Coventry Road. The closure is to allow for a crane to remove a tree at 1771 E. Clifton Road N.E. According […]

Celebrate Memorial Day this weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 26, 2016

Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day and there are several activities planned to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Chris Billingsley, a retired Decatur High teacher, said there will be three opportunities to mark the occasion. The Memorial Day activities will be held in the Decatur Cemetery, located at 299 Bell St. […]

(VIDEO) Garbage truck catches fire on North Druid Hills Road

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2016

A garbage truck caught fire along North Druid Hills road on the afternoon of May 25, bringing traffic to a halt as the sanitation workers emptied the truck’s flaming contents onto the street. County firefighters then doused the burning trash as people watched from the parking lot of the Publix at Shamrock Plaza. Capt. Eric […]

Video production studio opening in Oakhurst

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2016

A video production company, Trove Studio, will soon open in the historic Scottish Rite building in Oakhurst. The company’s creative director is Ben Wade said in a press release, “This isn’t work for me. This is something I love, something I’ve done for over a decade and something I’ll continue to do for several more. […]

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