Archive for June, 2016

Intersections – Saved

Posted by June 29, 2016

I wish I was a theologian. I love religion. I’m one of those people who grew up in the church and with a family of church people. It was all I ever knew. Even though I was baptized on a whim at First Baptist Church of Decatur ten years ago, I was not “born again” […]

Editor’s note: Taking a week off

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2016

Starting the evening of June 27, Decaturish editor and publisher Dan Whisenhunt (that’d be me) will be on vacation until the evening of July 5. While there is no optimal time to take a break when you’re running your own business, this seemed like a better time than most. Many readers and local officials are on […]

Cityhood: LaVista Hills shutters website, Greenhaven has ‘new direction’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2016

Two groups seeking to create new cities in DeKalb County have announced changes in how they operate. Supporters for the proposed cities of Greenhaven and LaVista Hills each sent messages to supporters last week. Greenhaven announced via email that Kathryn Rice, President of Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb, is moving in a “new direction.” “At […]

Debate planned for District 4 runoff between Sutton and Bradshaw

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2016

There’s a debate planned ahead of the July 26 runoff election between Incumbent District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton and Steve Bradshaw. The debate will be held on Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m. It will be held at New Bethel AME Church, 8350 Rockbridge Road, Lithonia, GA 30058. The debate will be hosted by the Lambda […]

Decatur’s new glass collection service starts July 1

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2016

Starting July 1, City of Decatur residents will no longer be able to mingle glass with other recyclable materials. The City Commission approved the changes at its June 6 meeting. Glass recycling products will now be placed in a separate container, provided by the resident. The bins need to be 18 gallons, or smaller. Paper, […]

Drew Charter considering changes to enrollment preferences

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 23, 2016

As the Drew Charter School’s leadership plans to reapply for its charter, it is considering changing enrollment preferences for siblings. It’s a change that’s upsetting parents of children who attend the school who have younger children who have not yet enrolled. Drew Enrollment Chair Carol Naughton said says the changes are intended to help the school refocus […]

Staff training for Comet Pub & Lanes begins next week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 23, 2016

The Comet Pub & Lanes has announced that it will begin training staff next week. It will be located in the former Suburban Lanes, 2619 North Decatur RD. The door is on Church Street. The Comet Pub will be owned and managed by the owners of Twain’s in Decatur. According to a Facebook post, the company […]

Rep. John Lewis leads sit-in over gun control

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 22, 2016

Multiple news outlets are reporting that U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is leading a sit in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to demand action on legislation intended to curb gun violence. “We have a mission, a mandate, and a moral obligation to speak up and speak out until the House votes […]

Kirkwood neighborhood suspicious after tip about plan to change boundaries

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 22, 2016

The Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization has gone on record stating it opposes any attempt to redraw the neighborhood’s boundaries. It’s an open question whether there is a plan to do so. Earl Williamson, the environmental and beautification chair for the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization, said there’s a plan in the works to move Coan Park into Edgewood. […]

Trailmark Drive will be closed on June 23 for tree removal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 22, 2016

DeKalb County has announced that Trailmark Drive, in greater Decatur, will be closed on June 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. to allow for a large crane to remove a tree. The road will be closed from Clairmont Road to Pinellas Trail,  the county says. “Road closure and detour signs will be placed in […]

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