Archive for October, 2016

Coyote’s Mexican Grill moving to Carpe Diem spot to make way for Avondale development

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 24, 2016

A plan to turn 3.17 acres in Avondale Estates into a mixed-use project is forcing the relocation of Coyote’s Mexican Grill to Decatur. Coyote’s will be moving into the old Carpe Diem space beneath the Ice House Lofts. Another restaurant, Rezagarse Tapas, was briefly opened there in 2015 before shutting its doors a few weeks later. […]

Avondale Estates resident catches burglar in the act

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 24, 2016

Avondale Estates Police say a burglary occurred on the 900 block of Nottingham Drive around noon on Saturday, Oct. 22. “The suspect entered the home via the back door and attempted to take a television, but was discovered by the homeowner who called police,” a statement from the Police Department says. “Upon arrival, police gave […]

Decatur Police make arrests in entering auto cases

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 24, 2016

A Decatur Police Officer’s decision to talk to four people walking down Lockwood Terrace resulted in the arrest of two men suspected of breaking into vehicles. Lt. Jennifer Ross said that on Oct. 22 at 12:08 a.m., an officer called out to the four people walking down the street and they started running away. The […]

With parents out of town, Decatur teens throw party that ends with gunshots

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 22, 2016

The parents of teenagers at a home on 100 Fairview Street in Decatur left town for the weekend, and the kids decided to throw a party. Then things got out of hand. According to Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross, police officers went to the residence on Oct. 21 at 9:15 p.m. Officers were advised a […]

Decatur’s Makan restaurant rebrands itself as Taiyo Ramen

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2016

Makan is no more, but the restaurant isn’t gone, it’s just being rebranded. Owner Michael Lo decided to change the restaurant’s focus. “We just decided to rebrand to focus more on Craft Ramen,” he said. Meet Taiyo Ramen, open in the same space on Clairemont Avenue in downtown Decatur. “Taiyo focuses on sourcing from the highest […]

Roswell City Councilman arrested in Tucker, accused of sexual exploitation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2016

A Roswell City Councilman has been arrested in Tucker and accused of sexually exploiting a minor. DeKalb County Police arrested Kent Igleheart, 53, on Oct. 20 at Northlake Mall. According to DeKalb County Police, Igleheart was allegedly there to meet a 17-year-old victim. “Detectives determined Igleheart maintained an online relationship with the victim since she was about […]

Robbery suspect snatches purse off of table

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2016

Decatur Police say a robbery suspect snatched a purse from a table in the 400 block of Church Street. Police responded to the robbery call at 9:51 p.m. on Oct. 20. “The complainants reported they were sitting at a table when the suspect ran up and snatched a purse off of the table and ran to […]

Decatur Police responded to two incidents involving flashers in recent days

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2016

While one Oakhurst woman’s decision to spray a flasher with her garden hose drew laughter and applause, another woman says her encounter with a flasher was no laughing matter. Days before Nancy Eilen turned the hose on her flasher in front of her Oakhurst home, Leigh Anne Clark had an encounter with a different flasher. She was out […]

Teenager sent to hospital after being hit by car on East College Avenue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2016

A 14-year-old boy was hit by a car on Thursday afternoon at approximately the same location as an accident that sent a 12-year-old girl to the hospital. “On Thursday, October 20, 2016 at approximately 4:20 p.m., Decatur Police responded to a pedestrian/vehicle accident in the 100 block of East College Avenue,” Ross said. “The driver […]

Lead contamination found in cafeteria sink at Laurel Ridge Elementary

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2016

Investigators have uncovered lead contamination in a cafeteria sink at Laurel Ridge Elementary Schools, bringing the total number of schools found to have lead contamination to 11. Testing is still ongoing, the county says. “Of the 20 drinking water sources tested, one source is at or above EPA’s action level of 15 parts per billion,” […]

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