Archive for October, 2016

Decatur Dairy Queen officially reopens

Posted by Decaturish.com October 31, 2016

By Cynthia Millhorn, contributor At 10 a.m., this morning, Oct. 31st, amid unseasonably warm temperatures, a crowd gathered in Downtown Decatur to welcome back a beloved hot weather favorite, the city’s beloved Dairy Queen. Mayor Patti Garrett, City Commissioner Brian Smith, and Decatur Business Association President Tim Martin joined co-owner Nisar Momin, his wife Nadera Momin, […]

Dear Decaturish – A vote against Amendment 1 is a vote for keeping schools local

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 31, 2016

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

Decatur High Band places second in competition

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 31, 2016

The Decatur High School Marching Band placed 2nd overall in the Heart of Georgia Marching Band Competition held in Warner Robins, Ga. over the weekend. According to an email from a band supporter, “The band received all top scores (all 1’s) across all categories.” The band also received: – Best in Class for AAA for […]

Avondale Estates Halloween Spirit Award Winners announced

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 31, 2016

The city of Avondale Estates has released its annual awards for the spookiest houses in the city. “The City is full of spooky spirit this year, and the judges surely toiled over their decisions,” the announcement from the city says. This year’s winners are …

Decatur Police invite ghosts, goblins and other monsters to ‘Trunk or Treat’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 31, 2016

Decatur Police will be holding pop-up Trunk or Treat stations today, Oct. 31. From Police Lt. Jennifer Ross: Decatur Police officers will be conducting pop-up trunk or treat stops at the following locations and times.  Stop by to say hello to officers and pick up more treats! Officers will be at the following locations at […]

Decatur Police seek help identifying robbery suspect

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 29, 2016

This story has been updated. Decatur Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in an Oct. 25 robbery at The Imperial restaurant in Decatur. A woman was sitting inside of the restaurant when one of the suspects snatched the keys to her vehicle off her table. “Witnesses chased the suspect to the rear […]

Dear Decaturish – Vote ‘Yes’ on Amendment 2

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 28, 2016

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

Do you rock or have an interest in rocking? Sign up for Battle of the Bands

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 28, 2016

Attention all people who rock. Westchester elementary wants to know, “Does Your Band Rock?” Whether you rock hard, rock substantially or just plain rock, Westchester Elementary would like you to rock for them. The school is holding a Battle of the Bands fundraiser on March 10 at the Avondale Towne Cinema. “Due to popular demand, […]

City Schools of Decatur superintendent looks for Deputy Superintendent

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 28, 2016

City Schools of Decatur is adding a new position to central office. Superintendent David Dude announced that he wants to hire a Deputy Superintendent. “The Deputy Superintendent will serve as the Chief Academic Officer providing leadership, vision, and oversight of the district’s curriculum, instruction, assessment, and student supports,” Dude wrote to CSD staff. “This position […]

Decatur releases information about how apartments affect school enrollment

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 26, 2016

As Decatur officials have encouraged more apartment development in the city, one of the most-debated topics has been the effect they have on the city’s schools. City Schools of Decatur currently has more than 5,000 students, an all-time high. There’s a possibility the city might add to its enrollment counts through annexation. In the past, city […]

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