Archive for 2017

Renfroe Middle School principal resigns

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 15, 2017

Renfroe Middle School Principal  Johnathan Clark has resigned, City School of Decatur announced Friday. CSD did not provide a reason for his departure in its message to parents at the school. “City Schools of Decatur and Renfroe Middle School strive to provide the best academic experience for our students in a safe and positive atmosphere,” […]

Decatur Police: Driver who ran red light on East Ponce caused accident

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 15, 2017

Decatur Police on Friday responded to an accident at the intersection of East Ponce de Leon Avenue and Commerce Drive that sent three people to the hospital. Lt. Jennifer Ross said the accident was caused when a driver ran a red light on East Ponce de Leon. “Driver No. 1 was traveling westbound in the […]

Decatur Police release photo of suspect in attempted Verizon Store robbery

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 15, 2017

The Decatur Police Department has released a photo a suspect believed to be involved in the attempted robbery of a Decatur Verizon store. The incident occurred on Dec. 5. The photo was obtained via surveillance video footage. “A Verizon employee reported he was taking out the trash when he was approached from behind by two […]

UPDATE: Pinewood Robbery suspect turns himself in

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 15, 2017

Decatur Police say a former Pinewood employee who is a suspect in an armed robbery that took place at the restaurant has turned himself in. Carlous Bailey, 20, is accused of participating in the May 25-May 26 robbery that took place around midnight after closing. “An employee stated she was exiting the rear of the […]

Decatur Schools committee will hold planning meeting to discuss school attendance zones

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 15, 2017

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, City Schools of Decatur will go from a system of K-3 elementary schools with a 4-5 academy to a system of K-2 elementary schools and two 3-5 academies. CSD will soon begin work on a new 3-5 school at Talley Street which is expected to be finished […]

Oakhurst Presbyterian to present a spin on Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 15, 2017

This Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Oakhurst Presbyterian Church is putting on “A Cherry Log Christmas Carol” for the community to enjoy. The play is free and welcoming to all ages, with refreshments provided. The church is located at 118 2nd Avenue in Decatur. The Charles Dickens’ classic is re-imagined as one-man […]

Greenhaven cityhood advocates invite public to visit new headquarters

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 15, 2017

Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb, the group backing the Greenhaven cityhood movement, has a new headquarters. The public is invited to see it on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. “Preceded by a gathering of cars at 11:30 a.m. at the Gallery of South DeKalb mall, supporters will head over to Greenhaven headquarters at 3203 […]

Organization gives Avondale Police officers drug to reverse opioid overdoses

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 14, 2017

Avondale Estates’ police officers have a new weapon in their arsenal. Recently, the Davis Direction Foundation provided 10 officers with three doses each of Nalaxone, also known as NARCAN, a nasal spray which can be used to reverse opioid overdoses. The foundation works to “remove the outdated stigma of opiate addicts and innovatively revamp the rehabilitation […]

Poké Perfect closes in Decatur, will reopen as Poké Bar

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 14, 2017

Poké Perfect in Decatur has closed its doors and will reopen as a part of the California franchise Poké Bar. The restaurant is located at 419 Church Street, in the old Yogurt Tap location and has been closed since about mid-November. It opened in May. Poké is a Hawaiian dish that uses sushi rice, raw fish and […]

Tidbits: Steel City Pops, Big Tex brunch and more

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 14, 2017

Got food and restaurant news? Send it to  – Birmingham-based Steel City pops recently opened its store in Decatur. The store is located at 312 Church Street in the space that was formerly slated for Guy Wong’s Big Boss Chinese concept, which ultimately fell through. The company says it makes “gourmet frozen pops with […]

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