Archive for June, 2017

Garbage collection schedule to change for July 4 holiday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 30, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  In observance of the Independence Day holiday, DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division will be closed, and there will be no residential trash and sanitation collection service on Tuesday, July 4, according to a DeKalb County press release. Instead, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will be pushed back by […]

Day after hitting a gas line, crews working on North McDonough streetscape hit water line

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 29, 2017

The crews working on the North McDonough streetscape project are not having the best luck avoiding utility lines. On June 28, a contractor working on the project hit a gas line, temporarily shutting down the road. Today, June 29, a contractor has struck a water line, the city of Decatur says. The incident occurred around […]

MARTA hires new Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Posted by Decaturish.com June 29, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has officially named Shelton Goode as executive director of diversity and inclusion. Goode previously served as director of diversity and inclusion at Oshkosh Corporation and holds more than 20 years of experience in the field. “Dr. Goode has a proven track record of leading diversity […]

Traffic striping on Church Street begins

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 29, 2017

Starting June 29, the city will be refreshing striping on Church Street between Commerce Drive and the city limits past Medlock Road. The work will last through June 30. “Traffic will generally be maintained during the work, but delays are to be expected,” the announcement from the city says. The city is also refreshing striping […]

Decatur High student receives prestigious scholarship for German exchange program

Posted by Decaturish.com June 29, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Decatur High School student Zoe Geiger has been selected as a recipient of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year, according to a press release from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). CBYX is a student exchange program co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and […]

Gas leak shuts down North McDonough

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 28, 2017

The city of Decatur says a contractor working on the North McDonough streetscape project severed a gas line around 1 p.m. The road is closed as crews work to repair the line. “Alternate routes are required,” the announcement from the city says. “The CSX rail line can still be crossed using East Trinity Place/Candler Street […]

Former DeKalb County commissioner surrenders and makes bond after indictment

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 28, 2017

Former DeKalb County commissioner Stan Watson turned himself in at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office on June 27 after being indicted on charges of pocketing $3,000 intended to be spent on travel. The District Attorney’s Office announced the indictment on June 27. Watson resigned his commission seat last year in an unsuccessful bid to become the county […]

Zero Mile – Some Regrets, Some Hunger

Posted by Decaturish.com June 28, 2017

The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. Zero Mile is a series of sometimes fictionalized and sometimes real stories based on life in Atlanta, Georgia. By Nicki Salcedo, contributor When I’m alone, I eat everything bagels. It’s a silly bit of decadence. […]

Emory University files petition to annex into the city of Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2017

Emory University has filed a petition to annex its campus into the city of Atlanta. In a news release, the University said it filed its petition on June 27. The annexation area would include Emory’s healthcare facilities on the Druid Hills campus. The university would remain in DeKalb County, but would be under the city […]

Former DeKalb County commissioner indicted

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2017

Former DeKalb County commissioner Stan Watson has been indicted on one charge of “theft by conversion” for allegedly pocketing $3,000 intended to be spent on travel. Watson resigned his commission seat last year in an unsuccessful bid to become the county Tax Commissioner. According to the District Attorney’s Office, “The charge against Watson dates back […]

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