Archive for August, 2017

Dear Decaturish – In Confederate monument discussion, all options stink

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2017

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County contains Nancy Creek sewage spill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2017

DeKalb County says it has contained a major sewer spill reported on Aug. 17 in the tributary that feeds into Nancy Creek near Mill Creek Road in Brookhaven. “County inspectors discovered that a 10-inch diameter pipe compromised by soil erosion caused the spill,” a press release from the county says. “The estimated 3.9-million-gallon spill initially […]

DeKalb County leaders take no action on request to remove monument

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2017

This story has been updated.  Activists looking to DeKalb County to remove a Confederate monument from the Decatur Square didn’t get any signs during Tuesday’s County Commission meeting that the county is taking their request seriously. A petition with more than 2,000 signatures is asking the county to remove the monument, constructed in front of the old […]

Gas leak reported in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2017

UPDATE from the city of Avondale Estates: Oakham Pl. Reopened After Gas leak Avondale Estates Police Department, Atlanta Gas Light and DeKalb County Water and Sewer have reopened Oakham Place after a natural gas leak this morning in the area of 697 Windsor Terrace closed roads in the area. The block of Windsor Terrace between […]

Decatur resident wins’s Nintendo Switch giveaway

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2017

Decatur resident Kim Evatt has won a Nintendo Switch, provided courtesy of Evatt’s name was randomly drawn from a list of our daily email subscribers on Monday, Aug. 21. The almost impossible to find console was provided by RetroVidjos in Woodstock. There will be more giveaways for email list subscribers this year, so stay tuned. Subscribe to […]

2017 elections: Two candidates in Decatur submit qualifying papers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2017

Qualifying for local elections began in Decatur and Avondale Estates on Monday, Aug. 21. No one submitted qualifying papers for Avondale Estates, City Manager Clai Brown reported. The city of Decatur said two candidates qualified on Monday. They are: – Patti Garrett, incumbent and current mayor of the city of Decatur, for City Commission District […]

(PHOTOS) Decatur takes in the solar eclipse

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2017

A spectacular celestial event took place on Monday: a total solar eclipse. While many Decatur residents traveled to see the eclipse in totality, many stayed to take in the event at home. There was a large gathering on the Decatur Square. Photographer Beate Sass attended and took several photos. To see more of her photos, […]

As activists demand immediate action on Confederate monument, City Commission treads carefully

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2017

Activists, backed by a petition with more than 2,000 signatures, on Monday asked the Decatur City Commission to take immediate action to hasten the removal of a Confederate monument on the Square. Commissioners said they appreciated the discussion and said more discussion is needed. But anyone looking to the commission to support immediate removal of […]

Medlock Park logo contest ends Aug. 30

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 21, 2017

The Medlock Area Neighborhood Association logo contest is open through Aug. 30. The contest is not just for residents – anyone can participate to win. The winning logo designer(s) will receive an “$100 cash prize and several local gift certificates” from businesses like Ace Hardware and Melton’s App and Tap. People can submit collaborative work, […]

Decatur City Commission to discuss petition to remove Confederate monument, rival petition starts

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 20, 2017

The Decatur City Commission is set to discuss a petition to remove a Confederate monument on the Square that has received more than 2000 signatures. The petition is on the agenda for the commission’s Aug. 21 meeting. Recently a new petition has sprung up with the opposite purpose: keeping the monument in place. That petition […]

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