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The White Bull to open in Decatur in early March

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 15, 2018

Chef Pat Pascarella and his business partner Gabriele Besozzi plan to open The White Bull restaurant in the Decatur Square in early March. The restaurant will take over the space formally occupied by Truman Tavern, which closed last year. Before that, the space was occupied by Colbeh Persian Kitchen & Bar. According to a press release, […]

Avondale City Commission approves severance agreement with city manager

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 15, 2018

This story has been updated.  The Avondale Estates City Commission on Feb. 14 voted 5-0 to part ways with City Manager Clai Brown. Brown did not attend the meeting, Mayor Jonathan Elmore said. The former city manager has deep roots in Avondale.  He is the son of Dewey Brown, who was Avondale’s city manager and police […]

Survey on Decatur school redistricting options closes on Feb. 28

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 15, 2018

Parents with kids in Decatur Schools have until Feb. 28 to complete a survey about different options for future school attendance zones. City Schools of Decaatur will soon begin work on a new 3-5 school at Talley Street which is expected to be finished by the start of the 2019 school year. The new school will cost […]

Kirkwood Valero targeted in GBI gambling raid

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 14, 2018

This story has been updated.  The Valero gas station on Hosea Williams Drive in Kirkwood was raided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Commercial Gambling Unit on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The GBI conducted the raid in cooperation with the Atlanta Police Department, the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue. “While searching the locations, […]

Man who decorates yard with vulgar signs and curses at vehicles jailed for 30 days

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 14, 2018

This story has been updated.  For years, Jim Ed Avery has decorated his yard on Mason Mill Road with vulgar signs and ranted and raved at cars passing by. For years, his neighbors have been begging the county to intervene. They made some headway when they were able convince officials to charge him under DeKalb […]

Avondale Commission reaches agreement to part ways with City Manager Clai Brown

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 13, 2018

This story has been updated.  The Avondale City Commission will meet on Valentine’s Day and has plans to formally break up with City Manager Clai Brown. During a special called meeting on Feb. 14, Commissioners plan to vote on a separation agreement with Clai Brown and an agreement to appoint an interim City Manager. There […]

Proposed DeKalb cities of Greenhaven, Vista Grove gaining traction

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 13, 2018

This story has been updated.  Two proposed new cities appear to be gaining traction with the state Legislature. The proposed cities of Greenhaven and Vista Grove are being considered. A proposed city of Greenhaven, a large south DeKalb City that has been in the works since 2014, has a bill filed in the House by […]

Meeting planned to discuss improvements to West Howard Avenue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 12, 2018

The city of Decatur his hosting a meeting on Feb. 13 to discuss improvements to West Howard Avenue. The meeting will be held in the community room of the city’s Public Works Department, located at 2635 Talley Street. It begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. “Join us Tuesday, Feb. 13 for a community meeting where attendees […]

DeKalb warns that heavy rains could cause sewage spills

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 9, 2018

There’s heavy rain in the forecast this weekend and DeKalb County is warning residents to be on the look out for sewage spills caused by the storms. “The National Weather Service is predicting rainfall of nearly 3 inches this weekend as heavy rains are expected that could continue into next week. This level of rainfall […]

Rookie 911 Operator blamed for slow response to report of a dead body

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 8, 2018

DeKalb Police were slow to a respond to a report of a dead body found at the former Rehoboth Elementary School building on Feb. 1. Police said the slow response time was the result of a mistake by a rookie 911 Operator. The body was discovered by a man walking his dogs who was taking a shortcut […]

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