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Decatur improves bond rating, will spend $10.5 million this year paying debts

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 20, 2017

The city of Decatur is borrowing $41 million to pay for its purchase of the United Methodist Children’s Home campus, bringing the city’s total debt to $182 million. Records provided by the city show that Decatur will spend $10.5 million this year paying off debt, including a $757,440 first payment on debt for the Children’s Home […]

City of Decatur teams up with Foresight Augmented Reality to help visually impaired

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 20, 2017

Foresight Augmented Reality is teaming up with the city of Decatur in an effort to make public spaces in the city more accessible to the visually impaired. The city will become the company’s first FAR-accessible city. The company’s beacons provide additional information to people who can’t see well or who are blind. The beacons will […]

Poll: Mary Norwood leads crowded Atlanta mayoral race

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 20, 2017

A new poll shows that Atlanta Mayoral candidate Mary Norwood leads a crowded contest to replace outgoing Mayor Kasim Reed. The poll conducted by 11 Alive shows Norwood polled at 27 percent among voters out of 18 candidates. To see the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. Don’t miss a single story. Sign up […]

Decatur woman pays for 30 kids to attend summer camp

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 20, 2017

A Decatur woman who has made generous donations to the Decatur school system has paid for 30 kids to attend camp this summer. Meredith McCoyd sent students from Freedom Middle and Stoneview Elementary School to a four-week long summer camp held at Freedom Middle. DeKalb Community Service Board’s APEX Supplemental Summer Camp is for students age […]

Former Worksource DeKalb supervisor allegedly took bribes from college president

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2017

A college president allegedly gave bribes to a WorkSource DeKalb Supervisor in exchange for enrolling nearly 20 students at the school, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The college president and college involved haven’t been named yet. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Roderick Wyatt, 61, of Stone Mountain, was an Employment and Training Supervisor at WorkSource […]

ElvisFest will celebrate Avondale Estates’ connection to The King

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2017

The Towne Cinema in Avondale Estates has seen a rebirth under the ownership of Tony Longval, who has delved deeper into the theater’s history. According to local legend, Elvis Presley – The King – performed there on one occasion and rehearsed there on another. There are two reported instances of The King being in the […]

Plans to expand Ponce City Market not welcomed by some Old Fourth Ward residents

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2017

Ponce City Market, a mixed-use project that has been a boon to the Beltline, is planning its second phase, but not everyone is happy about it. To see the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. Don’t miss a single story. Sign up for the Decaturish newsletter today!

Decatur awards contract for study of East Lake MARTA station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  The Decatur City Commission on Monday awarded a $125,000 contract to TSW for study of the East Lake MARTA station. Most of that money is coming from a $100,000 grant. The rest of the cost will be divided among the city of Decatur, the city of Atlanta and MARTA. “It […]

Mother accused of murdering 1-year-old found inside Emory parking deck

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 18, 2017

This story has been updated.  The mother of a 1-year-old child found in an Emory parking deck last month has been charged with her murder. DeKalb County Police allege the mom left the child in a hot car during a hair appointment. Dijanelle Fowler, 25, was arrested July 17 and charged with murder, cruelty to […]

Report: Google Fiber CEO steps down, website says ‘sign-ups are coming’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 18, 2017

Cnet.com reports that Google Fiber CEO Gregory McCray has left his post five months after being selected to lead the company’s fiber internet division. McCray replaced the previous CEO, Craig Barratt, in February. To read the full story, click here. The change comes amid questions about whether Google can deliver on its promises of bringing […]

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