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Reminder: Decatur Arts festival is this weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 26, 2017

The annual Decatur Arts Festival returns this weekend, with events starting today, May 26 through Sunday May 28. There’s no cost to attend. It begins with the ArtWalk this evening at 5 p.m. The ArtWalk will be held at various locations around town, including Agnes Scott College and the Decatur Library. For a complete list […]

The Pinewood in Decatur robbed after closing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 26, 2017

Decatur Police say that The Pinewood in Decatur was robbed at midnight Thursday after closing. “An employee stated she was exiting the rear of the business when one suspect pointed a handgun at her, forced her to her knees and began asking questions about how many people were still inside and where money was kept,” […]

Cities, county plan to mark Memorial Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2017

People who want to take a moment this weekend to honor those who died serving our country have opportunities to do so on Friday and Monday. – DeKalb County government, along with the Veterans Affairs Advisory Board of DeKalb County, will put on its annual Memorial Day Program on May 26 at the Manuel Maloof […]

Reminder: ‘Folks to Give’ is tonight, May 25

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2017

“Folks to Give”, a charity comedy show produced by Decaturish with the support of Avondale Towne Cinema, is tonight at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $35 for VIP. There are only a few VIP tickets left, and VIP ticket […]

Report: DeKalb Sheriff suspends himself for one week as his attorneys try to stop inquiry

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 24, 2017

This story has been updated.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that DeKalb County Sheriff has suspended himself for one week after his May 6 arrest for public indecency. To read that story, click here. The AJC also reported that his attorneys are asking a judge to stop an inquiry into his arrest authorized by Gov. Nathan […]

Man accused of stealing car from man who offered him a ride has been arrested

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2017

Decatur Police say that a man accused of stealing a car from a man who offered him a ride has been arrested. Lt. Jennifer Ross said that Neil Boan of Roswell was arrested and the car he allegedly stole – a blue 2017 Hyundai Elantra – was recovered by the Sandy Springs Police Department. Police initially […]

More tenants revealed for Whole Foods 365 development

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2017

The developer behind a Whole Foods 365 mixed-use project in north Decatur has confirmed new tenants that are expected to join the grocery store. In March the developer, S.J. Collins Enterprises, confirmed that gusto! and Takorea will be tenants in the North Decatur Square project, along with Hollywood Feed and Sage Dental. The development will be located […]

First Look: Double Dragon in Oakhurst

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2017

This post has been updated.  Let me start this review by saying I’m not a food critic, so I’m not going to write a food review with the voice of an expert who knows the ins and outs of kitchens and cooking methods. I’ll leave it to the professionals to tell you what you should […]

Agnes Scott president Kiss stepping down in 2018

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2017

Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss has announced that she will step down as president on June 30, 2018, completing 12 years as college president. She is the eighth president of the college. According to a press release from Agnes Scott, her accomplishments include: – Enrolling the three largest classes in Agnes Scott College history (fall […]

Decatur Schools exceed land budget, still has $50 million in bond proceeds

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2017

In November 2015, Decatur voters gave overwhelming support to allow City Schools of Decatur to borrow $75 million for school construction. Most of that money – about $50.4 million – has not been spent, information provided by CSD shows. The information also shows that CSD has exceeded what was budgeted for purchasing land by $4.4 […]

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