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City of Decatur receives diversity award

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 23, 2017

The National League of Cities has recognized the city of Decatur with a “Cultural Diversity Award” for its efforts to make the city of Decatur more diverse. “The City of Decatur received 2nd place in cities with populations under 50,000 for the Better Together Initiative which resulted in the Better Together Community Action Plan for […]

Atlanta Police release more information about pedestrian killed on Memorial Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 23, 2017

Atlanta Police say there will be no charges filed against the driver who hit a pedestrian on Memorial Drive. At this time police are not releasing the name of the woman who was killed crossing the busy road. The accident occurred after 7 p.m. on March 20. The pedestrian was crossing Memorial Drive near Campbell […]

Avondale Estates’ Wild Heaven announces plans for Beltline brewery

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 23, 2017

Wild Heaven, a brewery based in Avondale Estates, has announced plans to open a second brewery along the Atlanta Beltline. The brewery and taproom will be located at the Lee + White development next to the Beltline’s Westside trail. It will be over 21,000 square feet with room to expand. There will be a large […]

Decatur Police arrest one of two suspects accused of robbing skateboarders

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 23, 2017

Decatur Police have arrested a 17-year-old accused of robbing two skateboarders on Fayetteville Road on Tuesday, March 21. Police are still seeking the other suspect. Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said the incident happened around 4:13 p.m. in the 400 block of Fayetteville Road. “The victim reported he and a friend were skateboarding when the […]

Zero Mile – The Horror of it All

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 23, 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 fictionalized stories based on real life in Atlanta, Georgia. By Nicki Salcedo Let me help you see. It might be scary, because it’s true. You have to get out […]

Decatur Superintendent hopes to have decision on elementary schools before summer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 21, 2017

If there’s one constant in education, it’s that parents dislike change, particularly changes that affect where their children go to school. Almost three years after City Schools of Decatur reopened Westchester Elementary to handle enrollment growth, the School Board is looking at a system-wide reconfiguration of its elementary schools. While Oakhurst Elementary lost some students as a […]

Pedestrian killed on Memorial Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 21, 2017

Atlanta Police have confirmed that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Memorial Drive yesterday, March 20. Details about the incident were not immediately available. The victim has not been identified because the Police Department is notifying the victim’s family. The Police Department said it would provide more information about this incident […]

gusto!, Takorea will be a part of Whole Foods 365 development

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 20, 2017

The developer behind a Whole Foods 365 mixed use project in north Decatur has confirmed several new tenants that are expected to join the grocery store. Jeff Garrison, a partner with developer S.J. Collins Enterprises, confirmed that the restaurants gusto! and Takorea will be tenants in the North Decatur Square project. Additionally, there will be a […]

Decatur City Commission considering agreement to build Commerce Drive cycle track

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 20, 2017

The Decatur City Commission is considering an agreement with the PATH Foundation to build a cycle track on Commerce Drive. The project will include three segments on West Trinity Place and Commerce Drive. It would create a two-way cycle track with a landscape buffer. The commission is also being asked to set a $1 million […]

Mystery surrounds offensive mailer targeting Stonecrest mayoral candidate

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  A mailer targeting Stonecrest mayoral candidate Charles Hill offends on several levels. It claims Hill has a mental illness. Hill says he does not. The mailer then goes on to say that having a mental illness would make Hill an unfit candidate for office and describes “expected symptoms” of someone […]

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