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Decaturish.com’s ‘Folks to Give’ show will benefit CARE

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2017

Does the news drive you crazy? We’ve got the antidote. Decaturish.com is teaming up with Avondale Estates’ Towne Cinema, “Atlanta Explained” and Flying Giants to present “Folks to Give,” a charity comedy show benefiting CARE. CARE is headquartered in Atlanta and is committed to fighting global poverty. Towne Cinema has graciously donated the space to us […]

Decatur signs agreement to purchase United Methodist Children’s Home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2017

It’s official: The city of Decatur has signed the agreement purchase the 77-acre United Methodist Children’s Home property on South Columbia Drive. The purchase price is $40 million. Mayor Patti Garrett met with UMCH President and CEO Rev. Hal Jones, and Debby Stikes, Chair of the UMCH Board of Trustees on Tuesday, April 25, to sign the […]

State reverses course, approves road diet for Avondale’s main street

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2017

As Avondale Estates develops its downtown, one of the ongoing questions is how to make U.S. 278, the main road through the city, friendlier to pedestrians. The city has discussed putting U.S. 278 on a road diet, but the Georgia Department of Transportation initially rejected that idea. But GDOT has reconsidered and given its approval […]

Irwin Street closure extended again, this time to April 27

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2017

People expecting Irwin Street at the Eastside Trail to reopen on April 24 will have to wait a little longer. Atlanta BeltLine Inc. has pushed the reopening date back a second time, to April 27. The closure began on March 20. It was initially anticipated the road would reopen April 17. To see the full story […]

Meetings planed to discuss Decatur Housing Authority property on Oakview

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2017

The Decatur Housing Authority plans to redevelop the 34 apartments it owns on Oakview Road and is asking the public for its input. “The Decatur Housing Authority is working to redevelop 34 apartments on Oakview Road to be affordable to people with low or fixed incomes,” the announcement from the city says. “We need your […]

Editorial: Commerce Drive cycle track should not be a surprise

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2017

This story has been updated.  In the last few days a controversy has bubbled up surrounding a plan to narrow Commerce Drive and add a dedicated bicycle track. But this plan is nothing new. Adding bike lanes to Commerce Drive was discussed 10 years ago in the city of Decatur’s Community Transportation Plan. In 2015, […]

Lane closures on Piedmont Road expected as work on rebuilding I-85 continues

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2017

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say the rebuilding of a section of I-85 in Atlanta is entering a critical stage this week. Crews have been working to meet a June 15 deadline to repair the road following a March 30 fire that destroyed a section of I-85 at Piedmont Road. To see the full story on […]

AJC columnist says Commerce Drive bike plan meant to deter nonresidents

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2017

Atlanta Journal Constitution columnist Bill Torpy has weighed in on the debate surrounding plans to narrow Commerce Drive and add a protected bike lane. “The city is putting Commerce Drive on a ‘road diet,’ which is New Urbanism-speak for choking off a road to frustrate drivers with the hopes they’ll go someplace else,” he writes. […]

Former Decatur superintendent no longer a finalist for job in former district

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2017

Former City Schools of Decatur superintendent Phyllis Edwards has withdrawn her name from a pool of finalists vying to be the next superintendent of Flagler County Schools in Florida. Edwards emerged as one of five finalists for the job in the district where she previously served as assistant superintendent before leaving in 2003 to take over City Schools […]

Mental Floss says Decatur’s Taiyo has Georgia’s best ramen

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2017

Mental Floss has done a fine public service in letting its readers know who has the best ramen in all 50 states. Decatur residents won’t have to travel far to find the best ramen in Georgia. Mental Floss says Decatur’s Taiyo Ramen offers “spectacular craft ramen” and recommends customers try the Duck Ramen or Lamb Tsukemen. It’s […]

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