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City of Decatur considering more streetlights on Church, East Davis streets

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 20, 2017

The Decatur City Commission is considering proposals to add more lighting to Church and East Davis streets. Both are on the commission’s Feb. 21 agenda. The meeting was pushed back from Monday due to President’s Day. According to the documents attached to the commission meeting agenda, the Public Works Department was asked to review the level […]

City issues notice about East Lake Drive storm drainage work

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 20, 2017

There will be work repairing storm drains on East Lake Drive starting Tuesday, Feb. 21 The work will occur between 3rd Avenue and Oakview Road, according to an announcement from the city. The work should take about four days. “This section of East Lake Drive will be open to local traffic only. A detour will […]

Residence Inn planned for North Decatur Road

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 17, 2017

A developer is planning a 120-room Residence Inn next to CVS near the intersection of North Decatur Road and Winn Way. Attorney Doug Dillard, who is representing the developer, said there’s special use permit application pending before the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners that will be considered on Feb. 28. “This is a use permit […]

Report: President ‘considered’ using National Guard to arrest undocumented immigrants

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 17, 2017

This story has been updated.  The Associated Press is reporting that President Trump “considered” using up to 100,000 National Guard troops to arrest undocumented immigrants. The AP says it obtained a draft memo detailing the plan. “The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as […]

United States Postal Service buys Decatur office from landlord

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 17, 2017

The U.S. Postal Service has purchased the building it occupies at 520 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decaturish has learned. A spokesman said the Postal Service bought the property, “To retain the facility for future use as a postal facility.” Decaturish started asking around after a reader inquired about the future of the property. With development […]

DeKalb County plans test of 48-inch main involved in 2015 water debacle

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 16, 2017

People living in DeKalb County in the summer of 2015 might remember an episode where water pressure dropped for days for many county residents, leading to a boil water advisory. The incident started when a mower hit a fire hydrant connected to a 48-inch main at Henderson Mill and Evans Roads. The county is planning […]

Chai Pani Decatur pledges profits to ACLU on immigrants’ strike day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 16, 2017

Immigrants are planning a nationwide strike today, Feb. 16, in response to President Trump’s aggressive enforcement of immigration laws. Chai Pani Decatur said in a Facebook post “all of our workers are encouraged to protest” and pledged to donate 100 percent of today’s profits to the ACLU. “We encourage all to stand with our immigrant […]

MIT student, daughter of Emory professors appearing on Jeopardy! semifinals

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 16, 2017

Lilly Chin, a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who hails from greater Decatur, has advanced to the semifinals of the Jeopardy! college championship. The show will be broadcast on Feb. 20. The show airs on WXIA-TV, 11 Alive, and starts at 7:30 p.m. Her parents are professors at Emory University. She attended the Westminster Schools. […]

Google Fiber reaffirms commitment to Atlanta despite staffing changes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 15, 2017

This story has been updated.  Google Fiber is reallocating hundreds of employees and has hired Gregory McCray to lead the company’s fiber internet division, according to Business Insider. A spokesperson for Google Fiber said nothing has changed regarding the company’s plans for metro Atlanta, but confirmed the company is slowing down construction here. “Google Fiber is here […]

Avondale Estates holding Arbor Day celebration on Feb. 17

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 15, 2017

Avondale Estates is holding an Arbor Day celebration on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. It will be held at Church Circle, across the street from Good Karma Coffeehouse, located at 31 North Avondale Plaza. “The City of Avondale Estates invites the community to celebrate Arbor Day and the city’s 33rd year as a Tree City,” […]

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