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Bryan Armstead returns as Avondale’s Public Works Director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2018

Avondale Estates’ new public works director is a familiar face. The city announced on Monday, April 23, that Bryan Armstead has reclaimed his title as the city’s Public Works Director after leaving the post in 2014. Armstead rejoined the city in 2017 as a public works supervisor and stepped into the director role following the resignation […]

Man accused of firing gun at his ex-girlfriend turns himself in to Decatur Police

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2018

Decatur Police said that a man accused of firing shots at his ex-girlfriend has turned himself in. Rickeyon Jenkins, 23, is accused of firing shots at his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend on Sunday morning, April 15. Police responded to the call at 10:51 a.m. and found the woman and her boyfriend in the 2900 block of […]

MARTA police officers restart two hearts at Kensington Station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2018

MARTA police officers assisted with two medical emergencies April 17. Both incidents occurred at the Kensington Station, but were unrelated. “At 8:48 a.m., Officer K. Softley, Corporal M. Woodward, Officer in Training B. Dennis, and Sgt. L. Martin were alerted to a man who was in cardiac arrest,” MARTA said in a press release. “The officers acted […]

Readers ask: Whatever happened to the Decatur Schools’ special education study?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2018

Decaturish has received emails from readers regarding a contract to evaluate City Schools of Decatur’s special education program. In December 2016, the School Board approved a $93,000 contract with the Georgia State University Research Foundation to conduct a special education program evaluation for CSD. The goal of the study was to “evaluate how well CSD implements […]

Rescheduled Touch a Truck event is Saturday, May 5

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2018

The city of Decatur’s rescheduled touch a truck event will be held next Saturday, weather permitting. The city cancelled the March 17 event due to rain. The rescheduled event will be Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held in the north lot of the East Lake MARTA station. “This […]

DeKalb County Schools fires seven striking bus drivers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green said Thursday evening that the school district had fired seven bus drivers who participated in a “sick out” strike. “The district delivered letters to the seven employees this afternoon terminating their employment with DCSD,” the press release from the county says. “While the district does not discuss specific personnel […]

Dozens of homes in Medlock Park without gas due to water main break

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

Atlanta Gas Light says dozens of homes in Medlock Park have been without gas since Wednesday due to a water main break that damaged a gas main. The company says repairs will take two-to-three days. “On Wednesday, April 18, Atlanta Gas Light experienced an outage on its system affecting natural gas service to approximately [87] […]

Renfroe student accused of running from police on 4-wheeler

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

Decatur Police say a Renfroe Middle School student was referred to juvenile court after allegedly fleeing from police on a 4-wheeler. “An officer was flagged down at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning [April 19] about juveniles on a 4-wheeler on Jefferson Place,” Lt. Jennifer Ross said. “Several officers spotted the 4-wheeler but when they attempted to […]

Last day to register to vote in May 22 primary is April 24

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

If you need to register to vote or change your voter registration address in order to vote in the May 22 primary, there are only a few days left to do it. The registration deadline is April 24. According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, in order to register to vote you must: Be […]

UPDATE: DeKalb County Schools Superintendent says striking bus drivers breaking the law

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green warned bus drivers on Thursday that their “sick out” protest over pay and benefits is in violation of state law. Later in the day, the the school system announced that afternoon bus service on April 19 would be delayed by 60 to 90 minutes. The school system said some […]

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