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Lt. Gov. appears to endorse idea of charging Decatur officials over immigration issue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is signaling that it intends to charge officials in so-called Sanctuary Cities with crimes and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has implied that city of Decatur officials should be charged. To be clear, Decatur has not declared itself a sanctuary city, even though Cagle has repeatedly called it that. What the […]

Snow possible Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2018

This story has been updated.  The National Weather Service says snow is possible Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, Jan. 17. According to NWS, “A Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded for north and west central Georgia from later this afternoon into early Wednesday. Light snow accumulations will cause some travel issues, and dangerously cold wind […]

Talley Street school on Jan. 16 City Commission agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2018

The Decatur City Commission meets on Jan. 16 and will consider rezoning property for a new elementary school. The meeting will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. It starts with a work session at 6:45 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. In the staff report on the rezoning, […]

Video surfaces of DeKalb firefighter catching baby during apartment fire

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2018

This story has been updated.  Dramatic video has surfaced showing the harrowing moments when a DeKalb County firefighter caught a baby dropped from a third floor balcony during an apartment fire. The fire occurred on Jan. 3 at apartments located on Pine Tree Circle. According to the Fire Department, firefighters were catching babies and children as […]

Contractor who damaged trees at historic courthouse promises to make it right

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2018

The contractor who recently hacked limbs off magnolia and holly trees surrounding the historic courthouse on the Decatur Square has promised to correct his mistakes. Records obtained by Decaturish identify the contractor as 3 Macks Lawn Service. The county says the contractor is also responsible for: contractlist A county spokesperson said 3 Macks is being paid […]

Arresting Dr. King

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 15, 2018

Editor’s note: This story originally ran on Jan. 18, 2015.  Decatur’s annual MLK Service Project is concluding today and hundreds of volunteers have fanned out to help elderly, vulnerable residents make some much-needed repairs to their homes. The Service Project is point of pride for the city, and each year breaks new records for attendance. Much less known […]

Suspect in fatal Barcelona Wine Bar robbery also suspect in Pinewood robbery

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 15, 2018

Atlanta Police have been aggressively pursuing the suspects who killed a Barcelona Wine Bar employee during a Nov. 19 robbery. The latest suspect arrested in the case is also a suspect in the robbery of the Pinewood in Decatur last May. On Jan. 12, Atlanta Police announced the arrest of Carlous Bailey, 20. He was already […]

(PHOTOS) 2018 MLK Service Project

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 15, 2018

By Greta Reynolds, contributor  The Decatur Preservation Alliance’s annual MLK Service Project is taking place in Decatur city neighborhoods today. The project started on Saturday, Jan. 13. Volunteers are joining the MLK Service Project to provide free maintenance and repairs to homes of qualifying senior citizens throughout the city of Decatur.  Executive committee member LeeAnn […]

Open government advocates question alteration of Avondale City Manager’s contract

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 12, 2018

This story has been updated.  When Avondale Estates City Manager Clai Brown announced his resignation last month, it wasn’t clear why he was leaving the city. On Jan. 11 he changed his mind and decided to continue serving as city manager. The reason for his resignation announcement last month hasn’t been publicly disclosed. And there […]

Meeting on Decatur school attendance zones set for Jan. 17 has been CANCELLED

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 12, 2018

UPDATE: City Schools of Decatur cancelled classes and all after school activities on Jan. 17 due to snowy weather. This meeting has been cancelled. There’s no immediate word on when it will be rescheduled. Here’s our earlier story … At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, City Schools of Decatur will go from a system […]

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