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Decatur School Board approves boundaries for the 4-5 Academy, new Talley Street school

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

The Decatur School Board met on April 17 and approved new school attendance zones for the 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue (F.AVE) and a school on Talley Street that’s currently under construction. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, City Schools of Decatur will go from a system of K-3 elementary schools with a 4-5 academy […]

DeKalb County Schools tells parents bus drivers may not show up to work, buses may be late

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

DeKalb County Schools is warning parents about the possibility that the school buses may be arriving late over the next few days. “You may have heard talk about the possibility that some of our bus drivers may not report to work during the next three days,” an email to parents on Wednesday afternoon, April 18, […]

Decatur Police believe three burglaries may be linked

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

Decatur Police responded to three different residential burglaries on April 17 between 3:10 p.m. and 5:58 p.m. All three crimes may be related, Lt. Jenniffer Ross said. “A complainant in the 400 block of Westchester Drive reported the home was forcibly entered through a side door and a laptop was taken,” Ross said. “A complainant […]

UPDATE: Portion of a path at Avondale’s Willis Park closed due to falling tree limbs

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

Avondale Estates said a tree shedding its branches has prompted the city to shut down a portion of the path around Willis Park. “Due to safety concerns, a small portion of the path around Willis Park has been roped off to prevent pedestrians and others from accessing that immediate area,” the city announced. “A tree […]

Break-in reported on Majestic Circle in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

There was a break-in at a residence on Majestic Circle in Avondale Estates, the city’s mayor said. The mayor confirmed that the incident occurred on Friday. “AEPD Officers were dispatched to the location on Friday evening and determined that perpetrator(s) had forcefully entered the residence and removed a large television and laptop computer,” Mayor Jonathan Elmore said. […]

Starbucks stores to close the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

Starbucks has announced that it will close 8,000 company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for “racial-bias education.” The closure is a response to the recent arrest of two black men sitting at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. They had not bought anything and were meeting someone at the store. The arrests prompted calls for […]

DeKalb County restocking Clarkston lake with fish following sewage spill clean up

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

This story has been updated.  A sewage spill that polluted a lake in Clarkston in February killed more than 1,000 fish. The county says it is replacing those fish today, April 18. “DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, Department of Watershed Management and city leaders will restock Crystal Pond in Clarkston with more than 1,600 fish,” […]

DeKalb County Schools names 2018 valedictorians and salutatorians

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

The DeKalb County School district recently released its list of valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2018 school year. “Each year, at every DCSD high school, the senior student with the highest cumulative grade point average is named as the class valedictorian,” the school district said. “The student with the second-highest grade point average is named the […]

The Decaturish Podcast sits down with LifeLine Animal Project spokesperson Karen Hirsch

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2018

http://media.blubrry.com/podcast_decaturish/p/content.blubrry.com/podcast_decaturish/karenhirsch.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week’s episode of the Decaturish podcast features LifeLine Animal Project spokesperson Karen Hirsch. We covered a range of topics, and talked about history of the organization and ways to protect animals in DeKalb County and beyond. Music for this week’s podcast was provided by the […]

DeKalb County documents seventh case of rabies this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2018

DeKalb County reports that a raccoon captured on April 12 in the 400 block of North Hariston Road in Stone Mountain tested positive for rabies. That makes the seventh confirmed case this year, but the county says that’s not an unusual number of cases. “This year, there have been seven positive raccoon rabies incidents in […]

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