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Downtown Decatur streets to be repaved as roadwork project phases out

Posted by July 21, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  With the completion of the road milling around Candler and McDonough Streets complete, North McDonough Street and its two intersections will be repaved starting Monday, July 24, according to the city. The resurfacing, yet another part of the North McDonough Streetscape Improvements and Railroad Crossing Improvements projects that began in June, […]

City Schools of Decatur holding school supply drive for students in need

Posted by July 21, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  This coming school year, the City Schools of Decatur will have a shortage of backpacks and other school supplies for children in need. To tackle the lack of supplies, CSD, along with the Decatur Education Foundation and local PTA/PTO organizations, will hold a “backpack drive” to get these materials donated for […]

Agnes Scott hosting writing camp for middle school students

Posted by July 19, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  The end of summer is coming quickly, but there’s still time to participate in fun and educational camps. Agnes Scott is accepting applications for its Middle School Academic Writing Learning Studio camp, taking place July 24-28. According to the camp webpage, 16 middle school students will get to develop their writing […]

Zero Mile – I Forgot to Say Goodbye

Posted by July 19, 2017

The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. Zero Mile is a series of sometimes fictionalized and sometimes real stories based on life in Atlanta, Georgia. By Nicki Salcedo, contributor Death is something that surprises us. Still. This must be the thing that […]

DeKalb Solicitor-General to host “Dancing with the DeKalb Stars” event

Posted by July 18, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Coming this October, the DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling will host a local spin on the national show “Dancing with the Stars. On October 14, Coleman-Stribling will host “Dancing with the DeKalb Stars,” a dance competition to educate the public and to raise awareness about domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness […]

More roadwork scheduled for downtown Decatur as final part of streetscape project

Posted by July 14, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Get ready for more road work to come next week, Decatur. North McDonough Street, along with the Candler Street and McDonough Street intersections at East Howard Avenue and College Avenue, will be milled starting Monday, July 17, according to the city. The roadwork is in preparation for the final resurfacing of […]

UPDATE: Decatur’s Fire Department video game event cancelled

Posted by July 14, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  UPDATE: Decatur Fire and Rescue said the event has been cancelled. More from the Fire Department’s Facebook page … We are sad to announce that the game truck scheduled for tomorrow at Decatur Fire will be unable to make it out to the station. We will try to get them to […]

DeKalb officer placed on leave after video shows beating of homeless woman

Posted by July 13, 2017

By ELLY YU, WABE  The DeKalb County Police Department is reopening an investigation into one of its officers after video surfaced of the officer beating a homeless woman inside a convenience store. The officer has been placed on restricted/administrative duty, the department said. The video, posted online, shows DeKalb County Police Officer P.J. Larscheid hitting the […]

City of Decatur hiring new crossing guards

Posted by July 11, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  The city of Decatur is seeking out new crossing guards for the 2017-2018 school year, according to the city’s website. The crossing guards help pedestrians, especially children attending the local schools, to cross some of the larger intersections around the city. Applicants must simply be physically capable of doing the job, […]

Final paving for Decatur storm drainage improvements set for Wednesday

Posted by July 11, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Downtown Decatur has been undergoing construction for storm drainage improvements for several months now, but it’s finally coming to an end. According to an update from the project website, the final stage of work on Phase 2 of the Downtown Decatur Storm Drainage Improvements project should begin on Wednesday, July 12. […]

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