Posts filed under "Avondale Elections"

After conviction tossed, DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis returns to pick up last check

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 13, 2016

DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis is back on the job for approximately three weeks, an odd coda to a political career that was presumed to have ended over three years ago. As 11 Alive reported, “Former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis has a check waiting for him.” Ellis entitled to all of the back pay he did […]

Avondale Estates road paving begins Oct. 24

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 19, 2016

Some roads in Avondale Estates are due for some repaving work. The city says the following roads will be repaved starting on Oct. 24. – North Clarendon Avenue from North Avondale Road to Old Rockbridge Road – Berkeley Road from Clarendon Avenue to Dunwick Drive – Lakeshore Drive from Hess Drive to the dead-end of […]

‘Everybody wins!’ – Tax commissioner tries to resolve confusion about tax payments

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 30, 2016

DeKalb County Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson says that property tax payments can still be paid in two installments after reports that the commissioner is asking mortgage companies for one payment. Channel 2 Action News first reported language on the Tax Commissioner’s website asking mortgage companies to pay all taxes due at once. One resident told […]

Avondale Estates Police Chief retiring

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 22, 2016

Avondale Estates Police Chief Gary Broden has announced his retirement. In a statement, the city said that Broden is stepping down in June. He has been the police chief for the last 10 and a half years. “The community as a whole, here in Avondale Estates embraces its Police Department,” Broden said in a press […]

GDOT suspends lane closures on I-75 to make room for NASCAR fans

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 26, 2016

The Georgia Department of Transportation’s plans for weekend construction are taking a backseat to give 100,000 NASCAR fans some room. “Over 100,000 NASCAR fans will travel to the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend,” GDOT’s press release says. “In an effort to ease congestion, the Georgia DOT is suspending construction-related lane closures on I-75 northbound and […]

Winter weather update: snow

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 23, 2016

It’s snowing, in case you haven’t noticed. The Atlanta Metro area is covered in a light dusting this morning, Jan. 23. According to an emergency alert from the City of Atlanta, “Temperatures will still be below freezing in much of the area until noon. Strong sustained winds with strong gusts are a possibility. As you venture […]

City Commission will consider recommendations for Avondale MARTA station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 18, 2016

The Decatur City Commission meets on Jan. 19 and will consider a recommendation that would subdivide 7.6 acres as part of a redevelopment of the Avondale MARTA station. Columbia Ventures is redeveloping the station into a Transit Oriented Development, an apartment project that will incorporate the convenience of the nearby transit station. According to a filing with […]

Steve Bradshaw will again challenge Sharon Barnes Sutton for DeKalb Commission seat

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 15, 2015

Steve Bradshaw lost badly to incumbent District 4 DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in 2012. But as questions about Sutton’s ethics continue to mount and the public grows increasingly weary of DeKalb County dysfunction, Bradshaw is hoping to be the face of change. Bradshaw is challenging Sutton again. Sutton has not made a formal […]

Biz Bits: Holiday tips, workout studio deals, Ray’s Indian Originals farewell

Posted by Dena Mellick November 11, 2015

In today’s Biz Bits: some early holiday shopping tips and ideas, and there’s no excuse to not workout with these the studio deals… The Decatur blog, The Decatur Minute, is offering tips and shopping deals this month in a series called “30 Days of Shopping in Decatur.” It’s posting a different Decatur shop every day with sales […]

Future of cityhood-annexation movement unclear after LaVista Hills defeat

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2015

This story has been updated.  The proposed city of LaVista Hills failed by the slimmest of margins on Nov. 3 and its supporters aren’t in the mood for another campaign. But the larger question is where it leaves the various proposals for annexation and cityhood in DeKalb County. Out of nearly 14,000 votes, there were […]

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