Posts filed under "Avondale Elections"

Fisher, Yelton elected to Avondale Estates commission

Posted by November 3, 2015

By Carey O’Neil, contributor Incumbent commissioner John Quinn was unseated after one term by two challengers in Avondale Estates’ Tuesday election. Brian Fisher, a senior vice president at ServisFirst Bank, and Adela Yelton, an independent business consultant, were the top-two vote getters in the winner-take-all election. They received 405 and 333 votes respectively, according to preliminary results. Quinn, […]

(LIVE) – Nov. 3 election results

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2015

The polls in the Nov. 3 elections closed at 7 p.m. Today voters decided: – Whether to create a new city of Tucker and LaVista Hills Tucker is cruising to victory, but LaVista Hills was defeated with 50.5 percent of the electorate voting against the idea. Allen Venet with LaVista Hills YES has conceded the election. […]

Avondale names education, green space committees

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2015

The city of Avondale Estates has recruited 10 residents to serve on committees to improve education and explore creating new green space in the city. Avondale recently accepted applications for the ad hoc green space and education committees. The members are: Education Mark Joyner Fred Avett Carol McCullough Susan Belmonte Pam Ryan Green Space Steve […]

It’s Nov. 3, election day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2015

Voters will head to the polls today to decide important municipal races for city commission in Decatur and Avondale Estates. There will also be referendums on a $75 million bond for school construction in Decatur, as well as cityhood referendums on proposals to create the new cities of Tucker and LaVista Hills. Also, there will […]

Arrests made in connection to fatal apartment fire

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 30, 2015

Two people have been arrested on charges of murder and arson in connection with a fatal apartment fire on Covington Highway near Avondale Estates. DeKalb County Fire Rescue’s investigation unit arrested Jasmine Lockett, 26 and Melvin Griffin, III, 27. They are charged with first degree arson and murder. The case has been turned over to the […]

A look at the campaign finances for candidates in the Nov. 3 elections

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 27, 2015

As the Nov. 3 elections approach, candidates in local races are making their campaign disclosures, documents showing who is funding each campaign. All of the forms for the Decatur races can be found by clicking here. In Avondale Estates, all of the candidates filed affidavits showing they would not raise enough money to have to […]

Embattled DeKalb CEO holding community meetings

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 26, 2015

It’s business as usual for DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May, who is facing increasing pressure to resign after a corruption report accused him of borrowing money from a subordinate. May cancelled a previous Oct. 8 meeting, but Commissioner Nancy Jester hosted the meeting, chiding the CEO in the process. According to The Brookhaven Post, state […]

(AUDIO) DeKalb Superintendent discusses charter schools, annexation and more

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 22, 2015

Not long after Decaturish published an article about concerns over DeKalb Schools charter policy, we received an invitation to speak with Superintendent Stephen Green. “Dr. Green would like to invite you to meet with him … in his office to talk about his plans for the DeKalb County School District and his views on charter schools,” […]

Tidbits: Back to the Future Day at My Parents’ Basement

Posted by Dena Mellick October 20, 2015

Wednesday is your day if you want to eat out this week… My Parents’ Basement in Avondale Estates is holding a “Back to the Future Part II” party on Wednesday. October 21, 2015 was the date Marty McFly visited in the 1989 movie. A costume contest starts at 8 p.m., according to the Facebook page. Kirkwood’s Dulce […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Don’t shoot the news

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 18, 2015

I haven’t made a direct appeal for fundraising in a while. It was kind of nice actually. I hate when the need for money gets in the way of the news. When NPR and PBS do this sort of thing, they tend to hold programming hostage. “Give us the money, or we shoot the entire […]

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