Posts filed under "Avondale Estates"

Locals will march in D.C. and Atlanta after Inauguration Day

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  Following Inauguration Day, several major cities across the country are holding simultaneous demonstrations, Atlanta included. On Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m., the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women is “bringing together members of underrepresented communities, women, and their allies.” Demonstrators will start at the Center for Civil and Human […]

A reader asks: Was ‘Lemony Snicket’ banned in Decatur schools?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  This month Netflix launched a new TV show based on the book  “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” written by Lemony Snicket, the pen-name of Daniel Handler. National Public Radio recently rebroadcast an old Terry Gross interview of Handler as part of its coverage of the new series. The segments were taped in […]

Locals are encouraged to attend MARTA Listening Sessions

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 18, 2017

MARTA Listening Sessions invites patrons and local residents to provide their input on possible expansion projects. MARTA’s expansion received funding back in November 2016 with “the half-penny sales tax referendum,” which passed with the support of almost 75 percent of Atlanta voters. The Listening Sessions were put in place to gain insight to what “type […]

DeKalb County Schools suing Atlanta for annexing homes near Emory University

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 18, 2017

DeKalb County Schools has filed a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta for annexing residences adjacent to property owned by Emory University. The annexation petition was signed by residents living in the University Drive and Spring Valley Lane area. The annexation, approved by the city last year, took in more than 100 residents on 16.31 acres, according […]

Stakeholders ask: Can the United Methodist Children’s Home be saved?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2017

On an unusually warm Saturday morning in January, Mike Haynie stood in front of the United Methodist Children’s home on South Columbia Drive in Decatur. He’s been here before, standing by himself holding signs warning about the potential sale of the orphanage he called home off and on between 1969 until he graduated high school in […]

Avondale Estates to begin second phase of Carl’s Corner restoration

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 13, 2017

A historic landmark in Avondale Estates will be getting some additional touch ups starting next week. The city has announced that Phase II of the restoration of Carl’s Corner will begin on Jan. 16. The memorial, located at the corner of South Avondale and North Avondale Roads, was named after Carl Houseworth, an Avondale Estates gardener. […]

UPDATE: AT&T outage briefly prevents customers from dialing 911

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 12, 2017

DeKalb County Police report that an AT&T outage temporarily prevented  customers from dialing 911 on Thursday, Jan. 12. “Customers with area code (404) and the exchange of 284, 286, 288, 289 or 534 are asked to call (678) 406-7929 or (404)294-2911 in the case of an emergency,” The Police Department alert says. “The outage is expected […]

Fulton County health centers are helping with ACA registration

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 12, 2017

Fulton County’s Department of Health and Wellness heavily encourages locals without insurance to visit one of their five health centers to sign up for free. Each location has licensed health navigators available to help clients choose the best health insurance plan and to request financial assistance as needed. In order to register for health insurance […]

Developer closes on property for multi-use development in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 11, 2017

Developer South City Partners has closed on 3.17 acres on the north side of East College Avenue that will become the site of a multi-use development. The property is located between Hillyer Street and Sams Crossing. “The development will feature a vertical mixed use project with approximately 8,000 square feet of podium retail/restaurant space on […]

Lake Avondale Advisory Board seeks board member

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 11, 2017

The Lake Avondale Advisory Board is looking for one more member to fill an opening on their team. The board is made up of five local advisors whose role is to survey the Lake’s environment and suggest enhancements to the Board of Mayor and Commissioners. The Board of Mayor and Commissioners formed the Lake Avondale […]

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