Posts filed under "Decatur"

Man accused of firing gun at his ex-girlfriend turns himself in to Decatur Police

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2018

Decatur Police said that a man accused of firing shots at his ex-girlfriend has turned himself in. Rickeyon Jenkins, 23, is accused of firing shots at his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend on Sunday morning, April 15. Police responded to the call at 10:51 a.m. and found the woman and her boyfriend in the 2900 block of […]

Readers ask: Whatever happened to the Decatur Schools’ special education study?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2018

Decaturish has received emails from readers regarding a contract to evaluate City Schools of Decatur’s special education program. In December 2016, the School Board approved a $93,000 contract with the Georgia State University Research Foundation to conduct a special education program evaluation for CSD. The goal of the study was to “evaluate how well CSD implements […]

Rescheduled Touch a Truck event is Saturday, May 5

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2018

The city of Decatur’s rescheduled touch a truck event will be held next Saturday, weather permitting. The city cancelled the March 17 event due to rain. The rescheduled event will be Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held in the north lot of the East Lake MARTA station. “This […]

DeKalb County Schools fires seven striking bus drivers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green said Thursday evening that the school district had fired seven bus drivers who participated in a “sick out” strike. “The district delivered letters to the seven employees this afternoon terminating their employment with DCSD,” the press release from the county says. “While the district does not discuss specific personnel […]

Renfroe student accused of running from police on 4-wheeler

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

Decatur Police say a Renfroe Middle School student was referred to juvenile court after allegedly fleeing from police on a 4-wheeler. “An officer was flagged down at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning [April 19] about juveniles on a 4-wheeler on Jefferson Place,” Lt. Jennifer Ross said. “Several officers spotted the 4-wheeler but when they attempted to […]

Last day to register to vote in May 22 primary is April 24

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

If you need to register to vote or change your voter registration address in order to vote in the May 22 primary, there are only a few days left to do it. The registration deadline is April 24. According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, in order to register to vote you must: Be […]

DeKalb Avenue to gain turn signals, lose reversible lane within the next year

Posted by April 19, 2018

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor Renew Atlanta hosted a community meeting last night announcing their plans for an overhaul of Dekalb Avenue, which includes resurfacing the road, adding turn signals to many of the busier cross roads and removing the road’s reversible lane. Renew Atlanta is the city’s infrastructure improvement program. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recent study notes seven deadly greater Decatur roads and one is the 6th deadliest road in Georgia

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 18, 2018

1Point21 Interactive, a data driven content marketing agency, recently published a study about the Deadliest Road Stretches in Georgia, and a road in greater Decatur made the list. According to a recent press release, a 1.42 mile stretch of Wesley Chapel Road – between Snapfinger Road and Wesjay Lane – is the deadliest road in […]

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