Posts filed under "Decatur"

DeKalb Extension office offers tips for identifying unhealthy trees after Tropical Storm Irma

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart September 19, 2017

With hurricane season in full swing and Tropical Storm Irma felling several hundred trees in the DeKalb County area, the University of Georgia’s DeKalb County Extension office has offered some tips for identifying unhealthy trees. The extension office suggests people look for … – Large broken or hanging branches, especially over electrical lines – Dead […]

(VIDEO) Activist pressure against Decatur Confederate monument pays off

Posted by Decaturish.com September 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor Activists seeking to remove a Confederate monument on the Decatur Square scored a victory at the Sept. 18 City Commission meeting. The Decatur City Commission tabled a $40,000 proposal that would’ve added context to a controversial monument. The commission did vote unanimously to adopt a resolution […]

Decatur Commission tables Confederate monument proposal, goes on record supporting removal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 18, 2017

This story has been updated.  At its regular meeting on Sept. 18 the Decatur City Commission tabled a $40,000 proposal that would’ve added context to a controversial Confederate monument on the Decatur Square. The commission did vote unanimously to adopt a resolution added by Commissioner Tony Powers, who is black, asking the commission to go […]

Decaturish wins Best Local Blog in Atlanta for its fourth consecutive year

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart September 18, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, Decaturish was voted Best Local Blog in the Creative Loafing Best of ATL awards for 2017. Dan Whisenhunt, editor and publisher of Decaturish.com, also won Best Local Journalist for the third year in a row. “I am once again honored and humbled to be recognized by my readers […]

City of Decatur will temporarily stop requiring tree removal permits following storm

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 18, 2017

As cleanup following Tropical Storm Irma continues, the city is not requiring permits for tree removal for the next 30 days, with some stipulations. “The city manager has issued a waiver consistent with the provisions of the Unified Development Ordinance Section 9.1.4 (C) (2) exempting tree permitting during and immediately after an emergency such as […]

Decatur School Board releases statement backing superintendent on transgender students

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 18, 2017

The Decatur School Board issued a statement on Monday saying it is behind Superintendent David Dude’s interpretation of school policy on transgender students. “The City Schools of Decatur Board of Education is committed to ensuring that all students feel safe, supported, and valued. We support the Superintendent’s efforts to interpret Board policy regarding equal educational […]

Dear Decaturish – We support Superintendent Dude’s treatment of transgender students

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 18, 2017

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

Commission weighs $40,000 multi-phased approach to contextualize Confederate monument

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 18, 2017

This story has been updated.  The Decatur City Commission will consider an agreement that would add context to a controversial Confederate monument on the Decatur Square. The agreement, with Lord Cultural Resources, would cost at least $40,000 and work would begin immediately after it is approved by the Decatur City Commission. The proposal is on […]

Funeral for Olympian Isabelle Daniels Holston to be held on Monday

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart September 15, 2017

Olympian Isabelle Daniels Holston passed away last weekend. Holston was an influential figure in Decatur, being a part of several of Oakhurst Park’s Opening Day Baseball Parades, and her 80th birthday was celebrated at the Decatur Recreation Center this past July. She attended Tennessee State University (TSU), competing for Women’s Track and Field from 1955 […]

232 unit mixed-use apartment project proposed for Bank of America property in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 15, 2017

UPDATE: The density increase was approved by the city commission on Sept. 18. Here’s our initial story … A developer is asking the city of Decatur to approve a density increase for an apartment development slated for the Bank of America property on Clairemont Avenue. If the City Commission approves the density increase, developer MCRT […]

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