Posts filed under "Decatur"

Decatur Police respond to multiple reports of home and vehicle break-ins

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 10, 2016

Decatur Police are investigating several incidents involving suspects trying to break into homes and entering vehicles. In one case, suspects were able to break into a home and steal a television. Lt. Jennifer Ross said the incidents happened early Saturday morning, Dec. 10. Around 2:55 a.m. an officer responded to a call in the 200 block […]

Decatur invites seniors to apply for tax breaks

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 9, 2016

The city of Decatur is encouraging seniors to take advantage of newly-approved tax breaks, known as homestead exemptions. On Nov. 8,  voters overwhelmingly approved five different measures that would expand tax breaks for seniors. The tax breaks Decatur voters approved are: – Expanding the Decatur school homestead tax exemption to seniors 65 and older. The […]

Boys & Girls Club pool deal gives Decatur first right of refusal to buy property

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2016

The city of Decatur is considering a lease with the Samuel L Jones Boys & Girls Club in Oakhurst to reopen the club’s indoor pool. But the lease also includes a provision that would give the city the right of first refusal if the property ever goes on the market. The city has in the past […]

District attorney offering opportunity to ‘expunge’ felony arrests

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2016

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James is offering some offenders in DeKalb County a chance at redemption. On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the District Attorney’s Office will hold a Records Expungement Day, according to a press release. The event offers, “People with felony arrests a chance to have the arrests […]

(PHOTOS) Glennwood Elementary holds celebration of learning on Decatur square

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2016

Glennwood Elementary School third graders recently held a Celebration of Learning on the Decatur Square. According to teacher Brad White, students have been studying nine influential historical figures. They presented their final expedition near the Decatur Square fountain on Nov. 17. White sent these photos from the event:

Decatur Book Festival names new board chair to replace Judy Turner

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

An Agnes Scott English professor has been named to succeed former Private Bank of Decatur President Judy Turner as the new Decatur Book Festival Board chair. James Diedrick was previously the associate dean of the college and associate vice president for special programs. He has served on the board since 2011 and has served on […]

Decatur High student joins dating violence advisory board

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

The Partnership Against Domestic Violence has created a Teens Against Dating Violence Advisory Board that includes a Decatur High sophomore. Mikayla Cordell applied for the board after participating in a Teen Dating Violence 101 workshop, according to a press release. “At that workshop, she learned how important PADV’s work is as an organization and she […]

Building next to Taqueria del Sol will be demolished to build Sherwin-Williams

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

A reader noticed silt fences and hay bales and a demolition notice on the building adjacent to Taqueria del Sol. He wanted to know what will be built once the old building is torn down. It was formerly home to the Luci Bell antiques store. Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne tells Decaturish a new business will […]

Sprouts announces opening date, begins hiring

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

Sprouts Farmers Market, an organic grocery store that will anchor Fuqua’s Decatur Crossing at Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Road, will officially open on March 1. The company’s website says the store’s official address will be 2551 Blackmon Dr. Decatur, GA 30033. DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson sent an email to constituents noting the company is hiring and […]

Water ‘discoloration’ expected around Decatur as water main brought back online

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2016

DeKalb County is warning that residents who turn on their water Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, might notice “discoloration.” That’s because the county is bringing a 30-inch transmission main back online after repairs. “The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has completed the restoration of a 30-inch transmission main that carries water from the Scott Candler Water […]

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