Posts filed under "Decatur"

DeKalb NAACP blasts county’s request to limit creation of new cities

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 22, 2018

The DeKalb County branch of the NAACP has a major beef with the DeKalb County Commission’s request for a three year moratorium on annexations and the creation of new cities. Commissioner Jeff Rader says the county’s desire to curb the creation of new cities and annexations is not new. The request for a moratorium was […]

DeKalb and Atlanta schools announce plans to make up snow days, Decatur undecided

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 22, 2018

Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools had to cancel classes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week due to snow and ice. City Schools of Decatur missed Wednesday and Thursday but students were in class for part of the day on Friday. A week before that, schools closed for one day, Jan. 8, […]

City of Decatur now participating in the firefighters’ cancer benefit program

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 22, 2018

After a vote by the Decatur City Commission, the City of Decatur is participating in the Georgia Georgia Municipal Association-Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency firefighters’ cancer benefit program. According to a recent press release, “cities are required to provide the cancer benefit for firefighters under House Bill 146, passed in the 2017 legislative session.” All […]

New IndieFlix documentary about anxiety to screen in Decatur on Feb. 4 and 5

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 22, 2018

On Feb. 4 and 5, a new IndieFlix documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” will be shown in the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center. Hosted by the Decatur Student Center, Decatur Family Psychiatry, Decatur Education Foundation, Gathered and Grounded, and Decatur Prevention Initiative, this screening is designed to create conversation among community members about […]

Decatur Aldi opening Feb. 1, will be metro Atlanta’s ‘greenest’ store

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 22, 2018

An Aldi grocery store will open at the Decatur Crossing shopping center on Feb. 1 and the company promises it will be the greenest store in metro Atlanta. “ALDI cares about its customers, employees, communities and its role as a business, working every day to help create a better world,” the company said in a […]

DeKalb commissioners will consider resolution to remove Confederate monument

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 22, 2018

A Confederate monument in the Decatur Square could be removed soon if DeKalb County commissioners sign off on it at their Tuesday, Jan. 23, meeting. The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting includes a resolution by Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson that will allow the county go begin the removal process. According to the resolution, the county will accept proposals for […]

Decatur approves zoning for future Talley Street school

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2018

This story has been updated.  Decatur’s City Commission on Tuesday signed off on zoning and a change in land use for property City Schools of Decatur owns on Talley Street. In the process, parents advocating for increased play space at the site got some concessions from the school district. CSD will soon begin work on a […]

Facebook is making it harder to see Decaturish articles, but there are ways around it

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2018

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on berkeleyside.com, but the publisher has given other small news outlets permission to localize it for our audiences.  When Facebook announced last week it will show users more posts from friends and family, while hiding the news, Decaturish — along with publishers around the nation — was disturbed. It’s ironic […]

UPDATE: DeKalb and Atlanta schools cancel classes on Jan. 19, Decatur will delay opening

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 18, 2018

DeKalb County and Atlanta public schools have cancelled classes tomorrow, Jan. 19. City Schools of Decatur will delay opening by two hours. Here’s the full announcement from DeKalb County: STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – There will be no classes for DeKalb County School District (DCSD) students on Friday, Jan 19. Twelve-month employees are directed to report with a […]

Decatur cancels some recycling collection services due to winter weather

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 18, 2018

Some city of Decatur residents will have to wait a week for their recycling to be picked up. The city is still recovering from a winter event that dumped snow on the Atlanta area on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Previously, the city rescheduled trash and recycling collection for residents. Now the city is saying […]

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