Posts filed under "Decatur"

Reminder: Touch-a-Truck is Saturday, March 25

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart March 24, 2017

Decatur Active Living invites all kids (and their parents) to the city’s annual Touch-a-Truck event on Saturday, Mar. 25. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. local children can learn can check out a variety of cool vehicles including dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles. There will also be a school bus available […]

City of Decatur receives diversity award

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 23, 2017

The National League of Cities has recognized the city of Decatur with a “Cultural Diversity Award” for its efforts to make the city of Decatur more diverse. “The City of Decatur received 2nd place in cities with populations under 50,000 for the Better Together Initiative which resulted in the Better Together Community Action Plan for […]

Decatur Police arrest one of two suspects accused of robbing skateboarders

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 23, 2017

Decatur Police have arrested a 17-year-old accused of robbing two skateboarders on Fayetteville Road on Tuesday, March 21. Police are still seeking the other suspect. Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said the incident happened around 4:13 p.m. in the 400 block of Fayetteville Road. “The victim reported he and a friend were skateboarding when the […]

Decatur’s no. 246 to host a fundraiser for sous chef battling cancer

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart March 23, 2017

Local restaurant, no. 246, is hosting a fundraiser for 29-year-old sous chef Jason Fisher, as he battles a rare cancer for the second time in two years. The benefit is a “potluck style, backyard event” at 246 on Sunday, Mar. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. The restaurant is located at 129 E. Ponce de Leon […]

Decatur Superintendent hopes to have decision on elementary schools before summer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 21, 2017

If there’s one constant in education, it’s that parents dislike change, particularly changes that affect where their children go to school. Almost three years after City Schools of Decatur reopened Westchester Elementary to handle enrollment growth, the School Board is looking at a system-wide reconfiguration of its elementary schools. While Oakhurst Elementary lost some students as a […]

DeKalb County Library receives grant to fund book club for at-risk teens

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart March 20, 2017

In January, the DeKalb County Public Library received a grant from the American Library Association to start a book club for “at-risk young people.” According to a press release, DeKalb was one of the 75 libraries in the nation to receive the grant for the program, which is called “Great Stories Club.” The curriculum is […]

gusto!, Takorea will be a part of Whole Foods 365 development

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 20, 2017

The developer behind a Whole Foods 365 mixed use project in north Decatur has confirmed several new tenants that are expected to join the grocery store. Jeff Garrison, a partner with developer S.J. Collins Enterprises, confirmed that the restaurants gusto! and Takorea will be tenants in the North Decatur Square project. Additionally, there will be a […]

Decatur City Commission considering agreement to build Commerce Drive cycle track

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 20, 2017

The Decatur City Commission is considering an agreement with the PATH Foundation to build a cycle track on Commerce Drive. The project will include three segments on West Trinity Place and Commerce Drive. It would create a two-way cycle track with a landscape buffer. The commission is also being asked to set a $1 million […]

Governor signs bill intended to help city of Decatur buy Children’s Home property

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 18, 2017

The city of Decatur is one step closer to making an offer on the 77-acre United Methodist Children’s Home property. Gov. Nathan Deal has signed Senate Bill 124 which allows the city of Decatur to create a Public Facilities Authority,  Mayor Patti Garrett confirmed. The Authority would consist of five members appointed by the City Commission. […]

Local roads closed this Sunday for Publix Georgia Marathon

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart March 17, 2017

This Sunday, Mar. 19, some Decatur roads will be closed for the Publix Georgia Marathon. The marathon is expected to last from 7:15 to 11 a.m. Around the halfway point, the route runs through Decatur by the East Lake Marta Station and extends close to the Decatur YMCA on Clairemont Avenue. According to the Decatur […]

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