Posts filed under "Decatur"

Qualifying for local elections starts on Monday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 19, 2017

Candidates who want to run for City Commission in Decatur and Avondale Estates and City Council in Atlanta can qualify to run next week. Here is the qualifying information from each city. DECATUR Races on the ballot: City Commission: District 2 and District 1, School Board: At Large, District 1 Post A,  District 2 Post A […]

(PHOTOS) #Paintforpeace: A Pro-love Mural Jam at Krog Street tunnel

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 19, 2017

By Tami Chappell, contributor  Approximately 200 people showed up to paint murals and slogans at the Paintforpeace: A Pro-love Mural Jam at the Krog Street tunnel in Atlanta on Friday. It was a festive event with people sharing paint and bongos playing while people battled the muggy evening. Many people spoke of attending for reason of sharing […]

Confederate monument in Decatur Square smeared with feces

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 18, 2017

The city of Decatur reports that it had to clean off the controversial Confederate memorial on the square this week after someone smeared feces on it. While the monument is technically the county’s responsibility, the city says it moved in to take care of the mess. “We have full time regular staff assigned to maintain […]

Atlanta gearing up for total solar eclipse

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 18, 2017

With a nearly full solar eclipse around the corner, on Monday, Aug. 21, the Atlanta area is getting ready. Schools will stay open later so students to observe and learn about the eclipse at its peak while keeping them safe from potentially harsh environmental conditions. Every City Schools of Decatur school will be released 30 […]

Carjackers foiled by tracking device

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 18, 2017

On Thursday evening East Lake residents noticed Atlanta Police cars and a helicopter around 6 p.m. Police were responding to a report of a carjacking that occurred outside of East Lake on Glen Iris Drive. According to police, a man was driving a BMW when he was carjacked by two suspects. They then drove to […]

Dear Decaturish – Confederate memorial should be moved

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 17, 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 […]

Dear Decaturish – We need new statues

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 17, 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 […]

(VIDEO) Neighbors ring bells for Oakhurst mom who finished chemotherapy

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 17, 2017

Oakhurst resident Joanna Duke is described by her friends as a longtime resident and “super mama” to three children. Last year she was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. She kept volunteering all the while and continued rocking the mom thing. “She’s amazing….and so positive and humble,” her friend […]

Petition to remove Confederate memorial in Decatur nears 2,000 signatures, discussion planned

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 17, 2017

A petition to remove a Confederate memorial on the Decatur square is nearing 2,000 signatures. This Saturday evening, Aug. 19, there will be a discussion held around the monument to discuss plans for its removal. The event starts at 8 p.m. While at least commenter on the event’s Facebook page has suggested using the gathering […]

Decatur completes purchase of United Methodist Children’s Home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 16, 2017

It’s official. The city of Decatur now owns the 77-acre campus of the United Methodist Children’s home. The city completed the sale on Aug. 16. The purchase price is $40 million. The city made the purchase using its newly created Public Facilities Authority, which borrowed most of the money for the deal. The city also […]

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