Posts filed under "Decatur"

Decatur Mayor: Casey Cagle owes police apology, rhetoric could hurt Amazon deal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 21, 2017

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett on Tuesday released a lengthy statement in response to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s allegations that Decatur is a sanctuary city and a safe harbor for “criminal illegal aliens.” No, Decatur isn’t, the mayor said. And she said a lot more than that, saying the Lt. Governor owes the city’s police department […]

Vehicle crashes into building on Lawrenceville Highway, no injuries reported

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 21, 2017

A reader sent in these photos of an accident that occurred on Lawrenceville Highway this morning just before the U.S. 78/U.S. 29 split. According to a DeKalb Police spokesperson, “A male driver swerved to avoid an accident after being cut off. He lost control of the vehicle and drove into the building.” An accident report […]

Visit Santa in Decatur on Small Business Saturday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 21, 2017

This story has been updated.  People who worry about the impact of large retail stores on the local economy, listen up. This Saturday you’ll have a chance to spend some of your money to support small businesses in your community. Small Business Saturday is Saturday, Nov. 25. It’s a day to do Christmas and holiday […]

Agnes Scott hosting climate change art exhibition

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 21, 2017

By Gabriel Owens, contributor Agnes Scott College is hosting a multi-media art collection about climate change in their Dana Fine Arts Building. The exhibit runs through early December. Agnes’s Dalton Gallery named the collection “weatherwise/otherwise: artists respond to climate change,” and it is curated by Dorothy Moye. It went on display in September and is open […]

Decatur School Board approves spending $85,000 to address racial disparities

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 20, 2017

The Decatur School Board recently approved a budget of $85,000 for an “educational equity needs assessment.” The contractor, which hasn’t been selected, would “audit” the school system’s resources and come up with a needs assessment plan to address gaps in student achievement and imbalances in student discipline. Data provided by the school system show that […]

DeKalb County offering Decatur $800,000 for green space at Children’s Home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 20, 2017

UPDATE: The IGA was approved at the Nov. 20 City Commission meeting.  Here’s our original story … The Decatur City Commission is considering an intergovernmental agreement with DeKalb County that would secure $800,000 for green space at the United Methodist Children’s Home. The city recently purchased the 77-acre campus for $40 million. The city made […]

Emory University to take in 32 students from Puerto Rico after hurricanes

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 17, 2017

Emory University is taking in 32 undergraduate students from Puerto Rico who were displaced from schools due to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The university is covering tuition and fees as well as room and board for each of the 32 students through the spring 2018 semester, allowing them to continue working on earning a […]

11th annual Steinbeck’s Chili Cook Off is Saturday, Nov. 18

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 17, 2017

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving in Oakhurst and that means it’s time for chili. Steinbeck’s is hosting its 11th annual Chili Cook Off from noon to 4 p.m. behind its restaurant, located at 659 East Lake Drive. Admission is $5. This year’s sponsor is Wicked Weed beer. Here are the contest rules posted on the […]

Oak Brewpub closes temporarily within days of its grand opening

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 16, 2017

This might be confusing for some people, since Oak Brewpub recently celebrated its grand opening in Oakhurst. The pub is closed, but it’s temporary General Manager Drew Gillespie said. He said ownership is being transferred and it will no longer be owned by Daniel McKinney. He did not know when the restaurant will reopen. “We are […]

$74 million upscale senior living community under construction near Emory University

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 16, 2017

A senior living community will open near Emory University in the spring of 2019. The facility will be located at 1880 Clairmont Road. It will be five stories tall and have 71 apartments. The construction will cost around $74 million, according to a press release. “Ground has been broken and construction cranes are moving at […]

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