Posts filed under "Decatur"

Locals will march in D.C. and Atlanta after Inauguration Day

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  Following Inauguration Day, several major cities across the country are holding simultaneous demonstrations, Atlanta included. On Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m., the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women is “bringing together members of underrepresented communities, women, and their allies.” Demonstrators will start at the Center for Civil and Human […]

A reader asks: Was ‘Lemony Snicket’ banned in Decatur schools?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  This month Netflix launched a new TV show based on the book  “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” written by Lemony Snicket, the pen-name of Daniel Handler. National Public Radio recently rebroadcast an old Terry Gross interview of Handler as part of its coverage of the new series. The segments were taped in […]

Local elected officials make plans for 2017 city of Decatur elections

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2017

There will be city elections in Decatur on Nov. 7, meaning two City Commission and three school board seats will be up for grabs. Commissioner Fred Boykin, the city’s Mayor Pro Tem, has announced he will not seek re-election this year after 15 years in office. He is currently the longest-serving member of the city […]

Decatur Police arrest man accused of stealing purse at Revolution Doughnuts

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 18, 2017

Decatur Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a purse from an employee of Revolution Doughnuts. Police said Sam Gibbs was spotted in the 1000 block of West College Avenue and arrested on Jan. 18. “Thank you to the community members who recognized him and called police,” the Police Department said. Last week, Gibbs was […]

Locals are encouraged to attend MARTA Listening Sessions

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 18, 2017

MARTA Listening Sessions invites patrons and local residents to provide their input on possible expansion projects. MARTA’s expansion received funding back in November 2016 with “the half-penny sales tax referendum,” which passed with the support of almost 75 percent of Atlanta voters. The Listening Sessions were put in place to gain insight to what “type […]

United Methodist Children’s Home board votes to sell property

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 17, 2017

This story has been updated.  The United Methodist Children’s Home Board of Trustees voted on Jan. 17 to sell its property on South Columbia Drive in Decatur. The organization made the announcement in a press release. The organization did not provide a list of members who voted in favor of and against the sale. “Responding […]

UPDATE: Gymnastics center owner steps aside in hopes of keeping business open for now

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 17, 2017

UPDATE: At the Jan. 17 School Board meeting, Superintendent David Dude told a room packed full of parents of Atlanta Gymnastics Center students that City Schools of Decatur is still trying to work through the issues regarding the gym’s lease. He said CSD’s attorney spoke to owner Christine Calvert on Tuesday afternoon and she said she’d […]

Run With The Dogs online registration ends tomorrow

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 17, 2017

Decatur’s annual Run With The Dogs (RWTD) event is coming up this Saturday, Jan. 21. The online preregistration deadline is midnight, Jan. 18. All of the money raised through RWTD goes toward funding the Renfroe Middle School and Decatur High School athletic departments. The registration fee is $35, and $30 for CSD students and employees […]

Atlanta Gymnastics Center in Decatur closing after two decades

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2017

The Atlanta Gymnastics Center in Decatur is shutting its doors after two decades in business. A parent of students at the center and an employee confirmed the news on Jan. 16. An employee said the closure is “effective immediately.” Students were being turned away at the door Monday afternoon. Attempts to reach the owner have […]

DeKalb County plans to install new sewer line on East Howard and Barry Street

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2017

The city of Decatur says a “crumbling terracotta sanitary sewer line” was revealed during recent stormwater work. That means the county will be installing a new sewer line on East Howard Avenue and Barry Street. “Work by the county begins [Jan. 13] and will run concurrently with our stormwater project,” a press release from the […]

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