Posts filed under "Decatur"

Starbucks stores to close the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

Starbucks has announced that it will close 8,000 company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for “racial-bias education.” The closure is a response to the recent arrest of two black men sitting at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. They had not bought anything and were meeting someone at the store. The arrests prompted calls for […]

The Decaturish Podcast sits down with LifeLine Animal Project spokesperson Karen Hirsch

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2018 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week’s episode of the Decaturish podcast features LifeLine Animal Project spokesperson Karen Hirsch. We covered a range of topics, and talked about history of the organization and ways to protect animals in DeKalb County and beyond. Music for this week’s podcast was provided by the […]

DeKalb County documents seventh case of rabies this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2018

DeKalb County reports that a raccoon captured on April 12 in the 400 block of North Hariston Road in Stone Mountain tested positive for rabies. That makes the seventh confirmed case this year, but the county says that’s not an unusual number of cases. “This year, there have been seven positive raccoon rabies incidents in […]

Meeting planned to discuss making DeKalb Avenue a ‘complete street’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2018

This story has been updated.  Renew Atlanta is hosting a meeting to discuss plans to make DeKalb Avenue a safer,  more pedestrian and cycling friendly street. “In 2015, Atlanta voters overwhelmingly approved the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond to update and improve our streets,” the event announcement says. “DeKalb Avenue made the Renew Atlanta list as […]

Decatur City Commission delays annexing property slated for development

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2018

This story has been updated.  A developer and several anxious property owners will have to wait another month before they find out if they’ll get to join the city of Decatur. The Decatur City Commission’s regular meeting on April 16 was dominated by the proposed annexation, which also required a change in zoning to accommodate […]

Decatur Police responded to report of armed robbery on Merrill Avenue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 16, 2018

The Decatur Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 100 block of Merrill Avenue early Sunday morning, April 15. Police answered the call around 1:27 a.m. “Officers met with the victim who reported she was driving east within the 100 block of Scott Boulevard when she was flagged down by […]

A Slam Dunk for Mental Health Recovery will be held this weekend, April 21 and 22

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 16, 2018

This upcoming weekend, on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, there will be a basketball tournament to promote awareness about Mental Health. The DeKalb Full Court Press tournament, A Slam Dunk for Mental Health Recovery is put on by the DeKalb Criminal Justice Treatment Coalition, Inc. Featured teams will include: Brookhaven PD, Chamblee PD, […]

Former owner of Bad Dog Taqueria gets 15 years for hitting friend with car, leaving her to die

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 16, 2018

A night of dinner and drinks between two friends ended tragically when one of the friends refused an offer for a ride home and got behind the wheel of her car. Tracy Mitchell, 47, who formerly owned Bad Dog Taqueria in Emory Village, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday, April 12. The incident occurred […]

‘Instant Family’ filming near East Lake MARTA station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 16, 2018

A reader noticed some filming going on near the East Lake MARTA station Sunday morning. “When I was walking yesterday morning, I noticed that filming is taking place in the area between 2nd Ave and East Lake MARTA Station,” the reader said. “Do you know what is being filmed? It appeared that several blocks are […]

Man robbed in the Decatur Square early Monday morning, suspects take $4 and Breeze card

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 16, 2018

Decatur Police are looking for two suspects accused of robbing a man outside the Decatur MARTA station early Monday morning. “On Monday, April 16, 2018 at approximately 1:55 a.m., Decatur Police responded to East Court Square in reference to the report of a robbery,” Lt. Jennifer Ross said. “The victim stated he exited the MARTA train tunnel onto […]

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