Posts filed under "Decaturish updates"

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival is coming to Eddie’s Attic

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 14, 2017

Starting on Mar. 2, The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF) will kick off its 8th annual celebration of international music. The festival’s 2017 schedule is packed with musicians ready to perform in venues in and around metro Atlanta. “One of the most diverse music festivals in the South and one of the largest Jewish music […]

MIT student and daughter of Emory professors appearing on Jeopardy!

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 12, 2017

People watching the “Jeopardy!” college championship this week will have a local contestant to root for. Lilly Chin is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and hails from greater Decatur. Her parents are professors at Emory University. She attended the Westminster Schools. The College Championship begins Feb. 13 and lasts for two weeks. […]

Due to oversight, Decatur High students barred from state swim meet

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 3, 2017

A large group of Decatur High students will be unable to compete in the state swim meets due to what appears to be an administrative error by the school’s athletic staff. A parent who informed Decaturish about the dilemma said that a large number of students won’t be able to compete due to a failure […]

Intersections – Last Stop Mayberry

Posted by February 1, 2017

By Nicki Salcedo, contributor  I’ve spent the past few years looking for goodness. I believe that people are good. Good things happen to me all the time. I meet people who aren’t like me in any way, and we can become friends. I believe in the importance of intersections. These are the places where you […]

Union members protest outside of Renfroe Middle School

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 26, 2017

Members of the Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council, a labor union, stood in front of Renfroe Middle School today with a giant sign that said, “Shame on City Schools of Decatur.” The Union’s actual target is the company City Schools of Decatur has hired to do construction work, Turner Construction, and its subcontractor NG Atlanta Construction […]

Feds: Construction contractor paid $1 million in bribes to the city of Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 18, 2017

The U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed that a construction contractor has been charged with paying $1 million in bribes to unnamed city of Atlanta officials. According to a press release published by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, Elvin R. Mitchell Jr., was arraigned on conspiratorial bribery and money laundering charges. To […]

Stakeholders ask: Can the United Methodist Children’s Home be saved?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2017

On an unusually warm Saturday morning in January, Mike Haynie stood in front of the United Methodist Children’s home on South Columbia Drive in Decatur. He’s been here before, standing by himself holding signs warning about the potential sale of the orphanage he called home off and on between 1969 until he graduated high school in […]

Report: Blaze Pizza, Starbucks replacing Evans Fine Foods

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 9, 2017

A California-based pizza chain and a Starbucks will take over a space formerly occupied by Evans Fine Foods, a longtime local favorite that closed in 2015. Tomorrow’s News Today reports that Blaze Pizza will share space with Starbucks in the former Evans space, and a space that housed a dry cleaning business. The company’s website […]

Surveillance video captures burglary at Tucker home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 20, 2016

An elementary school teacher was working when her surveillance camera captured a burglary in progress at her Tucker home. The video shows three men entering a vehicle. One of the men is loading a stolen TV into the back seat. WSB-TV reports that three other homes within the same area were burglarized. The burglars stole […]

Decatur School Facilities Task Force: overhaul K-5 or build two 4/5 academies

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 13, 2016

This story has been updated.  A task force created to study City Schools of Decatur’s long-term building needs presented two options to the School Board on Monday. The first option would reconfigure CSD’s K-5 schools into a group of three year schools: five K-2 schools and three 3-5 schools, in addition to Renfroe Middle and […]

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