Posts filed under "Decaturish updates"

Decatur High School student earns spot in national program to help homeless youth

Posted by Ellie Ritter February 28, 2018

Decatur High School student Jacob Forsman has earned a spot in the Covenant House Scholars in Service program. Scholars in Service selects a group of high school students to help homeless youth in Atlanta. Participants also learn about the causes and effects of homelessness. Covenant House is an organization that offers housing and support services […]

Dear Decaturish – and AJC spread ‘baseless smear’ about Dustin Inman Society

Posted by November 9, 2017

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Garbage collection schedule to change for July 4 holiday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 30, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  In observance of the Independence Day holiday, DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division will be closed, and there will be no residential trash and sanitation collection service on Tuesday, July 4, according to a DeKalb County press release. Instead, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will be pushed back by […]

Traffic striping on Church Street begins

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 29, 2017

Starting June 29, the city will be refreshing striping on Church Street between Commerce Drive and the city limits past Medlock Road. The work will last through June 30. “Traffic will generally be maintained during the work, but delays are to be expected,” the announcement from the city says. The city is also refreshing striping […]

Movie starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken films in Oakhurst

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 18, 2017

A movie bursting with A-list Hollywood talent is filming in Oakhurst, the city of Decatur has confirmed. “The War on Grandpa” features  Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman and Christopher Walken. The comedy’s plot is summarized as, “Upset that he has to share the room he loves with his grandfather, Peter decides to declare war in an […]

Suicide of man detained by ICE causes uproar

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 17, 2017

Jean Jimenez-Joseph, 27, a Panamanian national, was found dead in his cell Monday at the Stewart Detention Facility in Lumpkin, Ga. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Jimenez-Joseph took his own life. The facility is private and run by Corrections Corporation of America. At a recent meeting with the immigrant community in Clarkston, ICE officials defended […]

Decatur City Commission unlikely to reconsider Commerce Drive cycle track

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 2, 2017

A proposed cycle track on Commerce Drive that would narrow the busy Decatur road is still moving forward. City commissioners listened to more than an hour of public comments for and against the cycle track at their May 1 meeting. The commission decided back on March 20 to approve the agreement with the PATH Foundation […]

New Beltline zoning would allow mix of uses in industrial areas

Posted by April 12, 2017

By Gabriel Owens, contributor The Atlanta BeltLine Inc. held its monthly executive meeting Wednesday morning and provided status updates on various Beltline projects. ABI Chief Executive Officer Paul Morris went over a handful of different developments and discussed an upcoming plan for a new industrial zoning category in the city. To see the full story […]

Former Decatur superintendent finalist for top job in her former school district

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 5, 2017

Former City Schools of Decatur superintendent Phyllis Edwards has emerged as a finalist for the top job in Flagler County Schools in Florida. Edwards served as the assistant superintendent of the Flagler school district before leaving in 2003 to take over City Schools of Decatur. According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Edwards is one of five […]

Disabled adult, 56, still missing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 25, 2017

On March 17, Decatur Police issued a Mattie’s Call for Elmer Lynnard Savage, 56, who was last seen on March 6 at his former Decatur residence on East Hill Street. As of March 25, Savage has not surfaced. Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said his family had just moved from Decatur before he went missing, but […]

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