Posts filed under "Decaturish updates"

Decatur Craft Beer Festival tickets go on sale Sept. 15

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 15, 2016

Tickets for Decatur’s popular Craft Beer Festival will go on sale Sept. 15 at noon. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. Tickets usually sell out soon after they become available. General admission tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $90. There’s a four-ticket limit for the event. The event will be held on Oct. […]

Decatur Fire Department holding 9/11 ‘Memorial Stair Climb’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2016

The Decatur Fire Department is planning a 9/11 observance that’s a little more physical than some of the other ceremonies being planned in the Decatur area. On Sept. 11, at 9:59 a.m., Decatur firefighters will ascend the stairs at station No. 1 training tower at 230 East Trinity Place 35 times, for a total of 2,071 […]

Intersections – Arlington

Posted by August 31, 2016

By Nicki Salcedo, contributor  The first time I visited Arlington National Cemetery, I was 12 years old. I’d never been in a cemetery before. I’d driven past plenty of graveyards. I knew to hold my breath. There is no way to hold your breath in Arlington. I walked into that vast cemetery feeling hesitant and […]

Decatur’s Revival, Staplehouse in Atlanta make ‘best new restaurants’ list

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 18, 2016

Southern Living has named Revival in Decatur and Staplehouse in Atlanta as two of Southern Living’s Best New Restaurants of the South in 2016. Revival is the brainchild of celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie. It opened in 2015. It offers a family-style dining experience based on Gillespie’s family traditions. Southern Living said of Gillespie, “Revival might be […]

Ryan Gravel: Beltline is part of an international movement

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 3, 2016

By Mary Margaret Stewart, contributor  Ryan Gravel, a Georgia Tech student in 1999, wrote his master’s thesis about the idea of a Beltline in Atlanta. Fast-forward 17 years and his college paper has sprung to life. But, the Beltline is more than a local novelty. It’s more than a nationally recognized shift in Atlanta’s infrastructure. […]

Annexation meeting ends an hour early, no next steps announced

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 28, 2016

Representatives from several DeKalb County cities met in Decatur on Wednesday with the stated purpose of discussing annexation plans for about two hours. The meeting ended an hour early after numerous members of the press, including a TV station, showed up to watch the proceedings. It mostly consisted of a presentation by Ted Baggett, associate […]

Steve Bradshaw defeats Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in runoff election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 26, 2016

This story has been updated.  Steve Bradshaw trounced incumbent District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton on Tuesday, July 26, defeating the incumbent who was seeking a third term in office. Bradshaw received 75 percent of the votes cast in the runoff for the Democratic primary, getting 5,853 votes compared to Sutton’s 1,907 votes. He will […]

Decatur residents describe Turkey on the night of a failed coup

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 21, 2016

Meaghan Flood and Carl Newton, from Decatur, were staying in the Ritz Carlton in Istanbul on July 15 enjoying the end of a belated European honeymoon. Two jets flew by low over the city. At first she didn’t think anything of it. Tom Lorre, a Decatur resident who is currently an English teacher living in […]

Groups behind Atlanta protests list objectives, call for change

Posted by July 17, 2016

This story has been updated.  By Mariann Martin, contributor  After five days of protests, hundreds of signs demanding justice, and thousands of chanting voices, the streets of Atlanta have mostly returned to normal, filled with traffic. For some protesters, life has resumed a daily routine. For the groups that helped organize and lead the protests, […]

Comet Pub & Lanes opening Friday, July 15

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 14, 2016

The Comet Pub & Lanes has announced it is officially opening in Suburban Plaza on Friday, July 15. The long-awaited successor to Suburban Lanes will feature 16 draft beers, 50 bottled beers and menu items such as burgers, pizza and chicken wings. The bowling alley will be owned by the owners of Twain’s in downtown […]

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