Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

Eastside Cornhole League to host cornhole tournament for charity

Posted by Ellie Ritter April 23, 2018

The Eastside Cornhole League will host its first-ever Kirkwood Spring Cornhole Tournament, benefiting the Kirkwood Cares organization, according to a release from the league. The tournament will take place on Sunday, April 29 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Bessie Branham Park, located at 2051 Delano Dr NE, Atlanta, GA. Teams can be co-ed […]

DeKalb County Schools fires seven striking bus drivers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green said Thursday evening that the school district had fired seven bus drivers who participated in a “sick out” strike. “The district delivered letters to the seven employees this afternoon terminating their employment with DCSD,” the press release from the county says. “While the district does not discuss specific personnel […]

Last day to register to vote in May 22 primary is April 24

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

If you need to register to vote or change your voter registration address in order to vote in the May 22 primary, there are only a few days left to do it. The registration deadline is April 24. According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, in order to register to vote you must: Be […]

DeKalb Avenue to gain turn signals, lose reversible lane within the next year

Posted by April 19, 2018

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor Renew Atlanta hosted a community meeting last night announcing their plans for an overhaul of Dekalb Avenue, which includes resurfacing the road, adding turn signals to many of the busier cross roads and removing the road’s reversible lane. Renew Atlanta is the city’s infrastructure improvement program. […]

Recent study notes seven deadly greater Decatur roads and one is the 6th deadliest road in Georgia

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 18, 2018

1Point21 Interactive, a data driven content marketing agency, recently published a study about the Deadliest Road Stretches in Georgia, and a road in greater Decatur made the list. According to a recent press release, a 1.42 mile stretch of Wesley Chapel Road – between Snapfinger Road and Wesjay Lane – is the deadliest road in […]

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 […]

DeKalb County Schools names 2018 valedictorians and salutatorians

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

The DeKalb County School district recently released its list of valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2018 school year. “Each year, at every DCSD high school, the senior student with the highest cumulative grade point average is named as the class valedictorian,” the school district said. “The student with the second-highest grade point average is named the […]

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 […]

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