Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

District attorney offering opportunity to ‘expunge’ felony arrests

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2016

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James is offering some offenders in DeKalb County a chance at redemption. On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the District Attorney’s Office will hold a Records Expungement Day, according to a press release. The event offers, “People with felony arrests a chance to have the arrests […]

State is selling Kirkwood’s Pullman Yard

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

For years developers have been eager for a chance to develop the Pratt-Pullman Yard in Kirkwood, but until recently the Georgia Building Authority hadn’t put it up for sale. But the building finally went on the market on Dec. 7. The minimum bid for the 27 acre site is $5.6 million, plus an additional $14,285 for […]

Building next to Taqueria del Sol will be demolished to build Sherwin-Williams

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

A reader noticed silt fences and hay bales and a demolition notice on the building adjacent to Taqueria del Sol. He wanted to know what will be built once the old building is torn down. It was formerly home to the Luci Bell antiques store. Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne tells Decaturish a new business will […]

Water ‘discoloration’ expected around Decatur as water main brought back online

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2016

DeKalb County is warning that residents who turn on their water Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, might notice “discoloration.” That’s because the county is bringing a 30-inch transmission main back online after repairs. “The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has completed the restoration of a 30-inch transmission main that carries water from the Scott Candler Water […]

Accusations of cocaine theft lead to shooting in Kirkwood

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2016

Atlanta Police said that a dispute between two acquaintances about an alleged theft of cocaine led to a shooting in Kirkwood over the weekend. The incident occurred on Saturday, Dec. 3 on Mellrich Avenue. A police officer responded to the call just before 3 a.m. A man, identified as Torrance Holyfield by police, allegedly went up […]

Georgia Supreme Court reverses convictions for former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2016

In a surprise turn of events, the Georgia Supreme Court has decided to reverse the conviction of former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Ellis was convicted of extortion and perjury in July 2015 and sentenced to five years. He was released from prison in March of this year. Ellis was accused of shaking down a […]

Tornado warnings and severe weather hit DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2016

A tornado warning and severe thunderstorms led to delays of school dismissals in DeKalb County. A tornado warning for north central DeKalb County was in effect until 2:15 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect. There is a tornado watch in effect for numerous counties, including DeKalb, until 6 p.m. tornado-watch-1480525650354 Chris Billingsley sent […]

Scratch DJ Academy teaches aspiring DJ’s the tools of the trade

Posted by November 29, 2016

This story has been updated.  By Cynthia Millhorn, contributor Kirkwood, a thriving and diverse Atlanta neighborhood, has proven an ideal home for an a unique kind of school: Scratch DJ Academy. Located at 2033 Hosea L Williams Drive, NE, Scratch fuses old school expertise with modern technology. It offers aspiring DJ’s a wide array of […]


Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 28, 2016

Strange for us to suggest you cut down on the number of gifts you give your child this holiday. We are, after all, a toy shop. But it occurs to us at Rhen’s Nest that rather than overwhelm kids on Christmas morning with a big pile of presents, we may ALL do better with fewer, […]

Charity car washes, other water-related activities banned under drought restrictions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 17, 2016

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has just announced Level 2 drought restrictions for 52 counties, including DeKalb. That means there are a whole range of activities that are prohibited until the restrictions are lifted. According to the county, the following activities are prohibited: 1.    Washing hard surfaces such as streets, gutters, sidewalks and driveways, except when […]

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