Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

Cities, county plan to mark Memorial Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2017

People who want to take a moment this weekend to honor those who died serving our country have opportunities to do so on Friday and Monday. – DeKalb County government, along with the Veterans Affairs Advisory Board of DeKalb County, will put on its annual Memorial Day Program on May 26 at the Manuel Maloof […]

Reminder: ‘Folks to Give’ is tonight, May 25

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2017

“Folks to Give”, a charity comedy show produced by Decaturish with the support of Avondale Towne Cinema, is tonight at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $35 for VIP. There are only a few VIP tickets left, and VIP ticket […]

Report: DeKalb Sheriff suspends himself for one week as his attorneys try to stop inquiry

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 24, 2017

This story has been updated.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that DeKalb County Sheriff has suspended himself for one week after his May 6 arrest for public indecency. To read that story, click here. The AJC also reported that his attorneys are asking a judge to stop an inquiry into his arrest authorized by Gov. Nathan […]

Tornado watch issued for 49 counties across Georgia

Posted by May 24, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. today, a tornado watch will be in effect for 49 counties in Georgia. The watch will affect all of Atlanta and Decatur and their surrounding areas, according to the National Weather Service. A watch means that the conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur. […]

Stand Up for Stand Down drive collects toiletries for local veterans

Posted by May 23, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Between May 29 and August 11, the annual Stand Up for Stand Down toiletry drive will be collecting toiletry and personal care items for Georgia’s homeless veterans. The sixth annual drive is overseen by the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute and sponsored by the Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) and the Georgia District […]

‘Folks to Give’ is this Thursday, May 25

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2017

Do you have “Folks to Give”? Decaturish and Towne Cinema’s comedy charity show will be held this Thursday, May 25, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit CARE, which is headquartered in Atlanta and is committed to fighting global poverty. Time, talent and space are being donated so all proceeds can […]

Dear Decaturish – Car chases are cool in movies, not communities

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2017

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

Downed trees knock out power around Oakhurst neighborhood

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2017

This story has been updated. Last night there were reports of two trees down in Decatur, one at Fourth Avenue and Oakview Road and one at Fifth Avenue and Gordon Street, that knocked out power to hundreds of residents. Nearly 300 residents were affected. The tree at Fourth and Oakview also damaged a house, according to […]

Reminder: Kirkwood Spring Fling returns on Saturday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 19, 2017

Kirkwood’s annual spring celebration returns on Saturday, May 20, featuring beer, bands, barbecue and more. The weather looks like it will cooperate for Saturday’s festivities, with forecasters predicting mostly sunny skies and a high of around 90. The festival will be held at Bessie Branham park, located at 2051 Delano Drive in Atlanta. The festival itself […]

Kirkwood to host 2nd annual Bird Stroll this weekend

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 17, 2017

Kirkwood is gearing up for the 2nd annual Kirkwood Spring Fling Bird Stroll this Sunday, May 21, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The community is invited to observe 20 to 40 local birds, with “all levels of birders welcome” on a one to two-mile walk. Those interested should meet for the event in the Kirkwood […]

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