Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

Former owner of Bad Dog Taqueria gets 15 years for hitting friend with car, leaving her to die

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 16, 2018

A night of dinner and drinks between two friends ended tragically when one of the friends refused an offer for a ride home and got behind the wheel of her car. Tracy Mitchell, 47, who formerly owned Bad Dog Taqueria in Emory Village, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday, April 12. The incident occurred […]

DeKalb County says six cases of rabies have been confirmed this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 13, 2018

The county says it has documented six cases of rabies in raccoons this year. On Tuesday, the county reported a positive case in  the 3100 block of Albatross Lane. The county reported on Wednesday that another case had been discovered, this time in the 4500 block of North Peachtree Road in Dunwoody. The county says the number […]

Author proposes to Le Petit Marche owner at Table 8

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 9, 2018

Marchet Sparks’ restaurant, Le Petit Marche has been a go-to spot in Kirkwood since 2008. About 18 months ago, she met a local author named Romal Tune at Table 8. “He was fascinated with my story and asked that I share it at an upcoming motivational conference he was conducting and things took off from there,” Sparks […]

‘Show me what you got!’ Decaturish invites musicians to submit tracks for weekly podcast

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 5, 2018

Are you a local musician? Show me what you got! Decaturish is resuming its weekly podcast, focused on DeKalb County news and issues. We want to feature a local musician or band on each week’s show. The music will be used on the podcast intro and at the end of the show. Bands/musicians selected will […]

Animal advocates concerned about plans to re-bid DeKalb County animal shelter contract

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 4, 2018

The county is planning to rebid its contract for animal shelter services, a contract currently held by LifeLine Animal Project. But the draft of its request for proposal for the bid has some animal advocates worried that the county is trying to undermine LifeLine. LifeLine is a non-profit revered among animal advocates for pursuing a […]

East Lake MARTA report shows space for 430 multi-family units

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 4, 2018

Decatur city commissioners will soon receive a report about the future possibilities for redeveloping the East Lake MARTA station. The study that will be presented on April 16 will show that there is the potential for developing 430 multi-family units on the north and south side of the station. East Lake would become another MARTA […]

DeKalb County hires Carl Vinson Institute to study impact of new cities, annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 3, 2018

DeKalb County has commissioned a study to look at the effect new cities and annexations have on county government. The county turned to the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Carl Vinson has conducted feasibility studies for several proposed new cities, offering opinions on whether the cities would generate enough revenue to provide […]

DeKalb County adds four new officers to sheriff’s department

Posted by Ellie Ritter April 2, 2018

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann has added four new sworn officers to his team, according to a press release from the county Sheriff’s Office. The new officers graduated from basic law enforcement training on March 23, 2018. With the additional certification, the former detention officers have now been promoted. The officers include Deputy Sheriff Sergeant […]

CEO Thurmond hires two new directors for DeKalb County

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 2, 2018

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond recently appointed new directors for both WorkSource DeKalb and Facilities Management. Theresa Austin-Gibbons will be the director of WorkSource DeKalb starting on April 2. In her new position, she will lead 32 employees and head up federally-funded programs with workforce solutions for DeKalb County businesses. According to a recent press […]

Foster a dog for a weekend with LifeLine Animal Project’s Weekend Warriors program

Posted by Ellie Ritter March 28, 2018

The LifeLine Animal Project is giving residents in the Atlanta area the chance to foster dogs for just a weekend with their new Weekend Warriors Program. Designed to help the shelter’s dogs get out and explore, the program allows volunteers to take care of a dog over one weekend. Volunteers can take the pets to […]

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