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Town hall meeting will focus on possible repeal of Affordable Care Act

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 27, 2017

The Lou Walker Senior Center is hosting an information session for senior citizens to discuss the impact repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on Medicare and Medicaid. The event is being organized by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s office. According to the press release, repealing ACA would mean cuts to Medicaid spending that Johnson’s office says […]

Portion of DeKalb/ West Howard Avenue to close this week for railroad maintenance

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 27, 2017

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County says that West Howard/DeKalb Avenue northeast between Paden Circle and Ridgecrest Road Northeast will be closed to through traffic starting at 7 a.m. Feb. 28. The closure will end on Saturday, March 4 at 7 a.m. The closure will allow for railroad maintenance. The area is in the […]

Church of Mary Magdalene offering female, LGBT perspective

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 27, 2017

A new church opening in Decatur describes itself as “a place where women preach.” The Church of Mary Magdalene is meeting Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 701 West Howard Avenue in Decatur. “It is a community where the voices of women, queer people, and others on the margins are centered,” an announcement from the church says. […]

Dear Decaturish – Town halls are not his style

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 25, 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 […]

‘The spiciest memelord’ – Lilly Chin wins Jeopardy! College Championship

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 25, 2017

Lilly Chin, a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who hails from greater Decatur, has won the Jeopardy! College Championship. Chin, who is the daughter of Emory Professors, received a $100,000 grand prize. Going into the final answer she had more than $20,000, so she wrote a meaningless question in response to the final answer. […]

DeKalb County CEO pledges to solve county’s water billing ‘crisis’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 23, 2017

This story has been updated.  The problems with DeKalb County’s Water Department didn’t start overnight, and a fix won’t happen overnight either. But DeKalb County’s new CEO Michael Thurmond said the problems with water billing – the exorbitant bills and bills that don’t arrive for months – have become a “crisis,” a word he used […]

‘Imagine Memorial’ receives Atlanta Regional Commission funding

Posted by February 23, 2017

By Johanna Smith, contributor  Over 100 people gathered in the cafeteria of Drew Charter School this past Tuesday night to attend an Imagine Memorial update meeting. The project aims to overhaul and improve the corridor. They audience hailed from neighborhoods bordering the 5.5–mile stretch of Memorial Drive that comprises the Imagine Memorial project, which stretches from […]

DeKalb County Schools responds to report of ‘absent’ human resources director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 22, 2017

Leo Brown is identified as the DeKalb County School system’s Chief Human Capital Management Officer on the district’s website. A school system spokesperson said that he is still employed with the school system. But the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Brown hasn’t been seen at the district’s offices for weeks. The last sighting was just before the […]

Decatur First United Methodist to host Transgender and Identity Seminar

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 21, 2017

Quinn and Millie Hudson are parents to four children, and their youngest son is Wallace, who is transgender. Wallace is 23 years old and has been transitioning since 2013. Quinn, who is also the official spokesperson for DeKalb County Schools, said that he and his wife knew that “he self-identified more as a boy than a […]

Waiting for Costco? Plans for North DeKalb Mall remain murky

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 21, 2017

This story has been updated.  North DeKalb Mall waits at the corner of North Druid Hills Road and Lawrenceville Highway for a spark, a sign of life, anything. It’s a patchwork of shops on short-term leases and empty spaces. The AMC movie theater is a big draw, offering bargain ticket prices compared with other theaters. […]

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