Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

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. […]

DeKalb Sanitation collection schedule revised for Memorial Day

Posted by May 23, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  On Monday, May 29, DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, according to a DeKalb County press release. As a result, the schedule for garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimming collection will be changed due to the holiday. The collection schedule will be pushed back by […]

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 […]

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival holds poster design contest

Posted by May 23, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  As part of the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) is putting on its second annual Commemorative Poster Contest. With submissions due before midnight on June 30, participants can design and create a “brand-inspired commemorative poster that embodies the Grant Park community and spirit of the two-day […]

More tenants revealed for Whole Foods 365 development

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2017

The developer behind a Whole Foods 365 mixed-use project in north Decatur has confirmed new tenants that are expected to join the grocery store. In March the developer, S.J. Collins Enterprises, confirmed that gusto! and Takorea will be tenants in the North Decatur Square project, along with Hollywood Feed and Sage Dental. The development will be located […]

First Look: Double Dragon in Oakhurst

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2017

This post has been updated.  Let me start this review by saying I’m not a food critic, so I’m not going to write a food review with the voice of an expert who knows the ins and outs of kitchens and cooking methods. I’ll leave it to the professionals to tell you what you should […]

Agnes Scott president Kiss stepping down in 2018

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2017

Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss has announced that she will step down as president on June 30, 2018, completing 12 years as college president. She is the eighth president of the college. According to a press release from Agnes Scott, her accomplishments include: – Enrolling the three largest classes in Agnes Scott College history (fall […]

Decatur police: Man offers stranger a ride and stranger steals his car

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2017

No good deed goes unpunished, and for one man that punishment included losing his car. Decatur Police responded to the call in the 400 block of West Ponce de Leon at 3:25 a.m. Monday morning. According to the police, the man was at a gas station at Peachtree Street in Atlanta early Monday morning. He […]

‘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 […]

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