Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

Toco Hill’s Famous Pub closing after 30 years in business

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2016

Famous Pub, a Toco hills restaurant and sports bar, is closing down after 30 years. The company made the announcement via Facebook. “Thank you for every single day that you spent at our pub,” the announcement says. “Because of your love and support, our pub was neighborhood’s favorite one during years. Thank you for letting […]

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 […]

Gregory Adams wins runoff election for County Commission District 7 seat

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

Gregory Adams, a former DeKalb County Police Officer and an Army veteran, has won the Dec. 6 runoff election for the vacant DeKalb County Commission District 7 seat. The seat was vacated by Stan Watson, who resigned to pursue an unsuccessful run for county Tax commissioner. Adams defeated Randal Mangham, earning 52.24 percent of 6,790 votes […]

Decatur High student joins dating violence advisory board

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

The Partnership Against Domestic Violence has created a Teens Against Dating Violence Advisory Board that includes a Decatur High sophomore. Mikayla Cordell applied for the board after participating in a Teen Dating Violence 101 workshop, according to a press release. “At that workshop, she learned how important PADV’s work is as an organization and she […]

Sprouts announces opening date, begins hiring

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

Sprouts Farmers Market, an organic grocery store that will anchor Fuqua’s Decatur Crossing at Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Road, will officially open on March 1. The company’s website says the store’s official address will be 2551 Blackmon Dr. Decatur, GA 30033. DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson sent an email to constituents noting the company is hiring and […]

As executives leave DeKalb Medical, hospital says there is no investigation into finances

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 6, 2016

DeKalb Medical recently confirmed the departure of its CEO, John A. Shelton, and the appointment of local attorney Bob Wilson to replace him. The hospital also confirmed it had laid off 60 employees and will not fill an additional 80 vacancies. But there have been even more changes at DeKalb Medical, Decaturish has learned. The COO […]

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 […]

Dear Decaturish – DeKalb School Board should approve project list

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2016

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 […]

Decatur School Board attorney will lead DeKalb Medical as hospital cuts staff

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 1, 2016

Decatur’s longtime School Board attorney, Bob Wilson, has been named CEO of DeKalb Medical following the resignation of the previous CEO. In what a hospital spokespersons says is an unrelated matter, DeKalb Medical laid off 60 employees and will not fill an additional 80 vacancies. “We got a pretty clear signal that Medicaid is not […]

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