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Roswell City Councilman arrested in Tucker, accused of sexual exploitation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2016

A Roswell City Councilman has been arrested in Tucker and accused of sexually exploiting a minor. DeKalb County Police arrested Kent Igleheart, 53, on Oct. 20 at Northlake Mall. According to DeKalb County Police, Igleheart was allegedly there to meet a 17-year-old victim. “Detectives determined Igleheart maintained an online relationship with the victim since she was about […]

Decatur Police responded to two incidents involving flashers in recent days

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2016

While one Oakhurst woman’s decision to spray a flasher with her garden hose drew laughter and applause, another woman says her encounter with a flasher was no laughing matter. Days before Nancy Eilen turned the hose on her flasher in front of her Oakhurst home, Leigh Anne Clark had an encounter with a different flasher. She was out […]

Lead contamination found in cafeteria sink at Laurel Ridge Elementary

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2016

Investigators have uncovered lead contamination in a cafeteria sink at Laurel Ridge Elementary Schools, bringing the total number of schools found to have lead contamination to 11. Testing is still ongoing, the county says. “Of the 20 drinking water sources tested, one source is at or above EPA’s action level of 15 parts per billion,” […]

Twain’s taps new head brewer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 20, 2016

There’s a new brew master at Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards in Decatur. The company has hired home brewer Mike Castagno as the head brewer at the popular restaurant. “Mike will bring his vast knowledge of beer making and beer styles to craft a new lineup of ales, lagers and perhaps the occasional wild beer,” Twain’s said in […]

Dear Decaturish – DeKalb Avenue improvements will make road safer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 20, 2016

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Report: Postal worker filmed dumping mail in the woods

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 20, 2016

People in greater Decatur who have noticed that they haven’t been receiving their mail may have found an answer about where their letters went. According to WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a resident of the Longview Walk subdivision filmed a letter carrier dumping mail into the woods. The U.S. Postal Service is investigating. Tampering […]

Decatur cyclists mostly enthusiastic about proposed PATH plan

Posted by October 20, 2016

By Gabriel Owens, contributor  Local cyclists weighed in during a public meeting at the Decatur Recreation Center about proposed bike paths throughout Decatur and to the Atlanta Beltline. The Oct. 19 meeting offered a preview of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity Master Plan that’s being developed by the PATH Foundation. Ed McBrayer, the executive director of […]

Decatur hires Brookhaven’s arborist

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 19, 2016

Decatur has hired a new arborist. The Brookhaven Post reports that Kay Evanovich has resigned her job as arborist in Brookhaven to take the Decatur job. She replaces India Woodson, who left the city in July for a job in South Carolina. The city hired Woodson as the lead enforcer of its revised tree ordinance. Brookhaven had positive things […]

More DeKalb County Schools test positive for lead contamination

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 18, 2016

DeKalb County Schools effort to test lead levels in its schools have uncovered more instances of lead contamination. A total of 10 facilities have water sources that were found to to have lead levels greater than 15 parts per billion. They are: – Briar Vista Elementary School – The International Community School – Robert Shaw Theme […]

Avondale Estates receives grant to purchase body cameras

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 18, 2016

Avondale Estates is receiving some financial help to defray the cost of equipping its police officers with body cameras. The city recently received a $4,500 Georgia Municipal Association Safety and Liability Management Grant. “These funds will be used by the City to purchase HR Express and body cameras,” a press release from the city says. In […]

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