Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

DeKalb Extension office offers tips for identifying unhealthy trees after Tropical Storm Irma

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart September 19, 2017

With hurricane season in full swing and Tropical Storm Irma felling several hundred trees in the DeKalb County area, the University of Georgia’s DeKalb County Extension office has offered some tips for identifying unhealthy trees. The extension office suggests people look for … – Large broken or hanging branches, especially over electrical lines – Dead […]

Druid Hills family finds car, but no answers, in case of woman who went missing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 19, 2017

It’s been a full month since the disappearance of Jenna Van Gelderen. Gelderen, 25, was reported missing on Aug. 20. At the time of her disappearance she was house sitting for her parents who live near Emory University. On Sept. 19, her brother Will Van Gelderen and DeKalb County Police confirmed that officers found her 2010 Mazda on […]

Candidate Q&A – Liliana Bakhtiari, Atlanta City Council, District 5

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 19, 2017

In an effort to help voters prepare for the Nov. 7 elections, Decaturish and Atlanta Loop sent questions to candidates running for Atlanta City Council, Atlanta Mayor and Atlanta School Board. Early voting begins Oct. 16. To see district maps, click here. 1) Why are you running for office in the city of Atlanta?  I felt like local […]

Candidate Q&A – District 5 Atlanta City Councilmember Natalyn Mosby Archibong

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 18, 2017

In an effort to help voters prepare for the Nov. 7 elections, Decaturish and Atlanta Loop sent questions to candidates running for Atlanta City Council, Atlanta Mayor and Atlanta School Board. Early voting begins Oct. 16. To see district maps, click here. 1) Why are you running for office in the city of Atlanta? I am running for […]

Decaturish wins Best Local Blog in Atlanta for its fourth consecutive year

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart September 18, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, Decaturish was voted Best Local Blog in the Creative Loafing Best of ATL awards for 2017. Dan Whisenhunt, editor and publisher of Decaturish.com, also won Best Local Journalist for the third year in a row. “I am once again honored and humbled to be recognized by my readers […]

DeKalb Police close roads amid SWAT standoff

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 18, 2017

The DeKalb County Police Department says its SWAT unit is at a SWAT standoff with someone barricaded inside a home at 2917 Meadowview Drive in greater Decatur. As a result, roads in the area have been closed. “Access to Meadowview Drive at Clifton Church Road and Parker Ranch Road have been shut down.  This also […]

Greater DeKalb County Fall Fair in search of performers and vendors

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart September 18, 2017

From Oct. 13 through Oct. 22, Northlake Mall parking lot will be hosting the Second Annual Greater Dekalb County Fall Fair, located at 4800 Briarcliff Road in Tucker. To kick off the fair, there will be an opening concert on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. on the main stage. As of now, the fair is […]

UPDATE: City of Decatur map shows only few road closures left following Tropical Storm Irma

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 15, 2017

The city of Decatur has reopened nearly all of the roads that were closed due to Tropical Storm Irma, which blew through Atlanta on Monday. There were about seven trouble spots remaining. Here is the updated map provided by the city: DeKalb County says more than 100 roads have reopened since the storm and more […]

Parents’ Coalition speaks against Decatur Schools transgender policies during meeting

Posted by Decaturish.com September 15, 2017

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor During public comments at last night’s Decatur School Board meeting, three people spoke out against the transgender policies being implemented in the district. The parents’ coalition cited an internal memo to City Schools of Decatur faculty that they claim gives full Title IX rights to students, […]

UPDATE: City of Decatur, DeKalb County making progress on storm cleanup

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 14, 2017

There’s still more work to be done, but four days after a tropical storm blew through Atlanta, the city and county say they are making progress. The city published this updated list of road closures. There’s less red on it than there was yesterday … Here’s a slideshow of all the maps from Tuesday afternoon […]

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