Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

DeKalb, Decatur sanitation services delayed in observance of President’s Day, Feb. 19

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 17, 2018

As a reminder for DeKalb residents, sanitation collection will be picked up a day later than normal in observance of President’s Day. Meaning, for the week of Feb. 19, locals should look for garbage, recycling, and yard trimming collection between Tuesday and Friday. All City of Decatur offices will be closed on Feb. 19 for […]

The White Bull to open in Decatur in early March

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 15, 2018

Chef Pat Pascarella and his business partner Gabriele Besozzi plan to open The White Bull restaurant in the Decatur Square in early March. The restaurant will take over the space formally occupied by Truman Tavern, which closed last year. Before that, the space was occupied by Colbeh Persian Kitchen & Bar. According to a press release, […]

Advertiser Spotlight – Mathnasium

Posted by February 14, 2018

The Advertiser Spotlight is a weekly feature highlighting the businesses and organizations that support local news. If you enjoy being informed about what’s happening in your community, please support the businesses and organizations that advertise with us. They help make what we do possible. To learn more about advertising on Decaturish, contact us at […]

Man who decorates yard with vulgar signs and curses at vehicles jailed for 30 days

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 14, 2018

This story has been updated.  For years, Jim Ed Avery has decorated his yard on Mason Mill Road with vulgar signs and ranted and raved at cars passing by. For years, his neighbors have been begging the county to intervene. They made some headway when they were able convince officials to charge him under DeKalb […]

Chuck Ellis named DeKalb Parks Director

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 13, 2018

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond recently selected Chuck Ellis to be the county’s director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs. Ellis holds his title as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional by the National Recreation and Parks Association, and for 35 years, he has worked in government. Most recently, Ellis served as director of Parks, […]

Music contest for metro Atlanta amateur musicians opens today

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 13, 2018

Starting today, Feb. 13, DeKalb Entertainment Commission and ChooseATL are hosting music competition, ChooseATL Tracklanta. The partnership came together in search for “outstanding musical talent” in metro Atlanta. Amateur musicians that live in the area and are 21 and up can submit their entry to Soundcloud from today through Feb. 23 at midnight. Entry is […]

Proposed DeKalb cities of Greenhaven, Vista Grove gaining traction

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 13, 2018

This story has been updated.  Two proposed new cities appear to be gaining traction with the state Legislature. The proposed cities of Greenhaven and Vista Grove are being considered. A proposed city of Greenhaven, a large south DeKalb City that has been in the works since 2014, has a bill filed in the House by […]

DeKalb warns that heavy rains could cause sewage spills

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 9, 2018

There’s heavy rain in the forecast this weekend and DeKalb County is warning residents to be on the look out for sewage spills caused by the storms. “The National Weather Service is predicting rainfall of nearly 3 inches this weekend as heavy rains are expected that could continue into next week. This level of rainfall […]

Meet Virginia, a Kroger employee with a country music past

Posted by February 8, 2018

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor Virginia Carllile is help desk worker, also known as the “nice old lady,” working at the Kroger on North Decatur Road. She’s energetic, unflappably friendly, with a sharp mind that defies her 86 years of age. The store, known locally as the “Big Kroger,” is a […]

(SPONSORED) Louisiana Bistreaux Decatur will hold Mardi Gras celebration

Posted by February 8, 2018

Mardi Gras celebration at Louisiana Bistreaux Decatur 8-piece band performs live Mardi Gras celebration is full throttle at Louisiana Bistreaux in Decatur, 1496 Church Street at N. Decatur Road. For the second year Fat Tuesday, February 13th, will kick off with guests invited to the live-hosted video segments of Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta starting […]

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