Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

United Methodist Children’s Home invites the public to volunteer at new location

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 23, 2018

The United Methodist Children’s Home, which relocated some of its offices to the Tucker area last year, is looking for new volunteers, and opportunities include helping with the recently expanded flea market. The flea market has expanded from being open three times a year to being open every month, the organization says. Every third Saturday […]

MARTA police officers restart two hearts at Kensington Station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2018

MARTA police officers assisted with two medical emergencies April 17. Both incidents occurred at the Kensington Station, but were unrelated. “At 8:48 a.m., Officer K. Softley, Corporal M. Woodward, Officer in Training B. Dennis, and Sgt. L. Martin were alerted to a man who was in cardiac arrest,” MARTA said in a press release. “The officers acted […]

DeKalb County Schools fires seven striking bus drivers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green said Thursday evening that the school district had fired seven bus drivers who participated in a “sick out” strike. “The district delivered letters to the seven employees this afternoon terminating their employment with DCSD,” the press release from the county says. “While the district does not discuss specific personnel […]

Dozens of homes in Medlock Park without gas due to water main break

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

Atlanta Gas Light says dozens of homes in Medlock Park have been without gas since Wednesday due to a water main break that damaged a gas main. The company says repairs will take two-to-three days. “On Wednesday, April 18, Atlanta Gas Light experienced an outage on its system affecting natural gas service to approximately [87] […]

Last day to register to vote in May 22 primary is April 24

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

If you need to register to vote or change your voter registration address in order to vote in the May 22 primary, there are only a few days left to do it. The registration deadline is April 24. According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, in order to register to vote you must: Be […]

UPDATE: DeKalb County Schools Superintendent says striking bus drivers breaking the law

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green warned bus drivers on Thursday that their “sick out” protest over pay and benefits is in violation of state law. Later in the day, the the school system announced that afternoon bus service on April 19 would be delayed by 60 to 90 minutes. The school system said some […]

DeKalb Avenue to gain turn signals, lose reversible lane within the next year

Posted by April 19, 2018

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor Renew Atlanta hosted a community meeting last night announcing their plans for an overhaul of Dekalb Avenue, which includes resurfacing the road, adding turn signals to many of the busier cross roads and removing the road’s reversible lane. Renew Atlanta is the city’s infrastructure improvement program. […]

DeKalb County Schools tells parents bus drivers may not show up to work, buses may be late

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

DeKalb County Schools is warning parents about the possibility that the school buses may be arriving late over the next few days. “You may have heard talk about the possibility that some of our bus drivers may not report to work during the next three days,” an email to parents on Wednesday afternoon, April 18, […]

Recent study notes seven deadly greater Decatur roads and one is the 6th deadliest road in Georgia

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 18, 2018

1Point21 Interactive, a data driven content marketing agency, recently published a study about the Deadliest Road Stretches in Georgia, and a road in greater Decatur made the list. According to a recent press release, a 1.42 mile stretch of Wesley Chapel Road – between Snapfinger Road and Wesjay Lane – is the deadliest road in […]

Starbucks stores to close the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

Starbucks has announced that it will close 8,000 company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for “racial-bias education.” The closure is a response to the recent arrest of two black men sitting at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. They had not bought anything and were meeting someone at the store. The arrests prompted calls for […]

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