Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

Historic Nearly New Shop shutting its doors

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2017

The Nearly New Shop thrift store has been in business since 1949 and has supported the Junior League of Atlanta, a nonprofit focused on women and volunteerism. But the days of the thrift store supplementing the nonprofit’s income and supporting its mission have run their course. The company announced it is closing its Toco Hills location […]

Locals will march in D.C. and Atlanta after Inauguration Day

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  Following Inauguration Day, several major cities across the country are holding simultaneous demonstrations, Atlanta included. On Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m., the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women is “bringing together members of underrepresented communities, women, and their allies.” Demonstrators will start at the Center for Civil and Human […]

A reader asks: Was ‘Lemony Snicket’ banned in Decatur schools?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  This month Netflix launched a new TV show based on the book  “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” written by Lemony Snicket, the pen-name of Daniel Handler. National Public Radio recently rebroadcast an old Terry Gross interview of Handler as part of its coverage of the new series. The segments were taped in […]

Locals are encouraged to attend MARTA Listening Sessions

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 18, 2017

MARTA Listening Sessions invites patrons and local residents to provide their input on possible expansion projects. MARTA’s expansion received funding back in November 2016 with “the half-penny sales tax referendum,” which passed with the support of almost 75 percent of Atlanta voters. The Listening Sessions were put in place to gain insight to what “type […]

DeKalb County Schools suing Atlanta for annexing homes near Emory University

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 18, 2017

DeKalb County Schools has filed a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta for annexing residences adjacent to property owned by Emory University. The annexation petition was signed by residents living in the University Drive and Spring Valley Lane area. The annexation, approved by the city last year, took in more than 100 residents on 16.31 acres, according […]

Feds: Construction contractor paid $1 million in bribes to the city of Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 18, 2017

The U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed that a construction contractor has been charged with paying $1 million in bribes to unnamed city of Atlanta officials. According to a press release published by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, Elvin R. Mitchell Jr., was arraigned on conspiratorial bribery and money laundering charges. To […]

APS considering sending Whitefoord Elementary students to Toomer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 17, 2017

Atlanta Public Schools is considering closing Whitefoord Elementary and sending those students to Toomer Elementary in Kirkwood and Burgess-Peterson Elementary. Students living in the Edgewood community would be redistricted to Toomer and students living in the Reynoldstown community would be sent to Burgess-Peterson. The net result would be adding approximately 200 more students to Toomer, […]

10-year-old boy shot in the leg after handling 15-year-old cousin’s gun

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 17, 2017

DeKalb County Police responded to a call in greater Decatur on Jan. 16 after a 10-year-old boy was shot in the leg. The incident occurred on Knollview Drive shortly before midnight. The boy was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. “It was determined the 10-year-old was shot accidentally by his 11-year-old brother while […]

Lucky’s Burger & Brew closes its Emory Village location

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2017

Lucky’s Burger & Brew has announced the closing of its Emory Village location as of Sunday, Jan. 15. The business opened in late 2015 in an old Starbucks store. A notice on the company’s Facebook page doesn’t give an explanation for the closing, but directs customers to the restaurant’s other locations in Roswell and Brookhaven. […]

Stakeholders ask: Can the United Methodist Children’s Home be saved?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2017

On an unusually warm Saturday morning in January, Mike Haynie stood in front of the United Methodist Children’s home on South Columbia Drive in Decatur. He’s been here before, standing by himself holding signs warning about the potential sale of the orphanage he called home off and on between 1969 until he graduated high school in […]

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