Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

Arresting Dr. King

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 15, 2018

Editor’s note: This story originally ran on Jan. 18, 2015.  Decatur’s annual MLK Service Project is concluding today and hundreds of volunteers have fanned out to help elderly, vulnerable residents make some much-needed repairs to their homes. The Service Project is point of pride for the city, and each year breaks new records for attendance. Much less known […]

Suspect in fatal Barcelona Wine Bar robbery also suspect in Pinewood robbery

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 15, 2018

Atlanta Police have been aggressively pursuing the suspects who killed a Barcelona Wine Bar employee during a Nov. 19 robbery. The latest suspect arrested in the case is also a suspect in the robbery of the Pinewood in Decatur last May. On Jan. 12, Atlanta Police announced the arrest of Carlous Bailey, 20. He was already […]

Dear Decaturish – I have concerns about Blackmon Drive intersection

Posted by Decaturish.com January 12, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

Fresh on DeK accepting applications for stops in the county until Feb. 1

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 11, 2018

DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market, Fresh on DeK, is accepting applications for communities within the county to host a stop for its 2018 season. Fresh on DeK started up in 2015, and according to a recent press release, “the mobile market has raised awareness about the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption for healthy living by […]

DeKalb sanitation services closed on Monday to observe MLK Jr.

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 11, 2018

Residential sanitation collection for DeKalb County will be postponed on Monday, Jan. 15, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. All garbage, recycling and yard trimmings will be collected based on the following revised schedule: – Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, Jan. 15, will be […]

Planning Commission holds off on changes to Scottdale overlay

Posted by Decaturish.com January 11, 2018

By Anne Clarke, contributor  Neighbors in Avondale Estates area showed up at the Jan. 9 Dekalb County Planning Commission meeting to fight for zoning changes associated with the Scottdale Overlay. Scottdale is an unincorporated part of DeKalb County that was once a mill town. The properties on North Clarendon Avenue at East Ponce de Leon […]

Got opinions about the future of the East Lake MARTA station? Take this survey

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 10, 2018

The city of Decatur, the city of Atlanta and MARTA are continuing to gather input about a future redevelopment of the East Lake MARTA station. The community input will guide redevelopment of the station. Currently the Avondale MARTA station, also in the city of Decatur, is being turned into a mixed-use “transit oriented” development and […]

DeKalb Police still looking for driver of rental truck that ran over man riding his motorcycle

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 10, 2018

Derek Adams died on Dec. 30 after a Budget rental truck ran over him while he was riding his motorcycle on North Decatur Road. Despite pleas from his family and efforts by police, the driver has not been identified. The accident occurred after 10 p.m. at the intersection of North Decatur Road and Warren Avenue. […]

Decatur High band students participating in College Football Championship ceremony

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 8, 2018

About 50 members of the Decatur High Marching Band will be a part of the opening ceremonies for the College Football National Championship being played tonight, Jan. 8. The game is an all SEC matchup featuring the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. Kick off is at 8 p.m. Band Director Rob Truan said […]

DeKalb County School District to host a redistricting meeting on Jan. 11

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 8, 2018

This Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m., the DeKalb County School District is hosting a public meeting to focus on redistricting elementary, middle, and high schools in Stone Mountain and Clarkston. The meeting will be held at Rockbridge Elementary School, located at 445 Halwick Way in Stone Mountain. All community members are invited to hear […]

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