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DeKalb County restocking Clarkston lake with fish following sewage spill clean up

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

This story has been updated.  A sewage spill that polluted a lake in Clarkston in February killed more than 1,000 fish. The county says it is replacing those fish today, April 18. “DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, Department of Watershed Management and city leaders will restock Crystal Pond in Clarkston with more than 1,600 fish,” […]

DeKalb County Schools names 2018 valedictorians and salutatorians

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

The DeKalb County School district recently released its list of valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2018 school year. “Each year, at every DCSD high school, the senior student with the highest cumulative grade point average is named as the class valedictorian,” the school district said. “The student with the second-highest grade point average is named the […]

Tucker Day Photo Exhibit and Contest accepting submissions through May 1

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 17, 2018

The Tucker Day Photo Exhibit and Contest is open to submissions until 5 p.m. on May 1. Anyone who “lives, works or plays” in Tucker can enter to win $50 for first place, $30 for second place, or $20 for third place. Submissions are free of cost, and photographers must be 12 years or older […]

The Decaturish Podcast sits down with LifeLine Animal Project spokesperson Karen Hirsch

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2018

http://media.blubrry.com/podcast_decaturish/p/content.blubrry.com/podcast_decaturish/karenhirsch.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week’s episode of the Decaturish podcast features LifeLine Animal Project spokesperson Karen Hirsch. We covered a range of topics, and talked about history of the organization and ways to protect animals in DeKalb County and beyond. Music for this week’s podcast was provided by the […]

DeKalb County documents seventh case of rabies this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2018

DeKalb County reports that a raccoon captured on April 12 in the 400 block of North Hariston Road in Stone Mountain tested positive for rabies. That makes the seventh confirmed case this year, but the county says that’s not an unusual number of cases. “This year, there have been seven positive raccoon rabies incidents in […]

Winners of local essay contest receive money to cover prom expenses

Posted by Ellie Ritter April 17, 2018

Local service organization Women 2 Women (W2W) has announced the winners of an essay contest for DeKalb County high school students on the topic of why furthering education is important. Women 2 Women held the contest in preparation for prom season, with four winners receiving a $250 sponsorship to cover part of their prom expenses, […]

Meeting planned to discuss making DeKalb Avenue a ‘complete street’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2018

This story has been updated.  Renew Atlanta is hosting a meeting to discuss plans to make DeKalb Avenue a safer,  more pedestrian and cycling friendly street. “In 2015, Atlanta voters overwhelmingly approved the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond to update and improve our streets,” the event announcement says. “DeKalb Avenue made the Renew Atlanta list as […]

A Slam Dunk for Mental Health Recovery will be held this weekend, April 21 and 22

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 16, 2018

This upcoming weekend, on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, there will be a basketball tournament to promote awareness about Mental Health. The DeKalb Full Court Press tournament, A Slam Dunk for Mental Health Recovery is put on by the DeKalb Criminal Justice Treatment Coalition, Inc. Featured teams will include: Brookhaven PD, Chamblee PD, […]

Former owner of Bad Dog Taqueria gets 15 years for hitting friend with car, leaving her to die

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 16, 2018

A night of dinner and drinks between two friends ended tragically when one of the friends refused an offer for a ride home and got behind the wheel of her car. Tracy Mitchell, 47, who formerly owned Bad Dog Taqueria in Emory Village, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday, April 12. The incident occurred […]

Attorney says Costco headed to North DeKalb Mall as part of larger development, could open by 2020

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 14, 2018

This story has been updated.  The long-awaited Costco at North DeKalb Mall is going to happen, an attorney for the property owner confirmed. Residents in the area got a meeting notice in recent days that indicates the plans are moving forward. Costco is not mentioned in the notice, but the company would likely want a […]

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