Posts tagged with "Carey O’Neil"

Decatur Planning Commission votes against plan to develop Oakhurst Dog Park

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 5, 2015

This story has been updated.  By Carey O’Neil, contributor The Decatur Planning Commission on May 5 voted unanimously Tuesday night to reject the subdivision of a lot for a proposed housing development that would bulldoze part of the Oakhurst Dog Park. Commissioners said protecting the dog park and avoiding potential flooding issues outweighed the property […]

Elmore declares victory in Avondale mayoral election

Posted by March 17, 2015

This story has been updated.  By Carey O’Neil, contributor Jonathan Elmore declared victory in the Avondale Estates mayor race after Tuesday’s election. “It’s exciting, I’m looking forward to it,” he said Tuesday evening. “I think people see in me positive change.” The city sent out unofficial results from DeKalb County Tuesday night showing 968 votes counted […]

Decatur Superintendent Phyllis Edwards resigning

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 10, 2015

This story has been updated.  By Carey O’Neil, contributor  Superintendent Phyllis Edwards announced she will resign as superintendent of City Schools of Decatur at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Edwards was hired as CSD superintendent in 2003. She plans to remain as superintendent to help the board until it finds her replacement. “I am remaining flexible […]

County CEO promises help for residents affected by leaking sewage

Posted by March 6, 2015

This story has been updated.  By Carey O’Neil, contributor  DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May promised to help Stratford Green residents who say leaking sewage infrastructure has spilled waste into their neighborhood since 2013. Eells added that there are not currently any active sewage leaks, but said there have been “a number of leaks over the years […]

Rep. Drenner is elusive about annexation during town hall

Posted by March 3, 2015

By Carey O’Neil, contributor State Rep. Karla Drenner said she just doesn’t know whether an Avondale Estates annexation bill would be in the best interest of the city. “I don’t have an opinion one way or another,” the Avondale Estates representative said at a town hall meeting of about 200 people Tuesday night. “The area […]

Get weird – The many faces of Kingsized

Posted by April 24, 2014

By: Carey O’Neil Contributor  Mike Geier doesn’t quite know why a nearly 7-foot-tall clown with a gloomy demeanor resonates with so many people, but he’s enjoying the adventure Puddles has launched for him. The stoic, silent clown has appeared in acts related to Geier’s Atlanta-based Kingsized Entertainment for years, but the character recently hit it […]

Game over – Decatur-based CCP lays off 56

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 14, 2014

Decatur-based CCP Games has announced it is shutting down production on the “World of Darkness” MMO and laying off 56 people as a result. “Some team members have been offered roles on other projects inside the company, and CCP has provided severance packages and job placement assistance for those affected,” a press release from CCP […]

Game on – A Decatur company’s world

Posted by March 27, 2014

By: Carey O’Neil Contributor There’s a small army in Decatur working to create a world of darkness. The 100-person team is meticulous. They want their world to be perfect before they start drawing people in. The pressure is high. They have decades of fan expectations to live up to. Video game company CCP acquired Stone […]

Hero boxing – The origin story

Posted by March 25, 2014

By: Carey O’Neil Contributor Mike Burr, a Tucker High School chemistry teacher and Kirkwood resident, was at a neighbor’s Christmas party when he was approached by a mysterious stranger. The stranger asked how tall Burr was. Burr told him. “Then he says, ‘Are you afraid of confined spaces?’” Burr said. “I was like, ‘I’m gonna […]

Hits the spot – Kirkwood’s Charcuterie

Posted by March 17, 2014

By: Carey O’Neil Contributor Scott Stroud, retail manager at The Spotted Trotter Charcuterie, is always happy to meet the meat needs of any customers who walk through his doors. “We can pretty much get you everything from a quail to a steer,” he said between filling orders at his Kirkwood shop or March 12. He […]

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