Posts tagged with "Chris Billingsley"

City of Decatur to purchase house owned by one of the city’s most vocal residents

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 18, 2016

The city of Decatur has agreed to buy a house owned by Chris Billingsley, a retired Decatur High social studies teacher and a frequent critic of the city. City Commissioners approved the purchase at their Aug. 15 meeting. The property is located at 146 Norris Street and the purchase price is $385,000. The property is […]

(PHOTOS) Memorial Day in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2016

Chris Billingsley, a retired Decatur High School social studies teacher, has been active in organizing Memorial Day events in Decatur. There were events throughout the weekend to mark the occasion, including placing flags on graves in the Decatur Cemetery and decorating the graves with flowers. Billingsley sent in these photos from this weekend’s activities: Jones Fowler, […]

(PHOTOS) – The last meal at Evans Fine Foods

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 23, 2015

Evans Fine Foods recently announced it would be closing after 70 years in business. Higher rents were reportedly to blame for the decision. The restaurant’s last day was Nov. 21. According to an archived version of the company’s website, the restaurant was opened by three brothers – John, Tom and Herb Evans – in the […]

(PHOTOS) – Veterans Day Ceremony at the Decatur Cemetery

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 11, 2015

As they do each year on Nov. 11, local veterans gathered at the Decatur Cemetery to observe Veterans Day. Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I. The ladies auxiliary of American Legion Harold Byrd Post No. 66 in Avondale and the Friends of the Decatur Cemetery organize the ceremony […]

(PHOTOS) – Suburban Plaza Walmart opens

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 11, 2015

Decaturish reader Chris Billingsley attended the opening of the new Walmart at the Suburban Plaza shopping center this morning, Nov. 11. The redeveloped shopping center, at the intersection of Church Street and North Decatur Road, was developed by Selig Enterprises. It’s expected to employ 300 people and the hours will be 6 a.m. to midnight. While […]

Dear Decaturish – Memorial Day is every day, for some

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2015

We accept letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and are typically 400 to 800 words in length. We reserve the right to edit letters for length and content. To send your letter to the editor, email it to Dear Decaturish, For most of Decatur, Memorial Day is that one day of the […]

Monument for infantryman killed in World War I vanishes from Decatur Square

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2015

For years, the Decatur Square contained a small monument to Harold Byrd, a casualty of World War I and the namesake of the American Legion Post in Avondale Estates. Then one day, Chris Billingsley noticed it was missing. Billingsley is a retired Decatur High teacher who keeps track of such things. He’ll be leading the […]

Retired Decatur teacher to lead Memorial Day observances again

Posted by Dena Mellick May 21, 2015

Retired Decatur High School social studies teacher Chris Billingsley is heading up Memorial Day observances in Decatur. Last year, Billingsley and others stood in the rain at Decatur Cemetery, paying tribute to veterans buried there. Billingsley told Decaturish that the City of Decatur has approved three Memorial Day activities, including one this evening. He sent […]

Man walking – Mr. B’s Civil War march

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 22, 2014

This story has been updated. Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, crucial turning point in the United States Civil War. There were several events held in Kirkwood over the weekend to commemorate the event. Retired Decatur High social studies teacher Chris Billingsley plans his own ceremony today to pay homage to […]

Photos – Battle of Atlanta events

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 21, 2014

This story has been updated.  July 22 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. Over the weekend, Kirkwood played host to several events commemorating the historic event. Chris Billingsley, a retired Decatur High School teacher, was there and sent us these photos from Saturday, July 19. These photos are from the living history […]

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