Posts tagged with "Decatur GA"

Photos from Saturday’s bike registration event

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 20, 2014

The folks from the Decatur Police Department and Decatur Active Living were busy registering and inspecting bikes on Saturday morning. Kids and their parents pedaled up to the Church at Decatur Heights for the free safety event. The crews from Bicycle South, owned by City Commissioner Fred Boykin, looked the bikes over and inflated tires as […]

First look – Decatur publishes draft budget

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2014

The city of Decatur has released a draft of its proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. There will be a twist to the budget process this year. Because of higher tax revenues, the city is required to advertise a 6.62 percent tax increase and hold public hearings. The current tax rate of 13 mills won’t change, […]

Done? – Bad sign for Mellow Mushroom

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 10, 2014

After days of speculation, it looks like the Decatur Mellow Mushroom may indeed be closed for good. In the last few days there have been conflicting signs placed on the door of the restaurant. One said the restaurant was closed for the afternoon of May 9 and another said it was closed due to “interior progress” […]

Documents – Read latest draft of tree ordinance

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 9, 2014

The city of Decatur on May 9 released an updated draft of a proposed tree ordinance that will provide more oversight over tree removal in the city. City Commissioners will consider adopting it on May 19 at 7:30 pm, a notice from the city says. “The purpose of the update is to modernize the existing […]

Half baked – Mellow Mushroom confusion lingers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 9, 2014

Two days after the Decatur, GA Mellow Mushroom posted, retracted and re-posted an announcement about closing, there is no clear answer about what the heck is going on. The signs on the door of the restaurant aren’t much help. On Friday, May 9, the sign on the door said, “Mellow is closed this afternoon. We […]

Shop local: city encouraging people to spend at home for the holidays

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 7, 2013

Tonight the city of Decatur will hold the first of its “Terrific Thursdays” events to encourage residents to do their Christmas and holiday shopping at local businesses. “Make Decatur your shopping and dining ‘mallternative’ this holiday shopping season, especially on Terrific Thursdays in November and December,” the Visit Decatur website says. “You’ll find cool deals […]

October arrest roundup

Posted by November 4, 2013

All information provided by Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross. Man contacts police after he breaks government TV A local man approached an officer on a routine traffic stop complaining a Decatur Active Living Department employee was following him. When the office asked the man why he was being followed, the man said, “I broke their […]

Garrison Keillor visits Decatur on Tuesday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 28, 2013

Garrison Keillor is best known for his role as host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” but he’s also an up-and-coming poet. Keillor, who has edited anthologies of poems, will read from his first-ever poetry collection O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The event will take place at Agnes Scott […]

Reminder: Westchester Elementary zoning meeting is tonight

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 28, 2013

Update: Our friends at Decatur Metro report that the possible rezoning options are available online. To see them, click here. Redrawing school boundary lines usually sparks a passionate reaction from parents. Zoning issues are inherently contentious. Throw the well-established routines of children and protective parents into the mix, and you’ve got the potential for some […]

Local church hosting Q&A on new healthcare law

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 27, 2013

Columbia Presbyterian Church in Decatur this November will host a question and answer session on the Affordable Care Act. The event will be Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The announcement says, “The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service will present a program on navigating the complexities of the new Health […]

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