Posts tagged with "Decatur square"

Decatur seeks to restore grass by the bandstand on the Square

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 11, 2016

Grass doesn’t have a long lifespan on around the bandstand on the Decatur Square. Two years ago, City Commissioner Fred Boykin lamented that the grass looked “a little woebegone.” The Square sees a lot of foot traffic from Decatur’s festivals and events. The grass barely gets established before it is trampled again and again. On […]

(PHOTOS) – Marshmallows roasting in Decatur Square

Posted by December 17, 2015

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor Decatur Square was ablaze on Thursday night as close to 750 people came out for the city’s annual marshmallow roast. People gathered around the large bonfire, sticks in hand, ready to enjoy the evening of food, fire, fun and music. They sang Christmas at the gazebo to put people in a […]

(PHOTOS) – Waffle House construction, ‘Stay Off the Grass’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 10, 2015

Associate Editor Dena Mellick was out and about this morning and snapped a few photos. Construction of a Waffle House under Eddie’s Attic began this Spring and is still underway, after hitting a slight snag. According to the city, last month it was discovered “that all of the brick had been removed on the lower floor.” […]

(PHOTOS) Prayer vigil for Charleston victims

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 28, 2015

Create Community 4 Decatur held a somber ceremony on Saturday evening, June 27, to honor the nine people killed in a shooting in Charleston, S.C. Dylann Roof is accused of opening fire on the congregation of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Among the dead are Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a state senator. Roof allegedly set […]

GA Tech sensors to capture the sound of Decatur

Posted by March 25, 2015

If you hear something strange coming from Decatur Square on Friday, don’t be alarmed — it’s just science at work, trying to identify the sound of Decatur. Georgia Tech computer scientists and musicians are placing sensors around Decatur to collect data about how people interact with their environment. The question they’re posing is, what does the […]

(VIDEO) – Santa drops by Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 4, 2014

Santa showed up for Decatur’s annual lighting of the sustainable holiday tree-shaped lighting structure in the city’s downtown on Thursday, Dec. 4. “Now to all the boys and girls, even the grown up boys and girls, you have to do me two favors on Christmas Eve, all right,” Santa said. “On Christmas Eve, you have to go […]

Decatur trying to save its grass

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 11, 2014

During the July 7 Decatur City Commission meeting, Commissioner Fred Boykin asked about the grass on the city square, which he described as “a little woebegone.” “Weren’t we supposed to get some kind of grass that was just going to be great and look beautiful all the time,” Boykin asked. Assistant City Manager David Junger […]

Decatur Square “Epicenter of Literary World” this Labor Day Weekend

Posted by August 30, 2013

Decatur Book Festival kicks off Saturday, but the tent city was already under construction for this late-August golden hour. In its 8th year, the DBF is debuting “Art/DBF”. contributor Joe Avary explains what’s new this time around… Official Decatur Book Festival website. More on Art DBF. What’s the word? The ACAC at DBF official […]

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