Posts tagged with "Jill Nolin"

Beer Jobs Bill passes Senate

Posted by March 13, 2015

The so-called Beer Jobs Bill passed through the state Senate today, just making the Crossover Day deadline. WABE reports the final version of legislation that came through is a “watered down version” of the earlier bill. As Decaturish’s Jill Nolin reported last month, the initial version of SB 63 would have allowed the state’s craft breweries to […]

Beer Jobs Bill now on tap

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 1, 2015

By Jill Nolin, contributor With much anticipation, legislation known as the “Beer Jobs Bill” was filed this week in the Georgia Senate. The bill, SB 63, would allow the state’s quickly multiplying craft breweries to offer their beer – in limited quantities – on and off site. Currently, the breweries can only provide a free […]

CSD weighs its options for special education

Posted by January 22, 2015

By Jill Nolin, Contributor The City Schools of Decatur will need an additional $1.5 million to accommodate the expected growth within its special education program. The department’s complex needs, and the community’s intense desire for CSD to address those needs, will require school leaders to make some tough budget decisions this year. That’s why the […]

Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization plans to take on more projects in ‘15

Posted by January 11, 2015

By Jill Nolin, contributor The Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization will start off the new year with stronger financial footing than in years past. The group finished 2014 with about $48,000 in the bank, leaving it with about $6,000 more than the year prior. That’s a significant improvement from two years ago, when the organization had about […]

Decatur’s Swirlin’ Twirlin’ closes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 1, 2015

The Swirlin’ Twirlin’ yogurt shop on West Ponce de Leon in Decatur is calling it quits. A message on the restaurant’s Facebook page says, “Due to some unforeseen events, we are sad to say that as of the New Year we will be closing our doors. We thank our community for a great three years, […]

Group campaigns for a better DeKalb

Posted by December 29, 2014

By Jill Nolin, contributor Russell Steen gaveled the meeting to order with a double tap of a beer glass. The core members of the newly created Campaign for DeKalb gathered around a table at the Corner Pub in Decatur to talk business while a booming voice rattled off trivia questions about Civil War debts and […]

One! Two! Three! What’s up with that tree?

Posted by December 21, 2014

By Jill Nolin, contributor Most people put up a tree for Christmas. Thomas P. Samford built a 30-foot-tall monument to the holiday in the middle of a lake. When Samford accomplished this festive feat of engineering back in 1996, he created the mother of all decorations and a fitting centerpiece for the city’s proud historic […]

More finding ways to skirt grueling commute

Posted by December 1, 2014

This story has been updated.  By Jill Nolin, contributor Corey Anderson knows that hopping in the car and driving from her Candler Park home to her Emory University job would be the fastest commute, but she’s long since given that up. It may have taken a free MARTA pass and rising parking fees at Emory […]

So long Fro-yo, hello extreme ice cream

Posted by November 25, 2014

By Jill Nolin, Contributor When the sweet smell of waffle cone spilled out of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and onto the Square for the first time earlier this month, dozens of people had already formed in a long, meandering line that would test anyone’s commitment for dessert. “I’m not waiting in a line for ice […]

Avondale discusses possible Wal-Mart annexation

Posted by November 17, 2014

By Jill Nolin, Contributor As Avondale Estates officials pursue coveted commercial properties near its northern boundaries, they may also have to consider a piece of property on the south side that has a complicated history with Avondale – the Wal-Mart on Columbia Drive. The same big box store that many Avondale Estates residents fought several years […]

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