Posts tagged with "Memorial Day"

(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, […]

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 editor@decaturish.com. Dear Decaturish, For most of Decatur, Memorial Day is that one day of the […]

Just keep swimming: Area pools opening for the summer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2015

Three of the city of Decatur’s pools are opening today, May 23, and other pools around DeKalb are opening up this month, too. Ebster, Glenlake and McKoy Pools will all be open to the public today, according to the city’s Be Active Decatur blog. For a list of hours of operation of city of Decatur […]

GDOT cutting down on construction-related lane closures over Memorial Day holiday

Posted by Dena Mellick May 21, 2015

GDOT said it is cutting down on construction-related lane closures over the Memorial Day weekend as people prepare to travel for the holiday. The suspension of lane closures on interstates and major state highways starts at noon Friday and extends until 5 a.m. Tuesday. “We hope the suspension of major construction work will allow motorists to […]

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 […]

Just enough – A moment to remember

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 26, 2014

The Memorial Day ceremony at Decatur Cemetery wasn’t fancy, but it was enough. Chris Billingsley, a retired Decatur High School social studies teacher, stood close to an umbrella as rain plopped on the edges of his yellow legal pad. Decatur resident Deanne Thomas held the umbrella for him. A handful of people gathered to hear […]

The Price – Ceremony to mark Memorial Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 26, 2014

Chris Billingsley, a retired Decatur High School social studies teacher, hasn’t stopped reminding us about important days in American history. He reminds us that today, May 26, Decatur will mark Memorial Day with a simple ceremony at its cemetery, which holds the graves of more than 1,000 veterans. There will be a brief remembrance ceremony at 5 […]

Weekend roadwork – GDOT taking a break

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is cancelling most of its major roadwork planned for this weekend. Here is the full statement from GDOT, obtained via the Avondale Estates newsletter. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is scaling back construction project lane closures across Georgia to accommodate expected heavy travel during the Memorial  Day holiday weekend. […]

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