Posts tagged with "Terry Giager"

Avondale City Commissioners lack enthusiasm for annexation plan

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2015

There’s not a lot of love for annexation in Avondale Estates right now. City Commissioners discussed the proposal of bringing more territory into the city during a May 13 work session. Avondale’s annexation plan met an 11th hour demise during the 2015 session of the General Assembly. The city lost crucial commercial property, most notably […]

Interim Avondale mayor receives standing ovation at first – and last – State of the City address

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 31, 2015

Terry Giager didn’t want to be Avondale Estates’ mayor, and he’s glad to be turning the job over to the man who won the city’s most recent election, Jonathan Elmore. On Monday, Giager’s time as mayor officially wound down as he gave the Avondale Estates State of the City Address. Giager marveled at the level […]

Avondale Estates’ new mayor to be sworn in

Posted by March 23, 2015

By Dena Mellick, contributor Avondale Estates will install newly-elected Mayor Jonathan Elmore Monday evening at its 7:30 pm Board of Mayor and Commissioners Meeting. Judge Stephen Nicholas will administer the oath of office. Decaturish spoke with Elmore Thursday evening following a planning meeting at city hall on a proposed road diet. He said he’s looking […]

Qualifying begins for Avondale Estates mayoral election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 12, 2015

Today is the first day for candidates to qualify to run for mayor of Avondale Estates in a special election that will be held March 17. The election is being held to determine the replacement for Ed Rieker, who resigned in October with about one year left on his term to take a university teaching […]

Study committee recommends waiting before allowing driver-less cars on Georgia roads

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 7, 2015

A committee charged with studying the possibility of allowing driver-less cars on Georgia roads is recommending a wait and see approach to the new technology. Avondale Estates was positioning itself to be one of the first cities to allow testing of the vehicles on its roads. The city’s mayor says the committee’s recommendations are progressive […]

Man accused of killing ex-wife arrested at Wal-Mart on Columbia Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 31, 2014

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office announced the arrest of a murder suspect outside of the Wal-Mart at the intersection of South Columbia and Memorial drive. That will likely add fuel to the recent annexation discussion in Avondale Estates. State Rep. Karla Drenne, D-Avondale Estates, recently questioned Avondale’s reasoning for cutting off Wal-Mart on its proposed annexation […]

Cities, neighborhoods map DeKalb’s future

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 13, 2014

This story has been updated.  Organizations working toward the creation of new cities in DeKalb County are finalizing their maps before a Nov. 15 deadline set by the state Legislature. Mary Kay Woodworth, with LakesideYES, told Decaturish on Thursday that Lakeside and Briarcliff supporters are hopeful the Tucker supporters will join them. “We are finishing the […]

Rep. Drenner pushing petition annexation method

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 30, 2014

State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, left no room for doubt on Wednesday in her remarks to residents of the Katie Kerr neighborhood. Drenner, speaking in the chapel of Columbia Presbyterian, said that while Katie Kerr was included in an Avondale Estates annexation bill she filed earlier this year, things have changed. “The map that was introduced […]

Avondale’s Giager takes over as mayor

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2014

Terry Giager will say it up front: he’s not interested in being the mayor. But it wasn’t his choice. Ed Rieker resigned on Oct. 2, leaving Giager, who was the mayor pro tempore, in charge until the seat is filled by a special election in March. “I’m in this position because Rieker did put in […]

Avondale commission accepts mayor’s resignation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 20, 2014

Avondale Estates officially has a new mayor. Four City Commissioners on Oct. 20 voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Ed Rieker, who announced Oct. 2 that he was resigning to take a university teaching job. Rieker’s resignation came as a surprise to many. He was in the third year of his second term. The […]

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