Archive for September, 2015

Corruption report scrutinizes payments to Decatur High boosters, DeKalb Historical Society

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  A sweeping report into corruption in DeKalb County leaves no part of the county unscathed. The report questions donations of taxpayer money made by County Commissioners Jeff Rader and Kathie Gannon to local civic organizations. The DeKalb History Center and Decatur Bulldog Boosters received thousands in taxpayer money from the […]

Avondale Estates’ AutumnFest this weekend

Posted by Dena Mellick September 30, 2015

Avondale Estates’ annual AutumnFest is happening this weekend across from Tudor Village. There will be an artist market, food trucks, live chef demos, music, and a KidsZone. The festival is happening Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Avondale restaurant chefs from My Parents Basement, The Bishop, and Pallookaville will be […]

Maker Faire Atlanta in Decatur this weekend

Posted by Dena Mellick September 30, 2015

The 5th annual Maker Faire Atlanta is taking place in downtown Decatur this weekend. Tech enthusiasts, crafters, and people who like to tinker in general will be presenting their projects. The website describes the event as “the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.” It says “There will also be a special interview with author Andy […]

Tidbits: Chef Gillespie’s new finishing salt, Souper Jenny classes, Las Brasas hiring

Posted by Dena Mellick September 30, 2015

Lots of tasty Decatur restaurant news… Celebrity Chef Kevin Gillespie and his team have launched Gunpowder Finishing Salt. The owner of the restaurants Gunshow and Revival here in Decatur said in a press release, “Joey [Ward] and I wanted to create the ultimate umami flavor bomb. Beautiful Briny Sea offered us free reign of their entire ‘spice library’ […]

DeKalb County completes garbage can delivery to single-family homes

Posted by Dena Mellick September 30, 2015

DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division says the delivery of new rolling garbage cans to single-family detached homes is complete as part of the move to once-a-week trash service. The county said in a press release if you have not received your trash can and are a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday customer in a single-family detached home, you should […]

Decatur Superintendent may work for former school board chair

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  Superintendent Phyllis Edwards might be taking a job with the Georgia School Boards Association when her contract ends on Dec. 31. If she accepts the job, she will be working for Valarie Wilson, GSBA’s Executive Director. Wilson served as the Decatur School Board chair from 2005 to 2011. A spokesperson for City Schools of […]

Candidate forums planned in Decatur, Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2015

Update: The forum planned by John Ridley has been scrapped and will be rescheduled. For more details, click here.  People wondering who to vote for in the Nov. 3 elections will have plenty of opportunities to hear the candidates speak. Decatur has several forums planned, including an unusual forum organized by one of the candidates: […]

Man wandering around on I-285 brings traffic to a halt

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2015

Commuters were in standstill traffic on I-285 this morning, Sept. 30, after a man walked into the road. Capt. Steven Fore with DeKalb County Police said the man entered I-285 northbound south of Glenwood Road at around 8:30 a.m. “Multiple calls were received of a male walking in the roadway,” Fore said. “Officers arrived on […]

Intersections – Summer of Shakespeare

Posted by Dena Mellick September 30, 2015

By Nicki Salcedo Our summer does not end until Fall Break, which occurs during summertime. It’s difficult to explain to our friends in Connecticut how we mismanage our summers in Georgia. We start our summer vacation during spring, and the school year starts in the summer. It sounds like a Shakespearean comedy. A comedy of […]

Disbarred attorney, arrested in Decatur, sentenced for role in Ponzi scheme

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2015

A man arrested in Decatur last year who was accused of fraud in Alabama has been sentenced for his role in a Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, Hendrickx H. Toussaint, a disbarred attorney, was part of a real-estate investment fraud that bilked foreign and […]

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