Archive for February, 2016

(PHOTOS) Community rallies to support Decatur High media clerk

Posted by February 29, 2016

By Mariann Martin, contributor  More than 100 supporters chanted, held signs, shared stories and shivered in the chilly morning air Monday as they gathered to voice their support for a beloved Decatur High School media clerk who was fired on Friday. “She is the most universally loved person I have ever met,” Sarah Stubbs, one […]

Kirkwood Security Patrol holding town hall meeting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 29, 2016

The Kirkwood Security Patrol is holding its annual town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. “We hope you’ll join us for a conversation with Major Timothy Peek, APD Zone 6 Commander, about crime trends over the past year and what we can do to keep Kirkwood safe,” the announcement says. “You’ll also […]

Bicycle and scooter thefts a factor in Decatur crime increase

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 29, 2016

Crime statistics for 2015 by the Decatur Police Department shows an overall increase in crime, driven in part by a rise scooter and bicycle thefts. The information also revealed that there was a rape reported in 2015, a crime that’s rarely reported in Decatur. Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross, the incident occurred on Sept. 21 at 6:06 […]

Decatur students hold rally for suspended Decatur High media clerk

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 29, 2016

This story has been updated.  Supporters of media clerk Susan Riley gathered in front of Decatur High School this morning to show support for a person who is beloved by students and staff. Riley’s sudden termination on Friday created an uproar among Decatur High students, alumni parents and staff. She was not told why she […]

Decatur Superintendent reconsiders decision to fire popular Decatur High media clerk

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2016

This story has been updated.  City Schools of Decatur Superintendent David Dude is reconsidering his decision to terminate Susan Riley, a popular media clerk at Decatur High. Dude said he is bringing in a third-party to review his decision. Riley will be placed on paid administrative leave pending a “full and impartial review.” The Decatur […]

(UPDATE) Decatur High community in an uproar over firing of longtime media clerk

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 27, 2016

Update: On Sunday, Superintendent David Dude announced he was revisiting his decision. For the full story, click here. Here is our previous story, published on Feb. 27.  Susan Riley, a popular media clerk who worked at Decatur High School for 19 years, was abruptly fired from her job on Friday, Feb. 26 and no one knows […]

(VIDEO) Avondale Police provide ‘active shooter preparedness’ workshop

Posted by February 26, 2016

By David Schick, contributor You’re at work, school, or even your place of worship, and an active shooter arrives on the scene—what do you do? That was the question being discussed during the “active shooter preparedness” training at First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates on Thursday evening. Cpl. Paul Conroy, department training officer for Avondale […]

Dear Decaturish – A letter to our state senators about ‘Campus Carry’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 26, 2016

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

GDOT suspends lane closures on I-75 to make room for NASCAR fans

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 26, 2016

The Georgia Department of Transportation’s plans for weekend construction are taking a backseat to give 100,000 NASCAR fans some room. “Over 100,000 NASCAR fans will travel to the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend,” GDOT’s press release says. “In an effort to ease congestion, the Georgia DOT is suspending construction-related lane closures on I-75 northbound and […]

Love Run 5K Saturday to bring awareness to domestic violence

Posted by Dena Mellick February 25, 2016

DeKalb County Solicitor-General Sherry Boston is hosting a 5K this Saturday to bring awareness to domestic violence. The Love Run 5K will kick off at Decatur Square at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. A press release from the solicitor-general says the inaugural run will “raise money and awareness about domestic violence issues. The event […]

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