Archive for 2017

Robbery suspects hit power pole while fleeing police, knocking out power around Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 28, 2017

On Thursday evening more than 1,000 people were temporarily without power after armed robbery suspects struck a power pole while fleeing from police. At one point, Georgia Power estimated about 1,400 customers were affected in and around Decatur’s Oakhurst community and in Atlanta’s East Lake community, according to numerous postings about the incident on social […]

Warrant issued for 17-year-old accused of assaulting 13-year-old in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 28, 2017

Decatur Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect accused of assaulting a 13-year-old and taking his cell phone on Dec. 11. The 17-year-old was identified as Tyjah West of DeKalb County. Police also filed a complaint against an unidentified 16-year-old from DeKalb County. “If you have information on the whereabouts of West, […]

Police release photo of suspect in Dec. 22 Verizon Store robbery

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 28, 2017

Decatur Police are asking for  the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly robbed a Verizon store on Dec. 22. Officers responded to the call at 8:38 p.m. Decatur Police said that on Friday evening, Dec. 22, a man posing as a customer walked into the store. “Employees reported a man entered the store and […]

Cemetery ruled out as possible place to relocate Decatur’s Confederate monument

Posted by Decaturish.com December 28, 2017

By Mariann Martin, contributor Groups working to remove of the Confederate monument on the Decatur Square said they will need to go back to the drawing board after a tour of the Decatur Cemetery. Members of Hate Free Decatur and the NAACP’s Beacon Hill branch had considered the cemetery as a potential future home for […]

Decaturish.com’s editor and publisher is taking a week off

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 26, 2017

Dear readers, It has been a long, productive year at Decaturish and I can’t thank you enough for returning to us day after day. After a year of running this website and Atlanta Loop without a break, I’ve decided to use this week to recuperate. It’s fairly dead around here anyway, but if big news […]

Armed robber targets Parker’s on Ponce days after Verizon Store robbery

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 24, 2017

An armed robber attempted to take money from Parker’s on Ponce early Sunday morning. The robbery follows an armed robbery and a previous attempted armed robbery at the Verizon store on West Ponce de Leon. Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said police do not think the incidents are related. “The incidents at Verizon and Parker’s do […]

Armed robber targets Verizon store for the second time this month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 23, 2017

For the second time this month, the Verizon store on West Ponce de Leon has been the target of an armed robbery. Officers responded to the call at 8:38 p.m. Decatur Police said that on Friday evening, Dec. 22, a man posing as a customer walked into the store. “Employees reported a man entered the […]

Westchester’s Battle of the Bands announces lineup for 2018 competition

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 23, 2017

Westchester Elementary’s Battle of the Bands will be back for its third annual competition on March 23 at Avondale Towne Cinema. Fifteen bands competed to earn one of five spots in the lineup for 2018. The final five bands to battle it out will be Flock of Eagles, Transmit and Receive, Kickin’ Edgar, The Squirrelheads, […]

DeKalb County Christmas tree pickup and sanitation services

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 23, 2017

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will be altering their regular collection schedule of garbage, recyclables, and yard trimmings on Monday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day. The revised schedule will go as follows, postponing pickup by one business day: – Monday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Day observed; no collection service. – Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Residential customers […]

Avondale earns certificate for comprehensive annual financial reporting

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 23, 2017

Avondale Estates has Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This award is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, and this certificate ranks at “the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting,” according to a recent press release. In addition, the […]

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