Archive for August, 2017

Tens of thousands of people will be visiting Atlanta on Labor Day weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2017

It’s Labor Day weekend and that means Atlanta is about to become a very crowded city. The anchor event is Dragon Con, which summons tens of thousands of nerds to the ATL every year. But there’s a lot more to see and do this weekend. To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. […]

Biz Bits: Dating app targets Dragon Con, Resurgens and CharterBank merge, and more

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2017

Here are some business news and notes from around Decatur and metro Atlanta. – A new app designed to help convention goers connect with other attendees is ready just in time for Dragon Con. Convexion was conceived by Jared van Aalten, who also is responsible for the design of Decaturish. Click here for more information. – Resurgens Bank […]

Dear Decaturish – Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2017

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City will open indoor pool in Oakhurst in September

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2017

This story has been updated.  Swimming season is drawing to a close, but a new indoor pool will allow Decatur residents to enjoy the pool all year long. The city of Decatur recently entered into a lease with the Samuel L Jones Boys & Girls Club in Oakhurst to reopen the club’s indoor pool. The pool will […]

Tucker City Council votes against ‘Rise’

Posted by August 30, 2017

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor  The Tucker City Council on Wednesday voted 5-2 against changing the city’s zoning to allow the redevelopment of a closed Sears warehouse to move forward. The developer of the project, Stephen Macauley, asked to withdraw his application for the “Rise” project, but city officials said the request […]

DeKalb County’s garbage collection services suspended for Labor Day

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 29, 2017

Per usual, DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division will not be in service on Labor Day This means that residential sanitation collection will be postponed until the next business day, and the schedule will go as follows: – Monday, Sept. 4 – Labor Day observed. No sanitation collection service. – Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Residential customers whose […]

Druid Hills baseball team finishes their season with a bang

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 29, 2017

One of Druid Hills Youth Sports’ baseball teams competed well in their most reason season, to say the least. Officially known as the 11U DHYS Red Devils, this Medlock Park-fostered team traveled to South Haven, Miss. and placed third in the Dizzy Dean World Series. The Devils were invited to the World Series after winning […]

Police find murder victim on Alston Drive in greater Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2017

A woman was found shot on Alston Drive near Delano Drive on Monday, Aug. 28. The victim, Marquita Franklin, died on her way to the hospital. Police responded to the call around 12:30 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Franklin, 36, on her back. She’d been shot in the chest. She was breathing, […]

Man shot inside JCT Kitchen following attempted robbery

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2017

JCT. Kitchen and Bar on Howell Mill road was the scene of a violent attempted robbery on Monday evening. To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. Subscribe to our mailing list to get the latest news from Decaturish! Email Address

Tucker hires first Parks and Recreation director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2017

The newly formed city of Tucker has hired its first Parks and Recreation director. The city announced that it has hired Carlton “Rip” Robertson. He previously served as Director of Public Works and Parks and Recreation for the City of Doraville. Tucker, a new city approved by voters in 2015, is in the process of taking over […]

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