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Recovering Hometown Hero Eli Dodson spends ‘best day ever’ with Atlanta Falcons

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2018

Eli Dodson, a longtime, well-known Decatur resident who’s been fighting health challenges for months, spent “the best day ever” with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, according to the Decatur Police Department. Dodson, who was named a Hometown Hero in 2015, has been recovering from an infection since late 2017. A frequent volunteer, Dodson has worked […]

(VIDEO) Meet Josh Grant, a young exceptional adult looking for work in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 24, 2018

There are young adults living in Decatur who have intellectual disabilities. They want to be a part of the community and stay here for the foreseeable future. Their parents are hoping the Decatur business community will step up to help make that goal achievable. The parents and students formed a group called YEA! [Young Exceptional Adults] […]

Hosea + 2nd in East Lake breaks ground on Phase 2

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

Construction of Phase 2 of the Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake is officially underway. “Mike Nelson and Clay Harper, owners of Fellini’s Pizza and La Fonda Latina, and their development partners, Jay Martin and Nathan Bolster of ReDevStudio, announced that they have broken ground at the northeast corner of the growing intersection of […]

Decatur sanitation collection schedule revised for Memorial Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, Decatur’s trash and recycling schedule has been shifted. All city offices will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Regular services will be pushed back by one day according to the following schedule: ·       Regular services for Mon., May 28 will be on Tues., May 29. ·       […]

Dive team probes submerged vehicle in Tucker lake, no one believed to be inside

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

A vehicle wound up in a lake at Kelley Cofer Park in Tucker, but at this time officials do not believe anyone is inside the vehicle. DeKalb County Fire Rescue has its dive team inspecting the vehicle now. A police spokesperson said, “[Police] and fire are on scene. They don’t believe the vehicle is occupied […]

Elections: State Reps. Mosby and ‘Coach’ Williams unseated, others officials survive close calls

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

The May 22 primary brought about some surprising results. Two long-time incumbent Democratic state representatives, Howard Mosby and “Coach” Williams, lost their seats. Both men had served since 2003. Mosby was beaten soundly by Becky Evans, a full time local volunteer and mom who pulled in 65 percent of the vote. Williams lost to Viola […]

Decatur may need to increase millage rate to pay for purchase of Children’s Home campus

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

The city of Decatur in 2017 paid a hefty price of $40 million for the 77-acre United Methodist Children’s Home campus. While the city got a valuable future asset, the price limited what the city can do with the property. The planning process envisions a dependency on partnerships to help the property reach its full […]

LifeLine Pet of the Week: Darby

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

LifeLine Animal Project has announced its DeKalb County Animal Services Pet of the Week, Darby. LifeLine says, “This amazing dog has been at our DeKalb shelter for 365 days!  We don’t understand why, because she is the perfect dog! If you are looking for a dog you can take with you to Atlanta’s dog-friendly restaurant […]

Decatur City Commission approves redevelopment of Thankful Baptist parking lot

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

At its May 21 meeting, Decatur City Commissioners approved zoning for a project that involves building housing and live-work spaces on the parking lot of Thankful Baptist Church. The Planning Commission recently approved a plan that would create 13 housing units: three single family homes on Mead Road, six town homes on Mead Road and […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and Pro Tem Tony Powers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and Mayor Pro Tem Tony Powers sat down for the latest episode of the Decaturish Podcast. They discussed how the city’s plans for the former United Methodist Children’s Home property, the city’s plans for annexation and more. Music for today’s podcast was provided by the Bitteroots and the Podcast is sponsored […]

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