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Reminder: Decatur Arts Festival is this weekend

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 25, 2018

The Decatur Arts Festival is returning this Memorial Day Weekend. From Friday, May 25 and through Sunday, May 27, all are invited to venture to downtown Decatur and enjoy all of the art on display. While there will be an artist market extending through various tents, there will also be live performances of music, dance, […]

LifeLine Animal Project to give free veterinary services to DeKalb pet owners, May 19

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 17, 2018

This Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., LifeLine Animal Project invites all DeKalb County pet owners to come out to Healthy Pets DeKalb, an event offering free veterinary care. Held at Wade Walker Park in Stone Mountain, LifeLine will offer a variety of services, such as pet vaccinations, spay and neuter vouchers, […]

DeKalb County sanitation services to be closed on May 28 for Memorial Day

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 17, 2018

On Monday, May 28, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will be closed for Memorial Day, so all residential garbage, recycling, and yard trimming collection will be delayed by one day. The week’s trash pickup schedule will be as follows: – Monday, May 28: Memorial Day observed. No sanitation collection service. – Tuesday, May 29: Residential […]

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles gives speech at Agnes Scott’s 129 commencement

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 14, 2018

This past Saturday, May 12, marked Agnes Scott’s 129 commencement ceremony. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles was a featured speaker at this year’s Agnes Scott College Commencement. Nettles graduated from Agnes Scott in 1997. The commencement address was the last one delivered by President Elizabeth Kiss. She earned an honorary degree from Agnes Scott after leading the […]

City issues warning about scam calls disguised as official city of Decatur line

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 14, 2018

The city of Decatur has issued a warning to residents to “beware of scam calls.” Recently, a resident received a call from the number (404)377-1708, which registered on their phone screen as a city of Decatur number. But it turned out to be a sales call. “This appears to be a spoof/bluff call where the […]

Survey about plans for former United Methodist Children’s Home open until Sunday, May 13

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 11, 2018

People who would like to participate in the Children’s Home Survey can do so until Sunday, May 13. The survey asks questions about the three drafts of plans for the future of the former United Methodist Children’s Home property, which the city All opinions are encouraged – comments will be taken into consideration when revising […]

Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes’ 16th annual event, May 19-20

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 10, 2018

Come out to the 16th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes on Saturday, May 19 at Bessie Branham Park, located at 2051 Delano Drive in Atlanta. The festival is family-friendly, and according to a recent press release, “offers a fun-filled opportunity to enjoy the warmth of spring with a 5K run, expanded artist […]

Local input wanted for Decatur Transportation Improvement Study

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 10, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., Decaturites are encouraged to come to the Public Input Open House for the city’s first Transportation Improvement Study. “With the City Schools of Decatur new 3-4-5 Academy on Talley Street and the Avondale Transit Oriented Development on Sams Street, the southeast portion of the city of […]

Commissioner Bradshaw working to help fund a new Tobie Grant Recreational Center

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 10, 2018

On May 1, Commissioner Steve Bradshaw presented a plan to allocate $250,000 in park bond funds for the construction of District 4’s new Tobie Grant Recreational Center. Bradshaw suggested the allocation at a recent County Commission meeting. “A new Tobie Grant Recreational Center will be a long sought-after amenity for DeKalb County,” Bradshaw said in […]

Decatur’s Community Transportation Plan closing presentation will be held on May 10

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 9, 2018

On Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., the closing presentation for Decatur’s Community Transportation Plan will be presented at the Decatur Recreation Center. All are welcome to attend this event, which is “capping a seven month effort to chart the city’s mobility course through the coming decade.” According to a recent press release, […]

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