Posts filed under "Avondale Estates"

LifeLine Animal Project seeking two-week foster homes for pets

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 18, 2018

With the DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters now caring for more than 1,000 animals, LifeLine Animal Project is looking for 50 temporary foster homes, the organization announced. The two-week fostering is ideal for those who are considering a pet but aren’t ready for a long-term commitment or anyone who can make room for an […]

Editor’s note: The publisher is taking a ‘vacation’ this week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 18, 2018

Due to a planned trip, the editor will be taking some time off this week but it won’t be a true vacation in the sense that I will stop checking email or stop posting stories. I just won’t be posting as much as I usually would. My assistant editor, Ellie Ritter, will still be contributing […]

Decatur city taxes will increase while county taxes decrease

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 13, 2018

DeKalb County Commission recently announced that all county residents can expect a tax cut this year and cities – Decatur in particular – will benefit the most. At the same time, the city of Decatur is contemplating a millage rate increase to help pay for the $40 million it borrowed to buy the former United […]

UPDATE: Water main break reported in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 8, 2018

This story has been updated.  A water main break is causing water pressure issues in Avondale Estates. In an email to residents, the city said, “We are aware that there is a water main break in the area that is affecting the water pressure at homes in the vicinity of Fairfield Plaza, Fairfield Drive, Dartmouth, […]

Hands down: How you can prepare for the hands-free driving law

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 7, 2018

When House Bill 673, or the “Hands-Free Law,” goes into effect throughout Georgia on July 1, drivers will no longer be able to have a phone in their hand or use any part of their body to support their phone while driving. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law on May 2. According to Heads […]

Avondale Estates to host meeting to gather public input about new city manager

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 4, 2018

Avondale Estates’ Board of Mayor and Commission is searching for a new city manager and will host a meeting seeking community input as the search process moves forward. On Tuesday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. the city will hold a public input meeting at the Avondale Estates City Hall, located at  21 N Avondale Plaza. According to […]

DeKalb County to host free paper shredding event for residents

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 30, 2018

As part of the Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018 campaign, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, June 9. According to a DeKalb County press release, Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018 is a multi-departmental initiative focused on removing waste and litter from roads in the city. So far, […]

Street in Avondale to become one-way for duration of pool season

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 30, 2018

The segment of Dartmouth Avenue from Clarendon Place to Fairfield Plaza/Kingstone Road in Avondale Estates will become one-way from now until late September, according to an Avondale Estates press release. The change will last through the end of pool season at the Avondale Swim and Tennis Club (ASTC), which is September 23. During this time, […]

DeKalb County water billing customers will soon be mailing checks to North Carolina

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2018

People who regularly mail a check to pay for DeKalb County water and sewer services, take note. As of June 4, those checks will need to be mailed to North Carolina. According to the county, “The address for all DeKalb County utility payments, including water/sewer payments, has changed. DeKalb County’s utility payments are processed by […]

LifeLine Animal Project offering fee-waived adoption throughout Memorial Day weekend

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 25, 2018

As the Memorial Day holiday kicks off, LifeLine Animal Project is offering a fee-waived Memorial Day adoption promotion throughout the weekend. Between Friday, May 25, and Sunday, May 27, every animal at the shelter may be adopted for no fee, according to LifeLine. The animal will also already be vaccinated, spayed or neutered, microchipped and […]

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