Posts filed under "Avondale Estates"

Georgia Bureau of Investigation breaks up marijuana grow operation in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 2, 2018

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation raided a marijuana grow operation in Avondale Estates on Tuesday, May 1. The operation was allegedly housed at 2869 Washington Street, a warehouse. Agents had been investigating the operation for a month. “Agents had received information regarding a marijuana growing operation possibly being operated by Matthew Bradley Rexrode, age 56,” […]

Advertiser spotlight – Huntington Learning Center

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 1, 2018

The Advertiser Spotlight is a regular feature highlighting the businesses and organizations that support local news. If you enjoy being informed about what’s happening in your community, please support the businesses and organizations that advertise with us. They help make what we do possible. To learn more about advertising on Decaturish, contact us at […]

The Decaturish Podcast asks, ‘What is Greenhaven?’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2018

Kathryn Rice and Isaac Finley with the Greenhaven cityhood movement joined Decaturish for this week’s podcast. They talked about the proposed city of Greenhaven in South DeKalb and also responded to some of the criticisms of their effort. Music for this week’s podcast was provided by the Bantam Breaks and the podcast was recorded at the Decatur […]

Spread the Vote helps people navigate the challenges of voter ID laws

Posted by April 30, 2018

By Gabriel Owens, contributor In a small community center in Toco Hills, Fallon McClure explained to a new volunteer the difficulties many Georgia residents have registering to vote, starting with proper identification. “Many have lost them and have no immediate means to get them back,” McClure said. “Some have never even had an I.D., or […]

Wild Heaven, bartender file police report after bartender alleges sexual assault

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 29, 2018

A bartender at the Wild Heaven brewery alleges he was sexually assaulted by a customer on Saturday and that the brewery’s management has been slow to respond. Nick Purdy, one of the owners, said the company filed a police report and will ban the customer from the premises. The employee, Dedrick Flynn, said he has […]

DeKalb County School district won’t rehire fired bus drivers

Posted by April 27, 2018

By ROSS TERRELL, WABE The eight bus drivers fired by DeKalb County School’s district after a multi-day sick-out won’t get their jobs back. DeKalb County School’s Superintendent met with the bus driver advisory committee Thursday, two days after the drivers’ strike ended. Before the meeting, the fired drivers held a news conference asking to be re-hired. […]

LifeLine Animal Project offering fee-waived adoptions this weekend

Posted by Ellie Ritter April 26, 2018

This weekend, LifeLine Animal Project will be offering fee-waived adoptions at the 2018 Adopt-a-thon event. As part of North Shore Animal League’s Global Pet Adopt-a-thon and to celebrate National Shelter Pet Adoption Day, all dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits will be fee-waived during the event. The fee-waived adoption includes pet’s vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip and […]

MARTA receives $3.6 million to expand bus services in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2018

MARTA has received a $3.6 million federal grant to expand bus services in DeKalb County. “MARTA will use the funding to upgrade and replace 40-foot diesel-fueled buses with 60-foot Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses used on high capacity ridership bus routes in central and south DeKalb County,” a press release from MARTA says. “The new, environmentally friendly […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks D&D, Sean Hannity, burning bridges & more with George Chidi

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2018

This week’s episode of the Decaturish Podcast features local journalist and politician George Chidi. As a local writer and advocate, Chidi knows the ins and outs of DeKalb County and the city of Atlanta. He also runs a great Dungeons and Dragons game. Please subscribe to our podcast! To subscribe to our podcast in iTunes, […]

Bryan Armstead returns as Avondale’s Public Works Director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2018

Avondale Estates’ new public works director is a familiar face. The city announced on Monday, April 23, that Bryan Armstead has reclaimed his title as the city’s Public Works Director after leaving the post in 2014. Armstead rejoined the city in 2017 as a public works supervisor and stepped into the director role following the resignation […]

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