Posts filed under "Crime and public safety"

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 […]

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 […]

Decatur officials blast Immigration Board decision, Police Chief invites Cagle to coffee

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2018

Decatur officials held a press conference on Monday, May 21, to remind everyone that Decatur is not a sanctuary city, despite claims by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. Cagle received a preliminary ruling from the Immigration Enforcement Review Board supporting his complaint that he filed last year. It was emailed to media on Saturday, May 19, […]

Dear Decaturish – We need to remember Anthony Hill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

Days before Republican primary, Immigration Board sides with Casey Cagle against Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 19, 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s campaign for governor got an assist on Saturday from the state’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board, which has sided with the Lt. Governor in his complaint alleging Decatur is a sanctuary city. The board released a copy of its decision on Decatur’s case to a local news outlet on Saturday but won’t […]

Police arrest man accused of inappropriately touching Wild Heaven bartender

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 17, 2018

A man accused of grabbing the genitals of a bartender at the Wild Heaven brewery in Avondale Estates has been arrested and charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor. Avondale Police said a warrant was issued for Scott Larimore, of Decatur, following a hearing on May 14. “Mr. Larimore was arrested and booked in the jail on May […]

Editorial: Deportation Bus Tour is a new low, but voters can pump the brakes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2018

I cover a lot of assignments in this job, including political protests and campaign events. Today, I got a twofer: a campaign event that was greeted by an angry crowd of protesters. Normally a story like that would make for great copy. Conflict, any conflict, gets people’s attention. They’re fun stories to write. But I […]

Decatur Police: Pedestrian hit by vehicle went to hospital for evaluation, driver cited

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2018

Decatur Police responded to a call about a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Friday, May 11. The call came in around 8 a.m. Lt. Jennifer Ross said. The incident occurred at the intersection of Sams Street and East College Avenue. “The driver of the vehicle was traveling northbound on Sams Street approaching East College […]

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 […]

Dump truck driver has medical emergency, hits jeep on Clairmont Road

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 7, 2018

A reader sent in this photo of an accident that occurred in the 1200 block of Clairmont Road. According to a police spokesperson, the accident happened around 11 a.m. “The driver of an empty dump truck had some type of medical emergency and rear ended a black Jeep. The driver was transported to the hospital,” […]

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