Posts filed under "Crime and public safety"

Decatur Fire Department announces open house, personnel promotion

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 7, 2018

The Decatur Fire Department will host an open house at Fire Station 1 later this month, giving residents the chance to experience the department first-hand, according to a city newsletter. At the open house, residents of all ages can come meet the first responders of the community, connect with fire personnel, receive information on programs […]

UPDATE: Man dies, others injured in Medlock Park House Fire

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 3, 2018

DeKalb County Fire Rescue responded to a house fire in Medlock Park on Sunday that resulted in a fatality. The fire occurred at 751 Medlock Rd. “There was an entrapment and the victim is now free from location,” a Fire Department spokesperson said. ” … No cause on the fire at this time.” According to a […]

Oakhurst Porchfest adding block captains in response to growth

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 1, 2018

Oakhurst Porchfest launched in 2015, and the community-driven music event has exploded in popularity, bringing thousands of people who wander the streets checking out bands on various porches. The growth of the event means more hands are needed to ensure it’s a success. Porchfest organizers are appointing block captains this year. The block captains will […]

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, […]

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 […]

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