Posts filed under "Decatur"

Protest against separation of immigrant families to occur in Atlanta next week

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 21, 2018

Next week, the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice will host a rally in Atlanta as part of a nationwide protest against the separation and imprisonment of immigrant families. The main Families Belong Together rally, put on by dozens of advocacy groups including MoveOn and the American Civil Liberties Union, will take place at the White House, but […]

(UPDATE) Decatur Police release more details about shooting that claimed life of teenage driver

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 21, 2018

The Decatur Police Department has released new details about a June 20 shooting that fatally wounded a teenage driver and sent another passenger to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Police said Janae Owens, 17, died as a result of her injuries. Police are not revealing where Owens lived, but said she wasn’t a resident […]

DeKalb County shreds over 24 tons of paper for residents

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 21, 2018

As a part of the ongoing Operation Spring Clean Sweep initiative, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division shredded 24.12 tons of paper during an event held on Saturday, June 9. The paper shredding event provided 995 county residents with an opportunity to responsibly dispose of all types of paper, including sensitive personal documents such as old […]

Decatur Police: Two shot, one fatally, during incident on South Candler

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 20, 2018

This story has been updated. Decatur Police are investigating a shooting at the intersection of South Candler Street and Midway Road that sent two people to the hospital. Witnesses are reporting a major police presence on South Candler Street. “On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at approximately 5:48 pm, Decatur Police responded to a person shot at […]

State immigration board to delay ruling on complaint against Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 19, 2018

The city of Decatur will have to wait for the state Immigration Enforcement Review Board to rule on a complaint Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle filed against the city. Initially, the board signaled it would vote on the matter at its June 27 meeting. A preliminary ruling released by the board indicated that the board would […]

Decatur lost 48 trees in June 11 storm, including champion tree, Visitors Center flooded

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 19, 2018

The storm that rolled through Decatur on June 11 took a bite out of the city’s tree canopy and flooded the city’s Visitor Center, which is closed indefinitely for repairs. City Arborist Kay Evanovich told Decaturish that the city lost 48 trees, including a champion horse chestnut at the Decatur Recreation Center. Evanovich said, “I had […]

Refined plan for former United Method Children’s Home property to be unveiled next week

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 19, 2018

The highly anticipated plan for the former United Method Children’s Home property will finally be unveiled next week, according to the city of Decatur. Since purchasing the $40 million dollar property, the city has had to figure out the best use for the 77 acres of land. After three draft options for the property were […]

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 Commission will consider adopting budget at June 18 meeting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 18, 2018

Editor’s note: The budget was approved at the June 18 meeting. Here is our original story … At its meeting on June 18, the Decatur City Commission will consider approving its $27 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The new fiscal year begins on July 1. The proposed budget is a 5 percent increase over […]

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