Posts filed under "Decatur"

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 […]

Reminder: Decatur Arts Festival is this weekend

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 25, 2018

The Decatur Arts Festival is returning this Memorial Day Weekend. From Friday, May 25 and through Sunday, May 27, all are invited to venture to downtown Decatur and enjoy all of the art on display. While there will be an artist market extending through various tents, there will also be live performances of music, dance, […]

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 […]

(VIDEO) Meet Josh Grant, a young exceptional adult looking for work in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 24, 2018

There are young adults living in Decatur who have intellectual disabilities. They want to be a part of the community and stay here for the foreseeable future. Their parents are hoping the Decatur business community will step up to help make that goal achievable. The parents and students formed a group called YEA! [Young Exceptional Adults] […]

Decatur High athletes chased championships throughout 2018

Posted by May 24, 2018

By Max Tirouvanziam, contributor  For the hundreds of athletes in blue and gold, preparation begins months before they face their first opponents. Some wait three years before finally cracking varsity lineups, while others are staples of their programs from freshman year onwards. High school sports competition in Georgia, which is separated by school size in categories […]

Hosea + 2nd in East Lake breaks ground on Phase 2

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

Construction of Phase 2 of the Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake is officially underway. “Mike Nelson and Clay Harper, owners of Fellini’s Pizza and La Fonda Latina, and their development partners, Jay Martin and Nathan Bolster of ReDevStudio, announced that they have broken ground at the northeast corner of the growing intersection of […]

Decatur sanitation collection schedule revised for Memorial Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, Decatur’s trash and recycling schedule has been shifted. All city offices will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Regular services will be pushed back by one day according to the following schedule: ·       Regular services for Mon., May 28 will be on Tues., May 29. ·       […]

Elections: State Reps. Mosby and ‘Coach’ Williams unseated, others officials survive close calls

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

The May 22 primary brought about some surprising results. Two long-time incumbent Democratic state representatives, Howard Mosby and “Coach” Williams, lost their seats. Both men had served since 2003. Mosby was beaten soundly by Becky Evans, a full time local volunteer and mom who pulled in 65 percent of the vote. Williams lost to Viola […]

Decatur resident Lindy Miller wins Democratic primary District 3 Public Service Commissioner

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 22, 2018

Decatur resident and businesswoman Lindy Miller has won the Democratic primary for Georgia’s Public Service Commissioner, District 3. Strong early results on election night showed a decisive lead for Miller, who declared victory around 9:45 p.m. “I am incredibly humbled to be one step closer to being able to serve the citizens of Georgia and […]

Decatur may need to increase millage rate to pay for purchase of Children’s Home campus

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

The city of Decatur in 2017 paid a hefty price of $40 million for the 77-acre United Methodist Children’s Home campus. While the city got a valuable future asset, the price limited what the city can do with the property. The planning process envisions a dependency on partnerships to help the property reach its full […]

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