Posts filed under "Decatur"

LifeLine Pet of the Week: Darby

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

LifeLine Animal Project has announced its DeKalb County Animal Services Pet of the Week, Darby. LifeLine says, “This amazing dog has been at our DeKalb shelter for 365 days!  We don’t understand why, because she is the perfect dog! If you are looking for a dog you can take with you to Atlanta’s dog-friendly restaurant […]

Decatur City Commission approves redevelopment of Thankful Baptist parking lot

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

At its May 21 meeting, Decatur City Commissioners approved zoning for a project that involves building housing and live-work spaces on the parking lot of Thankful Baptist Church. The Planning Commission recently approved a plan that would create 13 housing units: three single family homes on Mead Road, six town homes on Mead Road and […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and Pro Tem Tony Powers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and Mayor Pro Tem Tony Powers sat down for the latest episode of the Decaturish Podcast. They discussed how the city’s plans for the former United Methodist Children’s Home property, the city’s plans for annexation and more. Music for today’s podcast was provided by the Bitteroots and the Podcast is sponsored […]

Decatur Crossing sold to Los Angeles-based company

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2018

Westwood Financial LLC, based in Los Angeles, has purchased Fuqua’s Decatur Crossing development. The property, located directly across from the Suburban Plaza redevelopment on North Decatur Road, is anchored by a Sprouts grocery store. “Decatur Crossing is an 81,900 square-foot Sprouts-anchored shopping center that was developed in 2017 and is currently 100 percent occupied,” the […]

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, […]

Amplify concert series raises $40,000 for Decatur Cooperative Ministry

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2018

This year’s Amplify Decatur concert series, hosted by the nonprofit group Amplify My Community, raised $40,000 for Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), another local nonprofit working to prevent and alleviate poverty and homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County. According to an Amplify Decatur press release, the group has raised and donated more than $190,000 to DCM […]

Taziki’s closes its Decatur store

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2018

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe is parting ways with Decatur after two years on West Ponce de Leon. The restaurant didn’t give a reason for the closure, but noted its other locations have better parking options. “The entire Taziki’s Decatur team would like to thank you all,” the company said on its Facebook page. “Our two years […]

Developer requests a deferral on annexation petition for mixed-use project in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 20, 2018

A developer pushing the annexation of 11 parcels into the city of Decatur to accommodate a mixed-use development has requested a deferral. The City Commission, which tabled the annexation proposal at its April 16 meeting, was set to consider it on Monday, May 21. City Manager Peggy Merriss said, “[Developer] Alliance Realty requested a deferral […]

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 […]

Winnona Park to host annual community yard sale

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 17, 2018

The Winnona Park Neighborhood Association (WPNA) will host its annual community yard sale on June 2, according to a WPNA press release. The yard sale will last from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at locations and houses throughout the neighborhood. If you would like to register your address as a seller, please visit the WPNA website. […]

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