Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

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 taxes will increase while county taxes decrease

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 13, 2018

DeKalb County Commission recently announced that all county residents can expect a tax cut this year and cities – Decatur in particular – will benefit the most. At the same time, the city of Decatur is contemplating a millage rate increase to help pay for the $40 million it borrowed to buy the former United […]

Square Pub owner opening neighborhood market in Kirkwood

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 12, 2018

The owner of Decatur’s Square Pub restaurant has leased a space in Kirkwood to open a neighborhood market. It will be called GBG Market and will be located at 2033 Hosea Williams Drive. The owner, Bob Rhein, is shooting for an opening in the first week of July. He recently told the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization […]

Hands down: How you can prepare for the hands-free driving law

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 7, 2018

When House Bill 673, or the “Hands-Free Law,” goes into effect throughout Georgia on July 1, drivers will no longer be able to have a phone in their hand or use any part of their body to support their phone while driving. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law on May 2. According to Heads […]

Kirkwood’s School Board member changes mind about superintendent, votes against contract

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 6, 2018

This story has been updated.  Michelle Olympiadis was a fan of Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen when she ran for School Board last year. Decaturish asked her whether she was satisfied with the superintendent hired in 2014 and if she thought APS should move in a different direction. Olympiadis praised her at the time, calling […]

DeKalb County to host free paper shredding event for residents

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 30, 2018

As part of the Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018 campaign, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, June 9. According to a DeKalb County press release, Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018 is a multi-departmental initiative focused on removing waste and litter from roads in the city. So far, […]

DeKalb County water billing customers will soon be mailing checks to North Carolina

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2018

People who regularly mail a check to pay for DeKalb County water and sewer services, take note. As of June 4, those checks will need to be mailed to North Carolina. According to the county, “The address for all DeKalb County utility payments, including water/sewer payments, has changed. DeKalb County’s utility payments are processed by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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