Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

Spread the Vote helps people navigate the challenges of voter ID laws

Posted by April 30, 2018

By Gabriel Owens, contributor In a small community center in Toco Hills, Fallon McClure explained to a new volunteer the difficulties many Georgia residents have registering to vote, starting with proper identification. “Many have lost them and have no immediate means to get them back,” McClure said. “Some have never even had an I.D., or […]

LifeLine Animal Project offering fee-waived adoptions this weekend

Posted by Ellie Ritter April 26, 2018

This weekend, LifeLine Animal Project will be offering fee-waived adoptions at the 2018 Adopt-a-thon event. As part of North Shore Animal League’s Global Pet Adopt-a-thon and to celebrate National Shelter Pet Adoption Day, all dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits will be fee-waived during the event. The fee-waived adoption includes pet’s vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip and […]

Stolen truck leads to helicopter response in Kirkwood

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2018

Kirkwood residents wanted to know why a helicopter was flying over Wyman Street at Memorial Drive on Tuesday evening. Atlanta Police said they were looking for two suspects accused of stealing a truck. “On April 24, 2018 at approximately 10:10 p.m. officers were dispatched to an auto theft at 1300 Forest Lakes Ave. SE.,” a spokesperson for the […]

MARTA receives $3.6 million to expand bus services in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2018

MARTA has received a $3.6 million federal grant to expand bus services in DeKalb County. “MARTA will use the funding to upgrade and replace 40-foot diesel-fueled buses with 60-foot Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses used on high capacity ridership bus routes in central and south DeKalb County,” a press release from MARTA says. “The new, environmentally friendly […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks D&D, Sean Hannity, burning bridges & more with George Chidi

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2018

This week’s episode of the Decaturish Podcast features local journalist and politician George Chidi. As a local writer and advocate, Chidi knows the ins and outs of DeKalb County and the city of Atlanta. He also runs a great Dungeons and Dragons game. Please subscribe to our podcast! To subscribe to our podcast in iTunes, […]

Eastside Cornhole League to host cornhole tournament for charity

Posted by Ellie Ritter April 23, 2018

The Eastside Cornhole League will host its first-ever Kirkwood Spring Cornhole Tournament, benefiting the Kirkwood Cares organization, according to a release from the league. The tournament will take place on Sunday, April 29 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Bessie Branham Park, located at 2051 Delano Dr NE, Atlanta, GA. Teams can be co-ed […]

DeKalb County Schools fires seven striking bus drivers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green said Thursday evening that the school district had fired seven bus drivers who participated in a “sick out” strike. “The district delivered letters to the seven employees this afternoon terminating their employment with DCSD,” the press release from the county says. “While the district does not discuss specific personnel […]

Last day to register to vote in May 22 primary is April 24

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

If you need to register to vote or change your voter registration address in order to vote in the May 22 primary, there are only a few days left to do it. The registration deadline is April 24. According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, in order to register to vote you must: Be […]

DeKalb Avenue to gain turn signals, lose reversible lane within the next year

Posted by April 19, 2018

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor Renew Atlanta hosted a community meeting last night announcing their plans for an overhaul of Dekalb Avenue, which includes resurfacing the road, adding turn signals to many of the busier cross roads and removing the road’s reversible lane. Renew Atlanta is the city’s infrastructure improvement program. […]

Recent study notes seven deadly greater Decatur roads and one is the 6th deadliest road in Georgia

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 18, 2018

1Point21 Interactive, a data driven content marketing agency, recently published a study about the Deadliest Road Stretches in Georgia, and a road in greater Decatur made the list. According to a recent press release, a 1.42 mile stretch of Wesley Chapel Road – between Snapfinger Road and Wesjay Lane – is the deadliest road in […]

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