Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Series of soccer-related events, viewings to take place at North DeKalb Mall throughout World Cup

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 13, 2018

As the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off tomorrow, North DeKalb Mall will host a series of soccer-related events throughout the duration of the tournament. Every day of the World Cup, kids and adults of all ages and all soccer backgrounds can come to the mall to take part in a variety of programs, including […]

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 […]

City of Pine Lake to host reception for new public art installation

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 12, 2018

The city of Pine Lake will host an opening ceremony for the first public art exhibit on its new art wall, titled “Public Works at Public Works,” on Saturday, June 16. Pine Lake, one of DeKalb’s smallest cities, is located 12 miles east of Atlanta, between Decatur and Stone Mountain.  The new installation will feature […]

Radial Cafe closes both locations

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 8, 2018

Radial Cafe is no more. The company announced on Thursday, June 7, that it was closing its College Park and Candler Park locations. In a statement, Frank Bragg, the restaurant’s owner said the closure of the College Park location made the closure of the Candler Park location necessary. “Closing College Park was supposed to help […]

Tractor trailer carrying cows overturns on the interstate

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 8, 2018

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County Police say the I-20 east bound exit on I-285 has reopened after a tractor trailer full of cows overturned at the location. The truck was carrying 36 cows. Three died as a result of the accident. The rest are headed to Augusta, according to a police department spokesperson. […]

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 […]

State Sen. Steve Henson confirmed as winner after recount

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 6, 2018

State Sen. Steve Henson, D-SD 41, nearly lost his seat to Sabrina McKenzie, a reality TV star, during the May 22 primary. The result was close enough – Henson won by 111 votes – that McKenzie requested a recount. On Wednesday, June 6, the DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections confirmed that Henson had […]

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