Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

DeKalb County sanitation services to be closed on May 28 for Memorial Day

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 17, 2018

On Monday, May 28, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will be closed for Memorial Day, so all residential garbage, recycling, and yard trimming collection will be delayed by one day. The week’s trash pickup schedule will be as follows: – Monday, May 28: Memorial Day observed. No sanitation collection service. – Tuesday, May 29: Residential […]

Editorial: Deportation Bus Tour is a new low, but voters can pump the brakes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2018

I cover a lot of assignments in this job, including political protests and campaign events. Today, I got a twofer: a campaign event that was greeted by an angry crowd of protesters. Normally a story like that would make for great copy. Conflict, any conflict, gets people’s attention. They’re fun stories to write. But I […]

Candidate Q&A – Becky Evans, candidate for GA House District 83

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Why are you running for this position? I am a life-long community volunteer and non-profit co-founder.  I am also one of the women who were awakened by our national election in 2016 and inspired […]

Dear Decaturish – DeKalb needs diverse industry, zoning to thrive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

Screening of film about life of Decatur’s Ryan Gainey set for May 17, June 14

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2018

The life and legacy of the late gardener Ryan Gainey is the subject of a new film. “The Well-Placed Weed,” a film by Steve Bransford and Cooper Sanchez, will be screened in Atlanta on May 17 and Athens on June 14. No Decatur screenings are planned at this time. The filmmakers provided information about the two […]

Candidate Q&A – Lance Hammonds, DeKalb County School Board District 6

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 15, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Lance Hammonds, candidate for DeKalb County School Board District 6 Why are you running for this position? I am seeking this office because I believe that the key to a prosperous community is academically […]

Candidate Q&A – State Rep. Michel Henson, House District 86

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Michele Henson, House District 86 (Incumbent)  Why are you running for this position? For over 20 years, I have served my community in the state legislature because I am committed to ensuring that my […]

Candidate Q&A – Joel Thibodeaux, candidate for Georgia Senate District 43

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Joel Thibodeaux, Georgia Senate District 43 Why are you running for this position? District 43 covers the I-20 East corridor from Augusta – from Covington, through Conyers, and into Stonecrest and Lithonia. We have […]

Candidate Q&A – Candice McKinley, DeKalb County School Board, District 2

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Candice McKinley, DeKalb County School Board, District 2 Why are you running for this position? As a mother, educator/advocate, and civil rights lawyer, I believe education is the greatest equalizer. We are all responsible […]

Candidate Q&A – State Rep. Howard Mosby, House District 83

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Howard Mosby, State House District 83 (Incumbent)  Why are you running for this position? The fight continues.  As a 24 year healthcare executive in one of the largest public hospitals in the nation, I […]

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