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Recovering Hometown Hero Eli Dodson spends ‘best day ever’ with Atlanta Falcons

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2018

Eli Dodson, a longtime, well-known Decatur resident who’s been fighting health challenges for months, spent “the best day ever” with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, according to the Decatur Police Department. Dodson, who was named a Hometown Hero in 2015, has been recovering from an infection since late 2017. A frequent volunteer, Dodson has worked […]

Reminder: Decatur Arts Festival is this weekend

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 25, 2018

The Decatur Arts Festival is returning this Memorial Day Weekend. From Friday, May 25 and through Sunday, May 27, all are invited to venture to downtown Decatur and enjoy all of the art on display. While there will be an artist market extending through various tents, there will also be live performances of music, dance, […]

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 […]

(VIDEO) Meet Josh Grant, a young exceptional adult looking for work in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 24, 2018

There are young adults living in Decatur who have intellectual disabilities. They want to be a part of the community and stay here for the foreseeable future. Their parents are hoping the Decatur business community will step up to help make that goal achievable. The parents and students formed a group called YEA! [Young Exceptional Adults] […]

DeKalb County’s second Landfill Amnesty Day collects 264 tons of waste

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 24, 2018

DeKalb County’s second annual Landfill Amnesty Day collected 264 tons of unwanted items and trash last week, according to a DeKalb County press release. As part of their Operation Spring Clean Sweep, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division held the amnesty day to give residents a free disposal opportunity. The event took place last Saturday, May […]

City of Tucker’s Summer of Fun series brings monthly events to the community

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 24, 2018

This summer, the city of Tucker will host the first-ever TKR Summer of Fun, a series of monthly events organized by the city, according to a city press release. The series begins on Friday, June 8 with “Movies on Main.” A block of Main Street will be shut down for a free 9 p.m. screening […]

Decatur High athletes chased championships throughout 2018

Posted by May 24, 2018

By Max Tirouvanziam, contributor  For the hundreds of athletes in blue and gold, preparation begins months before they face their first opponents. Some wait three years before finally cracking varsity lineups, while others are staples of their programs from freshman year onwards. High school sports competition in Georgia, which is separated by school size in categories […]

Avondale City Commissioners, residents have concerns about apartment project

Posted by May 24, 2018

By Anne Clarke, contributor Avondale Estates city commissioners during a May 23 meeting raised several objections to a proposed apartment development. Trammell Crow Residential is planning a 286-unit mixed use development at East College, Hillyer Avenue and Maple Street. Mayor Jonathan Elmore said he was “on the fence” while Commissioners Adela Yelton and Lisa Shortell […]

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 […]

Decatur sanitation collection schedule revised for Memorial Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, Decatur’s trash and recycling schedule has been shifted. All city offices will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Regular services will be pushed back by one day according to the following schedule: ·       Regular services for Mon., May 28 will be on Tues., May 29. ·       […]

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