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Dive team probes submerged vehicle in Tucker lake, no one believed to be inside

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

A vehicle wound up in a lake at Kelley Cofer Park in Tucker, but at this time officials do not believe anyone is inside the vehicle. DeKalb County Fire Rescue has its dive team inspecting the vehicle now. A police spokesperson said, “[Police] and fire are on scene. They don’t believe the vehicle is occupied […]

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 […]

Decatur resident Lindy Miller wins Democratic primary District 3 Public Service Commissioner

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 22, 2018

Decatur resident and businesswoman Lindy Miller has won the Democratic primary for Georgia’s Public Service Commissioner, District 3. Strong early results on election night showed a decisive lead for Miller, who declared victory around 9:45 p.m. “I am incredibly humbled to be one step closer to being able to serve the citizens of Georgia and […]

Decatur may need to increase millage rate to pay for purchase of Children’s Home campus

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

The city of Decatur in 2017 paid a hefty price of $40 million for the 77-acre United Methodist Children’s Home campus. While the city got a valuable future asset, the price limited what the city can do with the property. The planning process envisions a dependency on partnerships to help the property reach its full […]

LifeLine Pet of the Week: Darby

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

LifeLine Animal Project has announced its DeKalb County Animal Services Pet of the Week, Darby. LifeLine says, “This amazing dog has been at our DeKalb shelter for 365 days!  We don’t understand why, because she is the perfect dog! If you are looking for a dog you can take with you to Atlanta’s dog-friendly restaurant […]

Decatur City Commission approves redevelopment of Thankful Baptist parking lot

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

At its May 21 meeting, Decatur City Commissioners approved zoning for a project that involves building housing and live-work spaces on the parking lot of Thankful Baptist Church. The Planning Commission recently approved a plan that would create 13 housing units: three single family homes on Mead Road, six town homes on Mead Road and […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and Pro Tem Tony Powers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and Mayor Pro Tem Tony Powers sat down for the latest episode of the Decaturish Podcast. They discussed how the city’s plans for the former United Methodist Children’s Home property, the city’s plans for annexation and more. Music for today’s podcast was provided by the Bitteroots and the Podcast is sponsored […]

Decatur officials blast Immigration Board decision, Police Chief invites Cagle to coffee

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2018

Decatur officials held a press conference on Monday, May 21, to remind everyone that Decatur is not a sanctuary city, despite claims by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. Cagle received a preliminary ruling from the Immigration Enforcement Review Board supporting his complaint that he filed last year. It was emailed to media on Saturday, May 19, […]

Amplify concert series raises $40,000 for Decatur Cooperative Ministry

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2018

This year’s Amplify Decatur concert series, hosted by the nonprofit group Amplify My Community, raised $40,000 for Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), another local nonprofit working to prevent and alleviate poverty and homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County. According to an Amplify Decatur press release, the group has raised and donated more than $190,000 to DCM […]

Taziki’s closes its Decatur store

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2018

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe is parting ways with Decatur after two years on West Ponce de Leon. The restaurant didn’t give a reason for the closure, but noted its other locations have better parking options. “The entire Taziki’s Decatur team would like to thank you all,” the company said on its Facebook page. “Our two years […]

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