Posts filed under "Tucker"

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DeKalb County to host free paper shredding event for residents

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 30, 2018

As part of the Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018 campaign, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, June 9. According to a DeKalb County press release, Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018 is a multi-departmental initiative focused on removing waste and litter from roads in the city. So far, […]

DeKalb County water billing customers will soon be mailing checks to North Carolina

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2018

People who regularly mail a check to pay for DeKalb County water and sewer services, take note. As of June 4, those checks will need to be mailed to North Carolina. According to the county, “The address for all DeKalb County utility payments, including water/sewer payments, has changed. DeKalb County’s utility payments are processed by […]

New family-owned brewery to open in Tucker

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 29, 2018

A new family-owned brewery will be joining the Tucker community this summer, according to a Stone Mountain Community Improvement District (SMCID) newsletter. Tucker Brewing will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 2 from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. featuring live music, food trucks and beer. Located at 2003 South Bibb Drive in Tucker, Tucker […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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