Posts filed under "Tucker"

Spread the Vote helps people navigate the challenges of voter ID laws

Posted by April 30, 2018

By Gabriel Owens, contributor In a small community center in Toco Hills, Fallon McClure explained to a new volunteer the difficulties many Georgia residents have registering to vote, starting with proper identification. “Many have lost them and have no immediate means to get them back,” McClure said. “Some have never even had an I.D., or […]

DeKalb County School district won’t rehire fired bus drivers

Posted by April 27, 2018

By ROSS TERRELL, WABE The eight bus drivers fired by DeKalb County School’s district after a multi-day sick-out won’t get their jobs back. DeKalb County School’s Superintendent met with the bus driver advisory committee Thursday, two days after the drivers’ strike ended. Before the meeting, the fired drivers held a news conference asking to be re-hired. […]

LifeLine Animal Project offering fee-waived adoptions this weekend

Posted by Ellie Ritter April 26, 2018

This weekend, LifeLine Animal Project will be offering fee-waived adoptions at the 2018 Adopt-a-thon event. As part of North Shore Animal League’s Global Pet Adopt-a-thon and to celebrate National Shelter Pet Adoption Day, all dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits will be fee-waived during the event. The fee-waived adoption includes pet’s vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip and […]

MARTA receives $3.6 million to expand bus services in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2018

MARTA has received a $3.6 million federal grant to expand bus services in DeKalb County. “MARTA will use the funding to upgrade and replace 40-foot diesel-fueled buses with 60-foot Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses used on high capacity ridership bus routes in central and south DeKalb County,” a press release from MARTA says. “The new, environmentally friendly […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks D&D, Sean Hannity, burning bridges & more with George Chidi

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2018

This week’s episode of the Decaturish Podcast features local journalist and politician George Chidi. As a local writer and advocate, Chidi knows the ins and outs of DeKalb County and the city of Atlanta. He also runs a great Dungeons and Dragons game. Please subscribe to our podcast! To subscribe to our podcast in iTunes, […]

United Methodist Children’s Home invites the public to volunteer at new location

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 23, 2018

The United Methodist Children’s Home, which relocated some of its offices to the Tucker area last year, is looking for new volunteers, and opportunities include helping with the recently expanded flea market. The flea market has expanded from being open three times a year to being open every month, the organization says. Every third Saturday […]

Last day to register to vote in May 22 primary is April 24

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

If you need to register to vote or change your voter registration address in order to vote in the May 22 primary, there are only a few days left to do it. The registration deadline is April 24. According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, in order to register to vote you must: Be […]

UPDATE: DeKalb County Schools Superintendent says striking bus drivers breaking the law

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2018

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green warned bus drivers on Thursday that their “sick out” protest over pay and benefits is in violation of state law. Later in the day, the the school system announced that afternoon bus service on April 19 would be delayed by 60 to 90 minutes. The school system said some […]

DeKalb County Schools tells parents bus drivers may not show up to work, buses may be late

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

DeKalb County Schools is warning parents about the possibility that the school buses may be arriving late over the next few days. “You may have heard talk about the possibility that some of our bus drivers may not report to work during the next three days,” an email to parents on Wednesday afternoon, April 18, […]

Starbucks stores to close the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2018

Starbucks has announced that it will close 8,000 company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for “racial-bias education.” The closure is a response to the recent arrest of two black men sitting at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. They had not bought anything and were meeting someone at the store. The arrests prompted calls for […]

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