Archive for April, 2014

Your candidates – Senate District 42

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2014

To help educate voters in our area about their choices in the May 20 elections, sent local candidates a simple questionnaire. Here are the responses of the two candidates running in the Democratic Primary for Senate District 42. Kyle Williams Campaign website: Have you ever run for public office or held public office […]

Education – Forum set for DeKalb BOE candidates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2014

The race for the DeKalb County Board of Education matters more this year. The May 20 primary will be a chance for a new beginning for a school system that’s been rocked by scandals. DeKalb County Schools recently came off of probation imposed by AdvancED, the organization that accredits high schools across the nation.  DeKalb County […]

Court date – Hearing set in bike trail murder

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2014

Two defendants accused of murdering a man on bike trail in Kirkwood will face a judge this June. Qutravius Palmer and Zion Wainwright are accused of murdering X’avier Arnold during a robbery attempt in December. Wainright hasn’t been named because he was a juvenile at the time of his arrest. The Fulton County District Attorney’s office says […]

Walmart wins – Good Growth DeKalb waves flag

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2014

Good Growth DeKalb has announced it is suspending its fight against a Walmart at the Suburban Plaza shopping center. “Faced with increasingly limited legal options, we accepted an invitation to meet with Selig Enterprises, owner of Suburban Plaza, on April 17,” the group said in a press release. “This was a difficult decision and a […]

Better weather – Forecast brightens

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2014

The last few days have put residents in DeKalb County on alert for flooding and tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service, our area should be in the clear by Thursday, May 1. NWS says there’s the possibility of  “isolated severe thunderstorms” today and into this evening. There’s also a flood watch that remains in […]

Correction – New law doesn’t apply to Square Pub

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2014

Editor’s note:  The initial reporting on House Bill 60 was incorrect. While Square Pub was quoted accurately, the premise behind the questions was not accurate. For the most up to date information, click here.  Another Decatur bar has announced that it will not allow guns on its premises in response to a bill that expands the […]

Intersections – Top Down

Posted by April 30, 2014

Spring worries me, because it leads to more illness than cold weather. I have stock in allergy medicine. Pollen covers everything. I only have one friend who drives a convertible in Atlanta. We have plenty of sunshine, but we aren’t a city of convertible cars. Not like L.A. Not much pollen there. Less rain. Our […]

Grabby – Avondale wants DeKalb Farmers Market

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2014

This story has been updated. During the recent debate over cityhood in DeKalb County, most of the attention focused on what other cities wanted. Briarcliff and Lakeside wanted Northlake Mall. Decatur wanted to annex property to the northeast, including the Suburban Plaza shopping center. Avondale Estates had wants, too. Specifically, it wanted to annex Your DeKalb […]

Weather update – Cold, tornadoes, rain

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 29, 2014

The Hazardous Weather Outlook for our area looks pretty hazardous. The sun may have come out this afternoon, but it’s all an illusion forecasters say. According to the National Weather Service, things are about to get serious in northwest and central Georgia. Let’s review some of the key predictions in this afternoon’s NWS report: – Scattered and […]

On tap – Taproom opens in Kirkwood

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 29, 2014

A crowd-funded coffee and beer bar has opened its doors in Kirkwood. Taproom Coffee announced via its Facebook page that it opened today, April 29. The announcement says, “So the city surprised us yesterday by letting us walk away from City Hall with our business license! Since we’re legal now, we’ve opened our doors with […]

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