Archive for November, 2014

Robbers shove grandmother carrying child

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2014

A grandmother was holding her granddaughter and walking down West Ponce de Leon in Decatur, Ga. when a group of men attacked her and stole her phone, according Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross. The incident happened Sunday afternoon and occurred in the 200 block of West Ponce. Police responded to the call around 3:12 pm. […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Lovie, honestly

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2014

Editor’s note: Lovie was my wife’s grandmother. She died one year ago this month. I gave this eulogy at her funeral. I didn’t know Lovie as long as most of you here. I first met her 10 years ago, when my wife and I began dating. I loved hearing Lovie talk. Whenever she opened her […]

No word on Google Fiber as year draws to a close

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2014

So that Google Fiber thing? Is that happening? Google Fiber is expected to announce by the end of the year whether it will begin offering its fiber optic internet service in the Atlanta market. Monday is Dec. 1. So, you know, you gonna hook it up or what, Google? The company isn’t saying much. A […]

Atlanta City Council talks annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2014

The Atlanta Journal Constitution got other members of Atlanta’s City Council to weigh in on annexing more territory into the city. It’s well known that residents of the Druid Hills neighborhood, under the banner of Together in Atlanta, want to annex into the city to get away from DeKalb County Schools. According to the AJC, […]

Decatur considers Phase V streetscape contract

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 28, 2014

Decatur’s City Commission will consider awarding an approximately $900,000 construction contract for the final phase of its downtown streetscape project. Construction on the last two phases, IV and V, is expected to begin in 2015. City Schools of Decatur will also renovate Decatur High in 2015 to accommodate more students. City staff recommends the commission […]

Art by committee: Atlanta appoints study group

Posted by November 28, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Atlanta has seen its share of controversy over public art in recent weeks. At the end of October, the city made national news when Cabbagetown artists painted over artwork in the iconic Krog Tunnel, in a dispute over a private party. Earlier this month, the debate over street art got heated […]

Child Homelessness: A Long Way to Go

Posted by November 27, 2014

By Dena Mellick, contributor  A new report has put the spotlight on child and family homelessness, and the situation is not good. The National Center on Family Homelessness (part of the American Institutes for Research) released a 130-page study that found 2.5 million children are now homeless each year in America, an 8 percent increase from […]

Charges dropped against arrested ATL journalists

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 26, 2014

This story has been updated.  Atlanta is still dealing with some of the fall-out from protests that occurred Tuesday evening in response to events in Ferguson, Mo. Many felt anger over what they believe was a flawed process that led to the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, for shooting Michael Brown, 18, who […]

House cityhood committee plans hearing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 26, 2014

The House Governmental Affairs subcommittee that has the unenviable task of settling disputes over annexation and cityhood in DeKalb County will hold a hearing next week. House DeKalb County Cityhood Subcommittee will listen to testimony on Dec. 3 from representatives of the Tucker and LaVista Hills cityhood movements. The meeting will be held at the Coverdell […]

Brookhaven delays vote on Executive Park, CHOA

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 26, 2014

The Brookhaven Post reports that the City Council has held off on annexing property that is in a map for a proposed city of LaVista Hills. On Nov. 24, The Brookhaven City Council deferred a final vote on annexing Executive Park and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, citing a need for more due diligence. “We have […]

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