Archive for November, 2015

Thieves steal air conditioning unit from Avondale Estates home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2015

Avondale Estates Police warned residents about suspicious activity that occurred on the afternoon of Nov. 29. According to an alert from the police department, officers responded to a call about a suspicious person and vehicle in the 1000 block of Clarendon Avenue. An air conditioning unit had been stolen from the back of the home. […]

Nalley moving its Nissan, Infiniti dealerships to old GM plant site in Doraville

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2015

A reader sent us the following question: There’s a sign near the old GM plant that says, “Future home of Nalley Nissan and Nalley Infiniti.” Did I miss that they are leaving Decatur? According to an employee at Nalley Nissan, the dealerships will be moving from their Church Street location in greater Decatur to the […]

Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton is holding community meeting on Dec. 3

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2015

DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton is inviting the public to a community conversation on Dec. 3. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, located at 5140 Memorial Drive. According to the meeting announcement, “Residents of District 4 will have a chance to learn more […]

Shopping on Cyber Monday? Beware package thieves

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2015

Shopping patterns have changed over the years and criminals have adapted. While many people will be partaking in Cyber Monday, the hassle-free alternative to getting trampled on Black Friday, they need to proceed with caution. In recent years, Decatur Police have noticed an uptick in package thefts following Cyber Monday shopping. Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross […]

New rules allow dogs in outdoor areas of restaurants

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2015

The conflicting regulations about whether restaurants could allow pets in outdoor seating areas had vexed the wait staff at Pastries A Go Go in Decatur. While many Decatur restaurants allow pets outdoors, there was always a dispute about the legality of it. Someone had complained about the dogs sitting on the patio at Pastries and […]

LifeLine Animal Project offering free pet adoptions this weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 27, 2015

There’s an adoption special this weekend for people in the market for a new dog or cat. The LifeLine Animal Project is offering free animal adoptions Nov. 27 through Nov. 30.  The adoptions are being sponsored by The LifeLine Animal Project runs DeKalb County Animal Services and Fulton County Animal Services. There is also […] is closed for Thanksgiving

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 26, 2015

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, is taking the day off. We hope you all enjoy your day. A few things we are thankful for: – Members of our military and local law enforcement who work year-round to keep us safe. – Freedom of Speech, which allows us to tell the truth and hold our […]

Emory University student robbed at gunpoint in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 25, 2015

This story has been updated.  Decatur Police say an Emory University student walking down North Decatur Road was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Lt. Jennifer Ross said police responded to the call at 10:13 p.m. The victim was walking eastbound on the sidewalk and was approaching Willivee Drive. She saw a vehicle at […]

Roadwork update: Decatur’s Superior Ave. will close soon, Berkeley Road in Avondale reopens

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 25, 2015

The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management has announced that improvements to the sewer infrastructure on Superior Avenue will begin Monday, Nov. 30. That means the road will be closed for about three weeks, the county says. “Be advised that Superior Avenue between Scott Boulevard and Willow Lane will be closed to thru traffic,” a message […]

Report: DeKalb County CEO blasts media for corruption coverage

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 25, 2015

DeKalb County CEO Lee May, who is under pressure to resign his post over corruption allegations, thinks the media is part of the problem. According to CBS 46, May recently told a private gathering that, “We need to figure out a way that we can better approach and address what the media is doing to this […]

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