Archive for November, 2016

Georgia Supreme Court reverses convictions for former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2016

In a surprise turn of events, the Georgia Supreme Court has decided to reverse the conviction of former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. Ellis was convicted of extortion and perjury in July 2015 and sentenced to five years. He was released from prison in March of this year. Ellis was accused of shaking down a […]

Tornado warnings and severe weather hit DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2016

A tornado warning and severe thunderstorms led to delays of school dismissals in DeKalb County. A tornado warning for north central DeKalb County was in effect until 2:15 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect. There is a tornado watch in effect for numerous counties, including DeKalb, until 6 p.m. tornado-watch-1480525650354 Chris Billingsley sent […]

People living near Emory University urged to flush lines to clear brown water

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2016

A repair to a water main break caused residents living near Emory University to see brown water running out of their taps. DeKalb County’s Department of Watershed Management recently repaired a water main break on Shallowford road near I-85. While the repairs were successful, residents noted the odd colored water. “Many customers are reporting brown […]

Brush Sushi Izakaya and Rising Son make Atlanta Magazine’s ‘Best Of’ list

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2016

In addition to the local attractions that “Atlanta Magazine” added it its “Best Of” list, several local restaurants made the cut. – Brush Sushi Izakaya, winner of best Yakitori. – Rising Son, winner of best modern meat and three. – Kimball House, winner of best oysters. – Billy Allin of Cakes & Ale, who won restaurateur […]

Porchfest, Comet Pub & Lanes, Fernbank win Atlanta Magazine awards

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2016

“Atlanta Magazine” has released its annual “Best Of Atlanta” list and three local favorites made the cut. Oakhurst’s Porchfest was named the best neighborhood festival. The Comet Pub & Lanes made the list for bowling. And the Fernbank Museum of Natural history was named the best place for “rain-or-shine” fun. To see Atlanta Magazine’s full […]

Man robbed in Decatur after trying to use ATM

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2016

Decatur Police responded to a report of a robbery early Tuesday morning, Nov. 29. “The victim stated that at approximately 6:20 a.m., he attempted to use the Delta Community Credit Union ATM in the 200 block of West Ponce de Leon Avenue but the ATM was not functioning,” Lt. Jennifer Ross said. “He returned to […]

Scratch DJ Academy teaches aspiring DJ’s the tools of the trade

Posted by November 29, 2016

This story has been updated.  By Cynthia Millhorn, contributor Kirkwood, a thriving and diverse Atlanta neighborhood, has proven an ideal home for an a unique kind of school: Scratch DJ Academy. Located at 2033 Hosea L Williams Drive, NE, Scratch fuses old school expertise with modern technology. It offers aspiring DJ’s a wide array of […]

Twisted Soul Cookhouse reopening on Westside

Posted by Mariann Martin November 29, 2016

A neighborhood favorite soul food restaurant will reopen in a new location this weekend. Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, formerly located in Decatur, will open its doors in an upscale, rustic space in West Midtown on Huff Road. Well-known for her gourmet catering in the Atlanta area, Chef Deborah VanTrece closed down her Decatur restaurant last […]

The Avondale MARTA station redevelopment is officially underway

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 28, 2016

This story has been updated.  MARTA and city of Decatur officials gathered at the Avondale MARTA station on Monday, Nov. 28, to kick off a project that will transform the station into a mixed use development. The $120 million project will take about 24 months to complete. Dirt will begin moving in about two weeks. […]

Decatur’s Mellow Mushroom returns next week with a new space and a new owner

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 28, 2016

Mellow Mushroom, a stoner-themed pizza chain, was a downtown Decatur staple before it abruptly closed in 2014. But the company is still looking for a slice of Decatur’s pizza business. On Dec. 5, Mellow Mushroom is returning to Decatur, moving into the  space formerly occupied by Dos Madres Cantina and New Orleans SnoBall Cafe. It will […]

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