Archive for January, 2017

Decatur City Commission holding annual retreat two hours away at mountain resort

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 31, 2017

The Decatur City Commission is holding its taxpayer-funded annual retreat this week on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa in Young Harris, Ga. The resort is located two hours away. The retreat is a legally called meeting under the Open Meetings Act, which does not specify where government agencies must meet, […]

Death of Decatur mom raises questions about state police officer chases

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 31, 2017

This story has been updated.  Residents of Kirkwood have questions and concerns about the police chase leading up to a Jan. 27 accident that killed a Decatur mom and seriously injured her eight-year-old daughter. Days later, another police chase resulted in a seven-year-old girl being injured in DeKalb County. Both of these chases involved officers serving under the […]

Locally owned company offers organic bone broth

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 31, 2017

With a goal of “creating the most nutrient-rich bone broth in the country,” Decatur couple, Van and Kimberly Martin started up Bone & Co. in 2015. Originally, their broth formula was a home remedy for the Martins, who said it alleviated their “leaky gut syndrome.” They began sharing their recipes with others. “Bone broth isn’t just […]

Atlanta Coyote Project tracks wildlife encounters in the metro area

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 31, 2017

This story has been updated.  Dr. Chris Mowry and Dr. Larry Wilson, professors of biology and Emory grad school buddies, decided to start the Atlanta Coyote Project in 2015. As part of the project, a group of biologists are studying urban coyote populations, and according to its website, they “strive to be a relevant and […]

Dear Decaturish – A 10-year-old girl’s letter to Hillary Clinton

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2017

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

Poké Perfect moving into old Yogurt Tap location

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2017

This story has been updated.  Poké Perfect, an Amsterdam-based chain serving the Hawaiian meat and rice dish, is opening in the old Yogurt Tap location on Church Street. It will be the first of three metro Atlanta locations, as first reported by Tomorrow’s News Today. Yogurt Tap, a popular Decatur haunt, closed last year. The restaurant’s […]

Editor’s note: Now, more than ever

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2017

It’s been a wild few days at Decaturish and our sibling publication, Atlanta Loop and it shows no signs of letting up. I was contemplating an editor’s note explaining how I intend to prioritize coverage going forward. But first, I think you need to know a little something about me. I started my career at a […]

Medlock Park shows support for international students

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2017

This story has been updated.  President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking people from certain predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States generated chaos and protests over the weekend. Trump’s order blocks people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, according to CNN. It also has also […]

Decatur mom killed, daughter injured during police chase

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 28, 2017

This story has been updated.  A Decatur mom was killed and her daughter was seriously injured when a driver fleeing police struck their vehicle on Friday, Jan. 27. Ashley Tewell was killed and her daughter, Lindsay, 8, was sent to the hospital, according to WSB-TV. Both reside in Decatur. Georgia State Patrol told CBS 46 that […]

DeKalb County receives subpoena for records of ex-commissioner Sutton

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 27, 2017

Sharon Barnes Sutton is no longer on the County Commission, but her actions on the way out the door have piqued the interest of federal investigators. DeKalb County received a subpoena for records of communications between county officials – including Sutton – and two companies: CAL Enterprises and For Winners Only Inc. According to the […]

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