Archive for March, 2017

Renew Atlanta holds meeting on options to make DeKalb Ave. ‘complete street’

Posted by March 31, 2017

By Duo-Wei Yang, contributor Last night, the Renew Atlanta team presented road and infrastructure options for a proposed overhaul of the DeKalb Avenue corridor. Renew Atlanta is the city’s infrastructure improvement program. The $4.6 million “complete street” project would cover 4.4 miles of the road, and would involve milling and repaving the road, improving the sidewalks and […]

Traffic diverted after I-85 disaster

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 31, 2017

The Georgia Department of Transportation has released a list of alternate routes to help people get around a section of I-85 in Buckhead near Midtown that collapsed following a fire. DeKalb County Schools are closed today, but Atlanta Public Schools and City Schools of Decatur remain open. For more information, check out the full story […]

Fire causes I-85 bridge to collapse

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2017

Reports are streaming in about a large fire near GA 400 and Piedmont Road in Buckhead near Midtown. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the fire has caused a bridge on I-85 to collapse. To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here.

Nearly New Thrift Shop to mark closing after almost 70 years in business

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart March 30, 2017

Nearly New Thrift Shop, a local consignment store benefiting the Junior League of Atlanta, is closing on Apr. 29. This 68-year-old business brought about several million dollars to support the Junior League’s local community outreach. “Anyone who shopped, or donated goods and volunteer hours, has helped to make the store a success,” Junior League of […]

Oakhurst Jazz Nights returning on April 6

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart March 30, 2017

Get your picnic blankets ready for Oakhurst Jazz Nights, coming to Decatur every Thursday night in April, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oakhurst Jazz Nights is a free concert series in the front yard of the Solarium, located at 321 W. Hill St. in Decatur. Large foldable chairs are not allowed, but food and drink, […]

POSTPONED: DeKalb CEO will give an update on county water billing crisis

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2017

Update: This event has been postponed until April 11.  DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond on April 5 April 11 will update the public on the county’s efforts to address its water billing crisis. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. “CEO Thurmond will discuss the most recent steps the county has taken toward resolving the county’s water […]

POSTPONED: DeKalb County will send code enforcement officers to Moreland Avenue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2017

Update: Due to the collapse of the I-85 bridge in Midtown, this event has been postponed. It will be rescheduled.  DeKalb County wants to clean up Moreland Avenue. On March 31, county code enforcement officers, “will conduct a comprehensive sweep” of the street. They’ll be handing out citations for things like … – Vacant unsecured […]

Emory sees record number of undergraduate admission applications

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2017

Emory University says it has received 24,114 undergraduate applications, a new record and a 19 percent jump from 2016. “This strong upsurge in applications reflects Emory’s outstanding reputation as a fiercely competitive, robustly collaborative and highly compassionate university,” President Claire Sterk said in a press release. “This pool of strong applicants symbolizes Emory’s value on […]

Visiting artists to capture Decatur on canvass

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2017

The city of Decatur says artists will be in town on April 6 to capture the city on canvas. The artists are part of the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, described as “a week-long event at the center of the modern plein air movement, the most popular contemporary art movement of our time, often called contemporary Impressionism.” […]

A series of violent crimes in East Lake has residents on edge

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 29, 2017

This story has been updated.  A recent rash of carjackings and a home invasion in East Lake has put the community on high alert. Luana Slaughter, one of the founders of the East Lake Security Patrol, knows of at least six incidents within the last two weeks. Police weren’t able to confirm all of the […]

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