Archive for May, 2017

Atlanta BeltLine Inc. holding public meetings, Krog Street tunnel will close during day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 31, 2017

Atlanta BeltLine Inc. is hosting two public meetings in June to give updates about the progress of the Eastside Trail Extension and the project as a whole. The extension will require closure of the Krog Street Tunnel during the day, ABI says. To see the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. Don’t miss a […]

DeKalb County officer dragged during traffic stop

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 31, 2017

Three people are in custody following an incident on Tuesday that resulted in an officer being dragged by a vehicle. The incident happened at Capistrana Place in greater Decatur, near Glenwood Road. According to DeKalb County Police, the 35-year-old officer has worked for the department for eight years. He was conducting a traffic stop when there […]

Elliott Named Dean of Emory College of Arts & Sciences

Posted by May 31, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Beginning July 1, Michael A. Elliott, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of English at Emory University, will officially take over as dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, according to an Emory University press release. Elliott has served as interim dean of Emory College since last August. “Michael Elliott is an […]

Left turns from East Lake Terrace onto Memorial Drive will be prohibited starting in June

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2017

Starting next month, left turns onto or from East Lake Terrace at Memorial Drive will be prohibited. Atlanta Councilperson Natalyn Archibong said via Facebook that the change came after speaking with neighborhood representatives and Drew Charter School. “The crash history of this intersection and the presence of schoolchildren requires this change,” she said in a […]

City of Decatur will likely keep the current tax rate

Posted by May 30, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  At their regular meeting on May 15, 2017, the Decatur City Commission adopted a tentative millage rate of 10.88 mills for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, according to City of Decatur press release. But the final adopted rate will likely be the same as the current rate of 10.68 mills, a press […]

Housing Authority will demolish Oakview apartments soon, seeks tax credits

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2017

Decatur Housing Authority Executive Director Doug Faust said that the 24 unit apartment complex it owns on Oakview Road will be demolished soon to make for a 34-unit redevelopment. Faust said DHA is also applying for a tax credit that will support the project. DHA held community meetings earlier this month to gather input about the […]

Dear Decaturish – Calls to remove Confederate monument are baseless, emotional

Posted by May 30, 2017

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Lanes on Commerce Drive will close to allow for utility work

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2017

The city is warning residents to expect lane closures on Commerce Drive for the next two weeks, starting today, May 30. “AMLI Development will begin underground utility improvements necessary for the Callaway property development on Commerce Drive beginning Tuesday morning, May 30,” an announcement from the city says. “These will require the periodic closing of […]

Andryannis Greek Bistro in Decatur closes after eight years

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2017

The owners of Andryannis Greek Bistro in Decatur are moving on. Marios and Kaliopy Kitas, the owners of the downtown Decatur Business located in the One Decatur Town Center building, posted a message on the company’s website thanking customers. “We have just sold our store and it is time to move on to our next adventure,” […]

Holding on to Holga: Local photographer uses classic camera to create new images

Posted by May 30, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  For Atlanta photographer Michael Bryant, the subject of his photos doesn’t exist. Instead, his photos overlay multiple exposures, or shots, to “create something entirely new, an image that utilizes but doesn’t record what was actually there.” Bryant’s work will be featured in the Dalton Gallery and Fine Arts Exhibition at Agnes Scott […]

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