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City of Tucker conducting Transportation Master Plan Survey

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 20, 2018

The city of Tucker wants people to participate in a Transportation Master Plan Survey. “The city of Tucker has contracted with a team of consultants to examine the current state of transportation in the city and come up with a plan for the future,” the city announced. “There are opportunities and challenges that are being […]

Decatur’s Three Taverns brewery opening ‘Imaginarium’ in mixed-use project near the Beltline

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 20, 2018

Decatur’s Three Taverns brewery is opening a second location at the Atlanta Dairies mixed-use development in Reynoldstown, just off the Atlanta Beltline. The Three Taverns Imaginarium, “will focus on experimental and creative beers.”     “Set to open summer of 2019, the Imaginarium, an extension of Decatur’s Three Taverns Brewery, will be equal parts laboratory, brewery, and […]

Local attorney will appear on ‘Jeopardy!’ next month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 20, 2018

Adam Francois Watkins, a local attorney, will appear on “Jeopardy!” His episode will debut on Oct. 5. Watkins lives in Druid Hills and he filmed this promo for the show: Watkins graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2006. He was a Ray Eder Scholar, Chayes Fellow, Henigson Human Rights Fellow, and Articles Editor for the Harvard […]

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit arrests man accused of three carjackings in Clarkston

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 20, 2018

A man accused of hijacking three cars in Clarkston last month is in custody. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit arrested Azoumana Diarra, 30, of Clarkston, after he ran away from officers who chased him on foot near Memorial Drive and Rays Road in DeKalb County. “Sheriff’s deputies were endeavoring on several arrest warrants […]

City of Decatur now owns 4.19 acres near Dearborn Park acquired using eminent domain

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 20, 2018

The city of Decatur now owns 4.19 acres near Dearborn Park that it acquired by using eminent domain. During a meeting on Nov. 6, 2017, City Commissioners voted unanimously to exercise the city’s power of eminent domain to take the property. The vote followed a number of public comments in support of the move by the […]

Using sales tax funds, DeKalb County buys $8 million worth of public safety equipment

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 20, 2018

DeKalb County says it’s putting money it will receive from a sales tax to good use. Voters approved the sales tax last year. The county is buying $8 million worth of emergency vehicles and safety equipment. Purchases include:     – 50 vehicles for the Police Department that will have “advanced safety features and technologies” […]

Decatur CoWorks hosting Dems Day Challenge

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 20, 2018

Decatur CoWorks is hosting a Dems Day Challenge on Sept. 22, providing an opportunity for voters to meet the candidates and others involved in Democratic politics. “Dems Day Challenge, a collaborative effort of multiple organizations, will bring state and local Democratic candidates together with voters to discuss issues and provide volunteer opportunities on Saturday, Sept. […]

Decatur High Graduation rate is 95.4 percent, but has dropped every year since 2015

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 19, 2018

Decatur High continues to have a graduation rate far above its peers. The 2018 rate was 95.4 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Education, compared to the statewide rate of 81.6 percent. Data released by GDOE show that the graduation rate for Decatur High has been declining since 2015 as the graduating class sizes […]

Tucker Brewing Company hosting Tucktoberfest on Sept. 22

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 19, 2018

The Tucker Brewing company is hosting an event to coincide with Oktoberfest in Munich. Tucktoberfest will be held Sept. 22 at the brewery, located at 2003 South Bibb Drive, Tucker, Georgia 30084. Tickets are $30 and includes admission and four half-liter (or two one liter) draft beers. To purchase tickets click here. Part of the proceeds […]

Mosquito in DeKalb County tests positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 19, 2018

A mosquito in DeKalb County tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the Health Department says. The mosquito was found at a surveillance site in south DeKalb. The disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. It is a “bird disease that is occasionally found in horses and rarely in humans.” “To reduce […]

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