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Fire severely damages Java Monkey, coffee shop will be closed for at least a month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 12, 2018

This story has been updated.  There was a large fire at Java Monkey on Sunday evening, Nov. 11. The damage was so severe that the popular coffee shop will be closed for weeks and it has affected neighboring businesses as well. A witness report says the flames could be seen over the Decatur Square. The […]

DeKalb residents say transit is a top concern and say they’d pay more taxes to expand it

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

DeKalb County residents say transportation is their biggest concern and they’re willing to pay more in taxes to expand public transit. Those are the key findings from the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey. “In DeKalb, 30 percent of respondents rated transportation as the biggest problem facing the region,” ARC reports. “Meanwhile, 39 percent said they frequently […]

Protest planned in Decatur over firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

President Trump on Nov. 7 did what he’s been threatening to do for months: fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While Sessions is not revered by liberal activists, his firing is widely seen as a prelude to terminating or severely curtailing an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into the 2016 presidential election. Sessions’ replacement, Matthew […]

Report: Lawsuit created a shortage of voting machines in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

A report by the Atlanta Journal Constitution provides an explanation for some of the long lines at the polls in DeKalb County on Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to the AJC, “The machines were sequestered by local officials because of an ongoing federal lawsuit that argues Georgia’s electronic voting machines could be hacked or tampered with.” The other counties affected […]

Decaturish Podcast: Who won and who lost in the 2018 midterm election, and what does it mean?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

Note: Decaturish apologizes for some of the technical issues present in this Podcast. We were trying a new recording set up for the first time and it didn’t execute as well as we’d hoped. We will do better next time.  The Nov. 6 election is in the books and  while not every contest is settled […]

Madison Theater in DeKalb County makes ‘Places in Peril’ list

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 7, 2018

By Derek Prall, Atlanta Loop The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has announced its list of the state’s top ten “places in peril.” Two of the historically significant sites are in Atlanta. The two Atlanta locations are the Madison Theater located in DeKalb County and Rhodes Center South, in Fulton. The purpose of highlighting these […]

An unidentified HBO series is filming in Decatur. Could it be ‘Watchmen?’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

A reader noticed an odd scene in Decatur on Tuesday,  Nov. 6. The reader said in downtown Decatur she saw, “Tulsa police cars, a hearse, a casket covered by an American flag and reserved event parking on the street near Ebster gymnasium.” The reader asked, “Is an official from Tulsa being laid to rest here?” […]

Voters report problems at the polls on Election Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

Decaturish has received numerous tips about potential problems at the polls today, Nov. 6. The midterm elections are expected to generate a high turnout and millions already have voted early. People going to the polls today have reported long lines, fewer voting machines than previous years and, in at least one instance, a voter said […]

Another raccoon tests positive for rabies in DeKalb County, 13th this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

DeKalb County reports that a raccoon captured around the 600 block of Farrar Court in Decatur tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was captured on Oct. 30. This is the 13 case of rabies discovered this year, the county says. “This year, there have been 13 positive raccoon rabies incidents in the county including Dunwoody, […]

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Here’s what you need to know

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2018

The big day has finally arrived and if you aren’t one of the 2 million Georgia voters who have already cast your ballot in the midterm elections, Tuesday, Nov. 6, is your last chance to vote. If you’re planning on heading to the polls tomorrow (you should plan on it), here’s what you need to […]

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