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Déjà vu: Another rezoning tied to annexation goes to Decatur City Commission

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 13, 2018

For the second time this year, the Decatur City Commission will be asked to consider a rezoning application that’s also tied to an annexation proposal. And, just like the last time, the Planning Commission has unanimously recommended denial. This time around the project isn’t nearly as massive. Stein Investment Group wants to build a self-storage facility […]

Woman sentenced to 20 years for ‘hot grease’ attack

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 12, 2018

A woman convicted of throwing hot grease on another woman will serve 10 years in prison, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said. Nekia Carter, 25, was convicted of aggravated assault and aggravated battery and sentenced to 20 years, of which she will serve 10 and spend the remaining 10 years on probation. Her attack […]

Packed house for Ryan Gainey film prompts encore showing of ‘The Well Placed Weed’ at Towne Cinema

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 12, 2018

The July 12 local screening of “The Well Placed Weed,” a film about the late gardener Ryan Gainey, was a huge hit. Before the doors opened at 6:30 p.m.  there was a line around the block and by the time the movie started, people had to be turned away. That was partially due to a […]

Fake cop arrested by real cop: Decatur burglary suspect told victim he was a police officer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 12, 2018

A burglar caught in the act told his victim he was a police officer, Decatur Police say. Real police officers eventually caught the man, who is accused of trying to steal a scarf and other items from the home. But the victim stopped the suspect’s getaway by stepping on the tail end of the scarf, […]

Months after opening, Decatur Market advertised for sale

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 12, 2018

The Decatur Market opened its doors on East Howard Avenue in February and it is currently being marketed to potential buyers. A message was left with the store’s owner and this story will be updated when the owner responds. The store sells many things, including deli sandwiches, craft beer and wine. According to the Atlanta […]

Decatur Police respond to armed robbery at Sprint store

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 11, 2018

A masked gunman walked into the Sprint store on West Ponce de Leon Wednesday afternoon and demanded that an employee fill his bag with Apple iPhones. He fled on foot eastbound toward Northern Avenue. Police responded to the call around 12:41 p.m. “Officers arriving in the area canvassed the surrounding streets, set up a perimeter […]

Draft Decatur transportation plan recommends improvements at North Decatur and Superior

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 11, 2018

One of Decatur’s most problematic intersections needs improvement, but the city has not taken any steps to make it happen. The draft of the city’s transportation plan was released today, July 11, for public review and feedback. It lists several intersections for improvement, including North Decatur Road and Superior Avenue. That intersection was the subject […]

Dear Decaturish – City needs to improve safety at North Decatur and Superior

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 10, 2018

This post has been updated.  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 […]

The Fresh Market in North Druid Hills is closing, along with 14 other stores nationwide

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 10, 2018

The Fresh Market has announced the closure of 15 stores, including the North Druid Hills location on Briarcliff Road. A company spokesperson said the closure will occur in two to four weeks. “The Fresh Market, Inc. recently announced that it plans to close 15 stores in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina New Hampshire, Tennessee, Virginia […]

Decatur waiting for ‘special equipment’ before turning on new traffic lights near Agnes Scott

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 10, 2018

New traffic signals that will allow for protected left turns at the McDonough and Candler railroad crossings in Decatur have been hanging around, in bags, for months. When Decaturish asked about it in January, Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon said the city was awaiting the approval of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Readers keep asking about it. […]

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