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DeKalb County receives $15,000 worth of Narcan kits to stop opioid overdoses

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 30, 2018

DeKalb County received $15,000 worth of lifesaving Narcan kits, which stop fatal opioid overdoses, from the Aetna Foundation at an opioid summit in Decatur. According to a county press release, Narcan kits contain nasal syringes prefilled with naloxone, which blocks or reverses the effects of opioids.     The Narcan kits, containing 408 doses, will be […]

Reminder: Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival to return August 11

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 30, 2018

The 18th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival will stomp its way into Oakhurst once again on August 11. This year’s musical lineup will “offer the festival goer a bit of everything while staying true to our blues and bluegrass roots,” festival director Michael Vajda said. The performer list includes eight bands from all […]

Biz bits: Realtor lets Fire Department train on decaying home, Renewal Design-Build becomes Alair Homes

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 26, 2018

Here’s a look at some business news in our community:  – Early this week, the City of Decatur Fire Department partnered with the local Corey Real Estate group to perform live training exercises at an in-town property. Corey Real Estate recently purchased the decaying home on Sycamore Drive, which is set to be demolished later […]

DeKalb Entertainment Commission hosting esports workshop this weekend

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 25, 2018

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission will host a workshop about esports this Saturday as a part of its series of entertainment classes and seminars. The workshop will introduce attendees to the idea of live streaming, shoutcasting and forming esports teams. Attendees will walk through the steps of setting up their own stream. Participants should plan to […]

Now at full capacity, LifeLine Animal Shelter seeking emergency foster homes

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 20, 2018

After weeks of gaining more animals, LifeLine Animal Project’s DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters are now completely full and out of space, prompting an urgent call for emergency foster homes. According to a LifeLine press release, DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS) currently has over 500 dogs and 200 cats, while Fulton County Animal […]

Local bookstore to partner with LifeLine Animal Project for joint dog adoption and book event

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 19, 2018

LifeLine Animal Project and the Tall Tales Book Shop will host a joint dog adoption and book event on Sunday, August 5, featuring an assortment of dog-related books along with a number of adoptable dogs from the DeKalb County Animal Shelter. Nationally-renowned author Melissa Fay Greene be there from 4 to 5 p.m. to sign copies […]

Decatur Neighborhood Alliance to hold meeting next week

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 19, 2018

The next Decatur Neighborhood Alliance meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 25, offering Decatur residents from all neighborhoods an opportunity to connect and discuss community goals. According to a city newsletter, anyone is invited to attend, whether you live in a house, condominium, townhome or apartment. The meeting will focus on fostering collaboration between neighborhoods […]

Decatur Craft Beer Festival seeking proposals for local nonprofits that need funding

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 19, 2018

The Decatur Craft Beer Festival committee is accepting proposals from Decatur-based nonprofit organizations to be considered for funding from proceeds of the October 2018 festival, a city newsletter announced. Each year, the committee donates 75 percent of festival profits to designated projects. The committee is looking to fund projects that contribute to the quality of […]

Stacked in his favor: Local 4th grader to attend Junior Olympics for competitive cup stacking

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 18, 2018

Plenty of adults can reflect on their childhood and remember playing sports like baseball, football or soccer. For Oakhurst resident and fourth-grader Sam Epstein, though, the most fun sport is a rather niche one: cup stacking. Cup stacking first started in 1981 in California, but it has since gained an international following. In cup stacking, […]

Local education nonprofit offering free computer science workshop for middle schoolers

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 17, 2018

Mind Bubble, a local nonprofit offering tutoring, educational workshops and games for students, will host its free monthly workshop on July 28. Titled “Mathematical Problem-Solving the Computer Age: Approaches to Deadlock and Routing,” the workshop will introduce students to key computer science concepts like deadlock and the routing strategies that help to avoid it. During […]

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