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Portion of North Druid Hills Road to close lanes on Dec. 18 for water pipe replacement

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 17, 2018

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, North Druid Hills Road will be closed one lane each way from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. According to the county, “The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will replace nearly 200 feet of water pipe in North Druid Hills. Contractors will replace a water line and the project will […]

Decatur Fire Department provides holiday fire prevention tips

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 5, 2018

The Decatur Fire Rescue Department recently released some fire prevention tips for the holiday season. Home fires across the U.S. are common in the holiday season. Cooking, burning candles, and setting up Christmas trees are common ways fires start during the holiday season. According to a recent press release, home fires are “more likely to […]

Woodlands Garden says to keep your bird feeders filled for the cold weather

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 5, 2018

The city of Decatur recently published a few recommendations for winter bird care, provided by Woodlands Garden. “If you have feeders in your yard, now would be a good time to clean them thoroughly, and be sure to keep them stocked through the winter,” Ralph Smith, a Master Birder at the Atlanta Audubon Society and […]

Agnes Scott grad students to launch interactive Transmedia Storytelling project

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 5, 2018

From Thursday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 8, Agnes Scott Graduate Studies’ Writing and Digital Communication students are “going live” with Found Prophecies, a project produced by a Transmedia Storytelling project team. According to a recent press release, Found Prophecies is described as “an original digital storytelling experience” that interweaves the fictional stories of three […]

DeKalb County School District invites community to School Choice Expo

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 4, 2018

On Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12 to 2 p.m., the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) School Choice Department is hosting a School Choice Expo. All DCSD community members are encouraged to attend in order “to gain greater insight into the school choice process,” according to a recent press release. Attendees of all ages will get […]

Enjoy music, food, and other traditions in Decatur this holiday season

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 4, 2018

Around Decatur, different groups are gearing up for some holiday music, food, and traditions. On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association is hosting their annual lantern parade and tree lighting. This kid-friendly event with include performances by the Oakhurst Community Choir at Kavarna from 5 to 5:30 p.m., and […]

Another rabid raccoon caught in DeKalb County

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 3, 2018

Last week, Nov. 27, a rabid raccoon was caught in Stone Mountain on the 4000 block of East Durham Circle. This is the 14th raccoon that has tested positive for rabies this year in DeKalb County. Rabid raccoons have been captured in other places in DeKalb County, including in Decatur, Dunwoody, Avondale Estates, Stone Mountain, […]

Two local choirs holding their annual Christmas concerts on Dec. 8 and 9

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 28, 2018

Decatur is ringing in the holiday season with a few Christmas concerts on Saturday, Dec. 8 Sunday, Dec. 9. On Dec. 8 at 4 p.m., the Decatur Civic Chorus is hosting the 2018 Annual Christmas Concert, held in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Decatur, located at 308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, Georgia 30030. The concert […]

Decatur Parents Network to host presentation on Vaping and eCigarettes

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 26, 2018

On Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., Decatur Parents Network is hosting a presentation about “Vaping & eCigarettes” as part of their speaker series, a response to parents’ request for information about Juuling and vaping with an increase in use among Decatur teens. “The Georgia Department of Education Student Health Survey last February indicated that 35 […]

Avondale Estates City Commission approves Sunday brunch bill for earlier alcohol sales

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 25, 2018

Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners approved an ordinance for the Sunday brunch bill in a recent vote, extending hours to serve alcoholic beverages on Sundays. Local voters approved the Georgia brunch bill in a referendum on election day at the polls on Nov. 6. This means that from Sunday, Nov. 25, and on, […]

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