Posts filed under "Avondale Estates"

Avondale Estates resident in need of kidney transplant

Posted by Ellie Ritter December 17, 2018

On November 19, 2016, Avondale Estates resident Will Phillips found out his kidneys were failing. Now, over two years later, he is still in need of a transplant. Phillips, who is currently 20 years old, attended Druid Hills High School but had to leave during the fall of his senior year after his diagnosis. According […]

DeKalb County Schools has thousands of pending maintenance requests, records show

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 13, 2018

Laurel Ridge Elementary recently made news when parents pressured the DeKalb County School District to fix a heating problem that left students and teachers chilly inside their classrooms. But records provided by the district show there are more than 3,600 pending maintenance requests from the county’s schools. A district official says maintenance workers are working […]

Decatur, DeKalb and Atlanta schools plan two hour delay on Dec. 11 due to icy conditions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 10, 2018

This story has been updated. City Schools of Decatur, DeKalb County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools say classes will start two hours later than usual on Dec. 11 due to icy weather conditions. Here’s the full announcement from City Schools of Decatur: Governor Deal announced state offices will have a delayed start tomorrow morning due […]

Cookin’ Up a Storm closes in downtown Decatur, citing lack of parking

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2018

Decatur’s parking crunch created another casualty this week. Cookin’ Up a Storm, which sold sandwiches and to-go meals, shut its doors at its West Ponce de Leon Location which has been open since 2016. Owner Robin DeVos, who also owns a location in Jackson, Miss., said the lack of parking in Decatur made it hard […]

How will Democratic sweep of DeKalb’s legislative delegation affect annexation and cityhood?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2018

This story has been updated.  There are no more Republicans in the DeKalb County delegation following a Democratic sweep in the Nov. 6 election. That means cityhood bills have lost their greatest champions, notably state Sen. Fran Millar, who lost his seat to Sally Harrell. Annexation, the process of expanding current city boundaries, is a […]

Chabad Decatur holds Ice Menorah Lighting in Avondale Estates

Posted by December 5, 2018

Chabad Decatur, a Jewish Community Center in Decatur, celebrated Chanukah on Dec. 4 with an Ice Menorah lighting in Avondale Estates. The event featured a chocolate gelt drop, hot cocoa and donuts, music, and light up gifts for everyone who attended. Don’t miss the latest news from Decaturish. Join our mailing list! * indicates required Email […]

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 […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Santa Claus

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 4, 2018

He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good. He’s also the most famous guest   we’ve ever had on our Podcast. He goes by different names: Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle and Father Christmas. But you know him best as Santa Claus. The sponsor for this […]

Tuesday, Dec. 4, is the runoff Election Day in Georgia

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 3, 2018

The runoff election is Tuesday, Dec. 4. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To look up your polling place and see a sample ballot, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page by clicking here. Early voting ended Nov. 30. If you were registered to vote in the Nov. 6 election, you are […]

Ken Turner, who held top positions in Avondale, announces retirement following promotion

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 3, 2018

Ken Turner, who was recently promoted to deputy city manager, announced his retirement over the weekend. Turner, who previously served as the city’s finance director and interim city manager, said he decided to retire “after careful consideration and thought.” “During my years with the city I have always felt that Avondale Estates was blessed with […]

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