Posts filed under "Crime and public safety"

Report: Man exposed himself to a woman and children at Panera Bread in Emory Village

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 24, 2018

The Emory student newspaper reports that a man exposed himself to a woman and children while they were at Panera Bread in Emory Village. The incident happened on Sept 10. It was reported to Emory Police and DeKalb County Police. So far, the DeKalb County Police Department has not responded to messages seeking more information […]

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit arrests man accused of three carjackings in Clarkston

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 20, 2018

A man accused of hijacking three cars in Clarkston last month is in custody. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit arrested Azoumana Diarra, 30, of Clarkston, after he ran away from officers who chased him on foot near Memorial Drive and Rays Road in DeKalb County. “Sheriff’s deputies were endeavoring on several arrest warrants […]

Using sales tax funds, DeKalb County buys $8 million worth of public safety equipment

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 20, 2018

DeKalb County says it’s putting money it will receive from a sales tax to good use. Voters approved the sales tax last year. The county is buying $8 million worth of emergency vehicles and safety equipment. Purchases include:     – 50 vehicles for the Police Department that will have “advanced safety features and technologies” […]

Large tree falls on Clarendon Avenue in Avondale, blocks traffic in both directions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 17, 2018

This story has been updated.  Traffic in Avondale Estates will be a little snarled today, Sept. 17. A downed tree is to blame, the city says. “A large tree has fallen across Clarendon Avenue near Charlbury Place,” the city says. “This has traffic blocked both directions. Crews are being dispatched to remove the tree and […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks about effort to expand rights for crime victims in Georgia

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 14, 2018

When voters in Georgia go to the polls on Nov. 6, they won’t be voting for just the governor and their congressional representatives. They’ll also have the opportunity to amend the state’s constitution to give specific rights to crime victims, known as Amendment 4, the Marsy’s Law amendment. Under the amendment, victims of felony crimes […]

City of Decatur says new traffic lights near Agnes Scott could be open by the end of the month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 14, 2018

New traffic signals that will allow for protected left turns at the McDonough and Candler railroad crossings in Decatur are still in bags, which has been their status for months now. But could that be changing soon? Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon says it’s possible. “We should have a schedule update in the next week or so and […]

DeKalb solicitor-general announces Dancing with the DeKalb Stars lineup

Posted by Ellie Ritter September 13, 2018

DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling has announced this year’s “Dancing with the DeKalb Stars” fundraiser participants, including notable members from DeKalb’s public and civic community. Hosted yearly by Coleman-Stribling, “Dancing with the DeKalb Stars” raises awareness about domestic violence issues and raises money for organizations against domestic violence. The dance competition features nine teams, comprised […]

City of Decatur plans to increase the cost of metered parking, enforce limit after 6 p.m.

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 6, 2018

This story has been updated. The city of Decatur has plans to increase the parking rate for city-controlled metered parking – mostly on-street – from $2 per hour to $3 per hour. Parking will be $3 an hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The city also will enforce the two hour […]

Decatur intends to borrow $5 million to pay for redesign of Atlanta Ave. railroad crossing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 4, 2018

UPDATE: The City Commission during the Sept. 4 meeting approved borrowing the $5.09 million and awarding the contract. Here is our earlier story … The Decatur City Commission at its Sept. 4 meeting will consider borrowing $5.09 million by issuing bonds to pay for a redesign of the railroad crossing at Atlanta Avenue. The bond […]

DeKalb County chief magistrate judge hosting free law education program to county residents

Posted by Ellie Ritter August 30, 2018

DeKalb County’s Chief Magistrate Judge Berryl A. Anderson will host a new community education program this fall called the “People’s Law School,” according to the city of Decatur. The program, which is free and open to all incorporated and unincorporated DeKalb County residents, is designed to provide adults with a general overview of the court system […]

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