Posts filed under "Crime and public safety"

DeKalb becomes first county in Georgia to adopt new crime-fighting technology

Posted by Ellie Ritter August 8, 2018

The DeKalb County Office of Public Safety has become one of the first major law enforcement jurisdictions in Georgia to join FirstNet, a nationwide public safety broadband network connecting first responders to crucial information, according to a county press release.  The network is being built by AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder […]

Police looking for woman who went on a date in Decatur with a man who was later murdered

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 8, 2018

This story has been updated.  A woman who went on a date with a man who was later murdered may have important clues about the case. But Atlanta Police haven’t been able to locate her. According to police, the woman went on a date with Rodrigo Castillo on Thursday, Aug. 2. They went to Leon’s Full Service […]

UPDATE: Following Decatur attorney’s inquiry, two members of immigration board resign

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 6, 2018

Two members of a state immigration board handling a complaint against the city of Decatur have resigned after the city’s attorney questioned whether they were legally serving on the board. Decatur City Attorney Bryan Downs recently argued that board members on the state Immigration Enforcement Review Board, which is handling the complaint, had overstayed their terms. […]

Zone 6 Day in Coan Park ends with shooting and city wants to bill organizers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 5, 2018

The Zone 6 Day in Coan Park, held on Saturday, Aug. 4, was organized as a back-to-school celebration. 21 Savage was the headliner. But more people showed up than the organizers anticipated and the event abruptly concluded following a shooting that led to one arrest. The event left people in the neighborhood around the park […]

Heads up: The kids head back to school Aug. 1, so pay attention when you’re driving

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2018

Editor’s note: We want your back to school pictures! Please send them to and be sure to include a caption.  Atlanta Public Schools and City Schools of Decatur will resume classes tomorrow morning, so be extra cautious when driving on local roads. DeKalb County Schools will resume classes on Aug. 6. The school day […]

Man recovering from his injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2018

Parker Glick was using his wheelchair on the sidewalk along Commerce Drive on July 13 when he was hit by a vehicle. The incident sent Glick to Grady hospital and resulted in a citation for the driver. A Go Fund Me Account set up in his name says Glick was “launched out of his wheelchair.” […]

Biz bits: New leader at Keller Williams Realty, Clarkston computer lab, Dynamo hires swim coach

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2018

Here’s a look at some business news in our community:  – Mark Jones is the new CEO and Team Leader of Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta. That’s a part of the Keller Williams Realty Heart of Atlanta Group, which has six offices and 1,300 agents, according to a press release. The press release says Keller Williams Realty […]

Decatur City Attorney: State immigration board members overstayed their terms

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2018

The city of Decatur’s attorney says that two members of the Immigration Enforcement Review Board – including its chairman – are serving on the board illegally. The board handles complaints related to illegal immigration. City Attorney Bryan Downs sent a letter to the Assistant Attorney General on July 27. The letter concerns the IERB’s handling […]

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 […]

Following runoff defeat, Will Casey Cagle’s complaint against Decatur lose momentum?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 26, 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle lost the state gubernatorial primary runoff to Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Tuesday, but a complaint he filed against the city of Decatur has not been resolved. That complaint, which accused the heavily Democratic city of violating state law prohibiting sanctuary cities, became a visible part of Cagle’s campaign for […]

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