Posts filed under "Decatur"

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 […]

Donald Trump endorses Brian Kemp in runoff against Casey Cagle

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 18, 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who is battling with the city of Decatur over the Police Department’s policy regarding cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on Wednesday suffered a setback in his bid to become Georgia’s next governor. President Trump gave his opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, his endorsement ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election. “Brian […]

2018 Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby will support nonprofits serving City Schools of Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 18, 2018

The Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby will return in October and this year two nonprofits serving City Schools of Decatur will receive proceeds from the event. “The organizers of the annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby, an autumn event that has become a Decatur mainstay, today announced the selection of the Decatur Education Foundation’s (DEF) ‘Lighten the […]

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, […]

Hearing for Decatur murder suspect reveals links to a third shooting, video evidence

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 17, 2018

This story has been updated.  During a July 17 probable cause hearing for murder suspect Simmie Reed, detectives with DeKalb County Police and the Decatur Police Department revealed that there was evidence connecting him to two other shootings. Both of those shootings occurred in traffic. Both involved female victims. In one shooting that occurred in March, […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Decatur City Manager Peggy Merriss announces retirement, will step down Dec. 31

Posted by July 16, 2018

By Dan Whisenhunt and Ellie Ritter  This story has been updated.  Decatur City Manager Peggy Merriss on Monday night announced her intention to retire at the end of this year. Merriss made her announcement at the end of the July 16 City Commission meeting. Her last day will be Dec. 31, 2018. She has been […]

Fundraisers scheduled for DeKalb County police officer battling cancer

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 16, 2018

The DeKalb County Police Department is raising money for a fellow officer who’s fighting cancer. In April 2016, detective Darrel Price began a fight with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. According to the police department, he underwent treatment, but the cancer has returned and spread to other lymph nodes in his body. Then, in April of this year, […]

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