(SPONSORED) Specs Appeal opens on Blackmon Drive

Posted by Decaturish.com June 27, 2018
Specs Appeal, a new eye doctor’s office on Blackmon Drive in Decatur, is open for business. It is a truly the most technologically advanced eye doctor’s office in the greater Atlanta area, bringing eye care into the 21st century. Specs...

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Fire severely damages Java Monkey, coffee shop will be closed for at least a month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 12, 2018

This story has been updated.  There was a large fire at Java Monkey on Sunday evening, Nov. 11. The damage was so severe that the popular coffee shop will be closed for weeks. A witness report says the flames could be seen over the Decatur square. The fire started around 11 p.m. after the business […]

Friends of Decatur Cemetery hosting Veterans Day ceremony this Sunday

Posted by Ellie Ritter November 9, 2018

With this year marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Friends of the Decatur Cemetery (FODC) volunteer group will host a Veterans Day Ceremony of Remembrance this Sunday. Veterans Day itself occurs on Sunday, with the federal holiday taking place Monday, Nov. 12. This year’s date coincides with the Armistice, […]

Activists gather in Decatur Square to support Robert Mueller, protest firing of Jeff Sessions

Posted by Decaturish.com November 8, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Protesters gathered in downtown Decatur on Nov. 8 to protest both the firing of Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General and his replacement by acting Attorney General Matt Whittaker. The majority of the crowd huddled under the gazebo to get out of the drizzle and hear remarks from Margaret Arnett […]

Decatur School Board weighs changing discipline policy after reviewing data about race

Posted by Decaturish.com November 8, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Parental and student concerns about racial disparities in student achievement and discipline raised by the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights have been the main topic of public comment at the last two City Schools of Decatur Board of Education meetings. At a work session on Nov. 5, members of […]

DeKalb residents say transit is a top concern and say they’d pay more taxes to expand it

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

DeKalb County residents say transportation is their biggest concern and they’re willing to pay more in taxes to expand public transit. Those are the key findings from the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey. “In DeKalb, 30 percent of respondents rated transportation as the biggest problem facing the region,” ARC reports. “Meanwhile, 39 percent said they frequently […]

Protest planned in Decatur over firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

President Trump on Nov. 7 did what he’s been threatening to do for months: fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While Sessions is not revered by liberal activists, his firing is widely seen as a prelude to terminating or severely curtailing an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into the 2016 presidential election. Sessions’ replacement, Matthew […]

Report: Lawsuit created a shortage of voting machines in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

A report by the Atlanta Journal Constitution provides an explanation for some of the long lines at the polls in DeKalb County on Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to the AJC, “The machines were sequestered by local officials because of an ongoing federal lawsuit that argues Georgia’s electronic voting machines could be hacked or tampered with.” The other counties affected […]

Decaturish Podcast: Who won and who lost in the 2018 midterm election, and what does it mean?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

Note: Decaturish apologizes for some of the technical issues present in this Podcast. We were trying a new recording set up for the first time and it didn’t execute as well as we’d hoped. We will do better next time.  The Nov. 6 election is in the books and  while not every contest is settled […]

On election night in Decatur, voters shared their stories while waiting for the results

Posted by Decaturish.com November 7, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Voters at election watch parties around Decatur said they had vastly different experiences on Election Day, Nov. 6. Kirkwood and First Christian Church on West Ponce had long lines, while voters in East Lake and Belvedere Park got in and out quickly. Janet McNichol tried to vote early and left because […]

An unidentified HBO series is filming in Decatur. Could it be ‘Watchmen?’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

A reader noticed an odd scene in Decatur on Tuesday,  Nov. 6. The reader said in downtown Decatur she saw, “Tulsa police cars, a hearse, a casket covered by an American flag and reserved event parking on the street near Ebster gymnasium.” The reader asked, “Is an official from Tulsa being laid to rest here?” […]

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