Posts filed under "Decatur"

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, […]

Decatur Mayor: North Decatur and Superior improvements could ‘easily’ cost $1.5 million

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 16, 2018

A local intersection that’s received renewed scrutiny lately won’t be cheap to fix and that’s likely to cost $1.5 million, Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett said. The draft of the city’s transportation plan was released July 11 for public review and feedback. It lists several intersections for improvement, including North Decatur Road and Superior Avenue. That […]

Atlanta Falcons offering free football coaching clinic this Saturday

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 16, 2018

The Atlanta Falcons will host a free youth football coaching clinic on Saturday, July 21, inviting football coaches to come improve their teaching skills. At the event, coaches will learn how to better coach football fundamentals, be exposed to new offensive and defensive schemes and discuss important topics related to youth football. The program will […]

Decatur City Commission considers allowing vote on extending Sunday alcohol sales

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 16, 2018

UPDATE: 8:56 p.m., July 16: All of the items mentioned in this story were approved, except the annexation tied to a rezoning proposal that would allow a storage facility on Clairmont Road. That item was deferred to the City Commission’s Aug. 20 meeting. Here is our earlier story published Monday morning, July 16…  The Decatur City […]

Déjà vu: Another rezoning tied to annexation goes to Decatur City Commission

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 13, 2018

UPDATE: Decaturish learned on July 16 that the developers are requesting a deferral at the July 16 meeting. Here is our earlier story …  For the second time this year, the Decatur City Commission will be asked to consider a rezoning application that’s also tied to an annexation proposal. And, just like the last time, […]

DeKalb County Police Department to host boxing back-to-school event

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 13, 2018

The DeKalb County Police Department PAL Plus Unit will team up with Sugar Bert Promotions and Sweet Science Boxing to host an amateur boxing back-to-school drive this Saturday, July 14. The event will introduce DeKalb County youth to the sport of boxing, giving attendees an up-close visual of the sport. A number of instructors will […]

Biz Bits: Community space focused on mental health, North DeKalb Mall update, mural at Subrban Plaza

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 13, 2018

This story has been updated.  Some business news and notes from around Decatur and metro Atlanta: – A new community center for mental and physical health support, Gathered and Grounded, is offering community talks and services for local youth seeking help with emotional needs, socialization, creativity, academics and more. According to a Gathered and Grounded press […]

Packed house for Ryan Gainey film prompts encore showing of ‘The Well Placed Weed’ at Towne Cinema

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 12, 2018

The July 12 local screening of “The Well Placed Weed,” a film about the late gardener Ryan Gainey, was a huge hit. Before the doors opened at 6:30 p.m.  there was a line around the block and by the time the movie started, people had to be turned away. That was partially due to a […]

Woodlands Garden to host volunteer project, presentation on upcoming construction

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 12, 2018

The Woodlands Garden in Decatur will host an open house on Saturday, July 21, to discuss the garden’s upcoming construction plans. “In late 2015, Woodlands Gardens acquired the adjacent 915 Clairemont Ave property,” the Woodlands Garden website says. “This expanded footprint at the south corner of the site will allow easier visitor access from both […]

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