Posts filed under "Decaturish updates"

City of Decatur apologizes for traffic jams caused by new signals near Agnes Scott

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 26, 2018

The city of Decatur apologized to residents for the inconvenience caused by new traffic signals that allow for protected left turns at the McDonough and Candler railroad crossings. The signals were were turned on Thursday, Oct. 18. It resulted in traffic jams for people who travel through the area. “As everyone has noticed, the new traffic signals at McDonough […]

Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby will be held Oct. 6

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 1, 2018

The Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby will be held this Saturday, Oct. 6. There were more than 1,500 spectators and 90 competitors at last year’s race. A spokesperson for the event says the best place to watch is, Madison Avenue between Johnston Place and Beaty Place. “The derby welcomes families and is free to attend,” the spokesperson said. […]

DeKalb County now accepting applications for human services grants

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 31, 2018

The DeKalb County Human Services Department has begun its 2018-2019 Human Services grant cycle, the county announced today. Designed to supplement existing programs and activities, the grant programs provide “opportunities for partnerships with local organizations that can successfully address identified needs of DeKalb County residents,” the county press release said. Eligible nonprofit organizations can now […]

Days before Republican primary, Immigration Board sides with Casey Cagle against Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 19, 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s campaign for governor got an assist on Saturday from the state’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board, which has sided with the Lt. Governor in his complaint alleging Decatur is a sanctuary city. The board released a copy of its decision on Decatur’s case to a local news outlet on Saturday but won’t […]

Editorial: Deportation Bus Tour is a new low, but voters can pump the brakes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2018

I cover a lot of assignments in this job, including political protests and campaign events. Today, I got a twofer: a campaign event that was greeted by an angry crowd of protesters. Normally a story like that would make for great copy. Conflict, any conflict, gets people’s attention. They’re fun stories to write. But I […]

Stolen truck leads to helicopter response in Kirkwood

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2018

Kirkwood residents wanted to know why a helicopter was flying over Wyman Street at Memorial Drive on Tuesday evening. Atlanta Police said they were looking for two suspects accused of stealing a truck. “On April 24, 2018 at approximately 10:10 p.m. officers were dispatched to an auto theft at 1300 Forest Lakes Ave. SE.,” a spokesperson for the […]

Decatur High School student earns spot in national program to help homeless youth

Posted by Ellie Ritter February 28, 2018

Decatur High School student Jacob Forsman has earned a spot in the Covenant House Scholars in Service program. Scholars in Service selects a group of high school students to help homeless youth in Atlanta. Participants also learn about the causes and effects of homelessness. Covenant House is an organization that offers housing and support services […]

Dear Decaturish – and AJC spread ‘baseless smear’ about Dustin Inman Society

Posted by November 9, 2017

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Garbage collection schedule to change for July 4 holiday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 30, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  In observance of the Independence Day holiday, DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division will be closed, and there will be no residential trash and sanitation collection service on Tuesday, July 4, according to a DeKalb County press release. Instead, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will be pushed back by […]

Traffic striping on Church Street begins

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 29, 2017

Starting June 29, the city will be refreshing striping on Church Street between Commerce Drive and the city limits past Medlock Road. The work will last through June 30. “Traffic will generally be maintained during the work, but delays are to be expected,” the announcement from the city says. The city is also refreshing striping […]

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