Posts filed under "D’ish"

Dear Decaturish – Meeting attendance is not a straw poll

Posted by Decaturish.com July 18, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

Dear Decaturish – City needs to improve safety at North Decatur and Superior

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 10, 2018

This post has been updated.  We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of […]

Dear Decaturish – A response to Wild Heaven owner’s letter about the Alexan Gateway project

Posted by Decaturish.com July 6, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

Dear Decaturish – Wild Heaven owner tells Avondale commissioners, ‘The only pathway leads to yes’

Posted by Decaturish.com July 3, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

The Decaturish podcast asks, ‘What’s so unbelievable about DeKalb’s water bills?’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 26, 2018

Star McKenzie thought her DeKalb County water bill was an anomaly when it suddenly skyrocketed. Soon she heard similar stories from other residents and founded the Unbelievable DeKalb Water Bills Facebook group for people to share their experiences. The group now has about 3,500 members who work to shine a light on the dysfunction in […]

What’s it to Utz? – Depth and taxes Part 2: Explaining your new tax bill

Posted by Decaturish.com June 25, 2018

Editor’s note: Hans Utz has lived in and around Atlanta for 25 years and formerly served as the Deputy COO of the City of Atlanta.  He writes about local and national politics. He and his family currently reside in Decatur. By Hans Utz In a previous column, I broke down the components of your tax bill […]

Editor’s note: The publisher is taking a ‘vacation’ this week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 18, 2018

Due to a planned trip, the editor will be taking some time off this week but it won’t be a true vacation in the sense that I will stop checking email or stop posting stories. I just won’t be posting as much as I usually would. My assistant editor, Ellie Ritter, will still be contributing […]

The Decaturish Podcast: Police Chief Mike Booker talks racial profiling, police shootings and more

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 13, 2018

Decatur Police Chief Mike Booker has been in charge of the city’s law enforcement operations for 12 years and has been with the department since 1990. A lot has changed in Decatur during that time and a lot of things about policing have changed, too. The chief went over a range of topics, from racial […]

Decatur Fourth of July celebration to include yearly Pied Piper parade, open to community

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 8, 2018

The Fourth of July holiday will be here before we know it, and Decatur is ready to celebrate. This year’s celebration will feature the yearly Pied Piper parade, which runs all the way through downtown Decatur. As always, the whole community is invited to bike, walk or skate in the parade, and neighborhoods and organizations […]

Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival to return to Oakhurst in August

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 8, 2018

The 18th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival will return in August with a “musical lineup that should feature something for everyone,” according to the festival’s press release. This year, the eight bands will include local, regional and national groups performing blues, bluegrass, country, and New Orleans funk acts, headlined by the Chris Duarte […]

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