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Dear Decaturish – East Lake MARTA redevelopment could help address affordable housing needs

Posted by Decaturish.com June 7, 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 […]

Hands down: How you can prepare for the hands-free driving law

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 7, 2018

When House Bill 673, or the “Hands-Free Law,” goes into effect throughout Georgia on July 1, drivers will no longer be able to have a phone in their hand or use any part of their body to support their phone while driving. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law on May 2. According to Heads […]

Local organizations receive community grants for literacy, at-risk youth programs

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 7, 2018

Last month, the Decatur Rotary Club presented checks to this year’s Community Project Grants recipients. Each recipient focuses on either literacy or at-risk youth that are based in DeKalb County and serve DeKalb County residents, according to a Decatur newsletter. The 2018 recipients are:     Friends of Refugees – $2,000. This grant will be […]

City of Decatur installing two electric vehicle charging stations beginning Thursday

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 5, 2018

The installation of two new electric vehicle chargers will bring traffic late this week and next, according to the city of Decatur. The city of Decatur, ChargePoint LLC and Craft Electric & Maintenance will install two level two electric vehicle charging stations — one in the North McDonough parking loop in downtown Decatur and one in the Oakhurst […]

DeKalb County now offering free curbside collection for bulky items through June

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 5, 2018

As part of the ongoing Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018 campaign, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division is offering free curbside collection for bulky items every Friday and Saturday in June, according to a DeKalb County press release. Operation Spring Clean Sweep is an initiative focused on removing excess waste and trash from the county’s streets and neighborhoods. […]

Portion of Glendale Drive to close Thursday for water valve replacement

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 5, 2018

On Thursday, June 7, Glendale Drive, just south of McAfee Road, will be closed to through-traffic from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to facilitate the installation of a new water valve equipment. The repairs are part of the Glendale Drive Water Main Replacement Project, according to a DeKalb County press release. The project will replace an […]

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 […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to transgender advocate Vandy Beth Glenn about the power of being ‘out’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2018

Not many people have their own Wikipedia page or court precedent named after them, but Vandy Beth Glenn has both. Glenn was fired from her job with the Georgia General Assembly after telling her boss she was transgender. Glenn fired back with a lawsuit and that litigation – titled Glenn v. Brumby – is used to […]

Dear Decaturish – A letter to the Decatur City Commission about the East Lake MARTA project

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 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 – Does Decatur have the strength to confront its own monument?

Posted by Decaturish.com May 29, 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 […]

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