Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

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 […]

Revised plan for East Lake MARTA station now complete, ready for review

Posted by Ellie Ritter June 29, 2018

After gathering more community input, the cities of Atlanta and Decatur have revised the plans for the East Lake MARTA station development project. Atlanta and Decatur partnered with MARTA, the Toole Design Group and the Noell Consulting Group to propose a new vision for the MARTA site and the surrounding area that could include a […]

(SPONSORED) Specs Appeal opens on Blackmon Drive

Posted by 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 Appeal offers: – Optomap – dilation free exam: An ultrawide view inside the back part of the […]

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

Posted by 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 […]

Decatur city taxes will increase while county taxes decrease

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 13, 2018

DeKalb County Commission recently announced that all county residents can expect a tax cut this year and cities – Decatur in particular – will benefit the most. At the same time, the city of Decatur is contemplating a millage rate increase to help pay for the $40 million it borrowed to buy the former United […]

Square Pub owner opening neighborhood market in Kirkwood

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 12, 2018

The owner of Decatur’s Square Pub restaurant has leased a space in Kirkwood to open a neighborhood market. It will be called GBG Market and will be located at 2033 Hosea Williams Drive. The owner, Bob Rhein, is shooting for an opening in the first week of July. He recently told the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization […]

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 […]

Kirkwood’s School Board member changes mind about superintendent, votes against contract

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 6, 2018

This story has been updated.  Michelle Olympiadis was a fan of Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen when she ran for School Board last year. Decaturish asked her whether she was satisfied with the superintendent hired in 2014 and if she thought APS should move in a different direction. Olympiadis praised her at the time, calling […]

DeKalb County to host free paper shredding event for residents

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 30, 2018

As part of the Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018 campaign, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, June 9. According to a DeKalb County press release, Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018 is a multi-departmental initiative focused on removing waste and litter from roads in the city. So far, […]

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