Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

State of Emergency Declared as Hurricane Florence Bears Down, local schools monitoring situation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 12, 2018

Governor Nathan Deal has declared a State of Emergency across the state as Hurricane Florence prepares to make landfall. Although Atlanta is not expected to take the brunt of the damage, residents should still be concerned about the impact of high winds and heavy rain. For more information about the storm, read the full story […]

Editor’s note: The future of Decaturish and Atlanta Loop

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 12, 2018

Dear readers, Two years ago Decaturish launched a sibling website, A problem quickly arose. There’s not two of me and Decaturish is already a full time job. Decaturish has continued to grow as a business and the demands on my time and attention have grown as a result. I could not give Atlanta Loop the […]

Another positive rabies case reported in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 11, 2018

DeKalb County says it has confirmed another reported case of rabies. “On Sept. 1, 2018, a raccoon was captured in the 1100 block of North Carter Road and later tested positive for rabies,” a press release from the county says. “This year, there have been 12 positive raccoon rabies incidents in the county including Dunwoody, […]

Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll returning Sept. 21

Posted by Ellie Ritter September 5, 2018

The 12th annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll will roll into town on Friday, Sept. 21, bringing together global wine samples, local food and live music. Businesses throughout the historic Kirkwood neighborhood will open their doors and invite guests to sample wines from around the world while they enjoy the community experience, according to an event press release. With […]

We want your input on the redesign of

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2018

Dear loyal and valued readers, The design of Decaturish hasn’t changed much since the site launched as a business in 2014. That has its advantages, but over time our site layout has become dated and unable to keep up with some of the newer trends in web design. We also have a pressing need for […]

DeKalb County solicitor-general announces second ‘Dancing with the DeKalb Stars’ fundraiser

Posted by Ellie Ritter August 28, 2018

The second annual “Dancing with the DeKalb Stars,” an event to raise awareness about domestic violence issues and fundraise for organizations against domestic violence, will take place next month. Hosted by the DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling, the event benefits two local domestic violence non-profit organizations, the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence and […]

On this week’s episode of the Decaturish Podcast: DeKalb County CEO Mike Thurmond

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 23, 2018

Mike Thurmond has one of the toughest gigs in Atlanta right now: being the CEO of DeKalb County. Thurmond was elected in 2016 and since then he has been at work trying to clean up dysfunction and corruption in county government and, more importantly, change the public’s perception of it. He agreed to chat with […]

DeKalb County grows by 10,600 people within the last year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2018

The Atlanta Regional Commission said that’s the biggest single-year growth for DeKalb since the end of the Great Recession in 2010. The Atlanta Regional Commission says the county’s total population is now 744,530.     “DeKalb added the third most people in the 10-county region, trailing only Fulton (17,100) and Gwinnett (16,700) counties,” the ARC said. […]

Settlement with DeKalb County means replacement of 47,500 water meters

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2018

Thousands of malfunctioning water meters in DeKalb County will be replaced. According to DeKalb County, 47,500 iPerl meters will be replaced over the next two years. The replacement is part of a legal settlement. “Kendall Supply Inc. and Sensus USA Inc., pursuant to the meter warranty provision, also agreed to deliver and install 30,000 radio […]

East Lake MARTA plan, storage facility will be on Aug. 20 Decatur City Commission agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 19, 2018

A plan that could shape the future of the East Lake MARTA station and an annexation petition tied to a storage facility development will be on the Decatur City Commission’s Aug. 20 agenda. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are […]

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