Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

DeKalb residents say transit is a top concern and say they’d pay more taxes to expand it

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

DeKalb County residents say transportation is their biggest concern and they’re willing to pay more in taxes to expand public transit. Those are the key findings from the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey. “In DeKalb, 30 percent of respondents rated transportation as the biggest problem facing the region,” ARC reports. “Meanwhile, 39 percent said they frequently […]

Decaturish Podcast: Who won and who lost in the 2018 midterm election, and what does it mean?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

Note: Decaturish apologizes for some of the technical issues present in this Podcast. We were trying a new recording set up for the first time and it didn’t execute as well as we’d hoped. We will do better next time.  The Nov. 6 election is in the books and  while not every contest is settled […]

On election night in Decatur, voters shared their stories while waiting for the results

Posted by November 7, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Voters at election watch parties around Decatur said they had vastly different experiences on Election Day, Nov. 6. Kirkwood and First Christian Church on West Ponce had long lines, while voters in East Lake and Belvedere Park got in and out quickly. Janet McNichol tried to vote early and left because […]

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Here’s what you need to know

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2018

The big day has finally arrived and if you aren’t one of the 2 million Georgia voters who have already cast your ballot in the midterm elections, Tuesday, Nov. 6, is your last chance to vote. If you’re planning on heading to the polls tomorrow (you should plan on it), here’s what you need to […]

Friday, Nov. 2, is the last day to early vote

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 2, 2018

If you haven’t voted in the Nov. 6 elections and you want to vote before Election Day, this is your last chance. Early voting ends today, Friday, Nov. 2. The county’s early voting locations and dates are as follows: Voter Registration & Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, Ga. 30032:  Monday – Friday, […]

Zone Six Precinct to hold 7th Annual Toy Drive for the holiday season

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 1, 2018

The Atlanta Police Department’s Zone Six is hosting its 7th Annual Toy Drive until Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Zone Six will accept the following donations: – New and unwrapped toys – Monetary donations – Store cards – Gifts for older children To donate, you can drop off toys at the Atlanta Police Department, Zone Six […]

Accident in Kirkwood damages three cars, results in minor injuries

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 29, 2018

An accident in Kirkwood on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 28, launched a vehicle into the air and sent it crashing into an SUV. The incident happened at Hosea L. Williams Dive at Wyman Street Northeast around 5:50 p.m. Sarah Felksalti lives near the scene and said her husband saw the accident happen. “The Subaru and SUV were […]

Democrats file complaint with Secretary of State’s Office over absentee ballots in DeKalb

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 26, 2018

The state Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office after alleging that 4,700 voters in DeKalb County requested absentee ballots but didn’t receive them. The Secretary of State’s Office confirmed the complaint was received and was under review. Sara Ghazal, Voter Protection Director with Democratic Party of Georgia, made […]

SWAT standoff in Atlanta causes Decatur’s 4/5 Academy to keep students indoors

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 25, 2018

Atlanta Police sent in the SWAT team to defuse a dangerous situation in East Lake and it temporarily forced students at the 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue in Decatur to stay indoors. According to police, the new owner of a home on Knox Street stopped by the home on Oct. 25 at 1:21 p.m. to […]

Atlanta Police investigating alleged East Lake burglary caused by a ‘Free Yard Sale’ Facebook post

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 24, 2018

This story has been updated. Laura King said she posted about a “free yard sale” notice on Facebook because she was in the process of moving out of her East Lake home. The free yard sale was advertised for last Wednesday, inside the home. But she alleges that a group of men and women with […]

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