Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

Activists gather in Decatur Square to support Robert Mueller, protest firing of Jeff Sessions

Posted by November 8, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Protesters gathered in downtown Decatur on Nov. 8 to protest both the firing of Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General and his replacement by acting Attorney General Matt Whittaker. The majority of the crowd huddled under the gazebo to get out of the drizzle and hear remarks from Margaret Arnett […]

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 […]

Report: Lawsuit created a shortage of voting machines in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

A report by the Atlanta Journal Constitution provides an explanation for some of the long lines at the polls in DeKalb County on Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to the AJC, “The machines were sequestered by local officials because of an ongoing federal lawsuit that argues Georgia’s electronic voting machines could be hacked or tampered with.” The other counties affected […]

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 […]

Madison Theater in DeKalb County makes ‘Places in Peril’ list

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 7, 2018

By Derek Prall, Atlanta Loop The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has announced its list of the state’s top ten “places in peril.” Two of the historically significant sites are in Atlanta. The two Atlanta locations are the Madison Theater located in DeKalb County and Rhodes Center South, in Fulton. The purpose of highlighting these […]

Dear Decaturish – I still do not know what became of my absentee ballot

Posted by November 7, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not 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 […]

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 […]

DeKalb County sanitation collection schedule to change for Veteran’s Day

Posted by Ellie Ritter November 6, 2018

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will close on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, pushing back the garbage collection schedule by a day. Additionally, the Sanitation Division’s administrative office, central and north transfer stations and the Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, and will reopen on Tuesday, […]

Voters report problems at the polls on Election Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

Decaturish has received numerous tips about potential problems at the polls today, Nov. 6. The midterm elections are expected to generate a high turnout and millions already have voted early. People going to the polls today have reported long lines, fewer voting machines than previous years and, in at least one instance, a voter said […]

Another raccoon tests positive for rabies in DeKalb County, 13th this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

DeKalb County reports that a raccoon captured around the 600 block of Farrar Court in Decatur tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was captured on Oct. 30. This is the 13 case of rabies discovered this year, the county says. “This year, there have been 13 positive raccoon rabies incidents in the county including Dunwoody, […]

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