Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

Local bookstore to partner with LifeLine Animal Project for joint dog adoption and book event

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 19, 2018

LifeLine Animal Project and the Tall Tales Book Shop will host a joint dog adoption and book event on Sunday, August 5, featuring an assortment of dog-related books along with a number of adoptable dogs from the DeKalb County Animal Shelter. Nationally-renowned author Melissa Fay Greene be there from 4 to 5 p.m. to sign copies […]

Donald Trump endorses Brian Kemp in runoff against Casey Cagle

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 18, 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who is battling with the city of Decatur over the Police Department’s policy regarding cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on Wednesday suffered a setback in his bid to become Georgia’s next governor. President Trump gave his opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, his endorsement ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election. “Brian […]

Dear Decaturish – Meeting attendance is not a straw poll

Posted by July 18, 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 […]

Hearing for Decatur murder suspect reveals links to a third shooting, video evidence

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 17, 2018

This story has been updated.  During a July 17 probable cause hearing for murder suspect Simmie Reed, detectives with DeKalb County Police and the Decatur Police Department revealed that there was evidence connecting him to two other shootings. Both of those shootings occurred in traffic. Both involved female victims. In one shooting that occurred in March, […]

Local education nonprofit offering free computer science workshop for middle schoolers

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 17, 2018

Mind Bubble, a local nonprofit offering tutoring, educational workshops and games for students, will host its free monthly workshop on July 28. Titled “Mathematical Problem-Solving the Computer Age: Approaches to Deadlock and Routing,” the workshop will introduce students to key computer science concepts like deadlock and the routing strategies that help to avoid it. During […]

Fundraisers scheduled for DeKalb County police officer battling cancer

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 16, 2018

The DeKalb County Police Department is raising money for a fellow officer who’s fighting cancer. In April 2016, detective Darrel Price began a fight with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. According to the police department, he underwent treatment, but the cancer has returned and spread to other lymph nodes in his body. Then, in April of this year, […]

Decatur Mayor: North Decatur and Superior improvements could ‘easily’ cost $1.5 million

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 16, 2018

A local intersection that’s received renewed scrutiny lately won’t be cheap to fix and that’s likely to cost $1.5 million, Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett said. The draft of the city’s transportation plan was released July 11 for public review and feedback. It lists several intersections for improvement, including North Decatur Road and Superior Avenue. That […]

Atlanta Falcons offering free football coaching clinic this Saturday

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 16, 2018

The Atlanta Falcons will host a free youth football coaching clinic on Saturday, July 21, inviting football coaches to come improve their teaching skills. At the event, coaches will learn how to better coach football fundamentals, be exposed to new offensive and defensive schemes and discuss important topics related to youth football. The program will […]

DeKalb County Police Department to host boxing back-to-school event

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 13, 2018

The DeKalb County Police Department PAL Plus Unit will team up with Sugar Bert Promotions and Sweet Science Boxing to host an amateur boxing back-to-school drive this Saturday, July 14. The event will introduce DeKalb County youth to the sport of boxing, giving attendees an up-close visual of the sport. A number of instructors will […]

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 […]

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