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Tuesday, Dec. 4, is the runoff Election Day in Georgia

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 3, 2018

The runoff election is Tuesday, Dec. 4. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To look up your polling place and see a sample ballot, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page by clicking here. Early voting ended Nov. 30. If you were registered to vote in the Nov. 6 election, you are […]

UPDATE: Atlanta issues city wide boil water advisory

Posted by December 3, 2018

Reports of outages and low water pressure across the city have prompted Atlanta officials to issue a city-wide Boil Water Advisory. The problem, according to city materials, is due to a control issue at the Hemphill Pump Station.  The Department of Watershed Management called for immediate water restriction so the pressure in the system can rebuild once […]

Another rabid raccoon caught in DeKalb County

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 3, 2018

Last week, Nov. 27, a rabid raccoon was caught in Stone Mountain on the 4000 block of East Durham Circle. This is the 14th raccoon that has tested positive for rabies this year in DeKalb County. Rabid raccoons have been captured in other places in DeKalb County, including in Decatur, Dunwoody, Avondale Estates, Stone Mountain, […]

UPDATE: Argosy team seeks brewing license for former brewpub space, plan for old UMCH campus up for vote

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 2, 2018

UPDATE: Both of the items mentioned in this story were approved at the Dec. 3 meeting. Here is our original story … Decatur City Commissioners will have a busy agenda on Monday, Dec. 3. In addition to other business, commissioners will consider approving an alcohol license for a new brewpub and signing off on a […]

Dear Decaturish – Opportunities abound in entertainment for DeKalb residents

Posted by November 29, 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 […]

Early voting in Dec. 4 runoff election ends Friday, Nov. 30

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2018

Early voting in DeKalb County for the Dec. 4 runoff election ends on Friday, Nov. 30. If you were registered to vote in the Nov. 6 election, you are registered to vote in the runoff. The runoff election features two races: – The Secretary of State race between Republican Brad Raffensperger and Democrat John Barrow […]

Two local choirs holding their annual Christmas concerts on Dec. 8 and 9

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 28, 2018

Decatur is ringing in the holiday season with a few Christmas concerts on Saturday, Dec. 8 Sunday, Dec. 9. On Dec. 8 at 4 p.m., the Decatur Civic Chorus is hosting the 2018 Annual Christmas Concert, held in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Decatur, located at 308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, Georgia 30030. The concert […]

UPDATE: Students and staff at Laurel Ridge elementary are cold and parents are hot about it

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 28, 2018

It’s cold. It was 26 degrees outside Wednesday morning, Nov. 28. Over at Laurel Ridge Elementary, an unfortunate coincidence has occurred. The heaters in some of the classrooms aren’t working. Laurel Ridge is one of several schools who are dealing with this problem, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Lauren Andrews, a parent at the […]

Letter carriers sentenced for delivering cocaine in scheme that involved worker at Decatur Post Office

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 28, 2018

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 16 postal employees will be sending letters from prison for the next few years after pleading guilty to accepting bribes to deliver cocaine. The letter carriers involved included at least one employee who worked at the Decatur Post Office. “In 2015, federal agents involved in the dismantling of a drug […]

UPDATE: DeKalb County offering residents opportunity to exchange recycling bins

Posted by Ellie Ritter November 27, 2018

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host its final recycling roll cart exchange event from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, offering recycling customers a chance to exchange their recycling bins for new roll carts. The event will take place at the North DeKalb Mall, located at 2050 Lawrenceville Highway in Decatur. “Due to inclement […]

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