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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, […]

Parents of black students demand action by Decatur Schools to address unequal treatment

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 11, 2018

A group of parents representing black students in City Schools of Decatur say they’ve waited long enough for the school district to address their concerns. The Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights, formerly known as the Beacon Hill Branch of the NAACP, will unveil a list of demands at the Sept. 11 School Board meeting, which […]

Cedar Grove High School football team’s game to be broadcast on ESPN

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 23, 2018

This Saturday, Aug. 25, the Cedar Grove High School Saints football team will be broadcast on national television. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN, and the Cedar Grove Saints will be playing the Hewitt-Trussville High Huskies from Trussville, Ala. “While the Cedar Grove Saints’ reputation is well-known in and around DeKalb […]

Decatur Book Festival still in need of volunteers, Sept. 1 and 2

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 23, 2018

The Decatur Book Festival, held every Labor Day weekend, is almost a week away, and they’re still looking for some volunteers. Looking to help out? New and experienced volunteers alike are all invited to sign up online here: http://www.decaturga.com/city-government/city-departments/community-development-quality-of-life/volunteer-decatur. Each volunteer will get a free t-shirt, too. Have any questions? Contact the Volunteer Decatur office […]

7-year-old boy hit by vehicle dies from his injuries, identified as Dunaire Elementary student

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 15, 2018

A seven-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street at North Decatur Road near the North Indian Creek intersection as died from his injuries. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 14.  It happened around 3 p.m. The child was alone while he was attempting to cross, a police spokesperson […]

Dear Decaturish – Decatur’s plan to fix North Decatur Road is ‘grossly inadequate’

Posted by Decaturish.com August 15, 2018

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

7-year-old boy critical after being struck by vehicle on North Decatur Road

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 14, 2018

This story has been updated as of Aug. 15, 2018. The boy died from his injuries. For more information, click here.  A seven-year-old boy was transported to the hospital in critical condition on Tuesday afternoon after he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street at North Decatur Road at the North […]

Decatur Schools Property Tax Study Committee charged with analyzing cost of senior tax break

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 14, 2018

This story has been updated.  The idea of exempting any homeowner in Decatur over the age of 65 from paying school taxes was well-intended. The initial estimate of the costs to the school system was $1.2 million per year. That was way off, however. The current estimate of what this tax break is costing City […]

Group of local mothers will host fundraiser for immigrant children advocacy group

Posted by Ellie Ritter August 14, 2018

A group of local mothers has banded together to host a fundraiser for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Atlanta, an organization that helps and protects unaccompanied child immigrants. The group of moms says they are taking a stance against family separation and deportation of immigrants. The group of mothers includes Han Pham, Jessica Palumbo, Michelle […]

DeKalb County says tax cuts translate into $110 million annual savings for homestead property owners

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 14, 2018

This story has been updated.  A change in the way tax money is dispersed in DeKalb County means some savings for many county homeowners. DeKalb County says in a press release that the adoption of the Equalized Homestead Option Sales Tax in 2017 will result in $110 million in annual tax savings for county taxpayers […]

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