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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 […]

Decatur’s upcoming Friday Bike Ride theme is Ride Like a Pirate

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 14, 2018

This Friday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m., come out to Decatur’s ARRRRgust Third Friday Bike Ride. August’s theme is “Ride Like a Pirate.” The bike ride will be 6 miles, at a social pace, through neighborhoods around the city, followed by refreshments. Participants are required to wear helmets and encouraged to wear pirate attire. Those […]

Georgia Book & Paper Fair to return to Decatur Book Festival this year

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 14, 2018

The Decatur Book Festival is coming up on Labor Day Weekend. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 1 as well as 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept 2, all of the public is invited to this free event. This year, the Georgia Book & Paper Fair is back. Brought to the festival […]

Dear Decaturish – Monument removal not the answer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 13, 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 […]

DeKalb County working with MARTA, ARC on transit master plan

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 13, 2018

  There’s a new effort underway to comprehensively address transit in DeKalb County. The county government is working on a Transit Master Plan with MARTA and the Atlanta Regional Commission. “The Transit Master Plan will identify fiscally sensible transit improvements that address the mobility needs of all of our residents,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond […]

City of Decatur replacing solar-powered crossing signals near Agnes Scott

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 13, 2018

The city is replacing two solar-powered crossing beacons near Agnes Scott starting Tuesday,  Aug. 14. The work will take approximately one week. Beacons are located at East College Avenue at Agnes Scott College and on South Candler Street at East Dougherty Street. “The existing beacons were solar-powered and have not proven dependable due to the large […]

Decatur Schools initial enrollment for 2018-2019 a little below projected enrollment

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 13, 2018

A report for City Schools of Decatur shows that enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is still growing but isn’t matching the earlier projection of district officials. A report produced in June 2018 projected the total CSD enrollment at 5,792 for this school year. That was the district’s projection. Dejong Richter, a firm hired by CSD, […]

One year later: Candlelight vigil on the Decatur Square marks anniversary of Charlottesville

Posted by August 13, 2018

By Gabriel Owens, contributor  Over 50 Decatur residents gathered on Decatur Square Sunday evening to hold a candlelight vigil in remembrance of a vehicular attack that left one dead and injured over a dozen others in Charlottesville, Va., last year. A coalition of organizations from Decatur and Atlanta, including Indivisible Georgia, Hate Free Decatur, Black […]

(PHOTOS) 2018 Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival

Posted by August 11, 2018

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor  For the past 18 years, Decatur has brought together some of Atlanta’s favorite things: barbeque, blues and bluegrass. This year is no different. The Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival, held Aug. 11, brought out the neighborhood to enjoy ribs, chicken, pulled pork, live music and more.     Subscribe to our […]

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