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DeKalb County Schools has thousands of pending maintenance requests, records show

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 13, 2018

Laurel Ridge Elementary recently made news when parents pressured the DeKalb County School District to fix a heating problem that left students and teachers chilly inside their classrooms. But records provided by the district show there are more than 3,600 pending maintenance requests from the county’s schools. A district official says maintenance workers are working […]

Decatur, DeKalb and Atlanta schools plan two hour delay on Dec. 11 due to icy conditions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 10, 2018

This story has been updated. City Schools of Decatur, DeKalb County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools say classes will start two hours later than usual on Dec. 11 due to icy weather conditions. Here’s the full announcement from City Schools of Decatur: Governor Deal announced state offices will have a delayed start tomorrow morning due […]

How will Democratic sweep of DeKalb’s legislative delegation affect annexation and cityhood?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2018

This story has been updated.  There are no more Republicans in the DeKalb County delegation following a Democratic sweep in the Nov. 6 election. That means cityhood bills have lost their greatest champions, notably state Sen. Fran Millar, who lost his seat to Sally Harrell. Annexation, the process of expanding current city boundaries, is a […]

DeKalb County School District invites community to School Choice Expo

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 4, 2018

On Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12 to 2 p.m., the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) School Choice Department is hosting a School Choice Expo. All DCSD community members are encouraged to attend in order “to gain greater insight into the school choice process,” according to a recent press release. Attendees of all ages will get […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Santa Claus

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 4, 2018

He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good. He’s also the most famous guest   we’ve ever had on our Podcast. He goes by different names: Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle and Father Christmas. But you know him best as Santa Claus. The sponsor for this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shopping on Cyber Monday? Take these steps to protect your packages from thieves

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 26, 2018

While many people will be partaking in Cyber Monday, the hassle-free alternative to getting trampled on Black Friday, they need to proceed with caution. In recent years, Decatur Police have noticed an uptick in package thefts following Cyber Monday shopping. Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross provided the following tips to keep your stuff safe this year […]

Early voting in Dec. 4 runoff election begins today, Nov. 26

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 26, 2018

Early voting for the Dec. 4 runoff election begins today, Nov. 26. 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 – The race for […]

Editorial: There’s a runoff for Georgia Secretary of State and you need to vote in it

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 19, 2018

This story has been updated.  Now that gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has given her non-concession concession to governor-elect Brian Kemp, our attention should turn to the race to elect Kemp’s successor. But Democrats, understandably dejected by the loss, don’t seem to have the same passion for electing centrist Democrat John Barrow, who is running against […]

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