Posts filed under "Tucker"

DeKalb under flash flood watch, rain projected through Aug. 16

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 2, 2018

The National Weather Service says that DeKalb County is currently under a flash flood watch, and the Weather Channel forecasts rain in our area through Aug. 16. There’s some storm related damage reported. There’s a tree down on McLendon Drive and numerous homes in Scottdale have lost power. The road is closed as of 11:45 […]

Voting: Am I registered in Georgia? If not, how do I register?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 2, 2018

This story has been updated.  A recent report by the Brennan Center For Justice found that Georgia has purged thousands of voters from its rolls and the rate of purges has increased. “Georgia purged twice as many voters — 1.5 million — between the 2012 and 2016 elections as it did between 2008 and 2012. […]

DeKalb County moves to prohibit contractors from using ‘binding arbitration’ with subs

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 2, 2018

DeKalb County Commissioners have adopted an ordinance that would prohibit county contractors from forcing subcontractors into binding arbitration clauses to ward off lawsuits. “Prior to the passage of this legislation, prime contractors were able to use their unequal bargaining power to force small businesses to sign away their right to pursue a claim in a […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks ‘more MARTA’ with MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2018

Jeffrey Parker was named the new CEO of MARTA in March of this year, succeeding Keith Parker, a man who was revered by many people in this city for the gains MARTA made under his watch. Jeff inherits a system that is considered an asset for economic development and has seen renewed public investment in […]

DeKalb Entertainment Commission hosting esports workshop this weekend

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 25, 2018

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission will host a workshop about esports this Saturday as a part of its series of entertainment classes and seminars. The workshop will introduce attendees to the idea of live streaming, shoutcasting and forming esports teams. Attendees will walk through the steps of setting up their own stream. Participants should plan to […]

Editor’s housekeeping note: Taking a week (?) off to clean this house

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 22, 2018

I would love to tell you that I’m taking a week off of work to do something I actually wanted to do. But I’d be lying. I’m actually taking the next week (hopefully not that long) off to do something I have neglected for about three years: cleaning the ever-loving crap out of this house. […]

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, […]

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 […]

DeKalb County State Court to host distracted driving program July 12

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 11, 2018

State Court Judge Kiesha R. Storey will host the Summer Teen Victim Impact Program (TVIP) presentation on Thursday, July 12, according to a county press release. The TVIP presentations take place quarterly for teen and young adult drivers charged with offenses including high speeding tickets, texting while driving or causing an accident by violating the rules […]

Tucker Brewing Company newest addition to Atlanta’s beer scene

Posted by July 9, 2018

By Heather Karellas, contributor  A new brewery has made its debut in Atlanta. Tucker Brewing Company was established in 2017 and opened its doors to the public last month. Founded by brother and sister duo Ryan Chapman and Ashley Hubbard, the company promises, “German-style beer, southern roots.” Tucker Brewing Company’s story began in 2016 when Chapman […]

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