Posts filed under "Tucker"

Convicted felon sentenced for robbing Tucker Waffle House, shooting at officers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 19, 2018

A convicted felon will be spending the next 25 years in prison after being convicted of robbing a Tucker Waffle House and then shooting at DeKalb County Police Officers. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said  Jason Philpot, a 10-time convicted felon, entered the Tucker Waffle House on Sept. 30, 2014. “Philpot and his accomplice entered the […]

LifeLine Animal Project offering Black Friday promotion to find animals homes

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 19, 2018

This year for Black Friday, LifeLine Animal Project is offering an #AdoptDontShop promotion of free adoptions all weekend, starting on Friday, Nov. 23 and lasting through Monday, Nov. 26. Each LifeLine shelter is participating, and all animals qualify for free adoption, aiming to adopt 350 pets to homes. In addition, “spay/neuter, microchip and vaccines – […]

DeKalb County holding a recount of absentee ballots

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 12, 2018

The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections has announced a recount of absentee ballots set for Nov. 13 at 8 a.m. When asked for the reason for the recount, a county spokesperson told Decaturish, “We are recounting absentee ballots in an abundance of caution.” The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on Monday that interim Secretary of […]

Report: Lawsuit created a shortage of voting machines in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

A report by the Atlanta Journal Constitution provides an explanation for some of the long lines at the polls in DeKalb County on Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to the AJC, “The machines were sequestered by local officials because of an ongoing federal lawsuit that argues Georgia’s electronic voting machines could be hacked or tampered with.” The other counties affected […]

Decaturish Podcast: Who won and who lost in the 2018 midterm election, and what does it mean?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

Note: Decaturish apologizes for some of the technical issues present in this Podcast. We were trying a new recording set up for the first time and it didn’t execute as well as we’d hoped. We will do better next time.  The Nov. 6 election is in the books and  while not every contest is settled […]

Voters report problems at the polls on Election Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

Decaturish has received numerous tips about potential problems at the polls today, Nov. 6. The midterm elections are expected to generate a high turnout and millions already have voted early. People going to the polls today have reported long lines, fewer voting machines than previous years and, in at least one instance, a voter said […]

Another raccoon tests positive for rabies in DeKalb County, 13th this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

DeKalb County reports that a raccoon captured around the 600 block of Farrar Court in Decatur tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was captured on Oct. 30. This is the 13 case of rabies discovered this year, the county says. “This year, there have been 13 positive raccoon rabies incidents in the county including Dunwoody, […]

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Here’s what you need to know

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2018

The big day has finally arrived and if you aren’t one of the 2 million Georgia voters who have already cast your ballot in the midterm elections, Tuesday, Nov. 6, is your last chance to vote. If you’re planning on heading to the polls tomorrow (you should plan on it), here’s what you need to […]

Friday, Nov. 2, is the last day to early vote

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 2, 2018

If you haven’t voted in the Nov. 6 elections and you want to vote before Election Day, this is your last chance. Early voting ends today, Friday, Nov. 2. The county’s early voting locations and dates are as follows: Voter Registration & Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, Ga. 30032:  Monday – Friday, […]

Biz Bits: New primary care business opens in Tucker, music school opening in Oakhurst

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 1, 2018

Here’s a quick look at business news in our community. – Iora Primary Care has opened a new practice on Hugh Howell Road in Tucker, next to Publix. “Iora is a doctor’s office for adults on Medicare that invests in relationships with people to help them live happier and healthier,” a press release from the company […]

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