Posts tagged with "Atlanta"

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: A Backstory Show in Atlanta

Posted by Guest May 23, 2018

Join us for a special evening with Larry Smith, founder of the Six-Word Memoir Project ( and its bestselling book series. “Six Words Fresh Off the Boat” focuses on stories of immigration, identity, and coming to America. The Carter Library’s six words about this collection: “It could not be more timely.” This event is free […]

Biz Bits: Vivid Boutique on the move; Jamba Juice sign installed

Posted by Dena Mellick February 11, 2016

Your latest area business news… Vivid Boutique in Decatur is moving, but not far. The jewelry, stationary, and gift shop is closing its location next to Starbucks at 133 E. Court Square and is moving to to 308 West Ponce de Leon Ave. near Cafe Lily. The owners tell Decaturish that no date has been […]

Decatur Police: No fireworks complaints over July 4th weekend

Posted by Dena Mellick July 8, 2015

This was the first Fourth of July with a new law in effect that allows the sale and use of consumer fireworks. In Atlanta, there were 155 fireworks-related complaints and one arrest in the city over the holiday weekend, according to a Creative Loafing report. But within the city of Decatur, police say there were no major […]

Rep. Oliver preps bill for APS/DeKalb Schools contract

Posted by March 21, 2015

By Dena Mellick, contributor Decaturish has learned Georgia House Representative Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, will soon file a bill to allow Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to contract with the DeKalb County School System if an annexation goes through. In an email, Rep. Oliver told Decaturish she anticipates filing the bill Monday. She said it would provide […]

DeKalb School Board member responds to annexation involvement allegations

Posted by March 20, 2015

This story has been updated. By Dena Mellick DeKalb County School Board member Marshall Orson is responding to a report by CBS 46 news that said he has allegedly been secretly supporting Atlanta annexation. He told Decaturish the report was “misleading and incomplete.” The CBS 46 report said Orson had met multiple times with annexation advocates, and now Rep. […]

Atlanta Police ask for help identifying bank robber

Posted by March 18, 2015

Atlanta Police say the man pictured here robbed a bank Wednesday, and they need the public’s help identifying him. Officers say just before noon the man walked into the SunTrust bank on 740 W. Peachtree St. and presented a note demanding money. APD said he got away with an undetermined amount of cash and changed clothes in […]

Atlanta voters approve $250 million bond referendum

Posted by March 18, 2015

City of Atlanta voters have approved the $250 million infrastructure bond referendum, although results from the Fulton County Elections Office show turnout was extremely low.Only 20,762 people cast ballots yesterday, but more than 88 percent of those were in favor of the bonds. The bonds will pay for repair and upgrades to bridges, roads, sidewalks, […]

Voting Today: Avondale mayoral election, Atlanta bond package

Posted by March 17, 2015

There are two important voting opportunities Tuesday: one for residents of Avondale Estates and one for Atlanta citizens. Avondale Estates A special mayoral election is being held Tuesday for the City of Avondale Estates. Five candidates are running for the position which only lasts until December 31. The city says the mayor’s seat will be up […]

MARTA bags better interest rate in bond reissue

Posted by March 12, 2015

MARTA’s Board of Directors has given the go-ahead to a $90.3 million bond refunding that it says will lower borrowing costs and save nearly $6 million in future interest payments. In a news release, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority said it is locking in a 2.3% interest rate with Wells Fargo. The current interest rate for […]

Multi-million dollar CSD office project passes major hurdles

Posted by October 9, 2013

A new $5.9 million office and community building cleared all major construction hurdles and will be ready for its slated May 2014 opening, architects assured school board members at Tuesday’s public meeting. Despite an accelerated schedule, lead architect Andrew Rutledge assured officials the Beacon Municipal Center will open by May 1, giving City Schools of Decatur […]

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