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Jones wins school board seat in Decatur’s only contested election

Posted by November 5, 2013

Lewis Jones will take the District 1, Post A seat on the Decatur School Board now held by Marc Wisniewski, the board chairman, who decided not to seek re-election. With all precincts reporting, Jones received 52.48 percent of the vote to edge Mark Arnold. Jones got 793 votes, Arnold 718. Jones was not immediately available […]

October arrest roundup

Posted by November 4, 2013

All information provided by Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross. Man contacts police after he breaks government TV A local man approached an officer on a routine traffic stop complaining a Decatur Active Living Department employee was following him. When the office asked the man why he was being followed, the man said, “I broke their […]

Lisa Marie Presley Plays At Eddie’s Attic Nov. 10

Posted by October 28, 2013

Lisa Marie Presley has known Kings. She is the daughter of the King of Rock n’ Roll (Elvis Presley) as well as the former wife of the King of Pop (Michael Jackson). And she comes to Decatur next month. Presley will perform two shows Sunday, Nov. 10, at Eddie’s Attic. Tickets are $28 in advance […]

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 […]

2 Burglaries, 1 Attempted Burlglary in Decatur on Sunday

Posted by September 30, 2013

The bad guys seem to have reappeared in Decatur. On Sunday morning, police investigated two residential burglaries and one attempted burglary on the southside of town. The burglars were bold. The residents were home when the break-ins happened and in one case, the burglars came inside and ripped a flat-screen television set from the mounting […]

Mumford and Sons show hopeful sign of things to come

Posted by September 12, 2013

I’ve never heard an outdoor crowd louder than it was during the climax of British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait.” Mumford’s crowd was louder than when Passion Pit played their summer hit “Take a Walk” at Centennial Olympic Park during the Party in the Park back on May 15. It beat the time […]

On the Horizon; Good Weekend Eating at Decatur Cemetery

Posted by September 6, 2013

Steinbeck’s and Leon’s Full Service – and a supporting cast that reads like the who’s who of the area’s food scene – are showcasing their locally sourced, fresh dishes Saturday night at the Decatur Cemetery. The event, an outdoor dinner party, promises live music and adult beverages in addition to the chefs’ creations. The event […]

VIDEO: Labor Day Weekend Rages on For Victory Sandwich Bar Employees

Posted by September 3, 2013

A holiday weekend doesn’t always mean a day off in this day and age. More places are open, more people are working. Labor Day seems like less of a big deal than when I was growing up. I wondered about why that is? Schools start before Labor Day here in the south, so there’s less […]

WalMart weighs in, doubts Good Growth Dekalb will halt Suburban Plaza development

Posted by August 30, 2013

For WalMart, it seemed like the perfect place to put a new store. An urban isthmus of high profile frontage on two busy Decatur crossroads. But after plans to build a Walmart Supercenter at the Selig Enterprises owned Suburban Plaza went pubic in the fall of 2011, grassroots groups such as Good Growth Dekalb have […]

Alarm blares, annoys pedestrian journalist at Chick-Fil-A

Posted by August 25, 2013

Chick-Fil-A restaurants aren’t open on Sundays, so apparently they need serious alarm technology to thwart break-in attempts. Tonight, sirens wailed and the words “burglar, burglar” blared over and over from a loudspeaker at the restaurant. A Decatur Police officer circled the building on foot, peering into windows before driving away in her patrol car. It […]

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