Posts tagged with "Druid Hills"

Open Streets Emory Village to have circus performers, dog contest

Posted by Dena Mellick September 8, 2015

Emory Village, adjacent to the campus of Emory University, will host the third annual Open Streets DeKalb in Druid Hills on Sunday, September 20. The free, circus-themed event will include bands, drummers, a bouncy house, a waterslide, a climbing wall, and for the first time, a dog contest. Though this is the third year for the festival, […]

Map connected to Atlanta annexation bill released

Posted by March 12, 2015

This story has been updated. We are getting a look at the Atlanta annexation map attached to House Bill 586, the annexation bill filed by State Rep. Pat Gardner (D) Atlanta. In a press release, State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur said, “My constituents in the 82nd House district have clearly stated a wish to vote […]

Atlanta annexation bill filed, includes Druid Hills

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 11, 2015

This story has been updated.  State Rep. Pat Gardner, D-Atlanta, has filed two annexation bills for the city of Atlanta, including a bill that would call for a referendum on annexing the Druid Hills community. Gardner filed the bills on March 10. The Atlanta annexation bill might need some more clarity. While the original annexation […]

Oakdale Road closures announced due to filming in Druid Hills

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 4, 2015

The Druid Hills Civic Association says that portions of Oakdale Road will be closed over the next few days for filming. Jenny McGuigan with the Civic Association said she believes the production in question is “Devious Maids,” a television drama that runs on the Lifetime network. The synopsis is, “Four Latina maids with ambition and […]

Window closing on annexation, cityhood legislation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 19, 2015

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County residents spent a great deal of time during the fall trying to make sense of proposals that would expand and create new cities. Whether those proposals move forward or not is up to the state Legislature. As of today, which is Day 18 of the 40 day legislative […]

DeKalb County superintendent meets with Druid Hills Charter Cluster members

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 6, 2015

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond may be having second thoughts about the idea of creating a Druid Hills Charter Cluster. School system spokesperson Quinn Hudson informed Decaturish on Friday that Thurmond recently met with representatives from the charter cluster group at Thurmond’s request. Hudson said the meeting lasted about […]

Thread the needle: School Board member offers solution to keep Druid Hills cluster intact

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 8, 2015

Compromises are rare birds in the woods of the annexation and cityhood debate in DeKalb County. But there may have been a sighting during an annexation meeting held at Druid Hills High School on Thursday, Jan. 8. Numerous proposals would make most of unincorporated DeKalb County part of some city. There are proposals for allowing residents […]

Avondale releases statement on Atlanta annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 19, 2014

The city of Avondale Estates told residents via email on Dec. 19 that city officials are closely watching a proposal to annex the Druid Hills Neighborhood into the city of Atlanta. That annexation, proposed by a group called Together in Atlanta, would encompass areas around Briar Vista and Fernbank elementary schools. The annexation would also […]

DeKalb County Schools releases annexation report

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 9, 2014

One of the questions raised by a proposal to annex three DeKalb County Schools into the city of Atlanta is what it would do to the students at the other schools that feed into it. The proposal from Together In Atlanta would call for a referendum on annexing the neighborhoods around Briar Vista Elementary, Fernbank […]

Atlanta City Council talks annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2014

The Atlanta Journal Constitution got other members of Atlanta’s City Council to weigh in on annexing more territory into the city. It’s well known that residents of the Druid Hills neighborhood, under the banner of Together in Atlanta, want to annex into the city to get away from DeKalb County Schools. According to the AJC, […]

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