Posts tagged with "GA"

Let’s gather – Decatur will hold budget meeting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 19, 2014

If you’re interested in how the city’s budget works, there’s a meeting you should attend. City of Decatur will hold a Community Budget Gathering on Tuesday, May 20, at 7 pm at Decatur City Hall, located at 509 N. McDonough Street. The city is currently preparing its Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which begins July 1. Commissioners […]

Decatur Schools – BOE approves stipend, budget

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2014

The Decatur School Board on May 13 voted to resume the practice of paying board members a $50 per meeting stipend. All board members voted to restore the stipends, except for Garrett Goebel, who abstained. Goebel said he would not accept payments. “I really honestly feel that this is a public service and when I say […]

Moving on – Mama Bath + Body heads to Avondale

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 13, 2014

A local business will soon leave Decatur and open up shop in Avondale Estates. Mama Bath + Body announced on May 13 that it will leave the location it opened in 2009 and head to Tudor Village in Avondale, the building that contains the old Towne Cinema. Additionally, the retailer will also open a location at Old Fourth Ward’s Krog […]

Coming back – MARBAR reopens this month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 12, 2014

A local restaurant is reopening its doors after a five month hiatus. MARBAR is scheduled to reopen on May 21 at 314 East Howard Avenue in Decatur, Ga. Spokesperson Michele DeHaven said, “They closed right after Christmas for some restructuring, focusing on service and refining the menu.” Part of that restructuring includes a new consulting […]

The weekend – May 10, 2014

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 9, 2014

Here are events happening around our community the weekend of May 10, 2014. Events information comes from the city of Decatur website, the city of Avondale Estates newsletter and reader submissions. Send your event announcements to Please include a time, address and cost of attendance. There will be a “Jack’s Rabbit Run in Avondale […]

Decatur School Board considers paying itself

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 7, 2014

Members of the Decatur School Board  are considering paying themselves $550 per member for meeting 11 times between January and June. City Schools of Decatur spokesperson Courtney Burnett said for the last few years Decatur School Board members elected not to receive the stipend because of budget tightening. The board members do not receive a salary for their […]

Ermahgerd! – ‘Goosebumps’ filmed at cemetery

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 6, 2014

Film crews are finishing up a shoot in the Decatur Cemetery. Katie Abel, the city of Decatur’s special events coordinator, said Tuesday, “The project is a film version of the children’s book series, ‘Goosebumps.’ They wrap filming at the end of tonight.” Resident Chris Billingsley sent these photos from the shoot. Decaturish asked Abel what […]

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 […]

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