Posts tagged with "Oakhurst"

Oakhurst resident speaks out against Bayer bee mural

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 22, 2016

Deborah Palmer isn’t happy about a new mural that appeared in her Oakhurst neighborhood. The mural is part of the “Feed a Bee” public service announcement and depicts happy pictures of people, flowers and, of course, bees. It’s part of an initiative by Bayer, a company that’s been accused of creating a pesticide that’s killed off […]

Oakhurst will receive new mural as part of ‘Feed A Bee’ campaign

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 16, 2016

This story has been updated.  Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood is getting a new mural “filled with people, flowers and bees.” The mural is part of an initiative by Bayer, a company that’s been accused of creating a pesticide that’s killed off honeybee populations. “The mural is part of a ‘Feed A Bee’ Public Service Announcement,” a […]

Oakhurst Streetscape project awaits a few finishing touches

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 8, 2016

Decatur Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon said most of the big parts of the Oakhurst Streetscape project are complete. Now the project needs a few finishing touches. “There is an extensive punch list but the hard scape construction is generally complete,” Saxon said via email. “Georgia Power has finished installing street lights. Benches, litter containers […]

Dear Decaturish – Voices needed

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 29, 2016

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

Oakhurst rallies around mom who needs heart transplant

Posted by December 24, 2015

This story has been updated.  By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Harriett Grayson, a single mother, living in Oakhurst, has seen more than her fair share of health problems. Being diagnosed with systemic lupus, an autoimmune disease was a tough start. Finding out she would need a new heart changed her life. Shortly after giving birth […]

City remains quiet about plans for the Scottish Rite space

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 14, 2015

This March will mark two years since McGowan’s Oakhurst Pub closed, leaving a restaurant space at the Scottish Rite property vacant. There’s a deal in the works that would put another restaurant in its place, but the building’s new owner – the city of Decatur’s Downtown Development Authority – won’t say who it is, citing a confidentiality […]

Burglars take television sets, gaming system from Oakhurst home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 26, 2015

Decatur Police say that on Monday afternoon, Oct. 26, four young men broke into a home in Oakhurst and removed televisions, a tablet and a game system. Police responded to the call at 2 p.m. at a residence in the 300 block of 4th Avenue. The burglary had occurred about thirty minutes earlier. “The complainant […]

(PHOTOS) – Oakhurst Porchfest

Posted by October 18, 2015

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor Oakhurst pulled of a doozy of a festival on Sunday. The first Oakhurst Porchfest saw over 100 artists perform on front porches throughout the neighborhood as people strolled and biked through the streets to listen to the musicians play.

Oakhurst Porchfest this weekend

Posted by Dena Mellick October 15, 2015

More than 130 bands are expected to take part in the first Oakhurst Porchfest this Sunday. The festival, happening October 18 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. is being called “the largest organic, free-range, crowd-sourced music festival in the state of Georgia.” When a streetscape project scuttled plans for Oakhurst’s annual Arts and Music Festival, one resident […]

Family Dollar in Oakhurst will reopen as Dollar Tree on Sept. 30

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 2, 2015

Oakhurst’s Family Dollar store will soon reopen under a new name. An employee at the store confirmed to Decaturish that the Oakhurst Family Dollar will reopen as a Dollar Tree on Sept. 30. Signs have been posted around the store notifying customers of the change. It’s been more than a year in the offing. Dollar […]

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