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McDonough and College Ave, Decatur GA (pic submitted by Al)
Laura writes in… Found this dog (shih tzu?) at corner of S McDonough and W Hill at 4pm Wednesday. Male, well groomed, blue collar, no tags. [Update: no chip either] Contact Laura at 404.316.1431.
Last night’s pop-up storm was quite a doozy, huh? Teresa sends in this pic and writes that this tree took down power lines last night and that the neighborhood was without power from 12a-7a this morning. Wondering where Maediris and Harold Bryd are located? HERE!
Here’s the official report from Decatur PD: On Wednesday May 22, 2013 the Decatur Police Department investigated a traffic collision involving a MARTA bus and CSX train. The incident occurred at approximately 6:22 a.m. at the North McDonough Street railroad crossing. The bus driver stated the bus became “stuck” while crossing the railroad tracks. The bus was struck by [...]
The City Schools of Decatur sent around this traffic notice from the Decatur Police Department… Due to the accident this morning in involving a Marta bus and a CSX train, the intersections of North McDonough Street at West Howard Avenue and South McDonough Street and West College Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic for [...]
Commerce Drive, Decatur GA (pic courtesy of Gwyneth)
As part of the Decatur Arts Festival’s Art Walk this Friday, Little Shop of Stories is hosting a silent art auction to benefit On The Same Page, our city’s community-wide reading initiative. Work by six great illustrators of children’s books will be up for bid from 5 to 9pm: Peter Brown, James Dean, Tony [...]
From the AJC… Most metro Atlanta school districts saw improved graduation rates in 2012. At 91.41 percent, Decatur City Schools has the best graduation rate among the 15 metro Atlanta districts, with Atlanta Public Schools, at 50.87 percent, bringing up the rear. APS was one of three metro Atlanta districts — Clayton (53.61 percent) and [...]
11Alive reports this morning that a MARTA bus has hit by a freight train at the McDonough crossing in Decatur this morning. According to the report, witnesses say the bus got stuck on the tracks prior to being hit. The report on television says that no one was hurt. But obviously expect delays around that [...]
Church Street, Decatur GA (pic courtesy of BryanA) Read all about this free piece of art and one man’s hunt last Saturday HERE!
Cara sends along MARTA’s official response to our May 9th posting regarding the Clifton Corridor proposal which would basically bypass Decatur entirely… MARTA Continues to Review Transit Expansion Plans for Clifton Corridor Community Encouraged to Continue Providing Input On May 9, 2013, a posting on Decatur Metro discussed MARTA’s ongoing work with the community to [...]
Malika writes in… My name is Malika Whitley, I’d be so appreciative if you could post an alert for Charlotte–she’s been missing since Saturday morning when she ran down N. Decatur Rd. towards Clairmont Rd. (Her home is between Clairmont and Scott Blvd.) We’ve searched the neighborhood and posted flyers, maybe someone here will [...]
Decatur High graduation is this coming Friday. Macarolina writes in… Graduation time makes me think of the great teachers who have touched my life. Perhaps a post asking readers about their most impactful teachers would be timely? Great photo of graduation scarecrow at Green Street off S. Candler courtesy of Leslie
From the Staff Report for tonight’s Decatur City Commission Meeting… YMCA, Inc. wishes to modify the existing master site plan to build a roughly 3,500 square foot addition onto the building and expand the current parking lot to add 56 new parking spaces. The new building will have approximately 51,000 square feet of gross floor area. They propose [...]
Included on the agenda for tonight’s Commission Meeting, a liquor license application for the Kimball House and applicant Miles A. Macquarrie, which states that the anticipated opening date is August 1st. Back in April, we reported that the build-out would take approximately 4 months, so this really isn’t new news, but hey, everyone likes a date! [...]
On the docket for tonight’s Decatur City Commission meeting, approving “traffic calming improvements” to the neighborhood surrounding the pending 315 West Ponce de Leon Ave development. According to Asst. City Manager David Junger,Show More Summary
Joel writes in and includes the photo above… The cat you see in the attached picture is called Waylon. He and his “brother”, called Smoke, have been hanging out on our back porch for some days now, and appeared a bit thin and ravenously hungry at first. The phone number on their tags is a [...]
Playing petanque in front of 315 West Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur GA (pic submitted by Neil)
This is interesting. From The Decatur Minute… On May 2 the Decatur Police Department implemented a crosswalk education and enforcement activity between 11:25 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at four crosswalks located in the city: Church Street at E. Trinity Place, Sycamore Street at N. Candler Street, Church Street at Sycamore Street, and 300 block of [...]
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