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CSD and DEF Holding Backpack & School Supplies Drive

July 20, 2017 - 10:32am
From the Decatur Education Foundation Facebook page… Did you know that last school year, 80 CSD students were identified as homeless? In addition, there are approximately 700 students in our district who receive free and reduced meals. Many of these students, who range in ages from 4-18, will not be able to afford the required […]

Savi Provisions New Decatur Location Will Have Separate Liquor Store

July 19, 2017 - 11:31am
The City Commission granted both a beer and wine and a distilled spirits liquor license to Paul Nair, the owner of Savi Provisions, this past Monday night.  As previously reported, Nair is planning to open a Savi Provisions in the former Cooks Warehouse space downtown. With the application, we got a bit more info on […]

Eye on the Street

July 18, 2017 - 10:08am
Sycamore Street, Decatur GA (pic courtesy of DM)

Strum, Thump, Croon and Twang! Oakhurst Porchfest Registration Now Open

July 17, 2017 - 9:00am
Hoo-boy. Here we go. The 2017 installment of the Oakhurst Porchfest, Georgia’s largest organic free-range crowd-sourced music festival, gets officially underway today. Host and performer registrations are now open. Performers, head this way. Porch hosts, go here. Expect an encore of all the things you’ve come to love. Still on a Saturday (October 14). Still […]

Free-For-All Friday 7/14/17

July 14, 2017 - 8:20am
Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.

Eye on the Street

July 13, 2017 - 12:05pm
Clairemont Ave, Decatur GA (pic submitted by Hal) And here’s a little background on this pic courtesy of Hal: “the city comes out a few times a year to fix the school sign on Clairemont.  Within a few weeks, a truck always clips off the bottom flashing light.”

Decatur Awarded Low Interest Loan To Acquire United Methodist Children’s Home Land

July 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
The City of Decatur sent along this press release from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority… The City of Decatur Public Facilities Authority was awarded an $11,452,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) executive committee. The loan will finance the acquisition of 22.08 acres of land as part of […]

Butter & Cream Wins AJC’s “Best Ice Cream in Atlanta” Poll

July 12, 2017 - 8:06am
If you find that the Butter & Cream line is a bit longer than usual this week, this could be the reason! The local Decatur ice cream spot just won the title for the AJC’s “Best Ice Cream in Atlanta”, beating out national chain Jeni’s, – which, incidentally, has multiple locations around Atlanta. With 53 […]

At Long Last! Final Paving Work Begins on East Howard, N. Candler and Barry St

July 10, 2017 - 5:18pm
Huzzah! I bet this news will make a lot of local residents and business owners happy. The impact The final stage of work on Phase 2 of the Downtown Decatur Storm Drainage Improvements project is expected to start on Wednesday, July 12. This includes milling, rebuilding, and repaving the streets in the project area, including […]

Eye on the School

July 10, 2017 - 12:03pm
Renfroe Middle School, Decatur GA (pic courtesy of Tim)

Decatur Orange Kitten Ready for Adoption

July 9, 2017 - 12:11pm
Susan is looking for a permanent home for this cute orange kitten living in Decatur… Tigger has been posted on Petfinder for weeks but with kitten season in high gear, hasn’t found his future family yet. He started life in an apartment complex parking lot, but is now with a foster family in Decatur. He’s […]

At Home: Atlanta Affordability Initiatives Recognized, National Home Affordability Drops & Grocery Proximity Boosts Values

July 9, 2017 - 10:29am
Photo by Colordrunk Designs – via Houzz Atlanta Applauded for Taking Steps Toward Greater Affordability Amid “Shortfall” [Curbed] U.S Homes are the Least Affordable Since 2008 [Atlanta Agent Magazine] July Seasonal Gardening Calendar [Walter Reeves] The Butler’s Pantry is Back in Style [Realtor Mag] Once Run-Down Craftsman, a Block from Piedmont Park, Was Lovingly Restored […]

Free-For-All Friday 7/7/17

July 7, 2017 - 8:47am
Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.

Eye on the Street

July 6, 2017 - 9:47am
West Trinity & Commerce Drive, Decatur GA (pic courtesy of Steve)

Eye on the Street

July 4, 2017 - 3:15pm
West Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur GA (pic courtesy of Erin)

At Home: July To-Dos, May Market Snapshot & Intense Competition for Atlanta Homebuyers

July 2, 2017 - 8:39am
Photo by Banks Design Associates, LTD & Simply Home – via Houzz To-Dos: Your July Home Checklist [Houzz] Atlanta Real Estate Market Snapshot – May 2017 [ARA] Atlanta is Top 10 Market for Homeowners Chained to Starter Homes [Curbed] What Percent of Income are Buyers Spending on Mortgages [Inman] Music, Heirlooms Inspire Decatur Craftsman’s Decor […]

Free-For-All Friday 6/30/17

June 30, 2017 - 7:57am
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Decatur Community Transportation Plan Update Coming

June 29, 2017 - 2:46pm
I’m pretty jazzed that this is coming up again soon.  I was just thinking about my old roundabout idea the other day!  I can’t believe it’s been 10 years.  From the AJC… Decatur has recently hired a consultant to provide master planning services for updating the community transportation plan. Community input meetings should begin in […]

Eye on the Street

June 28, 2017 - 11:32am
West College Avenue, Decatur GA  (pic courtesy of DM)

Check Out and Provide Feedback on Concepts To “Transform West Howard Avenue”

June 27, 2017 - 3:35pm
Decatur residents have just a few more days – June 30th! – to provide online feedback on the city’s concepts to “Reimagine West Howard Avenue”.  Click here to do so on Open City Hall.  331 of your neighbors have already done so! (as of the time of publication) Here’s the city’s summary from Open City Hall […]