Tattoo shop gives Decatur mobile memories


Kingdom Tattoo in Decatur held its second annual Kustom Kulture car and bike show Oct. 16 featuring customized cars and vintage bikes. Shop owner Ryan Weaver, who came up with the car show concept last year, said the event gives Decatur residents something to look forward to. “I just love custom cars and custom bikes. […]

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City of Decatur sets new record for walk, roll to school day


The city of Decatur is known for local officials’ efforts to create a more walkable and bike-friendly community and on Oct. 5 for International Walk and Roll Day, the efforts seemed to pay off. Decatur broke its own participation record on International Walk and Roll Day with a total of 2,357 children walking or biking […]

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Local police, fire officials respond to Lee May policy

DeKalb Professional Firefighters and DeKalb’s Fraternal Order of Police issued statements opposing Interim CEO Lee May’s policy regarding use of staff.

Two DeKalb County associations responded to Interim CEO Lee May’s new policy on guidelines for use of staff support. May issued an executive order Sept. 27 requesting county commissioners seek approval before using county staff outside of their district. “The ICEO has directed staff to support individual commissioners and or their staff only when conducting […]

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DeKalb residents furious over high bills

DeKalb County resident Joe Arrington said his water bills have increased 300 percent in the last 18 months.

With $1,000 to $2,000 and even $5,000 water bills, DeKalb County residents filled the Maloof Auditorium in downtown Decatur to express discontent over “unreasonably” high water bills during a town hall meeting. More than 100 residents packed the auditorium, some carrying signs and a few with high water bills stapled on their shirts. DeKalb’s COO […]

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Dip in Georgia’s jobless rate shows positive trend for DeKalb County

DeKalb County’s employment office. In August, Georgia’s jobless rate dropped below 5 percent, according to the state’s Department of Labor.

In August, Georgia’s jobless rate dropped to below 5 percent, according to the state’s Department of Labor. The Peach State’s dip in jobless rate is a positive sign for bringing back jobs to DeKalb County, one local official said. For the first time in almost 10 years, Georgia’s jobless rate matches the national average at […]

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Church holds annual blessing of the animals


  Dogs, cats, goats and even worms, were blessed at the annual blessing of the animals at Columbia Presbyterian Church. On Oct. 1, nearly a dozen pets, accompanied by their owners, were blessed by Columbia Presbyterian’s Pastor Tom Hagood. The church has conducted the ritual for nearly a decade. The blessing of the animals tradition, […]

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DeKalb County police hiring officers


Currently, the DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) is hiring for three police officer positions and two E911 operator positions, according to department officials. DKPD is actively filling police positions for the department’s next academy which starts on Dec. 5, said DKPD Background and Recruiting Officer Lonzy Robertson. Starting salary for an officer with no degree […]

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Porter Road community trying to save ‘historic’ area

Lovely Porter, 86, Louise Porter Mosley, 78 and Dorothy Porter, 83, look over old family photos and articles about the Porter Road community.

With new developments popping up across DeKalb County, some residents of one community are fighting to maintain its area and history. In a small community off Porter Road, residents say their quaint area is filled with history, which is why some are urging DeKalb’s Historic Preservation Commission to save the area from developers by recognizing […]

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