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Decatur, GA
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Click on the bar below to hear 30 seconds (slightly amplified) of the Decatur, GA fireworks from almost exactly a mile away (to the northeast, at about 60 degrees from North), in the Decatur Heights neighborhood on Sycamore Drive. 2012-07-05 091207.mp3 DecaturGA fireworks 30sec You'll hear some reflection of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at Greater Decatur
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It's a tough job, which doesn't get the respect and appreciation it deserves. Continue reading
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David Johns, 55, of 956 Sycamore Drive (in unincorporated DeKalb County just north of Decatur), was found dead around 2:30PM Friday afternoon, 5/11/2012. He had not shown up for work Thursday or Friday. Police say there were signs of trauma, but no signs of forceable entry. The Decatur Heights Neighborhood... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Greater Decatur
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Johns. For those reading this who are not familiar with the area, a map is at the end of this post. If you read or hear anything... Continue reading
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For a couple of years, beginning September 2008, several Atlanta ladies (Maigh, Tessa, and others) organized a tweetup of Atlanta tweeters on a monthly (more or less) basis. The hashtag was #ATLtweet (or #AtlTweet). It was the first online social networking event (meaning a physical meeting of those who normally... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2012 at Dave Kell
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This was taken Wednesday, 4/25/2012. About a half dozen "STOP WAL-MART" signs can be seen here and there were a half dozen or more signs not far to the south of the intersection on Sycamore Drive. The signs are more... Continue reading
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Dr. Jerome Coursi's new book "The Great Oil Conspiracy" says German chemists during WWII, tasked with finding sources of oil to continue the war, unlocked the formulas for how oil is created deep in the Earth and comes up through fissures. [This is different than liquefying coal, which they also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at Dave Kell
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Deanne arranged a mini-seminar on crime prevention for neighbors in the Decatur Heights neighborhood of Decatur, GA from 10:30 to 11:30 on Saturday, 4/21/2012. More in the continuation Deputy Chief Keith Lee of the Decatur Police Department reviewed recent crime... Continue reading
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Bill Clinton offers some advice to those investigating the Secret Service Scandal (click on the bar to hear the one-minute recording - slightly truncated at the start) Bill Clinton Rule As heard on Rush 4/20/2012. (Couldn't find a link at the Rush website, or I would have simply linked to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at Dave Kell
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Rainbows are fleeting, and you can't predict where they will show up. But, we can sometimes capture images of them. I caught this while sitting on the deck at Steinbeck's. I assume it could be seen from many parts of Greater Decatur, GA. It's unfiltered, as seen by the naked... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at Dave Kell
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Skyline Views reports Your DeKalb Farmers Market plans to QUADRUPLE in size, to 718 sq. ft. The Decatur-Avondale Patch shared the above link. I believe YDFM owns all the land currently covered by trees. Continue reading
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Posted on the DH Google Group by Deanne: Note: If you want to visit the links, go to the post at the DH Google Group (linked above), as the above is a static image. Continue reading
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Here's the crime which shows up on CrimeReports.com as of 10AM, 4/12/2012 There's also a neighbor report of a vehicle break-in on Pinehurst either the evening of 4/7 or early Easter Sunday morning. We now have an active neighborhood watch,... Continue reading
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The plastic bags have come off the stop signs and advance warning signs on Sycamore at Grove, yesterday or the day before. Drivers seem to be adjusting to them. [I didn't see any vehicle slam on brakes during the few... Continue reading
BREAKING NEWS The Brewehouse of Avondale Estates will close at the end of the April, 2012. The doors will be locked. The latest in a string of name changes for what was formerly the "James Joyce" will be "CLOSED." Some employees will transfer to the Brewhouse in Little Five Points. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Greater Decatur
Determining is Zimmerman is guilty of a crime in shooting Trayvon Martin may come down to determine who is yelling for help on the recording of the 911 call Zimmerman made. Here's what Mark Strassman of CBS said on CBS This Morning on Thursday, 3/29/2012 (click on the bar): ZimmermanTapeMarkStrassmanCBS20120329... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at Dave Kell
Andrew Wordes fought the City of Roswell, GA (a suburb of Atlanta) over his right to raise chickens on his property, beginning in May, 2009, earning the moniker "the Chicken Man." At one time, he had nearly 200 chickens. His problems escalated. Flooding added to his woes. In late February,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Dave Kell
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As most reading this know, our neighborhood has, for some time, been pursuing every possible means to make our streets (especially our main street, Sycamore Drive) safer for our neighbors and guests. Neighbors (led by a DHNA drive) petitioned the... Continue reading
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In the 1/24 DHNA meeting, Peggy and Fred suggested we look at two examples of neighborhood organization in Decatur, which are at opposite extremes in terms of formality. Oakhurst Neighborhood Association (ONA) is very formal. It has elected officers, registered... Continue reading
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Dave Kell presented the proposal for DHNA structure/organization in the continuation during the open discussion segment of the 1/24/2012 DHNA meeting. It's intended only as a starting point for discussion. You're encouraged to shoot at it and proposealternatives. The discussion... Continue reading
From the Decatur-Avondale Patch: "A group ... plans to meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, under the banner, "Good Growth DeKalb: Suburban Plaza," at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, according to an email sent to residents in the Decatur Heights neighborhood. The meeting... Continue reading
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The January meeting of the Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association (DHNA) will be 7-8:30PM Tuesday, 1/24 in the Community Room (right door, near the gym) of the Church at Decatur Heights. Here's the agenda, as posted in the Neighborhood Google Group... Continue reading
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The January 2012 DHNA Newsletter is in the continuation. See also the official DHNA website for updates and news. Click anywhere on the words to see a slightly larger version. Continue reading