Weather permitting, GS Construction is planning to mill East Trinity Place between North McDonough St. and Decatur Fire Station No. 1 on Monday, Aug. 31 and to repave the project area on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Work is expected to start at 7 a.m.

This is one of the final phases of the downtown streetscape improvements project.

On-street parking will be prohibited when the work is being performed. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the day but will be limited where work is taking place and anyone traveling through the area should expect delays.


Make your way around Decatur this Saturday and stop into all of the participating shops for chance to win giveaways and learn about secret sales.

Decatur Boutique Crawl


Participating shops:


  • Vivid Boutique is hosting Cheeky Maiden in the store. The all-natural, local company will be giving out free samples.
  • HomeGrown is giving away certificates to Butter and Cream.
  • Sq/Ft will have a live DJ.



Just in from the team at the Soap Box Derby:  The 5th annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby will take place on Saturday, October 10th.

This year’s beneficiary is Hagar’s House in Decatur. 100% of all proceeds raised by the derby will benefit Hagar House. They are an emergency night shelter and assessment center with support services for women with children. While participating in the program, families receive thorough assessment and crisis intervention.

Hagar’s House is operated by Decatur Cooperative Ministry. To learn more about Hagar’s House go to http://www.decaturcooperativeministry.org/html/programs.php

Our mission and focus is on the children of our community where we will look use our resources to further the goal of giving all Decatur kids a similar childhood experience and opportunity to succeed.

To learn more about our event or to register go to www.madisonavesoapboxderby.org



ATLANTA, GA – (August 25, 2015) – LifeLine Animal Project, the nonprofit which recently pledged to have its county shelters reach no-kill levels by the end of 2016, invites everyone to celebrate National Dog Day with free adoptions!  Adopt a dog on August 26 at any of LifeLine’s shelters, including DeKalb County Animal Services, Fulton County Animal Services or LifeLine’s Dog House, and the adoption fee will be waived!  Standard screening criteria still applies to ensure the dogs go to good homes.

According to LifeLine Animal Project CEO Rebecca Guinn, National Dog Day is a great time to adopt a dog, because shelters typically have the highest intake of dogs during the summer.  “With 30 to 40 animals entering the shelter daily, we need public support to help us save lives,” says Rebecca.  “By waiving adoption fees on National Dog Day we hope to see a record number of people coming into the shelter and giving our wonderful animals a new life.”

Adopters will receive a dog or cat that has been spayed or neutered, has had all vaccines and is microchipped – a $250 value — for no cost!  To see pictures of available animals at DCAS, FCAS or LifeLine’s nonprofit shelters, please visit www.dekalbanimalservices.comwww.fultonanimalservices.com or www.lifelineanimal.org.

About LifeLine Animal Project

Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project is Atlanta’s leading nonprofit organization providing lifesaving solutions to end the killing of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters, promote animal welfare and prevent pet overpopulation. As the managing organization for DeKalb County Animal Services and Fulton County Animal Services, LifeLine has dramatically increased adoption rates and decreased euthanasia rates by more than half at both county facilities.  The organization also operates two low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which have performed 85,000 surgeries to date, its own no-kill cat shelter and a rehabilitative, no-kill shelter for dogs and cats. Other outreach efforts include its Catlanta trap-neuter-return program, the first and largest in metro Atlanta, for stray and feral cats.  For more information, please visit www.lifelineanimal.org.

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The non-emergency number for the Decatur Police department (404-373-6551) is currently not working. For now, please use 404-377-7911 if you need to reach the Police Department.

Repairs are in process to bring the non-emergency number back in service.

Oakhurst Porchfest: Sunday, October 18, 2015  | 2-6pm

Eight years ago in Ithaca, New York, someone had an idea: What if we had an afternoon when porches all over the neighborhood became stages and everyone just walked or biked around listening to musicians, hanging out on lawns and sidewalks, and connecting/reconnecting with their neighbors?

Porchfest, the ultimate grassroots music festival, was born. 100% resident owned and operated, it’s been going and growing every year since. And in that time, other neighborhoods all around the country have taken the model and run with it.

This year — on Sunday, October 18 — Oakhurst is looking to do the same. With the Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival on hiatus due to construction in Harmony Park, and limited time to plan and organize a replacement, a grassroots, neighbor-orchestrated day of music and fun seems the perfect way to bring us all together in a manner that feels distinctly Oakhurst.

We have plenty of porches to play on but now we need some more musicians!  Click here to learn more

“Half of Decatur middle and high school students were recently surveyed about their alcohol use.  22% of 10th graders and 42% of 12th graders reported having consumed alcohol in the past 30 days.  15% of 10th graders and 23% of 12th graders reported binge drinking in the past 30 days.  We have an issue in our community that we need to talk about.”

We invite parents, teens and concerned community members to join us.

Decatur Prevention Initiative (DPI) will be hosting their third 2015 Decatur Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

The meeting will be held at The Solarium in Oakhurst located in 321 West Hill Street, Decatur GA 30030.

Guest Speakers: Lt. Jennifer Ross, Decatur Police Department; Wendy Jefferson, Emory University School of Medicine; Diane Hill, Juvenile Court of DeKalb County; Terrie Moore, Decatur Prevention Initiative

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“To promote a healthy Decatur community, free of the negative effects of alcohol & other drugs on youth and families.”


UPDATE: The gas leak has been fixed.

There is a gas leak near Harmony Park in Oakhurst. The intersection of East Lake and Oakview is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians. Atlanta Gas Light is on the scene and working to take care of the issue. Please avoid this area until further notice. City Schools of Decatur have been notified and will be rerouting student walkers, riders and buses accordingly.


DeKalb County
Department of Watershed Management
Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Division

Project Bulletin

August 5, 2015

Superior Avenue Sanitary Sewer Improvement Phase II
Contract No. 14-100403
CIP No. 037-AS

Superior Avenue Water Main and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Phase II Project Update

The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Division is scheduled to begin construction on the Superior Avenue Sanitary Sewer Improvement Phase II project.
The project is slated to begin October 2015, and is expected to last approximately nine months. Initial activities will be comprised of site preparation, and may include the installation of silt fence in the construction area.

This project is being performed as a part of the County’s consent decree program to replace an existing gravity sewer line along the intersection of North Decatur Road, Superior Avenue, and Scott Boulevard in Decatur, Georgia. The project is also being implemented to upgrade aging infrastructure, as well as address issues related to reoccurring sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) in the community. These improvements will effectively reduce sanitary sewer overflows, thereby reducing the risk to public health and property damage.

Work on the Superior Avenue Water Main Replacement project began in June 2015 and will continue to
progress between Park Lane and Huron Street for the next seven months. All construction activities are
scheduled to occur between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays. The County is alerting residents that during construction, heavy equipment and construction noise may be noticeable. Detours may also be in effect and special attention should be paid to road work signs and the direction of the construction crew. Lastly, we ask for your assistance in minimizing inconveniences by not parking your automobile(s) on the street during construction hours.

The County would like to thank you in advance for your patience as we work diligently to complete these essential projects. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the details presented in this bulletin, please feel free to contact the County’s Community Outreach team at 1-800-986-1108 or email info@dekalbconsentdecree.com.