WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Southside I-75 recovering from shutdown at lunchtime
by Chelsea Prince/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on December 9, 2019 at 5:07 pm
Traffic is still recovering on the Southside at lunchtime after a major interstate was blocked for four hours Monday morning.
WINNER: Best holiday event in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta
by Nancy Clanton/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on December 9, 2019 at 4:13 pm
The holidays are full of fun things to do in Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Fulton counties, but AJC readers’ overwhelmingly picked one event as the best.
Chamblee Police Department launches police cadet program
by Juanita Love/For the AJC on December 9, 2019 at 1:41 pm
The Chamblee Police Department has created the Chamblee Public Safety Cadets Program. The first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Police Department Training Room, 3518 Broad St., 2nd Floor, Chamblee.
DeKalb, Piedmont College offer GED prep classes
by Juanita Love/For the AJC on December 9, 2019 at 1:34 pm
DeKalb Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, in partnership with Georgia Piedmont Technical College, has announced a GED Roundtable for churches in District 5 and DeKalb County to offer GED preparatory classes at local houses of worship, according to a press release.
Perimeter area lane closures, traffic pacing set for I-285, Ga. 400
by David Ibata/For the AJC on December 9, 2019 at 1:20 pm
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced traffic pacing for controlled blasting and lane closures for ongoing construction, weather permitting, on I-285, Ga. 400 and local roads in the Perimeter area of North Fulton and DeKalb counties.
DeKalb Police respond to report of armed robbery near greater Decatur Walmart
by Dan Whisenhunt on December 9, 2019 at 4:29 pm
DeKalb Police on Dec. 5 responded to a report of an armed robbery near the Walmart at Suburban Plaza. The crime occurred around 9:30 a.m. The victim told police he was getting off of a MARTA bus near the Point on Scott apartment complex and was about to cross the street. He told police
Tucker mourns Bonnie Bambinelli, founder of local Italian restaurant
by Decaturish.com on December 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm
By Logan C. Ritchie, contributor Bonnie Bambinelli was a larger-than-life Italian grandmother who doted on customers like each one was a part of her family. Over piping hot plates of fettuccine Alfredo and chicken parmigiana, customers shared birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones at Bambinelli’s restaurant. Bambinelli passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 30 at age 64.
Isakson’s Farewell Charge: More Civility, Get Things Done
by Charlie on December 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm
This week’s Courier Herald column: Johnny Isakson is preparing to be a former Senator, having also been a former member of the U.S. House, Georgia Senate, and Georgia House. As one of the founding fathers of the modern Georgia Republican Party, his career of public service spans 45 years. His retirement at the end of The post Isakson’s Farewell Charge: More Civility, Get Things Done appeared first on GeorgiaPol.
Morning Reads for Friday, December 6, 2019
by Ginny on December 6, 2019 at 12:28 pm
Saving the Capricorn. Taking one (or eleven) for the team. Welcome home. Not the Onion. Or even the Bee. Non-spying (yet) alternatives to Google. Always searching for clues about our neighbors. No one told us that Sheldon Cooper moved to Ohio. Faster, please. No, on so many levels. And then our hearts grew three sizes The post Morning Reads for Friday, December 6, 2019 appeared first on GeorgiaPol.
(PHOTOS) 2019 Decatur Christmas Tree lighting
by Decaturish.com on December 6, 2019 at 5:17 am
By Dean Hesse, contributor Little Shop of Stories children’s bookstore and the City of Decatur teamed up again for the annual Christmas tree lighting on the MARTA Plaza Dec. 5. The event featured Christmas carols from the Fifth Avenue Upper Elementary chorus and a visit from Santa Claus.