This note’s getting sent around by various Decatur powers-that-be. What do you think the announcement could be?
A Buckhead annexation attempt? Frozen yogurt-making classes at DHS? Less crumbly faux-brick sidewalks?
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A developer is going to tear down the courthouse to put in a mixed use development with a Wal-Mart and a new for-profit charter school?!?
@Pierce: Awesome. I hear the Koch brothers are going to open up a satellite office.
Trader Joe’s has bought Pinups.
J_T discovered he’s gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.
I think Token been Tokin’ this morning. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, either
Local Decatur filmaker has crowdsourced funding in record time for a movie staring Daniel Craig, Idris Elba, Joe Manganiello, and Daniel Sunjata. Filming will begin summer 2013, during which all four actors will (out of necessity) have to go shirtless, and will have to take frequent swim breaks where they will wear those abbreviated swim trunks featured in “Casino Royale”. Raoul Bova is also rumored to be part of the cast.
Woohoooo! Puttin’ my name on the list for “sunscreen slatherer”!
annexing all of DeKalb County – resistance is futile
Family Dollar is moving locations after concluding recent pedestrian traffic survey, Oakhurst thrown into turmoil, DM server shut down by response….
Pete the Cat is actually a dog.
Costco is moving into the former Sammiches & More space.
The Brick Store Boys have overthrown the city council and instituted martial law.
I asked if it was related to holiday shopping and was told no. Just that Terrific Thursday is being used as the occasion for the announcement since so many people are already out at that time.
The Marta tunnel will be dammed at both ends and filled with water for the world’s longest underground ice skating rink. Cue the Zambonis!
“The Marta tunnel will be damned at both ends”
Fixed that for you
You could be on to something. Maybe the city will have an ice skating rink for the holidays.
And I read it “Cue the Zombies.”
Disney to acquire Little Shop of Stories and make it a Disney store; will remodel square with Star Wars action figures. The Gazebo is easier to defend against angry rioters.
May the farce be with you.
City of Decatur has a new tablet computer coming out.
You might be on to something — some kind of CoD app???
Ooooooh. An app that tells us whether there’s a train delay on the tracks (either set), whether to head for the front or back of Renfroe for parking, if a parking spot is about to come open on the Square, when a lock-down occurs at the middle or high schools, which restaurants are open at any given moment, where the emergency vehicles are headed, why power is out at any particular location, and how long the wait is at Viet Nails? Plus let’s us reserve a tennis court, pay a fine, sign up for Decatur Rec classes/camps/sports/sessions without having to remember our crazy family number, and sign up to volunteer with city events?
And explains why that guy parks his bikes on Adair.
(laughing out loud)
Decatur to reveal new marina and waterfront park. (Attempts to win “Best Terrific Thursday Surprise EVER!” award)
Climate change FTW!
Westchester is reopening?
I really hope it is that the construction fencing over here on talley and Sams is permanent! Beautiful landscaping, public works!
Romney Victory Party?
Changing the name of Sams Crossing to Parker’s Crossing? Just an idea.
No more booze. Decatur is going dry. For the kids.
Something to do with parking during the holiday season…
They found out that all those signatures referred to in my Patch.com column are not legitimate after all, and they’re dropping Area B-1 from consideration for annexation because of the “misunderstanding!” Woo-hoo! http://bit.ly/RH51J3
They are moving the county government buildings to unicorporated dekalb, and trader joe’s, target, and walmart are all moving in!
County selling one of its big tax-exempt buildings to a big corporation that will pay huge commercial taxes to Decatur coffers… though I prefer the waterfront idea.
Trader Joe’s is coming to Decatur!!!!!
German Christmas village on the square. Awwww yeeeaaahhhhh.
YES! With glühwein, ice skating and a sledding hill.
Capitol of Georgia is moving from Atlanta to Decatur.
Isn’t that what they’re building across from the DHS?
Decatur will secede from GA and join Colorado — Food trucks will be allowed in town, weed legal and it will be sunny 330 days a year…
Mountains and skiing too? Southwestern food? I vote for this reverse-annexation!
“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age. Yes they do.”
-David Wooderson (Matthew McConaughey)
@Joe – Classic, one of my favorite movie lines
@AHID – indeed, I’ll save you a seat on the ‘Vista-ganj’ lift. At least, that is what my friends called it 20+ years ago — one of those high-speed quad chair lifts at Vail (real name, Vistabahn) that had a convenient cover you could pull down to get out of the wind…
Also, I can let you use some of my old Colorado cookbooks anytime — you supply the elk.
From CSD Info:
Have you heard about a community announcement this evening?
This just leaked – the MAJOR announcement at the Decatur Bandstand at 6pm tonight will impact every student in our school and in our school system – I hope many in our school community can attend to hear the news firsthand.
Decatur High School | Principal
310 N. McDonough St. | Decatur GA 30030
(404) 370-4420 x111 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone know if this is worth bringing kids to? Big kids? Little kids? Teens? I don’t want anyone to spoil the surprise but is this worth getting back into shoes, puttng coats on, dropping homework, and going out?
DM – are you live streaming this???
Story’s embargoed for 2 more minutes.
Whoa. A $500,000 anonymous gift to the Decatur Ed Foundation? I got that via twitter, not live. So many questions. Who is donor? What will they do with the money? I vote for a full blown attack for literacy.