Some Decatur Recycling Cancelled For This Week

Guess I should go retrieve my recycling bin.  Sniff…

From the Decatur Minute

Due to issues our contractor is having with getting equipment to the City of Decatur, recycling collection services for the Tuesday collection route has been cancelled for this week.

Recycling for the Tuesday route will be collected next Tuesday, January 23.  We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.

City Schools of Decatur To Operate on 2-Hour Delay Friday

Here’s the skinny, from the CSD Facebook page

City Schools of Decatur schools and offices will operate on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, January 19, 2018.

-Buses will run two hours later than a normal school day for morning pick-up. Add two hours to your usual morning bus pick-up time. For example, a usual 6:45 am bus pick-up will be at 8:45 am.

-Schools will begin two hours later than usual. For example, Decatur High School begins at 8:30 am, but tomorrow Decatur High School will start at 10:30 am.

-Staff start times will begin two hours later than usual. For example, 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue staff usually report at 7:15 am, but tomorrow they should report by 9:15 am.

-Dismissal times for all schools will remain on a normal schedule. All after-school procedures, events, and activities will remain the same as a normal school day. For example, Decatur High School normally dismisses at 3:30 pm and will still dismiss at 3:30 pm tomorrow.

-Afternoon bus routes will run at the usual times.

UPDATED: Thursday – How are the Streets? / What’s Open? Thread

UPDATE 2: Here’s the list of DeKalb County Road closures, courtesy of Decaturish

UPDATE 1: MARTA is running a modified schedule today 


It’s cold and icy out there this morning.  How are the streets?  And what’s open?  What’s delayed?

City Hall is scheduled to open at noon today.  As you’re likely aware, Decatur Schools are closed.

Ann sent in the photo above, taken WEDNESDAY morning

Decatur Schools Will Be Closed Thursday

In case you have yet to hear!  From the CSD Facebook page

City Schools of Decatur schools and offices will remain closed on Thursday, January 18, 2018, due to continued icy conditions and the forecast for dangerously cold wind chills. All scheduled events and activities are canceled.

At the January 23rd Board meeting, the Board will discuss the days missed this week and last week to decide on make up days. In case you missed the previous announcement, the three days missed following the mass power outages caused by the hurricane earlier this year will not be made up.

What’s Open in Decatur? Snow Day Thread

There’s snow all over Decatur’s streets this morning!  And we don’t have any real plows in the South!  And it’s below freezing!

So you know what that means!  Here’s your “What’s Open?” thread to get the word out about what businesses are open – and which are closed – around the city!

Stay warm DEC.

Decatur Schools Closed Tomorrow, Boundary Meeting Cancelled

From the City Schools of Decatur just now…

Due to extreme temperatures and the risk of icy road conditions, City Schools of Decatur will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2018. All scheduled after school activities and events are canceled.

Also according to the CSD Facebook post

including the Elementary Boundary Community Meeting.

The Goats are Coming To Oakhurst!

Scott snapped this pic of a sign on the PATH connecting Green Street with Oakview, just south of Agnes Scott College.

For those of you without a magnifying glass, it announces that goats will be munching on invasive plants at 155 East Davis on Saturday, January 27th from 10a-12p.  It ends with an invitation to “come out and learn why the goats are here and how they are improving this greenspace.”