Monday, May 7, 2012
Decatur Package Store reports strong business.
The Decatur Package Store on Clairmont Road had a good day Sunday -- the first Sunday when alcohol could be legally sold in unincorporated DeKalb County. Plenty of customers came to buy booze at the store just outside the Decatur city limits, often just to celebrate the change in the law, said clerk Tyler Nelson. "About 80 percent of the customers mentioned that in one form or another," Nelson said. DeKalb County voters approved Sunday sales in the March 6 referendum. Voters in Avondale Estates and Decatur approved Sunday sales in their respective cities in the Nov. 8 election. Avondale Estates first allowed Sunday sales Nov. 20, Decatur Nov. 27. The Decatur Package Store won't be open next Sunday, May 13, because it's Mothers Day. It will…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Sunday sales can start May 6.
Mitt Romney got the most DeKalb County votes among Republican candidates in Tuesday's presidential primary, though Newt Gingrich won the state. In another vote, Sunday sales were easily approved for unincorporated DeKalb County. The earliest those Sunday sales can take place is May 6. Precinct-by-precinct votes were not available Wednesday morning, but here are the countywide totals, as provided by the DeKalb County Elections Office. Presidential primary (by percentage) Bachmann .44 Gingrich: 36.40 Huntsman: .62 G. Johnson: .19 Ron Paul: 10.42 Rick Perry: .24 Buddy Roemer: .31 Mitt Romney: 38.84 Rick Santorum: 12.54 Sunday Sales (by percentage) Yes: 72.34 No. 27.66 Herb Chereck, owner of the Decatur Package Store on Clairmont Road, said he…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Yes, residents of Decatur, Avondale Estates can vote on Sunday Sales in unincorporated DeKalb County.
Voters in Decatur and Avondale Estates can start voting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the state presidential primary and the referendum for Sunday Sales in unincorporated DeKalb County. The alcohol vote would allow booze to be sold on Sundays in unincorporated DeKalb County between 12:30 and 11:30 p.m. Every registered voter in DeKalb can vote in the liquor referendum, even if they live in Decatur or Avondale Estates. Those cities approved Sunday sales back in November, but DeKalb County postponed its referendum to coincide with the presidential primary. In the Republican presidential primary, voters will choose from nine candidates: Michelle Bachman, Newt Gingrich, John Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Buddy Roemer, Mitt …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The primary is March 6, but you can vote early for the presidential primary and unincorporated Sunday sales.
Early voting for the March 6 presidential primary ends at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2. A referendum for Sunday sales in unincorporated DeKalb County is also on the ballot. These polls are now open: Voters can decide on the Republican nominee for president and on Sunday sales for unincorporated DeKalb County. Every registered voter in DeKalb can vote on unincorporated Sunday sales, even if they live in Decatur or Avondale Estates or other cities that approved Sunday sales back in November, according to the DeKalb County Office of Elections. The county elections office also has a new accessible poll for the disabled and senior citizens at the main office at 4380 Memorial Drive. To see sample Democratic and Republican ballots, go to the county …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Two polling places will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
DeKalb County residents can cast early votes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, for the March 6 Georgia presidential primary. The DeKalb County Office of Elections says you can vote Saturday at two places: Voters can decide on the Republican nominee for president and on Sunday sales for unincorporated DeKalb County. Every registered voter in DeKalb can vote on unincorporated Sunday sales, even if they live in Decatur or Avondale Estates, according to the DeKalb County Office of Elections. Those cities approved Sunday sales back in November. Starting Monday, Feb. 27, through Friday, March 2, these four other locations will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday for early voting: The county elections office also has a new accessible …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Decatur, Avondale started in November.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Revisit some of the top stories of the last 12 months.
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- Ralph Ellis
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A year ago today, Decatur Patch was born. Over the past 12 months, my predecessor, Renee Degross Valdes, and I have worked to establish Patch as a fair and accountable news source for Decatur and Avondale Estates as well as a safe and engaging forum for discussion. Patch aims to inform, entertain and stimulate. As editor, my goal has been to make life easier for residents by serving as a community hub of information. For the moment, I want to take a deep breath and look back at some of the big stories of the last 365 days. They are listed in no particular order. I also want to know what you've enjoyed most about Patch and what areas you think we can improve on. Most of all, thanks for reading. Ralph Ellis Local Editor Top stories for …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Here are some headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Decatur Hires Visitors Center Manager. Atlanta May Rezone Some Schools. Brookhaven Ready For Sunday Sales. Sandy Springs Senior Services.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Eight businesses in city limits can now sell package alcohol on Sunday.
Sunday, Nov. 27, was the first day retail businesses in Decatur could legally sell alcohol on Sunday. Voters voiced their approval in a Nov. 8 referendum and the Decatur City Commission on Nov. 21 authorized Sunday sales at eight businesses. In Avondale Estates, Sunday sales started a week ago. Wendy Anderson Spencer of Atlanta purchased a six pack at Sherlock's Wine in Decatur early in the afternoon. "All good things come in time," she said. Did you buy alcohol on Sunday? What do you think about the change in the law?
Monday, November 21, 2011
Starting this Sunday, eight stores can sell package alcohol from 12:30 to 11:30 p.m.
To nobody's surprise, the Decatur City Commission on Monday night authorized the Sunday sale of alcohol in retail establishments. More than 90 percent of voters casting ballots in Decatur during the Nov. 8 election said they favored Sunday sales. The commission vote was 4-0, with Jim Baskett absent. The change is effective this Sunday. From 12:30 to 11:30 p.m., these eight establishments can sell alcohol: The sale of alcohol in restaurants and bars on Sundays has been legal for years. The commission simultaneously approved other changes to the city alcohol ordinance. A corking fee was instituted. Customers can bring their own bottle of wine into restaurants with pouring licenses. Another change calls for the city to more closely regulate …