City Commission Meetings 

  • Tuesday, January 20; 7:30 pm
  • Monday, February 2; 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 17 7:30pm 

Don’t forget! The City Commission meetings are now streaming live. To access the streaming video option, visit and click on City Government, City Commission, Streaming Video.

Georgia Municipal Association Mayor’s Day Conference: January 23-26, 2015; Atlanta

Jan 12: ONA Meeting

Jan 17-19: MLK Jr. Service Project

If you would like to be included on period email updates regarding the Oakhurst Streetscapes, send Hugh Saxon an email at:

CSX is expected to begin maintenance on the Atlanta Avenue railroad crossing the week of Jan. 19 for railroad tie maintenance. It will be closed for 2-3 days. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will be directed to detours at either the East Lake Drive or Commerce Drive underpasses. Work on the Candler Drive and McDonough Street intersections has been delayed further and a start date for these have not been confirmed. For more information, contact Project Civil Engineer Jennings Bell at 404-370-4104 or CSX Railroad at 877-835-5279.


The church would appreciate warm clothes, coats, hats and gloves to share with our community. They are also getting lots of requests for baby clothes, beds, strollers, etc that are clean and in good condition (not recalled items).  Their clothes closet is open on Monday and Wednesdays from 9:00am until 12:00 noon. Tax donations letters are available.  

Congratulations to Mayor Jim Baskett and Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham, who were re-elected by the City Commission to serve for 2015.


Monday, January 12; 7pm

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association meeting

Solarium in Oakhurst

Saturday, January 17- Monday, January 19, 2015

13th Annual Decatur Martin Luther King Jr Service Project

The Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project is only about a week away! We would love to have you join us. Did you know the significance of this holiday? “In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service …, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a ‘day on, not a day off’.” (

Since we are Decatur, one day of service isn’t enough for us – so we have volunteer opportunities over a 3-day weekend! (There is also an opportunity to help with setting up the Solarium on the Friday afternoon of the project weekend.) Please see more information below on how you can help.

Sign up to volunteer for the 13th annual Decatur Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project on the weekend of January 17-19. Volunteers will work on senior citizens’ homes in Decatur, making greatly needed repairs, weatherization, and doing yard work that the elderly homeowners have been unable to afford. There are volunteer opportunities available for skilled, unskilled and everyone in between. Volunteers who are comfortable with carpentry or with doing repairs at their own homes are especially crucial.

There are several other positions available, including transporting Materials from Edgewood Lowes (truck necessary), Gutter cleaning (truck helpful), organizing Tools, and Volunteer Check In. We would love more volunteers who can help with Materials transport! There are also opportunities to help with set up on Friday afternoon the 16th.

Volunteers may sign up to work one or more of the following shifts:

Saturday, January 17: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 18: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, January 19: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Volunteers will meet at the Solarium at the Community Center of South Decatur, 321 W. Hill St., in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur (30030).

The Food Committee would also appreciate help feeding hundreds of hungry volunteers each day! They are planning breakfast, lunch and snacks for volunteers on Saturday and Monday, plus snacks on Sunday.  Breakfasts are covered but we would love more lunch donations, especially sandwiches. Individuals or groups are invited to make a minimum of 2 dozen sandwiches, cookies, or brownies that are wrapped in individual servings (please label with the type of sandwich, for example, veggie, pimento cheese, turkey, etc.). This is a fun activity for any neighborhood, social or civic group.  To provide food, please contact Food Committee Co-Chair Sandy Rice at

Additional information is available at Contact Lee Ann Harvey at or 678-553-6548 or770-652-8593 to sign up. Please provide your name, position requested, and shift(s) requested. Thank you for caring about Decatur’s senior citizens and helping them to live safely, comfortably, and affordably in their homes.

Tuesday, January 27; 5:15pm

Decatur Business Association

Program: State of the City Address

5:15-7 pm
Decatur Courtyard Hotel and
Conference Center
130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, 30030

Saturday, Feb 7; 1pm

Mead Road Mardi Gras!!

The fun begins at Fifth Avenue 4/5 Academy on Oakview Road @ at 1pm.   There will be face painting and float decorating and general merrymaking.  Beads will be provided and costuming is encouraged!

The parade steps off at 2pm and we’ll march up Oakview to Mead Road then on to The Imperial, at the corner of Mead and West College.

The Imperial will feature a special menu of red beans and rice, chicken and sausage gumbo and jambalaya.  Proceeds from food and beer sales will be donated to support Decatur Education Foundation music grants for the Decatur City Schools.

Sunday, Feb 8; 7pm

Eddie’s Attack

Francine Reed returns for Black History Month

Tickets are available at


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