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Decatur High athletes chased championships throughout 2018

Posted by May 24, 2018

By Max Tirouvanziam, contributor  For the hundreds of athletes in blue and gold, preparation begins months before they face their first opponents. Some wait three years before finally cracking varsity lineups, while others are staples of their programs from freshman year onwards. High school sports competition in Georgia, which is separated by school size in categories […]

Avondale City Commissioners, residents have concerns about apartment project

Posted by May 24, 2018

By Anne Clarke, contributor Avondale Estates city commissioners during a May 23 meeting raised several objections to a proposed apartment development. Trammell Crow Residential is planning a 286-unit mixed use development at East College, Hillyer Avenue and Maple Street. Mayor Jonathan Elmore said he was “on the fence” while Commissioners Adela Yelton and Lisa Shortell […]

Immigration board delays decision on complaint against Decatur

Posted by May 15, 2018

By Mariann Martin, contributor  A complaint filed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle against the city of Decatur is simply a political ploy to further his gubernatorial campaign, Decatur’s city attorney said during a May 15 public hearing in front of the state Immigration Enforcement Review Board. “All he did was sign his name on a […]

Dear Decaturish – Annexation, development proposal will increase school enrollment

Posted by May 14, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

(PHOTOS) 2018 Decatur Lantern Parade

Posted by May 12, 2018

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor  It’s Friday in May and the time has come for another Lantern Parade in Decatur. This is the  most well-attended parade to date with thousands of people gathering at Color Wheel Studio off of Howard St. to kick off the festivities. As the sun set, the parade took off from the […]

Phoned-in meeting about Lt. Gov. Cagle’s complaint against Decatur becomes a cluster

Posted by May 9, 2018

By Mariann Martin, contributor  A state board handling a complaint against the city of Decatur attempted to have a meeting via conference call on Wednesday. It did not go well. The special-called meeting of the Immigration Enforcement Review Board was canceled Wednesday morning after the vice-chairman could not call in to the conference meeting. The […]

Special Education Study presented to Decatur School Board

Posted by May 9, 2018

By Gabriel Owens, contributor  The Decatur School Board at its May 8 meeting listened to a presentation about a long-awaited report about City Schools of Decatur’s special education services. The report, which is available online, points out strengths and weaknesses CSD has in regards to special education. In December 2016, the School Board approved a […]

Rally to remove Confederate monument in Decatur greeted by counter-protesters

Posted by May 5, 2018

This story has been updated.  Editor’s note: Due to some of the vitriol, racist language and implied threats of violence posted in the comments, this comments section has been closed. Anyone who wants to comment on this topic can send a letter to the All letters must be signed.  By Mariann Martin, contributor  A […]

Advertiser spotlight – Dementia Spotlight Foundation

Posted by May 3, 2018

The Advertiser Spotlight is a regular feature highlighting the businesses and organizations that support local news. If you enjoy being informed about what’s happening in your community, please support the businesses and organizations that advertise with us. They help make what we do possible. To learn more about advertising on Decaturish, contact us at […]

Decatur unveils three possible plans for the future of the former United Methodist Children’s Home

Posted by May 1, 2018

By Gabriel Owens, contributor  At the Ebster Recreation Gym on Monday, the city of Decatur revealed the three plans for future use of the United Methodist Children’s Home campus. The city purchased the 77-acre property last year for $40 million. The plans were developed with community input, which began in February. “We have came up with three […]

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