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Confederate monument removed from Decatur Square

Confederate monument removed from Decatur Square

Alexis Siegler

June 26, 2020

On the night of June 18, hundreds of people gathered to watch the removal of the 30-foot obelisk, a Confederate monument, that has stood in the Decatur Square since 1908 when it was planted there by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to honor Confederate soldiers. Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights members were among those gathered, overjoyed over the result of their efforts, which included protests, rallies, discussions, applying pressure and uniting the community.

Atlanta protests the unjust killings of people of color in America

Atlanta protests the unjust killings of people of color in America

JP Lockwood

May 31, 2020

Disclaimer: The images below may display offensive language and images of vandalized properties. 3ten is not publishing these images to glorify violence but rather to show the protests and aftermath of the riots in Atlanta. On Friday, May 29, after a week of protests against the police killing of unarmed black man, George Floyd in Minneapolis, all across the nation, a protest occurred in Atlanta. The protests were against the actions of the police as well as other public in...

Oakhurst community comes together to paint a mural

Oakhurst community comes together to paint a mural

Aly Yamamoto

May 17, 2020

Amidst the panic and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Oakhurst residents have come together to paint a mural representing their strength in unity. Seven large Oak trees are painted along the wall of a building on the corner of East Lake and Park Place. Green handprints from community members make up the leaves of the trees and the phrase “Together we are strong as an oak” surrounded by a rainbow covers the right side of the wall. 

DHS community hurt, angered by videos of white students saying racial slurs

A student presents to the CSD Board of Education on behalf of the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights, 2018.

Alexis Siegler and Adelaide Taylor

May 12, 2020

The Decatur High School administration held a virtual meeting with 200+ students to discuss the situation and listen to community input.

Decatur Education Foundation hosts online Tour deCatur

Decatur Education Foundation hosts online Tour deCatur

Adrien Tirouvanziam

April 28, 2020

Gail Rothman, the Executive Director of the Decatur Education Foundation (DEF), announced on Mar. 12 the cancellation of the outdoor Tour deCatur, which was scheduled to happen on Mar. 14. Instead, the DEF is sponsoring a virtual version of the annual Tour deCatur, which will take place all during the month of April due to COVID-19 complications. 

Gov. Brian Kemp unveils plan to reopen certain Georgia businesses

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) announced his plan to reopen Georgia businesses in a press conference on Monday.

JP Lockwood

April 20, 2020

On Apr. 20, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that certain businesses in Georgia would be allowed to reopen beginning on Friday, Apr. 24 while others would open on Monday, Apr. 27.  Kemp’s timetable is the most aggressive in the nation despite Georgia having the 12th most cases in the nation. B...

Decatur Mayor Issues Stay At Home Order

Model of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV. Image courtesy of Creative Commons.

Erin Gaul

March 24, 2020

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett has issued a Stay At Home Order in order to circumvent the spread of COVID-19 in Decatur. The Order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 25, 2020, and is expected to stay in effect, unless extended or rescinded, for 14 days until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, according to the Ci...

Decatur High School’s Literary Team and The Effect of COVID-19

Decatur High School's Literary Team and The Effect of COVID-19

MaryRyan Howarth

March 23, 2020

The newfound literary team is grabbing everyone's attention at Decatur High School (DHS). The team was created by seniors Jared Witz. Witz asked IB literature teachers Shelby Coffin and Erika Leach to coach the team.  “I was honored that Jared considered me, and was so excited to be a part ...

CSD cancels extracurricular activities, students cope

CSD cancels extracurricular activities, students cope

Alexis Siegler

March 23, 2020

Alongside the cancellation of City Schools of Decatur (CSD) on March 12 stemming from concerns regarding COVID-19, all student extracurricular activities, including sports, were cancelled.

NCAA cancels National Track & Field Championships due to COVID-19 concerns

NCAA cancels National Track & Field Championships due to COVID-19 concerns

Alexis Siegler

March 21, 2020

On March 12, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released a statement announcing the cancellation of the National Indoor Track & Field Championships. They cited this decision as stemming from concerns regarding COVID-19. Sam Ellis, Princeton runner and Decatur alumni, was in Albuquerque, New Mexico when he discovered his event was cancelled, and was "frustrated."

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