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Decatur Restaurants Adapt to New Business Procedures

Decatur Restaurants Adapt to New Business Procedures

May 17, 2020

On May 1st Governor Brain Kemp lifted Georgia’s stay at home order. With that he urged businesses to reopen once again. During the stay at home order many Decatur restaurants announced that they would no longer be allowing customers into restaurants, and now some restaurants are offering takeout options.  However due to the stay at home order being lifted, this could cause some changes in how restaurants are operating.

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

Gov. Brian Kemp unveils plan to reopen certain Georgia businesses

April 20, 2020

On Apr. 20, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that certain businesses in Georgia would be allowed to ...

Write of Way

Write of Way

April 23, 2019

When e-scooters landed in Decatur in late 2018, denizens complained about them. Then, the city government decided to regulate the e-scooters, only to stir up more of a debate.

When Merriss joined Decatur government in 1983, she promised to only stay two years. Since then, she's extended her promise 17 times. Photo obtained via decaturga.com.

City Manager of 25 years announces retirement

September 14, 2018

On July 16, Decatur City Manager Peggy Merriss announced her retirement from the City of Decatur effective Dec. 31. Merriss began working for the city in 1983 and became City Manager in 1993.

Proponent for the arts runs for City Commission

Proponent for the arts runs for City Commission

September 26, 2017

Betty Blondeau, advocate for the arts and supporter of sustainable development, entered the race for Decatur City Commission.

Decatur Construction strikes local tree ecosystems

Decatur Construction strikes local tree ecosystems

March 1, 2017

Old growth forests are important for more than just the rare plant life found in their ecosystems. Kathryn Kolb’s 2017 Native Forest Calendar, these forests contain enriched soils from the hundreds of trees that have lived and died there.

Chorus presents annual holiday show

Chorus presents annual holiday show

December 12, 2016

Its Ho-Ho-holiday time for Decatur Chorus! Thursday, December 16th, the Decatur Chorus presents its annual holiday concert.

Roadwork begins again in front of DHS

Roadwork begins again in front of DHS

October 17, 2016

The City of Decatur began the North McDonough streetscape improvement the week of Sept. 9. City construction workers quickly closed off two lanes of N. McDonough between Trinity and E. Howard closest to DHS, and began pipework.

Located at 115 Clairemont Avenue, the store is now fully stocked and ready for customers.

Rocket Fizz opens in Decatur

September 1, 2016

Rocket Fizz opened August 26th and is awaiting customers. While there were challenges getting the store started, they feel that they have created a space where people can have fun, be comfortable, dance, sing, and enjoy the candy and sodas.

City-wide 25 mph is overrated

Mary Margaret Stewart

March 17, 2015

Everyone knows that traffic in Decatur is terrible. Although the amount of potential traffic jams in a four-square mile town seems slim, this is far from the truth. According to the City of Decatur (CSD) website, the city’s population density is “over 4,500 residents per square mile.” This does not factor in an outside i...

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