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Laura Searcy speaks on the harms of vaping

Laura Searcy speaks on the harms of vaping

September 20, 2019

On Sept. 18th in the PAC, Decatur High School hosted a presentation on new vaping research and current trends by Laura Searcy for Decatur parents. Searcy is a pediatric nurse practitioner and a member of the Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse. Searcy gave a detailed account of the statistics pertaining to youth usage of vaping products and the related side effects.

International Overdose Awareness Day observed in Decatur

International Overdose Awareness Day observed in Decatur

September 10, 2019

Every year on Aug. 31, people around the world gathered to observe International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). The event is held in order to reduce the stigma surrounding drug-related deaths as well as to recognize the strain overdoses has had on people’s lives. In Decatur, Terrie Moore, along with the Decatur Prevention Initiative (DPI), held a candlelight vigil in front of the Decatur Presbyterian Church to honor this day. 

Longing to Belong

Longing to Belong

April 17, 2019

“It was a Sunday,” she said. “I remember that day, it was totally a new start for me. I met all these people and I made really good friends, but that day changed my life because I never came back to Venezuela.”

Alcohol misuse awareness rises

Alcohol misuse awareness rises

January 7, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Decatur residents passed a referendum dubbed the 'Brunch Bill' which allowed restaurants to start serving alcohol at 11 a.m. instead of 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, according to the Champion newspaper. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Decatur City Council agreed to lower the required food to alcohol ratio for restaurants from 60 percent food and 40 percent alcohol to 50 percent food and 50 percent alcohol, according to DecaturDaily.com. Both of these changes decrease the limitations on alcohol regulations in Decatur to help stimulate revenue in local businesses. However, three individuals - Susan Morley, Terrie Moore and Mikayla Cordell - are working to reduce the prominence of alcohol misuse in Decatur.

Spanish department holds inaugural cultural heritage event

Spanish department holds inaugural cultural heritage event

October 31, 2018

Spanish music echoed throughout the cafeteria on Oct. 26, 2018 as the Decatur Spanish department held the first Spanish Heritage Performances. The event featured Decatur musicians, actors and athletes as they came together to create shows honoring Latin American culture.

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