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Emmett Sefton Memorial Drive

Third Annual Emmett Sefton Memorial Drive to be held Sunday

June 14 – The third annual Emmett Sefton Memorial Drive will be held this Sunday, July 17th.   Emmett Sefton was a past president of the Macon County Farm Bureau, as well as an extremely active member. Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Tim Stock says they chose to memorialize Sefton by creating a scholarship in…Continue Reading

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Decatur Forsyth Classic looking for volunteers

July 14 – The Decatur Forsyth Classic is coming up and volunteers are needed.   The Classic, which is part of the Symetra LPGA Tour, has been a part of the area for 32 years now. Decatur Forsyth Classic Volunteer, Co-Chair Renee’ Stivers, says you don’t need to know about golf to volunteer.   “There…Continue Reading

Gus Macker

Decatur Gus Macker is back this weekend

July 14 – Dozens of athletes will be in Decatur this weekend competing for the title in the annual Gus Macker tournament.   After a previous 15-year hiatus, the Macker is back this Saturday for their 4th year.  The action starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 15 and wraps up Sunday afternoon.  All games will…Continue Reading

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Kuhle the second to announce run for Decatur City Council

July 14 – Chuck Kuhle, General Manager and Director of Tennis for the Decatur Athletic Club, is announcing his candidacy for Decatur City Council Monday, July 18, at 1:00 pm.   The press conference will be held on the first floor of the Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza.   “I was born…Continue Reading

EdCo math boot camp

Students enhance math skills and work ethic through math boot camp

July 13 – Recent high school graduates were able to celebrate the completion of a five week summer math boot camp.   The Education Coalition of Macon County, Richland Community College and Workforce Investment Solutions partnered to host the math boot camp, “Bridging the Gap.” It’s the 2nd year for the program.   The camp…Continue Reading

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go sweeps Decatur

July 14 – It’s only been around for six days, but hundreds, if not thousands, of Decatur residents are burying their heads in their phones and walking the streets of Decatur playing Pokemon Go.   The smartphone app has taken the country by storm, and Decatur residents aren’t missing their chance to enjoy the game…Continue Reading

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Get your Decatur Celebration Band Together Wristbands today

July 14 – Decatur Celebration Country Financial Band Together Wristbands go on sale today at local Country Financial offices and other participating outlets.   Wristbands cost $5 each in advance or $6 at the festival, and are good for all three days of the festival – August 5, 6 & 7.  Each wristband offers a chance…Continue Reading


Clinton visits Springfield, urges unity

June 14 – Hillary Clinton is calling for unity ahead of the Democratic National Convention.   In spite of a summer storm, and brief power outage, Clinton spoke Wednesday to a crowd of supporters at the old state Capitol in Springfield.   “Recent events have left people across America asking hard questions about whether we…Continue Reading