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Decatur City Council

Residents pan Aldi development ahead of October 19th meeting

DECATUR–  The much maligned move to rezone a group of corner lots on Ash Avenue and US Rt. 51 to make room for an Aldi grocery story drew more criticisms from concerned residents Monday night.   A number of residents use the public comment period during Monday night’s Decatur City Council meeting to pan the…Continue Reading

Decatur Fire Truck

Sunday night fire destroys building on Decatur school property

DECATUR–  The Decatur Fire Department is continuing an investigation into a Sunday night fire that occurred in a building on the property of Stephen Decatur Middle School.   Deputy Fire Chief Richard Pruitt says 16 fire fighters responded to the blaze Sunday night just after 8:40. Pruitt says the single story wood building was located…Continue Reading

DYHA Food Drive

DYHA aims to raise 5,000 lbs of food for WSOY Community Food Drive

DECATUR–  With the 14th annual WSOY Community Food Drive just a week away, local organizations are ramping up their collection efforts.   One of those organizations, the Decatur Youth Hockey Association is participating this year with a goal of 5,000 pounds by October 9th.   “The community helped us out so greatly earlier this year…Continue Reading

Beach House Renovations

Beach House to open new-look deck in early 2016

DECATUR – The Beach House is closing in on finishing their renovations to the outside deck after several setbacks due to a rainy summer.   Beach House initially received some funding from the City in December of 2014, but found that major renovations are quite challenging.  General Manager Angie Carr says the wet summer didn’t…Continue Reading

Halloween Costumes

“Bootique” to collect Halloween costumes for children in need

DECATUR – A Halloween costume collection program is here in Decatur and the Decatur Police Department is serving as a collection site.   “Bootique” was introduced by the non-profit group Project AVA who then recruited the Decatur Police Department to join in and be a collection spot for Halloween costumes.  Sergeant Brad Allen says this…Continue Reading

Mega Recycle

Mega Recycling event to be held on Oct. 3rd at Progress City

DECATUR – Get all of your recyclables ready because tomorrow is the Macon County Environmental Management Department’s mega recycling event.   Saturday, October 3rd the MCEMD is holding a large-scale, drive-thru recycling event at Progress City USA from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Director Debra Hughes-Garrett says they will be accepting a number of items…Continue Reading

Real Men Wear Pink

October marks 8th anniversary for Real Men Wear Pink

DECATUR–  October, nationwide, means promoting breast cancer awareness; October in Macon County means Real Men Wear Pink.   For the 8th straight year HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital is sponsoring the event that encourages the residents of Macon County to sport pink each Friday through the end of October to show support for loved ones affected…Continue Reading