City Beat

CITY BEAT: DOWNTOWN’S ‘SOUNDS OF SUMMER’ SILENCED FOR THIS YEAR

       I was looking through a few of last year’s editions of the Decatur Tribune, and, although I was looking for something else, I couldn’t help but notice all of the events that we routinely cover each year that have been cancelled and/or postponed this year.      One article was about the Decatur Celebration and everything…

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DPS TO DELIVER MEALS TO STUDENTS DURING VIRTUAL LEARNING

  Students Must Be Registered to Receive Meals      Decatur Public Schools will deliver meals to students’ homes during the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year, while students are participating in virtual learning. However, ​only students who are registered for school will be eligible to receive free meal delivery​. Students must be registered by the…

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CITY BEAT: BEARS, BLOOD PRESSURE AND A MASK TO SHOP!

         THE ‘BEAR’ FACTS — A couple of weeks ago, in my usual Thursday morning discussion with Brian Byers on WSOY’s Byers & Co., the subject of the bears in Fairview Park (gone since 1972) came up and as I was looking through our archives, I found a “Scrapbook” article written by Mark W.…

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CITY BEAT: THIS AND THAT FROM HERE AND THERE

  WOW! The Austin (Texas) City Council passed a resolution Thursday allowing for a fine of up to $2,000 for anyone violating a “health authority rule” like not wearing a mask. According to the report, the resolution was supported by Gov. Gregg Abbott who said, “As you know, these orders were created and adopted based…

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CITY BEAT: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES IN OUR COMMUNITY, WORLD

    I don’t believe any of us imagined a year ago how different Decatur and Macon County would look and feel in 2020 — along with our nation. Here we are, nearly half-way through our summer and the focus of daily attention is on the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the debate over…

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CITY BEAT: BITS AND PIECES FROM HERE AND THERE AROUND DECATUR

            • CITY COUNCIL LIVE — City Clerk Kim Althoff sent out a notification that the Decatur City Council will conduct all three of its scheduled July meetings in the Civic Center Theatre. “      This alternate venue will enable both the City Council and city staff to practice social distancing more effectively; and it…

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CITY BEAT: AREA CITIZENS TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR DECATUR POLICE OFFICERS

         • AS WE’RE GOING to press with this week’s edition, “We Back The Blue”, a rally in support of Law Enforcement is planned for Water Street and Mound Road on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. until noon. Those attending can stay 15 minutes or the entire two hours. Also, those attending are…

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