City Beat

City Of Decatur Budget Reduces Tree Planting To One Per Year

       Newly re-elected City Councilman Bill Faber came to my office for a chat a few days ago and we discussed something that he feels very strongly about — planting more trees in the city. Faber indicated that cities need to think several generations ahead and he is concerned that the City of Decatur is…

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D-2 Campaign Reports Are Filed For Mayor, City Council Races

       Candidates didn’t raise or spend nearly as much money in the Decatur mayoral and city council races this year as in some previous years — and a lot of the money raised came from outside of Decatur.      Friends of Julie Moore Wolfe received two $1,000 donations from the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s political…

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Some Observations On Last Week’s Election Winners And Low Voter Turnout

    There will be only one new face on the Decatur City Council following last week’s election — Rodney Walker, who led the city council field in votes. Lisa Gregory and Bill Faber, the only two council incumbents in the race, won re-election finishing second and third in the field of seven. Walker will replace…

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Some Final Thoughts On The Races Involved In Tuesday’s Election

       Tuesday, April 2, is Election Day and we will find out which candidates for Decatur Mayor and City Council, Decatur School Board, Richland Community College and the Decatur Park Board are elected (although with two candidates for two seats on the park board, we already know who is going to be elected in that…

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What’s Going To Happen To The Decatur Celebration?

       AS MOST OF you know by now, Decatur Celebration Producer Lori Sturgill resigned her position last week. Now, everyone is wondering what is going to happen to the event that is held on the streets of downtown Decatur during a weekend in August each year. Even more important, will this summer’s Celebra-tion be held…

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Bits And Pieces From The Races For Mayor, Three City Council Seats

       I made it a point to chat with several of the candidates who were in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday’s sunny morning in Decatur. I didn’t get to talk to all of the candidates who were there before the parade started but following are some bits and pieces of information I learned…

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Election Day April 2: Campaigns For Local Offices In Final Stretch

      •  MACON County Clerk Josh Tanner informed me that, near the end of last week, only 96 people had voted early. Considering that early voting started on Feb. 21, less than a hundred voters taking advantage of voting early in two weeks, doesn’t sound very encouraging for a huge turnout. Of course,…

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