City Beat

CITY BEAT: VACCINE SHORTAGE LEAVING MANY FRUSTRATED IN TRYING TO GET VACCINATED

         Last Wednesday, the Macon County Health Department (MCHD) announced that it would be holding a Drive-Through COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Clinic on Friday, January 22, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Farm Progress Show Progress City property. Exactly at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 22, I received the following update on…

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CITY BEAT: A CLOSER LOOK AT PEOPLE, PLACES AND CANDIDATE RACES

            • GOOD NEWS — I couldn’t help but notice an item in the EDC of Decatur & Macon County’s recent newsletter that Decatur was ranked fourth in the nation as a best place to work in manufacturing in 2020. “SmartAsset ranked the nation’s “Best Places to Work in Manufacturing” by comparing nearly 400…

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CITY BEAT: OUT WITH THE OLD YEAR, IN WITH THE NEW YEAR

         Very few people will be shedding any tears because 2020 is coming to a close. It has been the Titanic of years, as it started with such great promise and unexpectedly struck an iceberg called COVID-19. It has been a disaster of epic proportions in terms of loss of human life, number of…

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CITY BEAT: SOME HOLIDAY THIS AND THAT FROM HERE AND THERE IN DECATUR

         How are you holding up in this holiday season that is the strangest that I’ve seen in my entire life? About all of the Christmas gatherings, traditional holiday events and the usual family gatherings have been postponed or cancelled because of COVID-19. I have been following the recommendations of the medical and scientific…

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CITY BEAT: THE LIQUOR COMMISSIONER IS POWERFUL POSITION IN CITY OF DECATUR

         Councilman Patrick McDaniel is the City of Decatur’s Liquor Commissioner and, if you have a business that sells liquor you realize, or should realize, that McDaniel has the power to make life difficult for you if you don’t comply with the requirements of holding a liquor license. Last week, McDaniel took action against…

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CITY BEAT: A LOT OF THIS AND THAT FROM HERE AND THERE

         • AS MANY area residents are trying to stay safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic, they are turning to online shopping to avoid inperson purchases at local stores. That’s not only a negative for local stores and their owners, online shopping is also a danger zone where scammers and hackers await to deceive and…

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