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  • City of Tucker accepting applications for grants to help businesses affected by COVID-19
    by Dan Whisenhunt on October 19, 2020 at 6:52 pm

      Tucker, GA — The city of Tucker has officially opened its application window for businesses seeking assistance to help them get through the COVID-19 pandemic. The city of Tucker received $4.1 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act money. The city has allocated $2.3 million of that to support Tucker’s small businesses. “Business

  • DeKalb County Elections Board releases map of early voting locations, ballot drop boxes
    by Dan Whisenhunt on October 19, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      All of our elections coverage can be found at Decaturishvotes.com. If you appreciate having coverage of our local elections and Elections Board, please sign up to become a paying supporter. For as little as $3 a month, you can help us continue to provide you with quality local news. To sign up, click here. DeKalb County,

  • Morning Reads for Monday, October 19, 2020
    by Theresa Garcia Robertson on October 19, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    15 days, y’all. We can do anything for 15 days. And, ya know, however many days after that for the unknown and the runoffs. It’ll be fine. Early voting numbers continue to break records in Georgia Sen. Loeffler on Georgia emerging as unlikely battleground in 2020 Georgia boy started reading at 6 months old. Now

  • Decatur City Commission will consider approving temporary open container ordinance
    by Dan Whisenhunt on October 18, 2020 at 9:54 pm

      This story has been updated. Decatur, GA — During its busy Oct. 19 agenda, the Decatur City Commission will consider allowing restaurants to sell alcohol in a container for off-premises consumption. The measure is intended to help restaurants struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oct. 19 City Commission meeting will begin with a special

  • Oct. 18 Georgia COVID-19 update: 340,558 cases, 7,638 deaths
    by Dan Whisenhunt on October 18, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      Atlanta, GA — The state of Georgia as of Oct. 18 has 340,558 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,638 related deaths. There are 30,376 hospitalizations and 5,663 ICU admissions. There are 29,819 confirmed cases and 606 deaths in Fulton County. There are 20,275 cases and 390 deaths in DeKalb County. Here are the daily counts