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  • Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice hosts inaugural art contest
    by Decaturish.com on March 1, 2021 at 4:08 am

    By Zoe Seiler, contributor Avondale Estates, GA — A spirit of change and inspiration was in the air on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Finders Keepers Furniture as the Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice hosted their first art contest. The contest was inspired by Amanda Gormans’ poem “The Hill We Climb” and Black History Month.  “Amanda The post Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice hosts inaugural art contest appeared first on Decaturish – Locally sourced news.

  • Early voting underway in House District 90 runoff
    by Decaturish.com on February 28, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    By Patrick Saunders, contributor  DeKalb County, GA — The polls are open for voters deciding who to send to the Gold Dome in the special election for House District 90 between former county commissioner Stan Watson and public relations specialist Angela Moore. Early voting started Feb. 24 and runs 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through The post Early voting underway in House District 90 runoff appeared first on Decaturish – Locally sourced news.

  • Dear Decaturish – Why Atlanta should care about North Atlantic Right Whales
    by Decaturish.com on February 28, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must The post Dear Decaturish – Why Atlanta should care about North Atlantic Right Whales appeared first on Decaturish – Locally sourced news.

  • Gov. Brian Kemp expands COVID-19 vaccine criteria to include teachers
    by Dan Whisenhunt on February 26, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Atlanta, GA — Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday, Feb. 25, expanded the state’s criteria for the first phase of its vaccination campaign to include teachers. The new criteria is effective March 8. “Since the first vaccine was administered in Georgia last December, we remained focused on vaccinating the most vulnerable,” Gov. Kemp said in a press The post Gov. Brian Kemp expands COVID-19 vaccine criteria to include teachers appeared first on Decaturish – Locally sourced news.

  • Decatur Police Chief Mike Booker will retire in April after 30 years with the police department
    by Dan Whisenhunt on February 26, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Decatur, GA — Decatur Police Chief Mike Booker will retire in April after serving more than 30 years in the police department and 15 as chief, the city of Decatur announced. Booker has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, patrol supervisor, an investigator, a supervisor over the criminal investigations division, an instructor, a patrol The post Decatur Police Chief Mike Booker will retire in April after 30 years with the police department appeared first on Decaturish – Locally sourced news.