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Inside the July-August Issue  

Cover Story: Decatur Earns 2018 ‘All-America City’ Honors


The National Civic League named Decatur one of 10 All-America Cities at its annual meeting held in June in Denver. Decatur earned the honor in recognition of its work toward inclusive civic engagement, addressing critical issues and creating stronger connections between residents, businesses, nonprofits, and government leaders.

Also inside this issue: Decatur is conducting its own recycling program, effective immediately; new sidewalk requirements have been adopted; and we're going to show Black Panther on the big screen, outdoors at the Beacon Municipal Center, on Friday, Aug. 3. Plus announcements and information about city services, downtown development, school news, business news, events, and news about your neighbors and neighborhood associations.

And take a look at the 2018 Decatur Annual Report, too! It examines a year's worth of notable news regarding development and growth in the city, and how that supports the principles outlined in the 2010 Strategic Plan.. 

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About the Decatur Focus

The Decatur Focus is the official newsletter of the City of Decatur. Supported by the City of Decatur, the Decatur Business Association and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority, the Focus is published 10 times per year and mailed to every household, business and professional license-holder in the city. January/February and July/August are combined issues.

The Decatur Focus publishes announcements and information about the City of Decatur including city services, downtown development, school news, business news, and news about individual residents and neighborhood associations. The purpose of the newsletter is to promote the city and encourage the exchange of information among residents, business owners, and the school system.

Submissions are encouraged and should be submitted by the first of the month prior to the month of publication (i.e., information that appears in the January issue should be submitted by December 1). The Decatur Focus also accepts advertising. For information about ad rates, download an ad rate card or call 404-371-8386.

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Letters to the editor, editorials, or other opinion pieces are not published. All press releases, announcements, and other information received for publication are subject to editing.

Information found in the Focus is also posted here on Decatur's official website. The deadline for submitting articles, announcements, or advertising is the first day of the month preceding publication. Contact: Editor, Decatur Focus, P.O. Box 220, Decatur, GA 30031, 404-371-8386; fax 404-371-1593; email

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