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Inside the January-February Issue  

Cover Story: Decatur 4th and 5th Graders Take the Reins of City Government

Focus-Jan-Feb-webartF.AVE 4th/5th graders participated in a Mayor for a Day essay contest. Participants answered three questions: Why would you like to be the mayor for the day? What improvements would you like to make to the city and do you have suggestions on how to make those improvements? What would you tell someone who doesn’t live here about why you think Decatur is a great place to live and grow up? 

Also inside this issue: Get the scoop on Decatur's street-sweeping schedule, plus announcements and information about city services, downtown development, school news, business news, events, and news about your neighbors and neighborhood associations.


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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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