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Inside the January-February Issue  

Cover Story: Andrea Arnold named new city manager


The Decatur City Commission has named Andrea Arnold city manager. She has served Decatur as assistant city manager since 2004, and first joined the city staff in 1997. She replaces long-time City Manager Peggy Merriss, who was surprised with a Peggy-Palooza send-off party at the December holiday meeting of the Decatur Business Association.

Also inside this issue: Decatur salutes its newest Hometown Heroes, Decatur Craft Beer Festival organizers distribute proceeds from the October event to local nonprofit groups, and Java Monkey, Noodle, and Tres Jolie are all recovering from a November fire. Better Together offers some suggested reading for Black History Month, and the Decatur Business Association elects new officers. Plus get the lowdown on upcoming events and opportunities, and see what's new among Decatur shops and businesses.

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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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