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Inside the June Issue  

Cover Story: Batter Up! It's youth baseball season in Decatur.


The community is invited to youth baseball opening day in Decatur. The parade begins at 11 a.m. starting at McKoy Park and concludes at Oakhurst Park. If you would like to participate in the opening day activities as a driver, cook, volunteer or parade watcher, contact Stacy Green, 678-553-6549. Pictured above with players and parents at Opening Day Baseball 2017: Robbie Gilbert (Decatur High School Baseball Coach), Mike Glenn (Atlanta Hawks), Peggy Merriss (City of Decatur City Manager) and Commissioner Brian Smith

Also inside this issue: Nine Decatur businesses are in the vanguard enabling visually impaired visitors to feel more at-home downtown, five cool projects are named Decatur Design Award winners, get the low-down on Georgia's new "Hands-Free" law governing smartphone usage while driving, and everything you need to know about the city's 4th of July Pied-Piper Parade, concert, and fireworks. 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 Environmental Sustainability Report, too! Prepared by the Public Works Department and Decatur's Environmental Sustainability Board, it examines energy efficiency as it relates to the city's high-performance building standards, offers energy-saving tips for homeowners, explores solar and geothermal installations around the city, and makes the case for recycling, too.

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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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