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A Welcoming Community

It is hard for the vast majority of cities to attract new residents. When they come, though, we either have to welcome them well - ...
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Hello, MoCo MeetUp

We hear certain phrases that sound great in the abstract but are only meaningful when they reflect events that actually happened. One of those phrases ...
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We Are All DCS

At this point, our primary focus needs to be on hiring the next superintendent for DCS. The futures of thousands of children are at stake ...
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For Dan Durbin

Over 200 people recently gathered to hear an update from Planning Next, hired to oversee the One Decatur comprehensive plan process, at the Summit on ...
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Between What Is and What Could Be

Quick Summary: Our community must decide between 1) simply enjoying the city built for us for as long as we can or 2) building a ...
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Time to Play Offense

I hope 2017 is off to a great start for you. It's off to the same start as always for some cities, which don't really ...
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The Mindset Chronicles, Volume III: Tomorrow

Let's start this third and final installment of The Mindset Chronicles by acknowledging we could choose not to prepare for Decatur's future. That's an option ...
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The Mindset Chronicles, Volume II: Growth Footing

Nothing else needs to be said about the doom and gloom mindset offered to us by The 24, so let's leave it here: It's not ...
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The Mindset Chronicles, Volume I: The 24

After utilizing artificial intelligence and Big Data and multiple algorithms, I concluded that 24 of the 50,000+ people in Decatur are not going to be ...
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Decatur Teen Keilee Terry Encourages Youth to Influence Comprehensive Plan!

Keilee Terry is encouraging Decatur's youth to get involved and contribute to the One Decatur comprehensive plan. Keilee serves on the Steering Committee and kindly ...
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