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Inside the April Issue  

Cover Story: Renfroe Students Examine History of the Beacon Community


During the Decatur Business Association’s Black History Month program, Renfroe Middle school students performed a scene from their play, We Remember Beacon Hill: Stories of History and Hope through the Eyes of Elizabeth Wilson, written by attorney Mawuli Mel Davis and his wife, Jana Johnson-Davis. The scene highlighted the contributions of several members of the Beacon Hill Community, including restaurant owner Tom Steele, Federal Judge Clarence Cooper, Herring Street School Principal and Attorney Charles Clayton, business owner M.A. Ebster, and Presbyterian minister Allen Wilson.  

Also inside this issue: 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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