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'This could put us out of business': Trump administration plan puts Decatur vape shop futures on the line

DECATUR — Vape shop owners say a measure announced Wednesday by President Donald Trump to ban flavored e-cigarettes does not address the growing nationwide health concerns for youth who use the products. They say the move could hurt or even force the closure of their businesses. 

Meet the out-of-state owners with multiple properties on Decatur's demolition list

Nearly a quarter of the roughly 200 dilapidated homes on the city of Decatur’s demolition list belong to out-of-state owners, records show. 

Decatur makes major progress on demolitions, but nearly 200 properties remain on the list

Nearly 200 vacant, dilapidated homes are on Decatur's demolition list, according to data obtained by the Herald & Review through a Freedom of Information Act request. 


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As the Herald & Review has reported extensively, Decatur city leaders are fighting a backlog of properties on the demolition list — those deemed unsafe and in need of being torn down. Over the past two Sundays, we’ve taken a detailed look at the nearly 200 properties on the list and talk…

For Decatur students, summer ends with first day of school 🏫

The first day of school in Decatur's public schools was Wednesday and, other than a few tears from the smallest students, things went smoothly, said Oak Grove Principal Dianne Brandt.

Data: Decatur shootings at lowest level since 2013 for first half of the year

DECATUR — The number of Decatur shootings recorded for the first six months of this year is the lowest reported since 2013, a sign police and community leaders say is encouraging even as they continue efforts to reduce violent crime.

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