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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.
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.
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…
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.
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.