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Decatur City Council approves over $71 million city budget

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - The Decatur City Council approved its budget Monday for 2022. It passed on a vote of four to one and is over $71 million. The upcoming budget is about $7 million more than the 2021 budget, something Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling says he’s thankful for during a pandemic year, and he says he’s also thankful for the financial position the city is in as a whole.
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Herald & Review

Rodney Walker set to launch restaurant on Decatur's west side

DECATUR — When Rodney Walker resigned from his seat on the Decatur City Council in July, he said it was so he could contribute to his community in other ways. One of those ways will soon come in the form of a new restaurant. Work is underway on Skycity Grill,...
DECATUR, IL
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Arkansas Online

Decatur's new police vehicle put into service

DECATUR -- Since the loss of one of its vehicles in the June 23 accident that injured two officers, the Decatur Police Department has had to double up on the department's available resources. During a special meeting called by Mayor Bob Tharp, the Decatur City Council listened to a presentation...
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Herald & Review

OUR VIEW: Decatur residency reversal was required

A residency requirement isn’t by definition a bad thing. Requiring employees who serve a community to reside in that community shows both employer and employee have a commitment. If a city is good enough for a worker to take a job there, the city also ought to be good enough for that employee to live in.
DECATUR, IL
eagleobserver.com

Decatur's new police vehicle put into service

DECATUR -- Since the loss of one of its vehicles in the June 23 accident that injured two officers, the Decatur Police Department has had to double up on the department's available resources in order to protect the public, until now. During a special meeting called by Mayor Bob Tharp,...
DECATUR, AR
Herald & Review

Watch now: Decatur City Council votes to drop residency requirement

DECATUR — Five years ago, Decatur city leaders laid the groundwork to mandate residency for new city employees in hopes that it would forge a deeper investment in the community from those who collect a paycheck from city taxpayers. It took effect immediately for all new non-union hires and was...
DECATUR, IL

19-Year-Old Anti-Mask Councilman Gets COVID, Says He ‘Feels Terrible For Not Being Able To Breathe’

A teenage anti-mask councilman in Alabama who voted to end his city’s mask mandate was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday after developing pneumonia. The unvaccinated 19-year-old is the youngest person ever elected to the Decatur City Council. Since being elected in August 2020, Hunter Pepper had been adamantly opposing mask requirements and had called vaccines a personal choice. He is now struggling to breathe from COVID complications.
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COVID is administered to a 19-year-old anti-mask councilman, who says he feels “terrible” for not being able to breathe.

19-Year-Old Anti-Mask Councilman Gets COVID, Says He ‘Feels Terrible For Not Being Able To Breathe’. On Wednesday, a teen anti-mask councilman in Alabama was hospitalized with COVID-19 after acquiring pneumonia after voting to repeal his city’s mask law. The unvaccinated 19-year-old is the youngest person ever elected to the Decatur...
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Outside Beltway

More Covidiot Schadenfreude

WaPo (“Alabama councilman, 19, sick with covid after opposing mask mandate: ‘Terrible not to be able to breathe’“):. A teenage city council member in Decatur, Ala., who voted in April to end his city’s mask mandate, landed in the hospital with the coronavirus Wednesday night after developing pneumonia and struggling to breathe.
DECATUR, AL
Yellowhammer News

7 Things: COVID-19 treatment limited in Alabama, Decatur councilman tests positive after going to meetings while having symptoms, Afghan refugees headed to Alabama and more …

7. California going all-in on restrictions after Newsom survives recall. After Los Angeles County implemented a new slate of COVID-19 restrictions earlier in the week, the two largest school districts in the San Francisco Bay Area of California have decided that they’ll hold a vote on whether to mandate coronavirus vaccines for students who are eligible, 12 years and older.
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WAAY-TV

Decatur City Council member reveals coronavirus diagnosis

A member of the Decatur City Council says he has coronavirus. Hunter Pepper said in a Facebook post Thursday that he has two confirmed positive tests. “Maybe this will clear up soon and the symptoms of this sickness shall not progress as I can tell you it feels terrible not to be able to breathe,” Pepper wrote on Facebook.
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