Correction: Decatur Youth Basketball Night is Friday, January 25

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Youth Lacrosse Night is Friday, April 28


Decatur Soccer Team in Play-offs: See Them in Action Wednesday



Michael Harbin writes in:

This Wednesday, May 6, at 5:30 PM at the Decatur High School stadium, our Decatur High School boys soccer team will play Sonoraville High School in the 2nd round of the state playoffs. Last Friday they travelled to Washington County for the 1st round where they played to an impressive 11-1 victory. These are your neighbors’ boys. Tickets are $7.00. Come out, watch a good soccer match and support our Bulldogs boys to another victory and one more step towards the State Championship.

Decatur Youth Lacrosse Night is Friday, April 24!

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Jawbones vs. Sawbones March 15 at DHS

Doc1Since 2012, for one night in mid-March, prominent Atlanta attorneys and Physicians exchange their courtroom conversations for hard court collisions in a basketball benefit which raises support for adults living with brain injuries and their families. This Decatur held benefit, Jawbones vs. Sawbones, presented by Long & Holder, LLP and Cash, Krugler & Fredericks, LLC, is the signature event of Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse, Georgia’s only nonprofit organization committed to providing lifelong support to people with TBI.

Last year, the family oriented evening entertained 500 attendees and raised over $55,000 for brain injury support services, 80% of that generated by Atlanta’s legal community. Unique in Georgia, Side by Side is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people with brain injuries along their rehabilitative journeys. Based in Stone Mountain Village, Side by Side operates a day program where 50 clients, called ‘members,’ work side-by-side with professional staff to keep their Clubhouse running and to relearn skills, build new relationships, and restore meaning and purpose to their lives. These services, though less costly than comparable medical care, are not inexpensive. It takes approximately $100 a day per person to provide this rehabilitative support. Therefore, ten families were able to receive much needed respite for a whole year from this one fun-filled family event.

The Jawbones and Sawbones will meet again on the court and return to the gym at Decatur High on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. New additions to this year’s benefit include former NBA player Gerald Wilkins who will be taking an active role in the event program. His brother John Wilkins will be coaching the Jawbones along with Bruce Richardson, personal injury attorney and winning coach from the 2013 game. Fans can also look forward to a half court shot contest, photos with Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, exciting entertainment, and a silent auction.

For more information and to purchase tickets, $10 each, visit or contact their Resource Development Director, Marian Dickson at 770-469-9355.

College Alternative Fair March 3

Wondering what you are going to do after graduation? Daunted or unexcited by the prospect of a four year college? Want to experience something different before going to college? Not sure if it’s worth investing so much money into a college degree?

Get your questions answered at the Decatur High School College Alternatives Fair! The event will be held on Monday, March 3rd from 6 until 8 pm in the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center located at 310 N McDonough Street in downtown Decatur.

Decatur Senior Haegen Altizer has gathered representatives from many different post high school opportunities to share exciting alternatives with students and parents. From gap year programs to career training and apprenticeships there are all sorts of options that you may not even be thinking about. The event is FREE! Come out and see what great programs might be right for you.

Decatur College Alternatives Fair, Monday, March 3, 6-8 pm, Decatur High School Performing Arts Center. Free. For more information contact Haegan Altizer at

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Decatur High School Lady Bulldogs in State Basketball Action- Friday, February 21

The Decatur High School Lady Bulldogs(#2 seed) will be in action tomorrow night as the 1st round of the State Basketball Tournament tips off across the state.

Game time at the Spike is 6pm and the Lady Bulldogs will be playing against Elbert County.

Go Lady Bulldogs!!!!!

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Decatur Youth Basketball Night is Friday

Decatur Youth Basketball Night

Fair-Trade Gifts Make Unique Presents and Help Others

keepitindecatur holidaysGot holiday shopping on your mind? Well we’ve got tips for where to go, how to entertain the kids, stay active, and help others ALL at the same time! Layer up, hydrate, and approach it like a work out.

First, “shop small” is every towns chance to have you stay close to home and in our case, that means stroll around Decatur. Walking keeps you warm and offers good fresh air in between shops. Bring your own bag on wheels to tote your purchases, pop in for a eggnog latte to recharge, and let the kids play with babysitters at DHS while you shop! Yes, it’s true, German students offer babysitting while you shop on Dec 7 to finance a trip to Bavaria. Your kids will learn german songs, games and enjoy german christmas traditions while you bummel around town. 50 spots available, sign up soon.

1268199_10151711535342104_321750020_oNext, think global and shop local is the trend at the Jingle Bell Jubilee to be held at the Solarium on Dec 8. Bike over to Oakhurst, using the route College, Avery, Green, Oakview Streets and enjoy free refreshments as you shop for fair-trade gifts from Tara Project, House of Hope, Latin Runway, and more offering gifts from Haiti, Kenya, Colombia, that are crafted by locals there and support poverty reduction, empowering youth, schools for girls and more. Samples in the photo at right.

1476917_10102760463555750_217542287_nTo kick off all the December shopping, make sure you see the grand menorah lighting and celebrations on the square Dec 2. And if you are a weekday shopper, definitely put Terrific Thursdays on your list, walk over to the square or park the car once at One West (for 2 hours free shopping), walk around all the local businesses and score a gift card to boot if you spend more than $200 on Thursdays!

And last but not least, here are tips from Decatur’s finest to keep you safe while shopping and yes, bicycle police patrols will be out and about.


Run With the Dogs on January 12

RWTD Poster 2013_Final It is time to register for Run With the Dogs!

The annual Booster Club run/walk event, Run With the Dogs Frostbite 5K, will be held on Saturday, January 12  at 9am.

Help our Bulldgos excel. Participate in this annual fundraiser that helps our student athletes bring their “A” game. Get your New Year off on the right foot in a chilly 9am run through Decatur with Decatur Bulldog supporters and their four-legged friends.

The Run With the Dogs is the first in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge events for 2013, so get started early in the year!

For more information and to register click here.