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Betty Marshall, who grew up and lives in Decatur, served as the city's first Black city clerk from 2005-2011. [JERONIMO NISA/DECATUR DAILY]

Decatur’s Old Town, where half a dozen churches stood on street corners and neighbors sat on their porches, provided Betty Marshall with the foundation and education that would propel her to one of the city’s top positions.

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