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Ben Dover

Ben Dover

Ben Dover commented on And the walls came tumbling down

The old Decatur Utilities building was originally Albany City Hall and fire station. It was a historic building, but remodeled so many times it had nothing left of the original. Back when it was the Decatur Utilities headquarters, though, it did have a cool "TVA" look with terrazzo, marbl…

Ben Dover

More than any writer at the Daily ever got paid!!

Ben Dover

And Crystal is former head of advertising for the Decatur Daily. Great choice for the first female Chamber of Commerce! president/CEO! Congratulations, Crystal!

Ben Dover

These "experts" are academics. They don't work in the real world. Believe the business owners who are in their stores every day, not the "eggheads" with their lofty theories.

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Ben Dover commented on New bank plans to open in city

Rennaisance Bank? Renasant Bank?

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We'll see if it actually comes to that much.

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"Politics have no role to play...." How dumb do they think we are? Alabama Sen. John Sparkman (D) is the reason NASA is in Huntsville, Alabama. President Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas is the reason mission control was moved to Houston. Just two of MANY politically influenced decisions involv…

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Ben Dover commented on Whisk’D Café moving to new home

I don't believe the old Whisk'd/Albany Bistro building was evera house. It was a small grocery store back in the 1960s and before. Good move for Whisk'd. Lots of folks used to breakfast at City Cafe. Now that it's closed, Whisk'd will provide a replacement for the breakfast crowd.

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MAYBE, just maybe, developers could actually talk to residents - not consultants, not urban planners, not professionals who don't live there - and LISTEN instead of telling us what we're going to get, they might get further.

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Wouldn't it have been a good idea to actually recruit their execs to live in Decatur? Show them what's good in this city and county? How convenient it would be to live here? Just seems to me that it's a real slap in the face to talk about how great Decatur is for their business and then h…