Charlie Specoli

Mayor Tab Bowling took responsibility for Big feeling it could buy the items because he pushed for the company to allow him to roll out the branding campaign at the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “State of the City” breakfast in March.



A huge fumble by…

There was no controversy in this county concerning the taking of food funds and here is why. Ana Franklin when she first ran for sheriff campaigned against the taking of food funds, condemning then Sheriff Greg Bartlett for doing so. Yet the first thing she did after being elected and bef…

A barrier won't fix the problem? No idea is going to fix the problem, nor any combination of ideas will fix the problem. But, a barrier will help, reducing speed and enforcing the speed limit will help, and people changing their driving habits will help, it's a combination of changes, not…

Well let us be blunt, another study, and clearly a waste of money if these slogans is the best they can do. Decatur wants to attract young professionals, stressing us being a small town (and we are not) won't attract many if any young professionals. Decatur has a little bit of everything,…

Yes, when did that happen?


I dd not realize we are a small town.


We are talking about retired seasoned veteran law enforcement officers in good standing with the departments they retired from. They could teach classes at the police academy for goodness sake. It is a waste of money to send them back to the academy for a two week refresher course. All the…

Mr. Kirby, your response to my opinion completely lacks professionalism. I appreciate the invite, but due to the lack of professionalism with your response, I believe I will pass. Responses like this will make it very easy for your opposition in the next election.

I do not belong t…

Thanks...and point taken.

Mr. Kirby, once again I must say I don't think it is very professional for an office holder such as yourself to be trading "verbal jabs" on here as you do. Second, I as a citizen of Decatur does not care if the streets are in bad shape in other cities. We are talking about DECATU…