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Plenty of musicians visit metro Atlanta, but Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls has lived here since she was a child. Though a Grammy-winning, international music star, she still calls Decatur home.

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Her fans might know her voice, but they might not know she met fellow Indigo Girl Amy Ray at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in DeKalb County.

Decatur Gets Help From Ga.'s Senate To Purchase Land

Mar 8, 2017
The City of Decatur needs help to possibly purchase the United Children's Methodist Home.
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The city of Decatur is getting help from the state legislature to buy the United Children's Methodist Home. But that doesn't guarantee a sale.

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Lawmakers passed a bill that would create the Decatur Public Facilities Authority, which the city needs to buy the 77-acre property. It would enable Decatur to purchase any property not within city limits.

Closer Look: Santa Clause; Desire Street; And More

Oct 28, 2016
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Theresa Davis of Atlanta's Art Amok! Slam Team reads from one of her books of poetry at Java Monkey Speaks in Decatur. The Java Monkey Slam Team will represent the host city of Decatur in the National Poetry Slam.
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More than 400 poets from all over the United States will spend this week in Decatur, competing in the National Poetry Slam, which is being hosted in Georgia for the first time. 

Poets in San Francisco hosted the first National Poetry Slam competition in 1990.

Host city coordinator Daryl Funn won a bid to host the competition in his native city of Decatur in 2013.