This is a (mostly) news blog (with comments) posting (on an irregular basis, as time allows) items of interest to those who live in (and within 6 miles of) Decatur, GA; which has been the county seat of DeKalb County (established 12/9/1822) since 12/10/1823, when Decatur was incorporated. Having turned down the opportunity to be the SE rail hub before there was an Atlanta, this area has now been absorbed by metro Atlanta. and is now considered "in-town" because it is ITP (inside the perimeter) as they say.
The emphasis will be on matters of interest to those who live in the "target area" highlighted above, which goes out about six miles from downtown Decatur, Georgia.
The focus area could be called "East In-Town" as it's mostly inside I-285, north of I-20, south of I-85, and east of the I-75/85 connector.
This area could also be called "metro Decatur" (a metro area inside a larger metro area), since people living in this area are in easy driving range of Decatur, the county seat of DeKalb County and the largest town east of Atlanta (within 20 miles, at least). Some no doubt feel a stronger affinity to the City of Atlanta.
For matters relating only to the incorporated City of Decatur [4.2 square miles], see inDecatur. See links to websites for specific Decatur neighborhoods there. For news about the rest of DeKalb County and the 28-county Metro Atlanta area, see the AJC and the county newspapers linked in the sidebar.