Housing starts in Decatur were down 46 percent during the first four months of 2017, according to data from the Alabama Center for Real Estate.The decline comes as local officials push to increase new home construction in hopes of improving the city’s sagging population and other key demographics, including age and income.“We have a lot of people who are looking for homes 10 years or newer, and the inventory for those types of houses has been a little lean,” said Crystal Brown, vice...
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A Decatur city official reported a sharp decline in mosquito-related complaints from residents this year, but a public health official said they are still wary about the possibility of local transmissions of the Zika virus.Resident complaints regarding mosquitoes are down about 75 percent this year from last year, according to Ricky Terry, director of street and environmental services for the city of Decatur.Terry this week attributed the decline to the city’s new targeted approach to...
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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