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Renee DeGross Valdes
As the editor of the Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch, you can reach me at 404-242-3328 or renee.valdes@patch.com and @DecaturGAPatch. 
For most of my career, I worked in newspapers,  including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution where I covered Home Depot, retail business news and for several years, the Retailing column in the business section. I also covered real estate and penned a retail column while at the News & Observer in Raleigh. I also worked at the Washington Business Journal and the Triangle Business Journal. I got my  start in journalism editing wedding/engagement announcements for The Washington Post. My work has also taken me overseas. I spent a year as a producer with TF-1 French Television in the Washington Bureau and also lived three months in Paris while I helped with coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympics and TWA Flight 800 crash.
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Food & Drink
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All the best food and drink events around town. Like to wine and dine? ThisMore group's for you.
Entertainment
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From performing arts to painting to music and more
Breast Cancer Awareness
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Your source for up-to-date information and events about breast cancer awareness.
House & Home
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Real estate. Home improvement. Gardening. If it's about your home
Summer
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Summer's here
Holidays
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Need the lowdown on the local parade? Planning your holiday menu? This is the spaceMore to get all the information you need to make the holidays extra special.
Garage Sales
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A list of garage saled
Babies!
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When there's an addition to the family
Volunteering
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Stories about how you and your neighbors give back to the community and the worthyMore causes that your town has adopted.
Obituaries
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Thoughts and memories of our community members who have passed. Share your tributesMore in our Obituaries Group.
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