Obama visit may impact Region 6-AAA tournament

Those planning to attend the Region 6-AAA basketball tournament at Decatur High School on Thursday should prepare for some delays because of a visit from President Obama.

Obama will visit the College Heights Learning Center in Decatur and the area is expected to locked down by security until at least 4 p.m.

The visit coincides with the first semifinal girls basketball game (Decatur vs. Woodward Academy at 4 p.m.) at Decatur High and could produce a traffic nightmare for those planning to attend.

The President had asked to use the theater facility at Decatur High, but was unable to do so because of the basketball tournament. The administration policy is to avoid disrupting any existing event already on the schedule.

14 comments Add your comment

Basketball Fan

February 13th, 2013
10:07 pm

Obama is a joke anyway..basketball play-offs come first.


February 13th, 2013
10:43 pm

He’s already a joke. And now he interferes with the tourney. Worthless!!


February 14th, 2013
7:16 am

Basketball Fan & Gakat1 no, you both are jokes for being disrespectable. I’m sure your priorities in life are more in tune with the pursuit of athletics over academic.
Furthermore none of your teams will advance to Macon for the state championship.


February 14th, 2013
8:28 am

ron, Obama is going to a county where the school system has been put on probation by SACS. Go figure that out…. I do not think that any disrespect was place on the President, he does a good job looking like a fool by himself.

Metro Ref

February 14th, 2013
8:59 am

Wow, I can tell who you guys voted for. Thank you Ron for pointing out those two un-American idiots. Had it been Bush they wouldn’t have said jack!!!!


February 14th, 2013
9:07 am

Metro Ref (I hope you aren’t a basketball referee. We don’t a prejudice referee on the court). Oh contrare. Yes, I would have complained even though I don’t like Osama, I mean Obama. I actually was looking forward to him becoming president in 2008 – what a mistake that was and still is. And Ron, you obviously don’t know much about HS basketball. I don’t have much allegiance to any team (I do like Decatur), but those St. Pius girls can play.


February 14th, 2013
9:49 am

City Schools of Decatur is not in any way a part of Dekalb County School Systems. WOW check your facts!!


February 14th, 2013
11:11 am

I getting there earlier! The Leader of the Free World may just stop in to check out top players in the country!!!! Go figure!!

Basketball Fan

February 14th, 2013
11:13 am

metro ref..un-american for calling a liar a joke? You just another brain-washed idiot. Bush has nothing to do with it. O-blame-a spend more in 4 years than all the other Pres’ put together, 17 trillion in debt and still wanting more…u a joke!

G Lion

February 14th, 2013
11:37 am


Respect is earned. It is never earned by avoiding responsibility, placing blame on others, speaking half-truths or lies, etc.

If anyone felt like his visit was anything other than some lame photo-op, then they probably would not mind him disrupting their schedule.

And, the last time that duck came to town, his motorcade had traffic on the interstates shut down during afternoon rush hour. If he had respect for our citizens, perhaps we would learn to respect him.

I’m not holding my breath.

rick flair

February 14th, 2013
2:28 pm

weather you like it or not your going to learn to love it because thats the way it is woooooooh!!!!!! please stop with the hate on Obama.

Basketball Fan

February 14th, 2013
8:54 pm

Enter your comments here


February 14th, 2013
8:59 pm

u wrong rick flair…u may love it but not me. Gas is 3.69 gallon, your taxes just when up, your health care just had 8 new taxes added. U love it nut cake but not me.


February 15th, 2013
7:28 am

Why President Obama would chose to visit a state that’s education system is 48 in the country perplexes me. It’s obviously sports are more important than education, as evidenced by idiots blogging against him on this page.