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Transition begins in Decatur mayor's office

October 9, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyBowling said he plans to work with Decatur Youth Services to set up community meetings for the department's new program aimed at residents ages 18 to 24 who are unemployed or underemployed to get them into career readiness and academic programs ...

Decatur teacher claims school sex charges are unconstitutional

October 7, 2016 by – An indicted Decatur teacher is, once again, challenging Alabama's law on school employees having sex with students. Carrie Witt's attorneys argue in court documents that the Supreme Court ... The court filing shows Witt claims she is being ...

Decatur teacher challenges state law again

October 7, 2016 by WTVM

The court filing shows Witt claims she is being prosecuted for a romantic relationship with a consenting young man solely because of her employment with Decatur High School, which violates her 14th Amendment substantive due process privacy rights and ...

New Decatur high schools will have multiple storm shelters

October 6, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailySomerville Road Elementary was razed to make space for Decatur High's academic buildings, which will be on 13 acres on the east side. The practice gymnasium and existing south wing at Decatur High that faced Somerville Road also were torn down, and a ...

2 students arrested in 'Clown' case threatening Decatur schools

September 20, 2016 by Tucson News Now

The younger of the two suspects was released to his parents due to his age and the Austin High School Student will be detained at the Tennessee Valley Juvenile Detention facility in Tuscumbia. The arrests stem from multiple concerns over ... Despite ...

The more, the merrier

September 15, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyAustin first-year assistant coach Juwan Simpson, a Cedar Ridge Middle teacher and former player for the Black Bears and at Alabama, talks to players Sept. 2 during their game against Decatur High. Assistant coaches are vital for high school football ...

Health science fastest-growing elective class for Decatur students

September 7, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyDCS secondary curriculum supervisor Tommy Davis said the district's commitment to the health science program furthers its efforts to comply with the state's Plan 2020, which requires school systems to make sure every student graduates college or career ...

Get your game on: Staging high school football matchups takes work

September 1, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyPersonnel are not the only game-day obstacle schools face. There also is a hefty price tag β€” another reason the cost of playing football far exceeds that of any other high school sport. At a large school, such as Decatur, hosting one football game ...

150 wins: Adcock has reputation for being demanding of players, developing assistants

August 28, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyAdcock might have shied away from any extra attention, but for the longtime Decatur High School football coach, it was a special moment. Not only did Decatur open its ... As a Handley native, most of his family is from east Alabama. After he graduated ...

Motorcycle Shop Blaze Claims AL Man

August 19, 2016 by (press release) (registration) (blog)

Despite efforts by his son to save him, a Decatur business owner died Thursday afternoon from injuries he sustained in a flash fire while he and his son were working in their motorcycle shop. Steve Kirkes, the 45-year-old owner of Kirkes Timberframe ...

All-Star week includes 10 area athletes

July 15, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyBasketball takes center stage on Wednesday at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome at Alabama State. The girls play at 6 p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m. Thursday starts with volleyball at Faulkner University at 4 p.m. The North-South football game is Thursday at 7 p.m ...

DHS scholarship recipient plans to bring electricity to rural corners of the world

July 3, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyPatel is one of five recipients of the 2016 Decatur High School Alumni Scholarship, a $2,068 award given by the class of 1968. ... Dhruv is studying medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and is completing his rotations at the hospital there.

Looking for 3 good people for Decatur High

June 24, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

Decatur High School, which will have a new facility in 2018, is looking for some of the best and brightest to work for a growing Class 6A school in an outgoing community nestled next to the Tennessee River. We offer a diverse, giving, faithful ...

Decatur High's Tanner Burns picks Auburn over UA

June 18, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyDecatur's Tanner Burns, who committed to Alabama in 2014, has switched his college choice to Auburn. JERONIMO NISA/DECATUR DAILY ... Several schools called the next day eager for him to explore those options. First stop was Auburn on June 2.

Decatur High's Tanner Burns chooses Auburn over UA

June 17, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyAfter throwing two perfect innings in a Perfect Game Showcase in Fort Myers, Florida, Tanner Burns decided today to commit to play baseball for the Auburn Tigers. β€œIt was a long day and after I threw I thought it was time to quit wasting people's time ...

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