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Former Alabama, NFL player Benny Perrin dead at 57

February 3, 2017 by KFDA

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -. A prominent north Alabama businessman and former professional football player died on Friday. Morgan County Coroner Jeffrey Chunn confirms that Benny Perrin killed himself. He was 57 years old. Police responded to a suicide call ...

Former Alabama, pro football player Perrin dead at 57; 'crushing loss for the community'

February 3, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyDecatur High made the Class 4A state semifinals in football in Perrin's junior and senior years. The Raiders lost 24-20 to Mountain Brook and Major Ogilvie by four points in 1976. They lost to 28-27 to Walker County and Linnie Patrick in double ...

Decatur's Pointer chooses Alabama A&M

February 1, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyDecatur High School football coach Jere Adcock and Cedric Pointer shed a few tears after the senior signed with Alabama A&M on Wednesday. Pointer will play on the offensive line at A&M. More photos and video at decaturdaily.com. JERONIMO ...

Signing Day at Area High Schools

February 1, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyDecatur High School football head coach Jere Adcock and Cedric Pointer shed a few tears after the senior signed for Alabama A&M Wednesday. JERONIMO NISA/DECATUR DAILY. D170202 signing day. Buy Now. Crystal Vander Weit/Decatur Daily.

Three Decatur High School students suspended in connection with a gun on campus

January 12, 2017 by WAAY

WAAYThree students from Decatur High school facing steep consequences after school officials said they were connected to a gun on campus. Dwight Satterfield said one of the students alerted a school resource officer that a gun he had unknowingly brought on ...

Decatur health science class adds pharmacy compounding internship

January 12, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyDecatur High School health science student David Mace didn't know anything about pharmacy compounding until he completed an internship at Decatur Morgan Hospital. Neither did Ray Lin, a Decatur High senior who plans to study pharmacy at ... school ...

Former Gov. Albert Brewer, a Decatur High alumnus, dies at 88

January 2, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyHe improved funding for public schools by enacting the state utility tax, created the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to coordinate programs at Alabama universities, raised teacher's salaries by 21 percent over two years and got a constitutional ...

Decatur senior will live another moment in city rivalry

December 9, 2016 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyRoan, who continues to reside in Decatur, said she broke her foot when her daughter was barely a year old and became addicted to painkillers. She said her finances “whirled out of control because of drug issues” and she was fortunate that her parents ...

Decatur teacher claims school sex charges are unconstitutional

October 7, 2016 by whnt.com

whnt.comDECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – 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 decision, Lawrence vs. Texas (2003 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. “It was a long day and after I threw I thought it was time to quit wasting people's time ...

Iron flip: Decatur baseball star switches commitment from Alabama to Auburn

June 17, 2016 by AL.com

AL.comThe Decatur High 2017 right-handed pitcher/shortstop tweeted tonight that he has flipped his commitment from Alabama to Auburn. Burns, who committed to the Tide as a sophomore in 2014, told the Decatur Daily today that he had re-opened his recruitment ...

Decatur High baseball star decommits from Alabama

June 17, 2016 by AL.com

AL.comHe has visited Auburn and Mississippi State, and will try to visit Vanderbilt, LSU and Florida, according to the Decatur Daily. He also expects to hear from new Alabama coach Greg Goff, whose hiring was announced today. Burns was named Class 6A Hitter ...

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