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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 ...

Decatur teacher pleads not guilty to sex acts with students

January 11, 2017 by WTVM

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -. A Decatur teacher entered a written plea of not guilty while waiving her arraignment on charges of a school employee engaging in sex acts with students. Court documents show Carrie Witt entered her not guilty plea Wednesday ...

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.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 ...

2 students arrested in 'Clown' case threatening Decatur schools

September 20, 2016 by Tucson News Now

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -. Decatur police have arrested two juveniles in connection to recent “Clown” social media accounts that threatened local schools. Two males students were identified as being responsible for at least some of the postings.

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 ...

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.

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.comBurns, who committed to the Tide as a sophomore in 2014, told the Decatur Daily today that he had re-opened his recruitment following Mitch Gaspard's resignation May 30. Burns' announcement came on the same day that Alabama announced Greg Goff as ...

Decatur High baseball star decommits from Alabama

June 17, 2016 by

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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