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Moody's assigns Aa3 to Decatur City Board of Education, AL's $84.4M Special ...

April 30, 2015 by Moodys.com (press release) (subscription)

Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Aa3 rating to Decatur City Board of Education's (AL) $84.4 million Special Tax School Warrants, Series 2015. Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed the Aa3 rating affecting $30.3 million of outstanding parity debt.

Recruiting: Four-star OG Deonte Brown Commits To Alabama

April 30, 2015 by BamaHammer

BamaHammerBrown, from Decatur Al (Austin High School) becomes Alabama's seventh commit for the class of 2016. He is rated as a three-star according to 247Sports but a four-star according to their composite rankings which is an average of all of the major recruiting ...

Austin High offensive lineman Deonte Brown commits to Alabama

April 29, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comAlabama picked up a verbal commitment Wednesday night when Austin High School offensive guard Deonte Brown announced his commitment on his Twitter page. The 6-foot-3, 350-pound Brown, from Decatur, is a four-star recruit on the 247Sports ...

Alabama teacher honored for helping feed hungry children

March 10, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comThe program has spread to nine city schools and is one of the reasons she was selected at the district's elementary teacher of the year. Mark Christopher, a math teacher at Decatur High, was tapped as the secondary teacher of the year by a committee ...

State Senator wants Ala. high school students to take immigration test

February 27, 2015 by WAFF

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A state Senator from Decatur wants Alabama high school students to take the same test immigrants must pass to become U.S. citizens. If the bill passes during the upcoming legislative session, seniors would have to pass the test in ...

Alabama senators want students to pass civics test before graduating high school

February 19, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comArthur Orr of Decatur and Trip Pittman of Montrose announced their plans after reports showing that young adults know little about government. Orr will introduce a bill to require students to be tested on the same questions immigrants must answer as part of ...

Alabama high school basketball scores, Friday, Feb. 13

February 14, 2015 by Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News LeaderA.L. Johnson 74, Fruitdale 65. Akron 62, Notasulga 43. Georgiana 94, Chickasaw 71. Phillips-Bear Creek 78, Hubbard 42. Sacred Heart 76, Skyline 46. South Lamar 60, Decatur Heritage 27. Sunshine 70, Loachapoka 32. Talladega County Central 79, Cedar ...

Decatur school board moving forward with new Austin, Decatur high schools

January 14, 2015 by AL.com

DECATUR, Alabama -- The Decatur school board on Tuesday approved the purchase of land for a new Austin High School. The new school will be built on the 77.5-acre Cedar Ridge Golf Course, located at Modaus Road and Shady Grove Lane in southwest ...

Decatur council president says stimulus from schools investment better than ...

January 11, 2015 by AL.com

Now we need to look at residential, and schools are important to that." The council president also said he's "content" with giving 25 percent of the city's sales tax revenue to schools as a way to spur development as opposed to City of Huntsville giving 18 ...

Stepmother whose gun killed Decatur teen won't face charges; handgun fails ...

January 4, 2015 by AL.com

... the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. According to relatives, the gun discharged when Kedrick hugged his stepmother as she and his father entered their Cotton Place Southwest home. Decatur police never filed charges against Cynthia Bowman, ...

Decatur 38, JO Johnson 36: King's late layup lifts Red Raiders to win at ...

December 18, 2014 by AL.com

AL.comMADISON, Alabama – Tamia King's driving layup with 19 seconds remaining proved to be the winning basket as Decatur withstood a J.O. Johnson rally to win 38-36 in a defensive struggle in the first round of the Huntsville Times Ladies Classic tournament at ...

Andy Craig weathers Hoover school storms on road to Montgomery

December 12, 2014 by AL.com

AL.comJon Anderson | janderson@al.com By Jon Anderson ... HOOVER, Alabama - Andy Craig didn't really want to come to Hoover in 2001. He and his wife, Ginger, had a "perfect situation" in Decatur, where he was chief financial officer for Decatur City Schools. They both had great jobs, and his kids - in the ... A Hoover High School athletics investigation, budget deficits and school bus debate - Craig has seemingly run the gamut of hot-button issues in public education across his 8 ½-year tenure. Supporters say the same ...

Decatur 19, Southside-Gadsden 7: Red Raiders ride fourth-quarter momentum ...

November 14, 2014 by AL.com

Not on did the Decatur defensive back score his first touchdown, but he delivered it on the biggest stage of his high school football career. Deloney returned a fumble for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, sparking a fourth-quarter rally that sent Decatur past ...

Decatur, Athens set Christmas parades - Press-Register

November 4, 2014 by al.com

Two North Alabama Christmas parades are set for the first week in December. The parade in downtown Decatur will be Dec. 1 and the parade in Athens will be Dec. 4. Athens parade. In Athens, the annual Reliance Bank Christmas Parade featuring marching bands, floats and Santa, begins at 6 p.m. at Athens High School and travels up Hobbs Street and around the downtown square. To register, call Reliance Bank at 256-232-1944. Decatur parade. The Decatur Jaycees will present its annual Christmas Parade at 6 ...

Daikin America looking for applicants for 2015 Minority Scholarship Program

October 31, 2014 by AL.com

AL.comApplications are available at local high schools, colleges, online and at the Daikin plant on State Docks Road. The deadline for submitting the application is Nov. 30. Winners will be notified and recognized at the annual MLK Unity Breakfast in January 2015.

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