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From failing school to honor graduate

May 25, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyShe never accepted the failing label, and tonight, the daughter of a single mother of three will graduate from Decatur High with an advanced diploma and 3.9 grade-point average. Carthen also has accepted an academic scholarship to Tuskegee University ...


May 22, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyHere's part of the 2017 Decatur High School graduating class. Decatur and ... Email your photo to; mail it to The Decatur Daily, P.O. Box 2213, Decatur, AL 35609-2213; or drop it by the newspaper office at 201 First Ave. S.E. If ...

Decatur High Signing

May 16, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyDecatur High baseball player LaDarius Woods, left, signed to play with Alabama A&M, while teammates Charlie Crane, middle, and Jackson Lovelace signed to play with Calhoun Community College on Tuesday. More photos at [CRYSTAL ...

Decatur High hit by another death

May 16, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

Troopers spokesman Curtis Summerville said Love was traveling on U.S. 31 when his vehicle left the road about two miles north of Decatur, struck a ditch and overturned. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, Summerville said.

Air Force cadet, a Hartselle High grad, dies in skydiving accident

May 10, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyAfter attending Decatur Heritage Christian Academy, Estes enrolled in Hartselle High as a junior. The son of Keith and Melissa Estes, he was a National Merit Finalist and was accepted into the Early Medical School Acceptance Program at the University ...

Family tradition: Decatur begins playoffs relying on 4th generation of Burns baseball legacy

April 21, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyToday, Decatur (28-3) prepares to open the Class 6A playoffs at home. In the early 1920s, Burns' great-grandfather A.L. "Hoss" Burns was a baseball star at Decatur's Riverside High. They did not have outfield fences at the city ballpark back then, but ...

Prep, JUCO postseason tennis hopes on line at Point Mallard

April 17, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyDecatur High's Margaret Lucas returns a shot from Florence during a No. 1 doubles match at Point Mallard Park last month. Both Decatur and Florence will be back at Point Mallard's Jimmy Johns Tennis Center this week for the Class 6A sectional. [CRYSTAL ...

Former Decatur coach Jamie Lee leaving Grissom for AHSAA job

April 11, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyJamie Lee is changing jobs less than a year after he resigned as Decatur High boys basketball coach to take the same position at Grissom High in Huntsville. Lee will join the executive staff of the Alabama High School Athletic Association as assistant ...

Decatur High instructional aide was 'selfless'

April 5, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur Daily... mentally ill was trying to take his clothes off at the entrance of the school. Ward kept encouraging the man to keep his jacket on. As Dover was returning from the Center for Alternative Programs, the man took off running toward Decatur Morgan ...

Sex-with-student law too broad, attorney argues

April 5, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyA state law that makes it a crime for a school employee to have sex with a student is so broad that it could apply to a janitor in one school system who has sex with a student who attends a different system, an attorney for a Decatur teacher charged ...

Is Alabama's school employee-student sex law constitutional? A judge will decide

April 4, 2017 by

AL.comAfter hearing oral arguments this afternoon about the constitutionality of Alabama's law prohibiting school employees from having sex with students, Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson said he has "a lot of reading to do." Thompson said he needs ...

Student-teacher sex in Alabama: Hearing today on law's constitutionality

April 4, 2017 by

AL.comThe law's constitutionality is being disputed by a former Decatur High School teacher who faces two felony charges in connection with accusations she had sexual relationships with two male students. Carrie Cabri Witt, 43, was arrested in March 2016 ...

Hearings today on teacher-student sex law constitutionality

April 4, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyThe hearings were postponed Monday on a request by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall because of potential hazardous travel conditions between Montgomery and Decatur for two assistant attorneys general. Witt, 43, a Decatur High School teacher, was ...

North Alabama's baseball talent pool attracting college, pro scouts

March 9, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur Daily“It means high school baseball in north Alabama is really good right now,” Decatur coach Luke Lamm said. “And because most of the teams up here play each other, it means you don't have to look very hard to find a great baseball game and great pitching ...

Decatur's Benny Perrin, former Alabama and NFL player, dies at 57

February 4, 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 ...

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