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Decatur teens advocate for National ‘Kick Butts Day’  WSFA

Decatur City School students spent the morning campaigning throughout the city. They're advocating to reduce e-cigarette and specifically Juul smoking.



Mardi Gras fun lasts all day in Decatur  rocketcitynow.com

A full day of Mardi Gras themed events is on the agenda for March 2, 2019, in Decatur when the Carnegie Visual Arts Center holds its annual Carnegie Carnival ...



Decatur High's history linked to two schools, two cities  The Decatur Daily

The Morgan County Archives has a collection of photographs related to the history of Decatur High School, including this board of pictures Archivist John Allison ...



Basketball: DOC tips off Wednesday at Decatur | High School  The Decatur Daily

Decatur and R.A. Hubbard open this year's Decatur Orthopaedic Classic at 10 a.m. Wednesday.



Lockdown lifted at Decatur Middle, Decatur High after threatening phone call  WAAY

Police responded to the schools and students were released at about 12:45 p.m..



Walk through Decatur High School's new $40 million campus  AL.com

The new Decatur High School will welcome students on Wednesday. It will be a new beginning for the students and faculty as they move into a beautiful new ...



New high schools finished in time for Decatur students to return to school  WHNT News 19

DECATUR, Ala. - Thousands of kids in Decatur will head back to school on Wednesday morning. School leaders are cheering because the two new high ...



'A new day for Decatur': Tech- and student-friendly high schools await students  The Decatur Daily

Almost two years after construction started and a little more than $100 million later, high school students in Decatur City Schools will attend classes Aug.



Decatur City Schools still has construction projects to complete  The Decatur Daily

Although Decatur City Schools has opened two new high schools and relocated students in three other schools, the district still has a “to-do list” that will carry ...



A look inside the two brand new Decatur City Schools  WAAY

When school starts next Wednesday for Decatur City Schools, Austin High School and Decatur High School students will return to brand new schools.



Carrie Witt resigns as Decatur High teacher  The Decatur Daily

The day before her scheduled due process hearing with Decatur City Schools' Board of Education, Carrie Cabri Witt resigned as a teacher at Decatur High.



'The Crucible': Decatur High drama group to stage first performance in new theater  The Decatur Daily

Sitting in the state-of-the-art theater, Max Dashner looked from the stage to the 90 LED lights, to the speakers lining the ceiling, to the 500 seats in the ...



Austin survives scare in Decatur Orthopaedic opener | High School  The Decatur Daily

The Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic Classic began play Wednesday surrounded by an air of newness.



Decatur High School's football team is an underdog in the playoffs  WAAY

Decatur High School's football team stunned the Jackson-Olin Mustangs beating them 35-32 last Friday in the first round of playoffs.



'No actual threat' in Decatur High incident  The Decatur Daily

An incident involving a student and teacher at Decatur High School on Wednesday required the district to conduct an investigation, but the superintendent got ...



Decatur providing computers for 6,000 students | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Decatur's new high schools will have hundreds of wireless access points, and the district plans to provide Chromebooks for every student in grades 4-12 when ...



Check out the latest Hall of Fame class headlined by the Decatur High School state basketball champions  Herald & Review

One of the great early March Madness dynasties will be honored in the first Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2019.



Redstone Federal Credit Union opens branches in Decatur high schools  WHNT News 19

DECATUR, Ala. -- A report from CareerBuilder.com says that almost 80 percent of full time workers in America live paycheck to paycheck. Redstone Federal ...



Decatur JROTC marks Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by preparing wreath ceremony  WAAY

The students set up hundreds of stakes for the ceremony scheduled for Saturday, December 15.



Ceremony to present unit crest a milestone for Decatur High JROTC  The Decatur Daily

Cadets in the Decatur High JROTC program stood at attention as Battalion Commander Cadet Lt. Col Mathew Tankersley presented each of them with a unit ...



Austin hosts first game at new stadium  WHNT News 19

DECATUR, Ala. -- A historic night in Decatur as the town's two big rival high schools clashed at the brand new football stadium. Kids and parents at Austin High ...



Enrollment up as Decatur starts school | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

About 30 minutes after she woke up Wednesday morning, Tammy Ray walked into Austin High School history, Principal Melissa Scott said.



'This is a special moment': Decatur ready for historic game at Ogle Stadium  The Decatur Daily

A new chapter in the decorated history of Decatur High School football will be written tonight when the Red Raiders open the season at Ogle Stadium against ...



Decatur schools expose students to career opportunities at academies  The Decatur Daily

Decatur High ninth-grade student Shania Chandler came to the Career Academies of Decatur looking for information about careers.



Ban on cellphones in class gains acceptance, but some students miss their music  The Decatur Daily

Twenty-five students sat in Anne Stephenson's Advanced Placement biology class at Decatur High School last week with their Chromebooks open and their ...



Decatur High food going to International Space Station  The Decatur Daily

Alandre Love had a good feeling when he left Space Center Houston last month.



In the Shadows: Birmingham artist works with students to create puppets for Carnegie exhibit  The Decatur Daily

Gently laying the flower stencil on paper made from dried north Alabama hosta and iris fibers, artist Doug Baulos adorned the wing of a shadow puppet crane ...



UAB Gospel Choir to perform in Decatur | Religion  The Decatur Daily

The University of Alabama in Birmingham's Gospel Choir, under the direction of Decatur native Reginald Jackson, will perform at schools and churches in north ...



Marcus Phillips, Decatur High state title teams part of latest Decatur Athletic Hall of Fame class  Herald & Review

DECATUR — By the time Marcus Phillips was dominating at the state track meet for MacArthur in 1992, he'd already competed in some high-pressure meets.



Parents have questions about “reality check” incident between former teacher and student at Decatur High  WHNT News 19

DECATUR, Ala. - An incident at Decatur High School on Wednesday has parents outraged and asking questions. The office of Superintendent Michael Douglas ...



Tour the new $52 million Austin High School  AL.com

Tour of the new Austin High School in Decatur, Alabama set to open Wednesday Aug. 15th.



Austin takes on Decatur in historic game at new stadium, but where should you park?  WHNT News 19

DECATUR, Ala. - The first-ever football game will be held at the brand new Austin High School stadium this Friday when they take on their rivals the Decatur ...



Brewer takes Morgan County championship | High School  The Decatur Daily

It's been a wild last few days for Brewer volleyball. After the team's head coach resigned last week, Brewer won the Morgan County Tournament on Thursday ...



Moores in first graduating class; granddaughter in last at Prospect campus  The Decatur Daily

Charlotte Orr Moores with her granddaughter, Landess Brown, in front of the Decatur High School campus both attended on Prospect Drive Southeast.



PHOTOS: New Austin and Decatur high schools nearing completion  WAFF

New campuses for Austin and Decatur High School will be completed by August of 2018. A status report and photos of both sites were presented to the school ...



Decatur's 'Skip' Thompson elected TVA board chairman | Local News  The Decatur Daily

CHATTANOOGA — James “Skip” Thompson of Decatur was elected chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board this morning, according to a company ...



Dr. Carl Davis is making sweet music at Decatur High School  WHNT News 19

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala -- "Overall one of the most popular people on this campus. Just does a tremendous job for us," said Principal Dr. Johnny Berry of Dr.



Lessons in Art and Science: Decatur students create shadow puppets for Birmingham artist's Carnegie show  The Decatur Daily

Gently laying the flower stencil on paper made from dried north Alabama hosta and iris fibers, artist Doug Baulos adorned the wing of a shadow puppet crane ...



A new surface at Ogle Stadium | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

The days of football stadiums with grass are over in Decatur City Schools, and — before the end of the month — Decatur High's signature “D” permanently will ...



Morgan County Restaurant Ratings | Food  The Decatur Daily

Morgan County restaurant ratings, from Sept. 24-29. These ratings are provided to The Decatur Daily by the Morgan County Health Department.



Versatility pays off for area players: Steward signs with Troy, Evans headed to UNA  The Decatur Daily

Two of the area's most versatile football players signed Wednesday with Division I schools on the first day of the February signing period.



Decatur City Schools to close middle school, reconfigure its school system  WAAY

With the new configuration, Brookhaven will no longer exist as the third middle school.



Historic road makes beautification of Sixth Avenue gateway more difficult  The Decatur Daily

Residents and city officials want the main entrance of Sixth Avenue/U.S. 31 in and out of Decatur to be more eye-appealing, but a lack of funding and an ...



Fire at Decatur High School causes more than $65,000 worth of damage  whnt.com

DECATUR, Ala. -- A fire that started at Decatur High School late Friday evening has been estimated to have caused over $65000 in damage. Officials said the ...



Court: Decatur school board may proceed with Carrie Witt termination hearing  The Decatur Daily

A Supreme Court of Alabama ruling on Friday will allow Decatur City Schools to proceed with its effort to fire a teacher charged with two counts of a school ...



Site for new Decatur High School chosen  whnt.com

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) - The Decatur City School Board Tuesday afternoon approved a site for the new Decatur High School. It will be built on the site of the ...



2019 Tennessee Valley National Signing Day Coverage  WAAY

National Signing Day 2019 is Wednesday, February 6.



New home sweet home for high school athletics in Decatur  The Decatur Daily

The first game may be more than eight months away, but the football field at the new Austin High School on Modaus Road is ready for when the Black Bears.



Weekly Wrap: Hoops hustle | Local News  The Decatur Daily

Basketball season is already in full swing, and that was apparent in the effort displayed earlier this week by the Athens and Decatur high school teams. Both the ...



Construction update on new high schools in Decatur  WAAY

Both high schools are expected to be ready by the fall of 2018.



Contractors: New schools will be ready for 2018-19 | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Decatur's two new high schools will be ready for students to occupy when the 2018-19 academic year starts in August, contractors told the school board ...



Latest Decatur Athletic Hall of Fame class to be inducted at halftime of Friday's Eisenhower at MacArthur game  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The sixth class of the Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime of Friday's Eisenhower at MacArthur varsity boys ...



Decatur gets completion dates for new high schools  The Decatur Daily

Contractors building Decatur's two high schools have set the second quarter of 2018 as the target for when teachers will be allowed to move into the facilities, ...



Decatur player broke racial barriers on 1968 UNA football team  The Decatur Daily

Decatur's Bobby Joe Pride said he had no idea he and teammate Leonard "Rabbit" Thomas were making history when they signed football scholarships with ...



Decatur High hit by another death | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Counselors were at Decatur High School on Monday for the third time since March 4, following the death of a student described by classmates as a jokester who ...



'Salute to heroes' — Decatur High prepares for homecoming  The Decatur Daily

Decatur High School has turned homecoming 2017 into a community event and a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization that helps veterans adjust to life after ...



Alabama culinary students create space food for NASA  AL.com

Last year, Decatur High School culinary arts teacher Cindy Yates was contacted by NASA, asking if her students might want to participate in a nationwide ...



8 schools, $300 million: New schools being built in Alabama  AL.com

Austin High School - Decatur, Alabama. This rendering, provided by the Decatur city school system, shows a rendering of the new Austin High School.



Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic Classic: Another door opens for Jazmine Powers  The Decatur Daily

Basketball has opened a lot of doors for Decatur native Jazmine Powers.



Fire destroys Decatur High School band uniforms  AL.com

The fire was in the uniform storage area next to the band room.



How vaping stacks up: E-cigarettes have benefits, but vapor has addictive nicotine  The Decatur Daily

Viewed as an epidemic by some and a lifesaver by others, vaping became an issue in Decatur last month as the City Council expanded its smoking ordinance to ...



Decatur new schools, renovations on schedule | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Almost half the students in Decatur City Schools will attend classes in different buildings next year, and the largest renovation and construction plan in the ...



Decatur High graduate to appear in 'Game Night'  The Decatur Daily

A graduate of Decatur High School and former drama director of Lawrence County Schools' extended arts program will appear in the movie “Game Night” ...



Berlin man charged after sex with student on school property: police  Delmarva Daily Times

A Berlin man was charged after engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior with a Stephen Decatur High School student on campus in March, according to ...



Decatur City Schools may need more space at Austin, Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Decatur City Schools is spending almost $100 million on two new high schools that may not hold the students already enrolled.



Ready to march: Decatur High band to wear donated uniforms  The Decatur Daily

Decatur High School will march in uniforms during the city's Christmas parade Dec. 4, thanks to the generosity of Prattville High.



Decatur Students Create Art for Carnegie Exhibit | Gallery  The Decatur Daily

Lessons in Art and Science: Decatur students create shadow puppets for Birmingham artist's Carnegie show. Gently laying the flower stencil on paper made ...



Decatur teacher accused of sex with students gets charges thrown out as unconstitutional  whnt.com

DECATUR, Ala. - A judge threw out two charges against Carrie Witt, who was facing potential prison time for allegedly having sex with two students between 16 ...



Rules changes could be coming in high school basketball  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Basketball is back and will look much the same as did last year.



Decatur school board moving forward with new Austin, Decatur high schools  AL.com

The Decatur school board on Tuesday approved the purchase of land for a new Austin High School. The district is also rebuilding Decatur High.



Jeff Dunlap: An incredible ride | Decatur High  The Decatur Daily

Jeff Dunlap won't forget his first day working for Decatur Parks and Recreation.



Tickets for Saturday's Kiwanis Pancake Day on sale  The Decatur Daily

Endless pancakes and sausage patties await at the Decatur Kiwanis Club's 52nd annual Pancake Day on Saturday.



Decatur company is low bidder for new Decatur High construction  The Decatur Daily

A last-minute deduction by a local company recently embroiled in controversy over another school construction project helped it win the bid to build Decatur ...



Gala Honorees: Dr. Kin Copeland and Melissa Craig  The Decatur Daily

Both of the Caddell-Grisham Award recipients — the ones described by their peers as “committed to serving” and “compassionate” — struggled to understand ...



Facebook threat against Decatur High School came from out of state, police say  AL.com

Two people have been questioned in an online threat to DHS Monday night, but no charges have been filed. The school remains open.



Decatur School Board approves land for new Austin High School & plans for new Decatur High School  whnt.com

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) - The Decatur City School Board took a major step towards building a new school for the district's growing enrollment Tuesday.



Construction on new high schools in Decatur still set to finish in 2018  whnt.com

DECATUR, Ala. - Mother Nature is no match for the construction companies Decatur City Schools have hired to build the new Decatur and Austin High School.



Stephen Decatur graduate killed in Route 50 crash  Delmarva Daily Times

Tyler William Birch of Ocean Pines was killed after a Feb. 5, 2019, crash, police said. Birch graduated from Stephen Decatur High School.



Decatur teacher on leave may get another pay raise  The Decatur Daily

A Decatur teacher who was charged with two counts of a school employee having sex with a student may get a $1270 pay raise if the proposed state education ...



Decatur High teacher accused of having sex with 2 students  The Decatur Daily

A Decatur High School teacher was arrested Monday for allegedly having sex with at least two students, authorities said.



Dinsmore property, annexation could spur growth in Southeast Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Property for residential growth in one part of Southeast Decatur is for sale in five-acre lots, while city officials are in negotiations to annex land behind the new ...



Lamm lands at Huntsville High School as next baseball coach  WAAY

Luke Lamm was officially hired as the head coach of the Huntsville High School baseball program after his hiring was approved at a board meeting on Thursday ...



Rodgers, Eileen Georgia  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Eileen Georgia Rodgers 100, of Decatur, IL passed away on October 31, 2018, in Imboden Creek Nursing Home. A *service* to celebrate Eileen's ...



Decatur High School placed on lockdown after threat  WAFF

At around 10 a.m. Thursday morning, 911 was called by an anonymous caller threatening Decatur High School.



DCS may hire athletic director Friday | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Three of the finalists for Decatur City Schools' districtwide athletic director have coaching ties to Decatur-area schools, all have AD experience and one may be ...



'How do I tell mom?' — 1977 photo brings back memories  The Decatur Daily

A 40-year-old photograph of four sets of brothers who played on Decatur High School's 1977 football team brought back joy and pain for a volunteer at the ...



Teen killed in Decatur shooting identified  WAFF

Decatur High School student Kedrick Bowman died following a shooting early Monday morning.



Auburn recruit Josh Marsh: Football player's faithful journey  The Decatur Daily

In late July, on Auburn University's practice field, Josh Marsh crouched in his 40-yard-dash starting stance. His fingers dug into the turf. For 15 years he had ...



TUPPER: Behold, the glorious return of Friday night football 🏈  Herald & Review

We in Central Illinois love a good party and we prove it by showing up in waves anytime someone advertises music, food, drink and a reason to turn up the.



Plaid suit of Decatur High student draws interest from readers  The Decatur Daily

Decatur High School student Grantland Stone said he had never heard of Wimp Sanderson and knew Bobby Knight only as “some man who coached basketball ...



Decatur has 78 applicants for AD's position | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Decatur City Schools could vote as early as March 13 to hire a systemwide athletic director, Superintendent Michael Douglas said.



Decatur High teacher and a former Falkville aide indicted on student sex charges  The Decatur Daily

A Decatur High School teacher and a former Falkville High aide have been indicted on accusations they had sex with students, the Morgan County District ...



18-year-old accused of selling drugs to Decatur high school student  AL.com

Decatur police have arrested a suspect accused of selling drugs to at least one student. Davis Dodd. The investigation began in March when a student at Austin ...



Cortez Mitchell receives two life sentences, four 20-year sentences in murder-robbery rampage  The Decatur Daily

Cortez Mitchell received two life sentences and four 20-year sentences Friday for his February convictions on two counts of felony murder and four counts of ...



Appeals court reverses judge's ruling that teacher-student sex law is unconstitutional  AL.com

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a local judge's ruling that called the state's teacher-student sex law unconstitutional. The criminal cases ...



All-Area Boys Soccer: Decatur's juggling act | High School  The Decatur Daily

Some high school athletes choose to juggle more than one sport.



Decatur closes out last home game at Morris-Smith with a win  The Decatur Daily

Tuesday night was a about celebrations at Decatur High.



Accused Decatur woman wants teacher-student sex law ruled unconstitutional  AL.com

Carrie Cabri Witt, 42, a history, psychology and social studies teacher at Decatur High School was arrested in March.



Decatur teacher charged with student sex continues to draw pay  The Decatur Daily

Decatur City Schools has paid a tenured teacher charged with having sex with two of her students, and who admitted in court filings to having a “romantic ...



Decatur Orthopedic Classic girls basketball schedule  The Decatur Daily

at Decatur High. Today's consolation bracket games. 9:30 a.m. — Hartselle vs. Jackson-Olin. 11 a.m. — Lawrence County vs. Colbert County. 12:30 p.m. ...



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