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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.

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

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 ...

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

Every time Morgan County Archivist John Allison discusses the history of Decatur High School, he said a new research project is born.

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 ...

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 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.

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..

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.

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.

'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 ...

Decatur High forming alumni association | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

A former teacher and graduates are forming a Decatur High School alumni association and they plan to have an organizational meeting in July.

Red Raider Drive? Street name proposed near new Decatur High  The Decatur Daily

A street near the new Decatur High entrance could get a new name.

'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 High alumni room to get 1901 diploma  The Decatur Daily

A family that has played a role in Decatur's history since 1887 and had four generations graduate from Decatur High will provide a rare piece of memorabilia for ...

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.

Decatur High passes inspection; completion expected June 30 | Local News  The Decatur Daily

The new Decatur High School passed its final above-ceiling inspection, and state officials will be checking today to make sure the facility meets Americans with ...

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.

Security tighter at Decatur High after 'hoax call'  The Decatur Daily

Decatur High School is on “secured perimeter” today because of what school officials called a “hoax call” to 911.

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.

Decatur school board approves personnel recommendations | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Decatur City Schools hired two additional teachers and accepted the resignation of two certified employees during a special meeting this morning.

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

The friendly debate between Charlotte Orr Moores and Landess Brown didn't last long.

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.

Decatur cuts 10 teaching positions; 24 resign | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Decatur City Schools non-renewed the contracts of 10 teachers, accepted 24 resignations and hired a girls head basketball coach for Decatur High during its ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

Decatur High School state basketball champions headline latest Hall of Fame class  Herald & Review

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

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

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

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 ...

Tour the new $52 million Austin High School

It will be a new beginning for the students of Austin High School as they move into a beautiful new 75-acre campus when classes begin on Wednesday.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

City, school officials focus on SRO shortage | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

Decatur City Schools officials want a student resource officer on every school campus, but that would require hiring 11 in addition to the eight they have.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Decatur students in NASA cooking competition | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

A recipe Cristina Flores found online and Decatur High School students modified has put the school's culinary program on the national stage.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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” ...

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

Site for new Decatur High School chosen

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 ...

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 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 ...

Fire destroys band uniforms at Decatur High School  WAFF

"It could have been a lot worse. We could have a loss of life. We're very fortunate no one was in the building,” Satterfield said.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Alabama culinary students create space food for NASA

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 ...

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 ...

Construction update on new high schools in Decatur  WAAY

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

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

Tuesday night was a about celebrations at Decatur High.

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

This rendering, provided by the Decatur city school system, shows a rendering of the new Austin High School. The project is one of eight school construction ...

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 ...

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.

New Decatur high schools will have multiple storm shelters  The Decatur Daily

The Red Raiders will not become the Pink Raiders, despite the color of some construction materials at the new school.

Morgan judge dismisses sex-with-student cases; one involved Decatur High's Witt  The Decatur Daily

In an order that could have statewide ramifications, a Morgan County judge today dismissed charges against two defendants charged with violating a law ...

More Austin, Decatur students take Advanced Placement classes  The Decatur Daily

The number of Advanced Placement classes students are taking in Decatur City Schools has almost doubled at Decatur High and Austin High, and school ...

First-time political candidates up for election in House District 4 to replace Hammon  The Decatur Daily

MONTGOMERY — Three first-time candidates for public office — Democrat Juanita Allen Healy, Republican Parker Duncan Moore and independent Polan ...

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 ...

Decatur High Basketball Camp | Sports Videos  The Decatur Daily

Boys and girls in second to ninth grade are learning the basics of basketball or improving their game this week at the Decatur High School 2017 Youth ...

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.

Fire destroys Decatur High School band uniforms

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

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 ...

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

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

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.

Guns, taxes and schools: District 4 candidates explore issues  The Decatur Daily

One candidate for the special House District 4 GOP runoff election Tuesday touts his endorsement by the Greater Morgan County Builders Association, while the ...

Perfection: Decatur High student joins rare company with 36 ACT score  The Decatur Daily

A Decatur High School student who insists he still has a lot to prove academically is in rare company.

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

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

Decatur City Schools reviews name policy ahead of new stadium  WAAY

No specific names were mentioned for the new stadium, but the board members did decide to keep their naming policy the same as they move towards that ...

Families still struggling more than a month after storm destroyed their homes  The Decatur Daily

Lucy Ann Wynn is quick to say the past 30 or so days have been an ugly nightmare for her family.

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

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.

Cortez Mitchell apologizes to family of slain man before stepmom asks for justice  The Decatur Daily

Before receiving two life sentences and four 20-year sentences for his February convictions on two counts of felony murder and four counts of first-degree ...

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.

Austin in DOC semifinals vs. Homewood team coached by former Black Bear star player  The Decatur Daily

It will be the student vs. the teacher today in the semifinals of the Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic Classic.

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 Morgan Hospital getting $20 million upgrade | Decatur  The Decatur Daily

A health care plan that took almost two years to develop and was expected to take five years to implement has turned into a “now plan,” Decatur Morgan Hospital ...

'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 ...

Decatur School Board approves land for new Austin High School & plans for new Decatur High School

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

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

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 ...

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. ...

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

Considered to be among the best athletes in Decatur history, former University of Alabama and National Football League player Jesse Bennet “Benny” Perrin ...

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

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

Life has been about big decisions for Decatur's Cedric Pointer  The Decatur Daily

After Cedric Pointer signed his name Wednesday morning, he couldn't help but shed a few tears.

Appeals court reverses ruling that calls Alabama teacher-student sex ban unconstitutional  WHNT News 19

DECATUR, Ala. -- Two criminal cases have been sent back to Morgan County Circuit Court. An appeals court reversed a judge's decision that found Alabama's ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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