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Photo taken at Decatur High led detectives to crime spree suspects

May 20, 2015 by

AL.comCrystal Bonvillian | By Crystal Bonvillian ... A photo taken in the cafeteria at Decatur High School helped lead detectives to the four suspects charged with murder and robbery in a weekend crime spree that ended with two men dead.

Decatur police charge 4 suspects in string of crimes with second murder

May 20, 2015 by WTVM

From there, detectives were able to determine the photo was taken in the cafeteria of Decatur High School. Police then identified the person who took the picture as Cortez Mitchell. Mitchell was found and brought to the police department, where he signed a ...

Students, teachers bid farewell to school; it will be razed to make way for new ...

May 13, 2015 by Greenfield Daily Reporter

DECATUR, Alabama — In an emotional speech during a ceremony at the soon-to-close Somerville Road Elementary on Monday, retired teacher Maxine Ellison reminded the more than 600 in attendance that buildings don't educate. Decatur City Schools always has ... Her speech highlighted an hour-long program as former and current students, teachers and administrators said goodbye to the school, which will be razed when classes end to make way for a new Decatur High School. The district plans to construct ...

CAT course an eye-opener for Illinois high school students

May 10, 2015 by Peoria Journal Star

Peoria Journal Star"When we begin (school), it's 2 plus 2, but calculus shows you there are lots of ways to get to the same answer. People who make the most money are the ones who have critical thinking skills and develop new ideas. They get paid to think instead of paid to do.

firefighter recruits find training tough, but satisfying

May 5, 2015 by Daily Journal

DECATUR, Alabama — Flames leap through the room, glass windows break from the heat and smoke billows from crevices of the small, ranch-style house. Outside, six men ready ... The trainees, who have three weeks remaining in their four-month training school, have trained on a burn facility at the Fire Training Center in Flint that simulates structure fires. But the three ... The final three weeks of training will include firefighter rescue, high-angle rescue with ropes, and hazardous materials, Jones said. Jones said the ...

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

April 30, 2015 by (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.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.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.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

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

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 ...

Power restored at 10 Decatur public schools; classes will resume regular schedule

January 8, 2015 by

DECATUR, Alabama - Decatur Utilities experienced a major power outage that caused 10 schools and the central office to be without electricity Thursday afternoon. In addition, the outage made many traffic signal inoperable. The outage affected Decatur High ...

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