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ISS astronauts give shoutout to Decatur High School culinary students  WAFF

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - It was a happy day in space, thanks to some students in Decatur. The crew of Expedition 59 aboard the International Space Station ...

Southern rock icon's family keeping his studio legacy alive

Clockwise from left, Gray Cauthen, Jeremy Stephens and Ann Sandlin at Duck Tape Music, the late Southern rock icon Johnny Sandlin's recording studio.

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..

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.

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 ...

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 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.

'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 ...

'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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Tour the new $52 million Austin High School

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

Decatur "Going Green" for Mardi Gras

Decatur goes green for Mardi Gras with its bead recycling program.

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Family asks for help in homicide called 'priority' for Decatur police  The Decatur Daily

Still haunted by the unsolved traffic death of her brother six years ago, the mother of a Decatur man fatally shot two weeks ago in his home hopes witnesses in.

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

Sheriff: Former bus driver for Morgan school had sex with student  The Decatur Daily

A former Morgan County Schools bus driver was arrested Sunday and charged with having sex with a student, according to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.

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.

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, ...

2019 Tennessee Valley National Signing Day Coverage  WAAY

National Signing Day 2019 is Wednesday, February 6.

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 ...

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 schools superintendent given 3 percent raise | Education  Herald & Review

DECATUR – The Decatur school board discussed next steps in the construction projects on the drawing board for reconfiguring the district buildings at its ...

Construction update on new high schools in Decatur  WAAY

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

UPDATED: Athens High School principal resigns | Local News  News Courier

Athens High School is in the market for a new principal after Dr. Travis Schrimsher tendered his resignation Friday morning.

Decatur High Ogle Stadium's artificial turf | Gallery  The Decatur Daily

The days of football stadiums with grass are over in Decatur City Schools, and — before the … Facebook · Twitter · SMS · Email; Print; Save. × ...

Schrimsher leaving Athens High for Monrovia Middle | Local News  The Decatur Daily

Dr. Travis Schrimsher, principal at Athens High School for the last three years, will be the principal at Monrovia Middle School starting in May, according to ...

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 ...

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

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

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 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 ...

Fire destroys Decatur High School band uniforms

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

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 ...

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 ...

Whirlwind of a Show: Leon Sheffield to present 'The Wizard of Oz'  The Decatur Daily

Harper Jane Douglas' blue gingham dress swished and twirled as she danced across the stage of the Princess Theatre.

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'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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Decatur High School placed on lockdown after threat  WAFF

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - An anonymous caller placed a call to 911 Thursday morning, in what the Decatur City Schools superintendent called a "disturbing and ...

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.

Teen killed in Decatur shooting identified  WAFF

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

2019 mug shots from the Herald & Review | Crime and Courts  Herald & Review

Arrest and booking photos are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations. A defendant is ...

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

Tuesday night was a about celebrations at Decatur High.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

Accused Decatur woman wants teacher-student sex law ruled unconstitutional

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

Free wrestling academy open to North Alabama residents - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Jason Guyton has began a wrestling academy to encourage the resurgence of the sport in Alabama. Guyton is offering the lessons free to all North Alabama ...

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.

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

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

Rodgers, Eileen Georgia | Obituaries |  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 ...

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 ...

Alabama celebrates 25th anniversary of Final Four womens basketball team  Tuscaloosa News

They were a team filled with talent and fueled by grief.It was a potent combination, one that led to the University of Alabama's most glorious moment on the ...

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 ...

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists 2019: 215 Alabama students earn honors

Students from throughout Alabama have earned a place on the list of semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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 ...

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.

Former Austin High School student arrested for making threat  WAFF

Police say the student who made a threat to Austin High School is in custody.

Baseball is in his blood | Decatur High  The Decatur Daily

Hanging out in the dugout, Tanner Burns looked like he was at home.

Death of college student brings attention to DUI  Amsterdam News

Kennedy Segars was on her way to making her dreams of becoming a lawyer come true with a full scholarship to Alabama State University when her life was ...

Tanner Burns steps up for Auburn in his freshman season  The Decatur Daily

AUBURN — A year ago, Tanner Burns was preparing to walk across the stage at Ogle Stadium and pick up his diploma from Decatur High School.

New Decatur basketball coach excited about opportunity | Austin  The Decatur Daily

Sam Brown grew up wearing the red and black. Those were the colors he wore playing basketball for the Lineville Aggies in Clay County.

Decatur High principal accepts job in Athens | Limestone County  The Decatur Daily

Decatur High School Principal Travis Schrimsher Jr. has accepted a job with Athens City Schools, leaving the Decatur school system after three years.

Carrie Witt pleads not guilty to sex with students charges  The Decatur Daily

A Decatur High School teacher charged with having sex with two of the school's students pleaded not guilty and waived arraignment Tuesday in Morgan County ...

Millikin No. 9 Midwest university in latest U.S. News rankings  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Millikin University is No. 9 in the Midwest in the latest Best College rankings by U.S. News and World Report, moving up two spots from a year ago.

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 ...

Decatur High's Jared Howell signs with Chipola Junior College  The Decatur Daily

Decatur High's baseball player Jared Howell signs with Chipola Junior College at Decatur High School on Wednesday.

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