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 2021-02-28 06:20 

The Decatur Daily

Westgate Shopping Center getting 'shot in the arm'...

The recent purchase of Westgate Shopping Center on West Moulton Street by a Huntsville businessman has provided hope that the deteriorating property on a major Decatur corridor will begin an overdue recovery....

 2021-02-28 06:15 

The Decatur Daily

Pandemic's impact on business license revenues not as bad as feared...

Decatur officials' fear that the pandemic would slash business revenue and, along with it, the revenue the city receives from business license fees, appears to have been unwarranted....

 2021-02-28 06:15 

The Decatur Daily

DU plans to start sewer pipe replacement by June...

Decatur Utilities will begin an accelerated sewer replacement plan by June that will initially focus on the Moulton Heights area, the area near Gordon Terry Parkway and Northwest Decatur near Benjamin Davis Elementary School, DU officials said last week....

 2021-02-28 06:10 

The Decatur Daily

Morgan DA seeking death penalty for 'execution style' killings...

Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson said he will seek the death penalty for two men indicted last week in the deaths of seven people at a house in Valhermoso Springs on June 4....

 2021-02-28 06:10 

The Decatur Daily

Health officials not sure of J&J vaccine supply coming to state, but welcome a third option...

Alabama public health officials don't know how many doses of Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine the state will receive, but they welcome a third vaccine option....

 2021-02-28 06:00 

The Decatur Daily

Meetings...

To place a notice in "Meetings," call 256-340-2433 or mail to P.O. Box 2213, Decatur, AL 35609-2213, ATTN: Meetings; fax to 256-340-2392; or email to news@decaturdaily.com. Please submit items a week in advance....

 2021-02-28 06:00 

The Decatur Daily

Feb. 28 police reports...

Arrests...

 2021-02-27 03:15 

The Decatur Daily

Morgan DA seeking death penalty in Valhermoso Springs slayings...

Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson said he will seek the death penalty for two men indicted this week in the deaths of seven people at a known drug house in Valhermoso Springs on June 4....

 2021-02-26 21:39 

The Decatur Daily

State opens bids on Sixth Avenue paving project...

Wiregrass Construction Co. submitted the low bid of $4.64 million today for the Sixth Avenue/U.S. 31 paving project, according to Alabama Department of Transportation spokesman Seth Burkett....

 2021-02-26 19:40 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur road resurfacing to begin Monday near Austin Middle School...

The city and a contractor will begin resurfacing Danville Road Southwest on Monday morning near Austin Middle School, according to Decatur spokeswoman Emily Long....

 2021-02-26 06:15 

The Decatur Daily

New life for old downtown Athens buildings...

A group of friends who graduated from Athens High in 1982 jumped at the chance to buy a vacant century-old building in downtown Athens, with plans to renovate the structure that housed a pool hall for decades....

 2021-02-26 06:15 

The Decatur Daily

Despite COVID, officials plan to open Point Mallard for 50th season...

The city is moving forward with plans to open Point Mallard's aquatic park and celebrate its 50th anniversary despite last year's closure and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Park Manager Stephanie McLain said Thursday....

 2021-02-26 06:10 

The Decatur Daily

Hearing set for defendant in Moulton car theft...

MOULTON — A Hartselle man who authorities say crashed a stolen Chevrolet Cobalt into four other vehicles, including the Cobalt owner's other car, will have a preliminary hearing in Lawrence County District Court on March 5....

 2021-02-26 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

Athens school board votes to affirm director's placement on leave after federal indictment...

ATHENS — The indicted director of Athens City Schools will continue to collect his salary of more than $100,000 a year after the Athens City Board of Education on Thursday affirmed the superintendent's decision placing him on paid administrative...

 2021-02-26 06:00 

The Decatur Daily

Feb. 26 police reports...

Arrests...

 2021-02-26 00:00 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur attorney Weaver elected to Wilmer & Lee board...

Decatur attorney Lawrence C. Weaver has been elected to the board of governors for Wilmer & Lee, which also has offices in Huntsville and Arab....

 2021-02-25 18:15 

The Decatur Daily

Athens school board votes to affirm director's placement on leave after federal indictment...

ATHENS — The Athens City Board of Education today affirmed the superintendent's placing the director of planning on paid administrative leave....

 2021-02-25 06:25 

The Decatur Daily

Opportunity: Family Ties...
 2021-02-25 06:15 

The Decatur Daily

Polyplex USA announces $90.6 million expansion, 100 new jobs...

Polyplex USA announced plans Wednesday to invest $90.6 million to expand production of specialized plastic film at its Decatur facility on Mallard Fox Drive Northwest and add 100 jobs when the project is complete....

 2021-02-25 06:15 

The Decatur Daily

City CFO job offered to Demeester...

Three-year city employee Kyle Demeester will be Decatur's new CFO if contract negotiations are successful, but he won't be required to live in the city for which he works....

 2021-02-25 06:10 

The Decatur Daily

Shumake Furniture has fifth generation of family members working at store...

J.L. Shumake and his son, Eason Shumake, opened their own furniture store in Decatur on Bank Street in 1937....

 2021-02-25 06:10 

The Decatur Daily

Jackson family roots go back to former president...

Jackson family lore says they're descendants of Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president, and the family has become one of most prominent and well known in the city....

 2021-02-25 06:10 

The Decatur Daily

21st century immigrant family enjoys life in Decatur, tries to understand American football...

Francisco Blanco, his wife Oyuki Blanco-Castro and their three children see their friends and co-workers get excited every fall when college and NFL teams take the field. But they admit American football has them stumped....

 2021-02-25 06:10 

The Decatur Daily

'Captain Frank' spent a half-century piloting riverboats...

Decatur resident Frank Rowden, 68, sees a common theme in his family, even before it arrived in the River City in the late 1800s....

 2021-02-25 06:10 

The Decatur Daily

Tennessee Valley newcomers: Asian restaurant owners fall in love with Southern charm...

MOULTON — Nancy and Jackie Huang had never been to Moulton until they moved there in 1999....

 2021-02-25 06:10 

The Decatur Daily

Thomas family helped city grow, thrive...

One local business, Thomas Abstract Co., run by a single family was responsible for documenting land ownership in Morgan County for 117 years....

 2021-02-25 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

READER CONTRIBUTION: Hubbard fought in Revolutionary War before coming to Morgan County...

My fourth great-grandfather Thomas M. Hubbard had an interesting role in the Revolutionary War before eventually settling in Alabama. He fought in several battles and was in the crossing of the Delaware on Christmas night in 1776....

 2021-02-25 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

READER CONTRIBUTION: Move to Decatur linked with family's past...

I have an unusual Decatur story because I wasn't born in Decatur but have a lot of history in the city and now live here....

 2021-02-25 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

READER CONTRIBUTION: Frederick O'Neal Smith inspired family of educators...

Frederick O'Neal Smith was born in Mount Hope, Alabama, in 1889. He grew up working on the farm and attended school through the eighth grade....

 2021-02-25 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

READER CONTRIBUTION: Descendant of prominent Old Town families, Moseley was musician, World War I soldier...

The Journal, a Huntsville weekly newspaper, set the future life of Curtis Allen Moseley into context on May 31, 1890, with the following article regarding the wedding of his parents in Decatur:...

 2021-02-25 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

Indicted Athens City Schools director placed on leave...

The director of planning for Athens City Schools was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday, the day after he was named in a federal indictment alleging he and others conspired to profit from fraudulently enrolling private school students in public...

 2021-02-25 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

State lays out local road improvement plans...

Sixth Avenue resurfacing, Church Street Northeast road reconstruction and Beltline Road Southwest realignment lead a bevy of regional and state road projects planned for the spring and summer in and near Decatur....

 2021-02-25 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

Bill would allow no-excuse absentee voting...

MONTGOMERY — A bill that would allow for no-excuse absentee voting in Alabama has support from the secretary of state but faced some pushback during a public hearing on Wednesday....

 2021-02-25 06:00 

The Decatur Daily

Judge approves Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan for Belk chain...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A judge approved Chapter 11 bankruptcy plans for North Carolina-based Belk on Wednesday, creating a new infusion of capital and cutting the debt load for the beleaguered department store chain....

 2021-02-25 06:00 

The Decatur Daily

Florence man faces sex abuse, voyeurism charges in Lawrence County...

MOULTON — A Florence man has been arrested and charged with first-degree voyeurism and sexual abuse, according to court records....

 2021-02-25 06:00 

The Decatur Daily

ALABAMA LEGISLATURE IN BRIEF...

MONTGOMERY —Here's a rundown of notable action in the Alabama Legislature for Wednesday:...

 2021-02-24 20:26 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur man faces drug charges after pursuit, vehicle crash...

A Decatur man faces drug charges after leading police on a pursuit, crashing his vehicle then trying to run away, according to authorities....

 2021-02-24 19:39 

The Decatur Daily

Indicted Athens City Schools director placed on leave...

The director of planning for Athens City Schools has been placed on paid administrative leave the day after he was named among six people, including the former superintendents of Athens City Schools and Limestone County Schools, in a federal indictment......

 2021-02-24 17:26 

The Decatur Daily

Downtown water main repairs planned for tonight...

Decatur Utilities crews will be repairing a water main tonight at Johnston Street and Second Avenue in Southeast Decatur that will cause traffic to be detoured to First Avenue....

 2021-02-24 16:52 

The Decatur Daily

Third arrest made in Southwest Decatur shooting...

A third and final suspect in a Southwest Decatur shooting of an occupied house and two vehicles was booked into the Morgan County Jail today, according to Decatur police....

 2021-02-24 06:25 

The Decatur Daily

Opportunity: Family Ties...
 2021-02-24 06:20 

The Decatur Daily

Former Athens, Limestone superintendents indicted for virtual-education fraud...

The former superintendents of Athens City Schools and Limestone County Schools are among six people named in a federal indictment that accuses them of fraudulently enrolling private school students in public virtual schools and receiving state education f...

 2021-02-24 06:15 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur beautification consultant to arrive Thursday...

A consultant on beautification, solving litter issues and making other city improvements will work with Decatur for an initial 90 days, and Mayor Tab Bowling said that's only a trial start....

 2021-02-24 06:10 

The Decatur Daily

Bridgeforth Farms has fourth and fifth generation family members involved in operation...

TANNER — The Bridgeforth Farms office sits on the southern edge of Limestone County on a road that carries the family name. As far as you can see in every direction stretches the row-crop farm that covers, in all, 10,000......

 2021-02-24 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

Hartselle man indicted on 3 sex crimes, including rape of woman in her bedroom...

A Hartselle man remains in Morgan County Jail after being indicted on sex charges, including an alleged hour-long rape of a woman in her bedroom in October....

 2021-02-24 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

Police jurisdiction bill gets public hearing...

A bill in the Alabama Legislature, after amendment by a Decatur lawmaker, would stop the growth of police jurisdictions and rein in municipalities' ability to enforce planning and zoning requirements outside their limits....

 2021-02-24 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

How education became a family tradition: Starting with basketball coaching great Joe Jones, this family is three generations strong in the same field...

It was 1949 and Joe Jones had a decision to make....

 2021-02-24 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

Family members help heal north Alabama...

Helping patients recover brings joy to three members of a Decatur family that has built a legacy of healing in north Alabama....

 2021-02-24 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

Health care 'part of our lives' for Athens family...

ATHENS —Athens natives Anthony and Selinda Blackwood, both registered nurses with more than 20 years each in the health care field, have found rewarding careers in caring for others at Athens-Limestone Hospital, like Anthony's parents before him...

 2021-02-24 06:05 

The Decatur Daily

Tradition of military service: 4th great-grandfather served with Civil War's U.S. Colored Troops; uncle died in Vietnam...

As a child and adult, I enjoyed spending time with my grandmothers, Susie Holloway Torain and Minnie Orr Nicholas. They shared the rich military service of my family — from joining the Union Army during the Civil War to serving......

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