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 2021-04-13 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

COVID restrictions continue at Decatur Morgan Hospital...

Decatur Morgan Hospital is continuing to limit visitation and require masks despite a drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations and the end of a statewide mask mandate....

 2021-04-13 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Judge allows evidence of Blakely's gambling practices...

A judge on Monday denied Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely's motion to exclude from his jury trial on felony charges any evidence of his "gambling and drinking practices."...

 2021-04-13 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

April 13 police reports...

ARRESTS...

 2021-04-13 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

In the community: Full swing...

High school softball and baseball are, literally, in full swing. After a year when both sports' seasons were halted by the pandemic, fans are now filling ballparks, eager to make up for a lost season....

 2021-04-12 22:38 

The Decatur Daily

Byron Nelson, longtime Decatur school superintendent, dies...

Byron Nelson, who served as Decatur City Schools superintendent from 1974-92, died Thursday, according to Gober Funeral Chapel in Arab. Nelson, who resided in Union Grove, was 86....

 2021-04-12 22:36 

The Decatur Daily

Harvest man dies in 2-vehicle wreck...

State troopers said a Harvest man died in a two-car accident in Madison County that involved a Elkmont driver on Sunday night....

 2021-04-12 19:10 

The Decatur Daily

Trinity man charged with rapes...

A Trinity man was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of first-degree rape....

 2021-04-12 15:55 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur man dies in 1-vehicle accident along I-65...

A Decatur man died in a one-car accident when his vehicle ran off Interstate 65 just north of the Priceville exit and rolled over several times late Saturday afternoon, according to authorities....

 2021-04-11 05:20 

The Decatur Daily

Biden's gun control measures get mixed reviews locally...

There's some good and some bad in White House gun control efforts, according to local law enforcement and gun dealers, but at least one dealer figures the main impact of the renewed national debate is to push more people to......

 2021-04-11 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Fighting City Hall — Shady Grove Lane residents unhappy with condemnation...

Fighting City Hall rarely pays off, some Shady Grove Lane Southwest homeowners concede as they attempt to defend themselves against Decatur eminent domain actions, but they're giving it a shot....

 2021-04-11 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Hartselle to be fined $1,500 for landfill fire that burned for weeks...

A fire that began in February and burned for weeks at the Hartselle landfill on Lovelady Street Northwest violated state burning regulations, according to the state, and the city has agreed to pay a $1,500 fine....

 2021-04-11 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

Meals on Wheels donations...

Contributions made to Meals on Wheels during The Decatur Daily appeal this year totaled $35,616, including an additional $575 submitted in the past two weeks and listed below....

 2021-04-11 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

Students taking new standardized test that will provide 'valuable data,' superintendent says...

Local educators say standardized testing this month will give them a tool for assessing students that they haven't had since 2019....

 2021-04-11 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

April 11 police reports...

Arrests...

 2021-04-11 05:00 

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....

 2021-04-09 22:12 

The Decatur Daily

Items needed for HAD yard sale...

Hands Across Decatur will have an indoor yard sale April 16 and 17 to benefit its community warming and cooling center and Decatur Path Forward Center, and it is accepting donated items....

 2021-04-09 22:06 

The Decatur Daily

Defendant in virtual education fraud case admits receiving $500,000 in scheme...

One of three defendants pleading guilty Thursday to conspiring to defraud the Alabama Department of Education by falsely inflating the number of students enrolled in public virtual schools admitted he received more than $500,000 from the scheme, according...

 2021-04-09 21:06 

The Decatur Daily

Masks will be optional in Limestone County Schools...

ATHENS — Beginning Monday, masks will be optional in the Limestone County school system as the statewide mask mandate expires....

 2021-04-09 20:36 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur school board votes to expel Decatur High student...

The Decatur City Board of Education voted to expel a 15-year-old Decatur High student at a hearing Friday morning....

 2021-04-09 16:26 

The Decatur Daily

Danville teacher faces drug charge, on paid leave for 2nd time in 6 years...

A Danville High teacher is on paid administrative leave for the second time in six years after being arrested Thursday afternoon for possession of drug paraphernalia....

 2021-04-09 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Lawyer: State's seizure of massage business's assets 'is stuff that happens in Third World'...

The state Attorney General's Office has so far failed to prove its case against a massage business with a Decatur location it alleged was involved in prostitution, sexual servitude and human trafficking, but a lawyer for the business said the......

 2021-04-09 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Plea deal: Ex-Limestone superintendent got about $13,000 from his part in fraud scheme...

Former Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk admitted in federal court Thursday to funneling money through a charity and personally receiving about $13,000 in an alleged scheme to fraudulently enroll students in public virtual schools....

 2021-04-09 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Answering a new call...

Decatur's old Fire Station 4 has a new use as The Station — Teen Center for Advancement run by the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama. The organization celebrated opening of the center Thursday. It's next door to the......

 2021-04-09 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Town Creek collecting its own garbage...

TOWN CREEK — Lawrence County solid waste officials don't anticipate a garbage rate hike for their customers after Town Creek got into the garbage collection business last week and took about 425 residential customers with it....

 2021-04-09 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

More than 30 miles in Limestone paving projects planned this year...

ATHENS — Improvements for more than 30 miles of Limestone County-maintained roads are planned for this year....

 2021-04-09 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

April 9 police reports...

Arrests...

 2021-04-09 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

Lifetime concealed carry permit bill passes final vote...

MONTGOMERY — A bill that would create a lifetime concealed carry permit and require the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to develop a statewide firearm "prohibited person" database passed its final vote Thursday....

 2021-04-08 23:30 

The Decatur Daily

Lawrence to ask employees to wear masks while assisting others donning masks...

The Lawrence County Commission is expected to pass a resolution at its regular meeting Friday morning to follow the governor's plan lifting the mask mandate, however, the commissioners are asking all county employees to wear a mask while assisting a.....

 2021-04-08 22:16 

The Decatur Daily

Police: Huntsville man had sex with 13-year-old Morgan girl...

A 22-year-old Huntsville man was arrested today and charged with several felonies for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old Morgan County girl after connecting with her online....

 2021-04-08 16:57 

The Decatur Daily

Athens-Limestone Hospital starts COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic on Monday...

Athens-Limestone Hospital's COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic will begin Monday, and operate Monday through Friday from 13 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church at 1917 U.S. 72 W. in Athens....

 2021-04-08 14:35 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur Utilities to reopen lobby to customers next week...

Decatur Utilities will reopen its lobby Monday to over-the-counter payments after being closed to customers for the last year because of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-04-08 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Longer drives await Alabama 36 travelers as bridges are replaced...

HARTSELLE — Residents and business owners near two narrow bridges scheduled for replacement along Alabama 36 south of Somerville say they dread a yearlong detour that'll lengthen drives to and from Huntsville, but they understand the projects ar...

 2021-04-08 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur council repeals mask ordinance...

The Decatur City Council on Wednesday repealed a mask ordinance that had been aimed at preventing transmission of the coronavirus, a move that will end all mask restrictions when the state's mask mandate expires Friday....

 2021-04-08 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

April 8 police reports...

Arrests...

 2021-04-08 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

Police: Decatur man threatened female before setting fires, led authorities on chase...

The female victim of two fires Tuesday was threatened by the man accused of starting the blazes, and he led authorities on a vehicle chase before his arrest, police said in a release Wednesday....

 2021-04-08 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

Weekly Wrap...

Spring activity...

 2021-04-08 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

Trump endorses Mo Brooks among Alabama GOP Senate contenders...

MONTGOMERY — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama's 2022 Senate race, siding with the conservative firebrand who riled up the crowd before the Capitol riot over other contenders in the state's all-important Re...

 2021-04-07 22:38 

The Decatur Daily

Hartselle schools will keep masks at indoor events, during school day...

With the state's face mask mandate expiring Friday, Hartselle City Schools will continue to require masks at indoor events and during the school day and no longer require that they be worn by students, faculty, staff and guests during outdoor......

 2021-04-07 22:15 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur man gets life sentence in 2019 rape, kidnapping...

Morgan County Circuit Judge Charles Elliott today sentenced a Decatur man to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 2019 rape and kidnapping of a woman in Decatur....

 2021-04-07 20:22 

The Decatur Daily

No local mask mandate for Athens but some city facilities may still require them...

Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks said today he will not issue a local face mask mandate now that Gov. Kay Ivey is allowing the statewide mandate to expire on Friday....

 2021-04-07 17:34 

The Decatur Daily

Police: Decatur man accused in fires threatened female, led authorities on chase...

The female victim of two fires Tuesday was threatened by the man accused of starting the blazes, and he led authorities on a vehicle chase before his arrest, police said in a release today....

 2021-04-07 16:50 

The Decatur Daily

Trump endorses Mo Brooks among Alabama GOP Senate contenders...

MONTGOMERY — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama's 2022 Senate race, siding with the conservative firebrand who riled up the crowd before the Capitol riot over other contenders in the state's all-important Re...

 2021-04-07 16:40 

The Decatur Daily

Dragon Boat Festival set for Sept. 11...

The popular Dragon Boat Festival, which was canceled last year due to the coronavirus, will return to Decatur in September....

 2021-04-07 05:20 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur man charged with setting house, vehicle on fire...

A 35-year-old man was charged with arson and criminal mischief for allegedly setting fire Tuesday morning to a Decatur home and a vehicle parked at a local hotel, according to authorities....

 2021-04-07 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Businesses support expected end of state, city mask mandates...

After spending time recently in the hospital with COVID-19, local restaurant owner Christy Wheat is wary but excited by Friday's expected end to Gov. Kay Ivey's mandatory mask order and a city mask ordinance....

 2021-04-07 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

City lifts ban of basketball games during DHS softball games, practices...

The city reversed course Tuesday and lifted a ban on pickup basketball games at Delano Park during Decatur High softball games and practices....

 2021-04-07 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

'These things happen' — Calhoun, police conduct active shooter drill...

Brian Brown was carried from Calhoun Community College's downtown Decatur campus Tuesday, a nasty gunshot wound visible on his chest from an active shooter barricaded by police inside the Visual Arts Building....

 2021-04-07 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Two Texas residents charged with trafficking after more than 4 pounds of meth seized...

Two Texas residents arrested after the seizure of nearly 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine last month in a Priceville hotel room intended to distribute it in Morgan and Madison counties, according to authorities....

 2021-04-06 21:10 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur man charged with shooting into occupied vehicle...

A Decatur man was arrested Monday and charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle in Southwest Decatur, Decatur police said....

 2021-04-06 17:54 

The Decatur Daily

Somerville man dies from injuries in Lawrence County wreck...

HILLSBORO — A Somerville man died from serious injuries he received in a one-car accident on Alabama 20, two miles east of Hillsboro, on Monday afternoon, according to Alabama State Troopers....

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