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 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....

 2021-04-06 17:51 

The Decatur Daily

Basketball ban ends at Delano Park...

Mayor Tab Bowling today ordered the removal of signs that banned play on the Delano Park basketball courts during Decatur High softball games or practices....

 2021-04-06 16:44 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur house, vehicle fires believed to be connected, investigators say...

Decatur Fire & Rescue is investigating two separate fires this morning that are believed to be connected, said Fire Chief Tracy Thornton....

 2021-04-06 15:52 

The Decatur Daily

Athens schools to continue mask requirement after mandate expires, superintendent says...

Alabama's statewide mask mandate is set to expire on Friday, and Athens City Schools will continue the mask requirement for students and staff until the end of the school year, says a letter to parents from Superintendent Beth Patton....

 2021-04-06 05:20 

The Decatur Daily

AG: Blakely gambled with Sheriff's Office money while paid to be at conference...

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely was gambling in a Biloxi, Mississippi, casino when he was supposed to be at a sheriffs' conference in Alabama, according to a filing last week by the state in his felony theft case....

 2021-04-06 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

COVID-19 pandemic should ease, but annual booster shots may be needed...

COLUMBUS, Ohio — At a recent COVID-19 vaccination clinic, a woman about to get her shot asked the nurse, "Are we going to have to do this every year?"...

 2021-04-06 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Jordan-Neill residents back in hot water...

The hot water was returning Monday after six cold and lukewarm days at Jordan-Neill Apartments, the senior apartments on Wilson Street run by the Decatur Housing Authority....

 2021-04-06 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

April 6 police reports...

ARRESTS...

 2021-04-06 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

Vote delayed on mask ordinance...

Vote delayed on...

 2021-04-05 21:00 

The Decatur Daily

Calhoun, Decatur police to conduct mass casualty drill Tuesday...

The Calhoun Community College and Decatur police departments will collaborate to conduct a mass casualty incident drill on Tuesday....

 2021-04-05 20:39 

The Decatur Daily

Portion of Alabama 36 to be closed for about 1 year...

Alabama 36 south of Somerville in Morgan County will be closed for about a year while two bridges are replaced, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation office in Huntsville....

 2021-04-05 20:37 

The Decatur Daily

Limestone will follow state on masks, commission chairman says...

Gov. Kay Ivey has said the state health rule requiring facial coverings in public will expire on Friday, and Limestone County Commission Chairman Collin Daly said the county will follow the state health order for county buildings....

 2021-04-05 18:51 

The Decatur Daily

Repair work snarls traffic on I-65 and Alabama 20...

Southbound traffic on Interstate 65 at I-565 is snarled today because of a lane closure on the Tennessee River bridge, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation....

 2021-04-05 16:32 

The Decatur Daily

2 killed in Friday wreck near Lacey's Spring...

Two people were killed in a head-on collision near Lacey's Spring on Friday afternoon, according to authorities....

 2021-04-04 05:20 

The Decatur Daily

Story of Salvation: Pastor eager to celebrate Easter after being near death with COVID-19...

For a week, Emilio Sanchez lay in the hospital's intensive care unit listening to worship music streaming from the phone propped on his chest. Around him, the medical team questioned whether to place the 62-year-old on a ventilator. They saw......

 2021-04-04 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

A majority of Decatur's city employees still live outside of city...

Although Decatur's population shrank by an estimated 1,238 people from 2010-19, City Council recently relaxed its residency requirement for directors, and data last month showed more than 60% of city employees reside elsewhere....

 2021-04-04 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Contract approved for new Housing Authority executive director...

New Decatur Housing Authority Executive Director Taura Denmon will start May 1 at a $105,000 annual salary following completion of her contract last week....

 2021-04-04 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur businesses to proceed with caution with masks...

Decatur business operators said they're ready for the state mask mandate to end Friday, but most plan to encourage customers and staff to continue mask wearing, at least in the short term....

 2021-04-04 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

Alabama Shakes drummer says he's innocent of abuse charge...

HUNTSVILLE — The drummer for Grammy Award-winning rock band Alabama Shakes says he is innocent of child abuse charges filed against him, his lawyer said Friday....

 2021-04-04 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....

 2021-04-04 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

April 4 police reports...

Arrests...

 2021-04-02 21:36 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur woman charged with cutting husband...

A Decatur woman has been charged with cutting her husband during an altercation....

 2021-04-02 20:05 

The Decatur Daily

Calhoun to host regional drive-thru college fair...

Calhoun Community College has teamed with the Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers to host its annual spring college fair....

 2021-04-02 05:20 

The Decatur Daily

Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant eyes extending operational life to 80, maybe 100 years...

Part 3 in a three-part series....

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