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 2021-03-30 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

2 die when struck by train while walking on tracks...

ATHENS — Two adults were killed when they were struck by a northbound train while walking north on the railroad tracks near downtown Athens on Monday afternoon, according to authorities....

 2021-03-30 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Debate on director of development opening: Supervisor or super recruiter?...

The Decatur City Council majority and Mayor Tab Bowling say they want a director of development who focuses only on city growth, but the job description details wide-ranging supervisory and budgeting duties often required from a city manager or administra...

 2021-03-30 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur to follow Ivey decision on ending mandatory mask ordinance...

The City Council will likely vote to end Decatur's mandatory mask ordinance if Gov. Kay Ivey sticks with her plan to let a statewide mask requirement expire April 9....

 2021-03-30 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

In the community: Easter smiles...

Churches, communities and other groups have organized egg hunts that are drawing big smiles from children ahead of Easter. Perhaps the biggest smile Saturday was on Jaylynn Hunkeapillar's face when her mother, who had been away for four months complet...

 2021-03-30 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

March 30 police reports...

ARRESTS...

 2021-03-29 23:00 

The Decatur Daily

2 die when struck by train while walking on tracks...

ATHENS — Two adults were killed when they were struck by a northbound train while walking north on the railroad tracks near downtown Athens on Monday afternoon, according to authorities....

 2021-03-29 23:00 

The Decatur Daily

Limestone sheriff's office investigating fatal shooting, son 'person of interest'...

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says the son of the victim in a fatal shooting is "the person of interest" in the case....

 2021-03-29 22:01 

The Decatur Daily

Motorists should expect delays on I-65 northbound Tennessee River bridge on Tuesday...

Alabama Department of Transportation crews will be working on the Tennessee River bridge on Interstate 65 northbound Tuesday morning, and the outside northbound lane will be closed from about 8 a.m. to noon....

 2021-03-29 19:35 

The Decatur Daily

Athens police investigating train accident with 2 fatalities...

Athens police are investigating an accident this afternoon that resulted in two fatalities at a train crossing near McClellan Street, according to authorities....

 2021-03-29 14:03 

The Decatur Daily

Limestone Sheriff's Office investigating shooting...

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 50-year-old man, who was shot at a residence in the 22000 block of New Garden Road, north of Athens....

 2021-03-28 05:20 

The Decatur Daily

Priceville fined over sewer issues, including allegedly hiding E. coli levels...

A proposed settlement between Priceville and the state resolves allegations that the town was discharging untreated wastewater into the river with E. coli levels as much as 14 times permitted levels and was testing multiple water samples from its wastewat...

 2021-03-28 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Browns Ferry Unit 2 undergoing massive construction project...

This is Part 1 of a three-part series....

 2021-03-28 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Some school systems staying with masks after mandate lifted...

Some local school systems will continue to require face coverings even after the state's mask mandate ends April 9, while other districts will soon make a decision on that issue....

 2021-03-28 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Businesses 'going gangbusters' increase Lawrence sales tax collections...

MOULTON — Sales tax revenue increased by double-digit percentages in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 in Lawrence County, and one local official said businesses have thrived despite the pandemic....

 2021-03-28 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

Suspension of utility disconnections for non-payment ends, but nonprofit has help for customers...

A Decatur Utilities suspension of disconnections for non-payment that benefited about 600 customers has ended, but a nonprofit is offering households whose income was affected by the pandemic further help with utility bills....

 2021-03-28 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....

 2021-03-28 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

Meals on Wheels donations...

Contributions made to Meals on Wheels during The Decatur Daily appeal this year totaled $35,041, including an additional $1,985 submitted in the past two weeks and listed below....

 2021-03-27 22:45 

The Decatur Daily

Alabama Shakes drummer facing child abuse charges...

HUNTSVILLE — The drummer for Grammy Award-winning rock band Alabama Shakes is in custody on child abuse charges....

 2021-03-27 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur school board votes not to renew principal contract, accept retirement of 3 longtime employees...

Decatur City Schools Superintendent Michael Douglas hopes to hire a new principal at Banks-Caddell Elementary by July 1 after deciding not to renew the contract of the current principal....

 2021-03-27 00:00 

The Decatur Daily

Athens High's Winter Guard team wins first place in championships...

The Athens High band's Winter Guard team won first place in the SRAA Division of the Alabama/Mississippi State Championships last weekend at Bob Jones High School in Madison....

 2021-03-26 23:59 

The Decatur Daily

Saint Ann School to hold annual Seafood Fiesta on April 10...

The 32nd Annual Saint Ann School Seafood Fiesta will be on April 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

 2021-03-26 22:15 

The Decatur Daily

Jury finds man guilty of manslaughter in wife's death...

A Limestone County jury today found Thomas Edward Green, 33, guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife in January 2018, according to District Attorney Brian Jones....

 2021-03-26 19:15 

The Decatur Daily

Police accepting teens for Explorer program...

The Decatur Police Department is looking for teenagers ages 14 to 17 who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement for its Explorer program....

 2021-03-26 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Experts: COVID relief money confusing tax filers...

With federal COVID relief funds and tax credits flowing to taxpayers the past year, some area tax filers are wandering into professional tax services confused about how to report the assistance....

 2021-03-26 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

At least 5 dead as tornadoes flatten homes in Alabama; flooding possible locally...

Deadly tornadoes roared through Alabama on Thursday, toppling trees, demolishing homes and knocking out power to thousands, part of a broad swath of violent weather sweeping across the Deep South. At least five fatalities and an unknown number of injuries...

 2021-03-26 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

DU agrees to pay fine as part of sewer overflow settlement...

The Decatur Utilities board agreed Thursday to pay a $123,000 civil penalty for sanitary sewer overflows but expressed frustration at having to make the payment while also planning to spend $165 million on a remedy....

 2021-03-26 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Morgan schools to get 2 more SROs...

The Morgan County school district will add a pair of school resource officers in the fall, but it still won't have one full-time SRO for each school....

 2021-03-26 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

March 26 police reports...

Arrests...

 2021-03-25 19:35 

The Decatur Daily

Water covering several Morgan County roads...

Water is over several Morgan County roads in the southern part of the county, according to Emergency Management Agency Director Brandy Davis, but the roads aren't closed....

 2021-03-25 19:20 

The Decatur Daily

High schools, City Hall opened as shelters in Decatur; municipal court docket postponed...

Austin and Decatur high schools and the basement of Decatur City Hall have been opened as shelters this afternoon....

 2021-03-25 19:09 

The Decatur Daily

Wayne Farms raises $109,00 to fight cancer...

Wayne Farms' Decatur facilities raised more than $109,000 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser, according to company officials....

 2021-03-25 13:26 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur, Hartselle, Athens, Lawrence, Limestone schools to close early; Morgan virtual-only...

Due to the risk of severe weather, Decatur, Hartselle and Athens city schools and Limestone and Lawrence county schools will dismiss classes early today and Morgan County Schools will have exclusively virtual instruction....

 2021-03-25 05:20 

The Decatur Daily

Volunteer effort spearheaded by paramedic helps Decatur man...

Vietnam veteran James Koch had his hair cut, apartment cleaned, clothes washed and refrigerator stocked Wednesday after a Decatur ambulance crew saw his needs and put out a call on social media....

 2021-03-25 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Witness: Woman with 'war paint' burglarized storage units...

A woman wearing "war paint" burglarized and vandalized some storage units at a downtown Decatur apartment complex Wednesday, according to a witness....

 2021-03-25 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Town home development planned for Upper Road...

A proposal to build 80 to 100 town homes off Upper River Road would promote the Decatur priority of residential growth, but neighbors of both that project and a downtown development raised objections this week....

 2021-03-25 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

Severe weather threat to result in early release in at least 2 school districts...

Another round of severe weather with possible tornadoes is moving into the area this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville, and at least two school systems will close early....

 2021-03-25 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

March 25 police reports...

Arrests...

 2021-03-25 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

EDUCATION NOTE...

Maggie Blagburn of Athens (chancellor's list), Carla Bradford of Decatur (provost's list) and William Weaver of Lacey's Spring (provost's list) were Troy University students named to honors lists for Term 3 of the 2020-21 academic year. Te...

 2021-03-25 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

Bills would limit cities' gas tax spending...

Legislation in the Statehouse would prevent local municipalities and counties from spending local gas tax revenue on anything other than roads and bridges....

 2021-03-25 05:00 

The Decatur Daily

Orr seeking fix on tax-filing interest issue...

Alabama taxpayers can file their state income taxes this year by May 17 without penalty, but a Decatur lawmaker plans to file a bill that would also prevent interest from accruing after April 15 on any amounts owed....

 2021-03-25 02:00 

The Decatur Daily

Athens City Schools to dismiss early Thursday...

ATHENS — Due to the potential for severe weather, Athens City Schools will dismiss early on Thursday....

 2021-03-24 23:00 

The Decatur Daily

2 Morgan County men charged in robbery at hotel...

Decatur police said two Morgan County men were charged today with robbing victims in a room at a Decatur hotel....

 2021-03-24 22:56 

The Decatur Daily

Limestone, Lawrence schools to close early Thursday; 3 other systems cancel events...

The Lawrence and Limestone county school systems have announced plans to close early Thursday because another round of severe weather is expected to move through the area....

 2021-03-24 17:15 

The Decatur Daily

NWS: More severe weather headed here Thursday...

Another round of severe weather with possible tornadoes is moving into the Tennessee Valley on Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville....

 2021-03-24 12:47 

The Decatur Daily

Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market to open April 3...

The Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market on First Avenue Southeast will open for the season April 3. Hours of operation will be 7 a.m.-1 p.m....

 2021-03-24 05:20 

The Decatur Daily

Experts: Regional travel picks up, but air traffic still depressed...

Regional travel has started to rebound, but air traffic locally remains depressed and most international trips and cruises are on hold because of COVID-19 precautions, travel industry officials say....

 2021-03-24 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Consumers continue to be targets of robocalls...

An anti-robocall measure was signed into law at the end of 2019, but consumers and businesses continue to be targets, with calls ranging from discount insurance offers to fake alerts about a bank account or credit card being compromised....

 2021-03-24 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

March 24 police reports...

Arrests...

 2021-03-23 16:42 

The Decatur Daily

Athens kindergarten registration is open...

ATHENS — Kindergarten registration for Athens City Schools for the 2021-22 school year is open through April 30, school officials announced....

 2021-03-23 05:20 

The Decatur Daily

Decatur council passes dog ordinance 18 months after introduction...

The removal of nine abused dogs from a Southwest Decatur home spurred a renewed response Monday from the City Council, which approved an anti-tethering ordinance 18 months after its initial introduction....

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