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 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...

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 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...

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 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...

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 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....

 2021-03-23 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Former Decatur teacher pleads guilty to sex with student...

A former Decatur High School teacher charged in 2016 with having sexual relations with two Decatur High students entered a guilty plea in Morgan County Circuit Court on Monday to one count of a school employee engaging in a sex......

 2021-03-23 05:15 

The Decatur Daily

Brooks seen as 'tough to beat' after announcing Senate run...

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, said he plans to secure America's borders and fight socialism if he is elected to represent the state in the U.S. Senate replacing retiring Sen. Richard Shelby....

 2021-03-23 05:10 

The Decatur Daily

Lawrence commissioner killed in 2-vehicle accident...

MOULTON — Lawrence County Commissioner Joey Hargrove died in a collision between a motorcycle he was driving and car on Alabama 24 in the Caddo community on Monday afternoon, according to authorities....

 2021-03-23 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

In the community: The promise of spring...

Sunny skies and mild temperatures greeted the first day of spring on Saturday, but signs of its impending arrival had been abundant this month. There were early tulip tree flowers, blooming Bradford pear trees and people practicing their favorite outdoor....

 2021-03-23 05:05 

The Decatur Daily

March 23 police reports...

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