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  1. Former State Representative, Decatur Mayor Bill Dukes dies at 87Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Former State Representative Bill J. Dukes of Decatur died Thursday morning. He served in the Alabama State House for 16 years and prior to that, served as Mayor of Decatur for 18 years.


  2. Site for new Decatur High School chosenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The Decatur City School Board Tuesday afternoon approved a site for the new Decatur High School. It will be built on the site of the existing Decatur High, with much of the new structure going across the street where Somerville Elementary School is currently located.


  3. Holiday Lights: Chatam Avenue, DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    It's the holiday season, and what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than by looking at Christmas lights. Our Holiday Lights Showcase for December 13 is at 2312 Chatam Avenue SW in Decatur.


  4. Shackelford Wins Community Service AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The Wuerffel Trophy is a national award given to the college football player who exhibits "exemplary community service." Shackelford is a Decatur, Ala., native.


  5. Decatur hires eight firefightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Monday was the very first day on the job for eight new members of Decatur Fire and Rescue. It'll be a year before they earn the title of firefighter.


  6. Huntsville crews prepare to monitor their own parts of Orion test launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The clock on the wall tells you all you need to know, but there's still something magical about hearing the press conference begin with, "Good morning and welcome back to Kennedy Space Center for today's pre-launch briefing for the Orion flight test, which is now less than twenty-four hours away." Larry Gagliano helps to head up one of the key systems of Orion out of Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.


  7. Constitution Village in desperate need of repair, money hard to findRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    This month Constitution Village in downtown Huntsville is transformed into Santa's Village. But the lights and decorations can't hide the signs of neglect at the museum.


  8. Limestone County man pleads guilty to murdering grandmotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    A sudden end to a Limestone County murder trial that wasn't set to begin until Tuesday. James Paul Pigg pleaded guilty to murdering his grandmother Monday morning.


  9. Decatur golf course land rezoned for new Austin High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Plans are moving forward for a new high school in Decatur. The planning commission just rezoned some land for the school, as well as space for a convenience store that sells beer and wine.


  10. Five brothers recall serving during Vietnam WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    In the 1960s, one Decatur family sent five boys off to war. Now, every year those men can be found in the same spot at the Huntsville Veterans Parade.


  11. Highway 31 in Decatur to get extra lane, new surfaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    "Here's the problem, people commuting into Morgan County from Madison and Limestone Counties, there's huge backup," said Alabama Senator Arthur Orr. Bids will open in February for a construction project expected to cost anywhere between seven and nine million dollars.


  12. Habitat for Humanity dedicates home for Decatur womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    That was the case today, when Decatur resident Barbara Crayton was handed a set of keys as she heard the words 'Welcome to your new home.' "I'm just glad to be in a new home and I can say it's my own," said Crayton.


  13. Local dentist's office set to begin Candy Buy-Back to benefit overseas troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The dentist's office is asking donors to also write thank-you letters to the troops.


  14. Testimony resumes Tuesday morning in Rodney Hagood murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    A woman who once worked with Stacey Hagood testified Monday afternoon Hagood feared she would never be able to escape her ex-husband. Hagood's daughter told the court she and her mother lived in fear of her father, Rodney Hagood.


  15. Gov. Bentley tours new Lawrence County industryRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Gov. Robert Bentley and State Representative Ken Johnson tour Independence Tube Corporation's new facility in Lawrence County Wednesday. Gov. Robert Bentley and State Representative Ken Johnson tour Independence Tube Corporation's new facility in Lawrence County Wednesday.


  16. Quilts sewn with skill and loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Quilting is an art. For one woman, it's an act of love. Whether it's for the Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County or a sick person in her church, Ivy Veinot makes quilts that provide comfort.


  17. American Family Care Laptops Stolen; Contain Patient InformationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    "There's too much at risk - because someone is negligent, you may have ruined someone's life," said Ed Mylek of Hartselle. Mylek has received medical care at the American Family Care clinic in Decatur.


  18. Enjoy Dinner and Dancing to Benefit the Morgan County Veterans MemorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Make your Friday night special with an evening of dinner and dancing. Mark your calendars for October 24th at the American Legion Post 15, 2607 Highway 21 South in Decatur.


  19. Rocket Chef challenges four local chefs, raises money for two local charitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Four local chefs are putting their talents on display! If you like cooking and competitions, then you'll love Rocket Chef: A Clash of the Culinary Titans. The event is a chance to see all the action in person.


  20. Morgan County 911 director threatens to stop dispatching ambulances over contract disputeRead the original story

    Oct 5, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    A public safety crisis was narrowly averted in Decatur this week. It all stems from a contract dispute between Decatur's only ambulance service and the Morgan County 9-1-1 Board that dispatches fire, police and EMS calls.


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