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

    Tuesday | 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.


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

    Tuesday Nov 11 | 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.


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

    Friday Nov 7 | 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.


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

    Sunday Nov 2 | 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.


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

    Thursday Oct 30 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

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


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

    Monday Oct 27 | 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


  13. Suspicious package found on empty railcar at BP's Decatur siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Law enforcement agencies responded to the BP site in Decatur on Monday morning. A suspicious package was found on an empty railcar around 5 a.m. The plant is located on Highway 20. A BP spokesperson says the railcar was south of the #4 unit.


  14. Oak Park students in Decatur raising money for their own weather stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Students at Oak Park Middle School in Decatur are learning all about the weather. But, they don't have a weather station of any kind.


  15. Wicks goes before Decatur City Council over termination from DASRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Former Decatur Animal Services Executive Director Carol Wicks and her attorney John Mays are going before the Decatur City Council to discuss Mayor Don Kyle's decision to terminate her. The hearing before the city council began at 10:00am.


  16. Termination letter outlines allegations against former Decatur Animal Shelter Director Carol WicksRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Decatur Mayor Don Kyle says he will wait until Monday morning before making any comment regarding the firing of the city's animal shelter director. Carol Wicks has been on paid administrative leave since police escorted her from the shelter August 20th.


  17. Wicks terminated from Decatur Animal ShelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Carol Wicks, the embattled director of the Decatur Animal Shelter, was fired Wednesday afternoon by Mayor Don Kyle. Wicks' attorney, John Mays, confirmed a letter from Kyle terminating Wicks was delivered to his office around 3pm. 2 comments

  18. The softer Side of Jaylan StevensonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Decatur, Ala. - Jaylan Stevenson delivered the shot heard all over Decatur last Friday night.


  19. Morgan County reacts to Decatur talk of eliminating police jurisdictionRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    As we first told you Monday night, the Decatur City Council is talking about eliminating services just outside the city limits in what's called their police jurisdiction, or at least one councilman is. Councilman Charles Kirby has been suggesting the change for several years.


  20. Decatur still struggling with budget deficit, talks of eliminating services to police jurisdictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The Decatur City Council is struggling to write a balanced budget for next fiscal year. They're faced with a $1.6 million deficit.


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