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Tips to Prevent and Reduce Coyote Interaction   As a wooded community that borders a wildlife refuge, Decatur residents might experience more contact with coyotes as they scavenge for food in the cooler months.   Decatur Animal Services has provided several tips that you can implement to...

One Small Step for Decatur, One Giant Leap for North Alabama   The City of Decatur welcomed NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) leadership and Small Business team along with 20 NASA prime contractors to the Alabama Center for the Arts for the first collaborative meeting of...

Jack Allen Soccer Complex On November 17th-19th, 2017, Jack Allen will play host to the Alabama Junior Cup Soccer Tournament. This event will host soccer teams from around the Southeast for this two day event. For more information call 256-341-4830. Wilson Morgan Softball Complex On Friday, October 20th...

The Landfill is on schedule to cover 34 acres of the Landfill with a geosynthetics membrane which has a 100 year life span. This encapsulates the waste to help protect the environment. The project is on schedule for completion in late January. Leaf season, leaf season!...

Decatur Fire and Rescue is working through fire prevention activities as this is National Fire Prevention Month! Please make sure you have working smoke alarms in your house and that you close bedroom doors when you go to bed. These two things together can mean...

City of Decatur Fall Leaf Collection The best thing to do with your leaves is mulch them with your mower a little at a time and leave them on the lawn. OR pile them up on your garden and let them decompose into free nutrients for...

Moulton Street Resurfacing: All items have been completed for this project.  The Contractor will begin correcting items during September that were listed on the Final Inspection punch list.  Once work begins on the punch list, completion is expected in less than two weeks.  After which the...

Every 3rd Thursday of each month Decatur Youth Services will be holding a Mentoring Training Session for Volunteers who want to become involved in the community by mentoring the youths in Decatur City Schools. Mentors must : Be willing to mentoring a child for an hour...

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