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  The artificial turf field has been installed at Jack Allen and we can’t wait to see what responses we get from soccer groups as they get to use the field. The field looks fantastic and will help us land more tournaments in the future. Schedule of...

Partners, I have heard from several of you already but wanted to resend some information so it’s at the forefront of your email if needed. Please know our teams have been working tirelessly to prepare for these hurricanes/TS. We have been engaged from the southern tip...

NWS Huntsville Weather Briefing for Hurricane Irma Potential Impacts Overview Hurricane Irma is impacting southern Florida this morning.  The current forecast track has it taking a turn to the northwest and northward off the coast of Florida on Sunday and Monday. As it does so, it is...

Valley Stockyards Offer Space For Hundreds Of Animals Decatur, Alabama Veterinarian Steve Osborne said, "At the request of the Mayor of Decatur and The Alabama EMA, Bill Wallace and Osborne, owners of Valley Stockyards, would like to offer the old Valley Stockyard building in Decatur to...

Reliable Information Is Important We are seeing false information regarding lodging and emergency housing for Hurricane Irma evacuees. Only trust information you can verify from gov't agencies: FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Morgan County Emergency Management Agency City of Decatur, Alabama Decatur Police Department Decatur Al...

Over the next two years, it is my vision to increase the department’s overall in-service training from 12 hours to 40 hours a year.  My plan for next year (2018) will be to increase our in-service training from 12 to 24 hours. In 2019, my...

Narcan, an opioid antidote, administered through a non-invasive nasal spray, will now be supplied to all supervising officers of the Decatur Police Department. Decatur is one of the first law enforcement agencies in the state to implement the training and certified usage of a fast-acting narcotic...

September Events Weekly Events Mondays and Tuesdays, September 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 10:00 am Event: Preschool Storytime Where: Decatur Public Library Contact: 256-353-2993 ext. 122   Tuesdays, September 12 and 26 Event: LEGO Hour Where: Decatur Public Library Contact: 256-353-2993 ext. 122   Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20 and...

August 2017 was a wonderful month in the City of Decatur Let’s look at a few highlights: Wolverine announces they will have a workforce of 250 to manufacture aluminum products.    United Launch Alliance announced $115M upgrade to their facilities for the new Vulcan launch vehicle. Dynetics announced...

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