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Jack Allen Complex On November 18th-19th, Jack Allen Complex played host to the Alabama Junior Cup Soccer Tournament. This two day event included 105 teams from Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee and over 1600 athletes took part. Ingalls Pavilion Ingalls Pavilion hosted nine events during the month...

Decatur Police Department Public Information Officer - Emme Long Whether you’re gearing up for Black Friday or wrapping up your Christmas to-do list, the Decatur Police Department’s shopping safety tips will help keep your days merry and bright. Remind young drivers to be alert and aware...

Scheduled Carridale Street Closure  Carridale Street, between Danville Road and Austinville Road, will be closed beginning November 6, 2017, for sewer line replacement work. Road construction on Carridale Street will begin at 9 a.m. and will be reopened back to normal traffic flow at the end of...

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 prevent and...

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...