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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...

The Decatur Police Department will be hosting a Drug Take Back event on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 1:00pm-2:00pm. The event will be held at Presbyterian Towers located at 1824 Presbyterian Drive, SW, in Decatur Alabama. All those wishing to drop off their unwanted medications...

Decatur Fire and Rescue Firefighter Cody Beasley’s family experienced a huge loss when a structure fire destroyed their home and its contents. Firehouse Subs has offered to give the Beasley family 20% of the proceeds from sales on August 21st, 5-9pm @ both the Decatur and...

Operation Sweet Treat In the eyes of Officer Heather Atchley of the Decatur Police Department, fewer things are sweeter than helmet safety and ice cream on a hot summer’s day. Officer Atchley’s Project Sweet Treat began as a response to the risk posed by children riding bikes...

Decatur Police Department “Back to School Tips” 2017-2018 School Year The Decatur Police Department would like to share a few back to school tips on sharing the road with school buses and young pedestrians. As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Remember...

Decatur City Employee's Are Our Greatest Assets Happy Anniversary! Name Dept/Title Years of Service Dan Lucas Parks and Recreation Dept - Tennis Supervisor 1 Patrick  Edmondson Police Dept - Police Officer 1 Jonathan Espino Police Dept - Police Officer 1 Andrew Justice Police Dept - Police Officer 1 Michael  Kent Police Dept - Police Officer 1 Peggy Mighty Youth Services Dept - Lead Programs Coord. 1 Marilyn  Ward Animal...

    Work Smarter, Not Harder.   Submitted by: Human Resources Director Richelle Sandlin "Work smarter, not harder." We've all heard it, and probably have said it a time or two. It's a philosophy we're working hard to implement across all the departments at the City of Decatur. "Smarter" means...