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Decatur, AL | Tue, May 5, 2015

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Decatur school administrators Huffman, McIntyre leaving

A longtime Decatur City Schools administrator is retiring and the principal at Oak Park Middle is leaving the school district.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Lawmakers OK new board for Calhoun, other community colleges
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 4:57 pm

MONTGOMERY (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would create a new governing board for Alabama's community college system, including Calhoun Community College.

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Decatur woman charged in burglary of clothes from nearby home
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 4:16 pm

A Decatur woman was arrested Monday on burglary charges after clothing was stolen from a house a block from her residence, police said.

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Legislators consider payday lending reform
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 4:57 pm

MONTGOMERY — Two Republican Alabama House members and a Democrat today talked about the need for payday lending reform and said they’re optimistic about the prospects of their legislation.

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Calvary Assembly plays cupid: Matchmaking TV show to feature Decatur man
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Can we get an amen? A Decatur bachelor and father of three will appear on a nationally televised matchmaking game show with a Christian twist on Thursday.

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Daily sues for access to Lawrence shooting records
Posted: May 05, 2015

MOULTON — The Decatur Daily filed a lawsuit today against Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell, seeking access to information about a deadly shooting involving a deputy.

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Alabama Senate leader proposes lottery, gambling bill
Posted: May 05, 2015

MONTGOMERY — The leader of the Alabama Senate is filing a bill today to expand gambling in the state and create a lottery, which he says could generate $400 million a year.

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Compton sentenced to 23 years for murder conviction
Posted: May 05, 2015

Cody Lee Compton was sentenced to 23 years in prison today for the January 2014 killing of Jonathan Graham Bowling near Morgan City.

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Hartselle school hosts 5K in honor of teacher who died of cancer
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 11:04 am

Hartselle Junior High will host the Jennifer Burks Memorial 5K and 1 mile fun run Saturday beginning at the Petty Center on campus.

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Police say Decatur mom had pistol, meth and son, 9, in car
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 10:33 am

A Decatur woman was charged with possessing a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child after officers found methamphetamine and a pistol in the car with her 9-year-old son, police said.

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Council approves Jack Allen locker facility
Posted: May 05, 2015

Decatur will move forward with a new locker facility at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex even though it will cost $154,000 more than expected.

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City files motions to dismiss charges against McClain
Posted: May 05, 2015

The city of Decatur filed two motions Monday to dismiss misdemeanor charges against professional football player Rolando McClain, City Prosecutor Emily Baggett said.

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Lawrence County Board of Education
Posted: May 05, 2015

The Lawrence County school board approved the following Monday:

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