The call that upended the Stewart family’s normal life came the Wednesday after Memorial Day. Flynn Stewart, Blake and Andrea Stewart’s 6-year-old son, tested positive for the coronavirus. Eleven days later, another call came. Andrea Stewart, too, tested positive.
Morgan County is the focus of statewide attention as COVID-19 has resulted in a sharp increase in online sales tax revenue, little of which goes to schools in most of the state, and a drop in the brick-and-mortar tax revenue that largely supports public education.
A city prosecutor and local attorney are seeking to win the July 14 Republican runoff election for Morgan County District Judge Place 3, each claiming their experience makes them the best candidate for the job.
Frequent turnover of principals at some Decatur schools has rewarded good administrators, the superintendent said, but an education expert said it can create problems within schools.
A Decatur woman will be arraigned Aug. 24 after a Morgan County grand jury indicted her for manslaughter in her role in a fatal five-vehicle wreck on Point Mallard Parkway on June 25, 2019.
Five Morgan County residents have now died of COVID-19, according to data released today by the Alabama Department of Public Health, and the state and Limestone County both recorded their highest one-day jumps in new cases.
City Chief Financial Officer John Andrzejewski’s latest projection shows Decatur’s revenues are trending toward a positive or at least a flat ending to fiscal 2020 despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
A fireworks industry representative says the cancellation of professional pyrotechnic shows, including the Spirit of America Festival at Point Mallard Park, could lead to a more dangerous Fourth of July this year.
Football workouts at Danville High School have been shut down after the head coach tested positive for COVID-19, a development a public health official said is likely to become increasingly common as infection rates rise in north Alabama.
The Decatur City Council will hold a hearing Monday on First Response Ambulance Service’s appeal of a $10,000 fine for failure to meet response time requirements in the fourth quarter of 2019.
From the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, to the first female African-American secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, local residents look up to a wide variety of famous Americans.
ATHENS — David Pryor is stepping down as president of Athens-Limestone Hospital, effective July 25, and will work with North Alabama Research Center in Athens and Medically Affiliated Research Center in Huntsville to conduct clinical drug and vaccine trials, including potentially a COVID-19 …
Decatur City Schools' 18 students of the year for 2019-20 included a curious Woodmeade fifth grader, a leader at West Decatur Elementary and a recent Austin High graduate who excelled academically while also contributing in other areas.
Mobile and Tuscaloosa have joined the list of Alabama cities requiring face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and the Decatur City Council plans to consider a similar ordinance at a work session Monday.
Notwithstanding an Alabama federal court ruling allowing curbside voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, local election officials said it will not be available for the July 14 runoff election.