Decatur Daily - Morning News Briefing



Liftoff: Alabama Jubilee soars for 46th time; event continues Sunday

Mild temperatures and calm winds allowed hot-air balloons to soar over Point Mallard Park on Saturday morning during the 46th annual Alabam… Read more

Decatur man dies after Friday night wreck on Danville Road

A Decatur man died after a rollover wreck Friday night on Danville Road, police said. Read more


Point Mallard Aquatic Center makes a splash on opening day

Local residents enjoyed splashing, diving, swimming and relaxing Saturday at Point Mallard Aquatic Center as it opened for the 2023 season. Read more


Jubilee takes shape: Balloons with unique appearances part of event

Not all the balloons will have a teardrop design at the Alabama Jubilee on Saturday and Sunday at Point Mallard Park. Several uniquely shap… Read more


Patriotism waves its flag in Decatur neighborhood

The Oak Lea subdivision gets a splash of red, white and blue around the patriotic holidays through the efforts of Marine Corps veteran Jaco… Read more


Lotteries for May 28

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Hartselle's Preuitt helps Alabama defeat Northwestern, force decisive Game 3

Former Hartselle High star Larissa Preuitt scored from second base on a seventh inning single by Ashley Prange to provide the winning run i… Read more


Sports on TV, Radio: May 27-29, 2023

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EDITORIAL: 'A fitting place for some remembering'

Excerpts from President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery: Read more


Today's editorial cartoon

New York Daily News: NYC must find a way to keep everyone safe on the sidewalks, streets

Citi Bike turned 10 years old this week and we celebrated the birthday. What’s far more tenuous is the overall status of two-wheelers in th… Read more

Arts & Entertainment


Chatterbox: Austin High Class of 1978 celebrates 45th reunion

I am a self-confessed workaholic. I rarely take a day off, but love a holiday. At one time, Memorial Day was just a much-needed day off all… Read more


Stop and smell the corn dogs!

I believe that all ballparks have one thing in common: The bigger the field is, the more serious the game becomes. That’s why my favorite g… Read more


BOOK REVIEW: 'What Just Happened' reflects on life in midst of COVID-19

“What Just Happened: Notes On A Long Year,” by Charles Finch, (Alfred A. Knopf: New York), 2021, 271 pages, hardcover. Read more



CLASSIC CLASSICS: 1957 Ranchero: Built Solid Ford Tough

Ford had been placing second to Chevrolet in the sales race for several years and added a couple of new models in 1957 to spice up the sale… Read more


CAR TALK: Note how range is affected when heating and cooling your EV

Dear Car Talk: A question about electric vehicles! How is an EV cooled and heated? Read more


These fintechs are automating the budgeting process

While not a bank in the traditional sense, Oportun — formerly known as Digit — is offering a new way for consumers to do their banking that… Read more


Ronald Phillips

ATHENS — Ronald Eugene Phillips of Athens, Alabama, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on Friday, May… Read more

James Johnson

DECATUR — James Oneal Johnson, 60, died May 24, 2023. Read more

Melinda "Lynn" Hand

TOWN CREEK — Melinda “Lynn” Hand, 59, died May 26, 2023. Read more

Weather Today

Partly cloudy


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Cloud Coverage:36%
Wind:NW at 10 mph
Chance of Rain:15%
UV Index:10 Very High
Sunrise:05:37:32 AM
Sunset:07:52:57 PM

This Week's Forecast

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