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S Decatur hires three coaches for football program

DECATUR -- The future of the Decatur High School football program looks a little brighter this coming season with the hiring of a new head coach and two assistants. Still, the program is plagued with the lack of numbers, something the coaches hope to change. Continue Reading »

S Decatur library gets book donation

DECATUR — The Iva Jane Peek Library in Decatur received several new children's books from the Arkansas State Library in Little Rock on Aug. 3. "The Arkansas State Library is pleased to provide the Decatur Public Library with the enclosed books, which were a part of the Publisher's Exhibit." Continue Reading »

S Decatur schools ready for new year

DECATUR -- It was a busy week for administrators, faculty, staff, and for students as the Decatur School District prepared for the opening of the 2017-18 school year with a breakfast and an open house. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldog volleyball set to begin Aug. 22.

DECATUR -- The 2017 Decatur Lady Bulldog volleyball team spent the summer months honing skills in order to prepare for the second full conference season. Continue Reading »

S Disc golf, car show, parade wowed Barbecue visitors

DECATUR -- At 7 a.m. on Saturday, with no rain in sight, the 64th Annual Decatur Barbecue at Veterans Park kicked off with the 5K and 10K runs. Continue Reading »

S Decatur police pursue, stop BOLO vehicle

DECATUR -- Two area residents led police units from four police agencies on a chase down several streets and roads, including passing through downtown Decatur, before they were eventually stopped and taken into custody on Arkansas Highway 102 just west of Decatur's city limits on Saturday afternoon. Continue Reading »

S Home-grown boys wow crowd at Decatur Barbecue

DECATUR — Music fans from around the Decatur area were treated to a taste of homegrown talent during the 64th Annual Decatur Barbecue concert at Veterans Park in Decatur Aug. 5. Since 1973 the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, under the guidance of Pat Austin.... Continue Reading »

S Fayetteville woman wins 2017 Miss Decatur Barbecue contest

DECATUR -- As Carter Beggs was winding down his opening performance for the 2017 Decatur Barbecue concert, seven kids, ages 4-6, were gathering near the left side of the Veterans Park stage. They were about to make their memorable walk across the stage for the 64th Annual Decatur Barbecue Tiny Tots pageant. And soon to follow was the crowning of the 2017 Miss Decatur Barbecue. Continue Reading »

S Reeves Brothers to headline at Decatur Barbecue

DECATUR BARBECUE -- When Leon McAuliffe took the stage at Decatur City Park in 1953, he had no idea that he and his band would become the first in a long line of entertainers to perform during the 64 years of the Decatur Barbecue. Continue Reading »

S Chamber adds softball tournament, disc golf demo to Barbecue

DECATUR BARBECUE SPECIAL -- On a quiet August morning, before a single ray of sun graced the sky, a group of prominent Decatur business leaders and local residents gathered at Decatur City Park to begin the process of cooking chicken halves over an open fire pit. This would be the beginning of a 64-year tradition that defined the small town of Decatur. Continue Reading »