The City of Decatur, Alabama is a positively awesome place. It is chock full of history, art, beautiful outdoor places, fun things to do, and great people to meet. The whole point of this website is to share stories about positive things going on in Decatur. Maybe you’ll be inspired to come visit – or move here and call it home!

  • ULA in Decatur is Positively Expanding!

    Now, even MORE rockets will be built in Decatur! United Launch Alliance in Decatur has announced an expansion! This 500,000-square-foot expansion will bring an estimated 250 jobs to the area to support Amazon’s global broadband deployment mission. They expect to conduct their first launch for Amazon in 2024.
  • Point Mallard is Positively recreational!

    Point Mallard has long been the spot for Decatur and the surrounding areas to congregate, play, and work in the warmer (and sometimes blazing hot) months of the year.
  • This is Decatur

    The Tennessee river and its tributaries run through this city. But, more importantly, the grace of God runs through the hearts of the people living or working there. Genuine kindness oozes through the pores of their souls. That’s why Decatur, Alabama, is always one of my favorite places to visit.
  • Not Your Mom’s Decatur

    Growing up in the early 2000s, I took the incredible amenities Decatur has to offer for granted, and I was excited to “grow up” and move away somewhere new. After traveling and a four-year move to Tuscaloosa, when my husband and I decided to plant roots, Morgan County was easily where we wanted to live. Now, Decatur is where my husband and I both work and spend our free time very often.
  • Positively Caring City Employees

    Oscar Jasso and Dillion Boteler of the Environmental Services Department were out on their collection route, when they witnessed a resident collapse in their yard. Oscar and Dillion stayed with the resident, called 911, and followed the dispatcher’s instructions until medical attention could arrive.



    Peggy Allen Towns, Author and Historian is passionate about preserving Decatur’s rich heritage. She is equally committed to sharing the voices and unique stories of our communities that intertwines and make us who we are. She has written several books about African American history in Decatur and North Alabama.


    Chase Grisham is well known for his entrepreneurial spirit and leadership abilities throughout North Alabama. After finding himself here by chance years ago, he wouldn’t change a thing.


    Local shop owner, Eva Blayhut, provides a service that goes well beyond what you’d expect. The continuous support from the community affords Eva the opportunity to keep returning the favor.

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    Making Headlines

    • The top 25 downtowns in North Alabama for heritage tourism

      September 26, 2022
    • City receives $1M grant to study route for another bridge

      September 20, 2022
    • 66 must-see festivals and fairs in Alabama in fall 2022 (River Clay Fine Arts Festival Featured)

      September 15, 2022
    • Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report – Decatur Ranked in Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs (Mid-Sized MSAs)

      September 8, 2022
    • United Launch Alliance set to build 38 rockets for Amazon

      September 1, 2022
    • Monument coming to Decatur park to honor Gold Star families

      September 1, 2022
    • Decatur’s Mario Morris hired by NCAA

      August 26, 2022
    • 12 Best Things to Do in Decatur, Alabama

      August 26, 2022
    • ULA announces $300 million expansion; 250 new jobs projected

      August 19, 2022
    • Apartments planned for Bank Street in downtown Decatur

      August 11, 2022

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