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!

  • River Clay Fine Arts Festival is Positively Educational!

    River Clay Fine Arts Festival is Positively Educational! The Positively Decatur team is please to have Stevi Price, the immediate past president of the River Clay Fine Arts board of directors, share her perspective as an educator. Share this story social social Email To The River Clay Fine Arts Festival (RCFAF) has evolved into an […]
  • Judge David Breland is Positively proud of Decatur’s history!

    Judge David Breland has a long personal history in Decatur and loves it so much that he has made the city’s history his job! Working in the Old State Bank and as the director of the Decatur Historic Union Depot brings the Judge a great deal of joy.
  • ¡El Día de los Muertos es positivamente tradicional!

    La Cuidad de Decatur en Alabama se complace en anunciar que este año inauguramos la Celebración del Dia de Muertos. Dia de Muertos, también conocido como el día de Las Almas, es un día festivo mexicano donde las familias le dan la bienvenida a las almas de sus seres queridos fallecidos para una reunión breve que incluye comida, bebidas y celebración.
  • Día de los Muertos is Positively Traditional!

    The City of Decatur, Ala. is pleased to announce its inaugural Día de los Muertos celebration! Día de los Muertos, also known as “The Day of The Dead” or “All Souls Day,” is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration.
  • Carson Campbell is Positively Talented!

    Carnegie Hall in New York is one of the most sought-after venues for performers worldwide, and Decatur’s own Carson Campbell earned that honor! Carson is a highly talented pianist who won this prestigious opportunity through a competition hosted by the Gulf Coast Steinway Society.



    Alan Clara Moguel graduated from Decatur High School in 2022. During his senior year, and while working two jobs, Alan started his business, Conversate Me!, which focuses on bridging the cultural and language barrier between the English and Spanish speaking communities in Decatur by teaching conversational Spanish and providing translation services.


    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.

Making Headlines

  • Peggy Towns Receives Athena Award in Decatur

    December 15, 2022
  • Plans Coming Together for 5 City Parks, Including Special Needs Park

    December 15, 2022
  • ‘Festival of Cranes’ Flies into Decatur on January 13

    December 12, 2022
  • Decatur Businesses Honored in State Awards Ceremony

    December 1, 2022
  • Spend a Saturday in Decatur, Where Creativity and Confections Collide

    November 27, 2022
  • The 11 Best Downtown Decatur AL Restaurants

    November 22, 2022
  • Local Students Present Typeface at River Clay Fine Arts Festival

    November 16, 2022
  • The Decatur Metro Area Is Among the Top 5 in the U.S. for Manufacturing Jobs

    November 11, 2022
  • Austin Senior Uses Half of Earnings to Buy Students Books

    November 10, 2022
  • Downtown Decatur’s 2nd Avenue is Our 2022 Cutest Street in Alabama

    November 2, 2022

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