Morgan County, AL

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Man arrested; 11,000 Xanax pills recovered in Morgan County

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A traffic stop in Decatur led to the recovery of about 11,000 Xanax pills Friday afternoon. Seth O’Neal Lynch, 27, was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance Alprazolam and fleeing/attempting to elude. Officials said agents with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit stopped...
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2 charged in Morgan County pharmacy burglaries

Two Jefferson County men are being held after two pharmacy burglaries in Morgan County. Marion Johnson and Rodrico Files were caught after a chase following an early morning break-in at Trinity Discount Drugs on Thursday. Decatur police and Trinity police caught the men on the Beltline and recovered stolen narcotics.
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Priceville leaders: New fire station will protect growing town

PRICEVILLE — A fire station that opened this week on North Bethel Road will help protect residents and homes in the northern part of the growing town, Priceville leaders said. The 3,700-square-foot, $962,000 fire station No. 3 will be used by the town's volunteer firefighters and is located next to...

Decatur Morgan County Chamber of Commerce announces next CEO

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - A new CEO is stepping in to lead the River City’s Chamber of Commerce. Crystal Brown will take over as head of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce on July 1. Current president and CEO, John Seymour has announced his retirement after 30 years of service.
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Crews responded to an explosion on Beltline Road in Decatur

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Emergency crews responded to the scene of an explosion in Decatur Tuesday night. An explosion happened on Beltline Road NW near Valley Park Drive. As a result, the north end of the Beltline was closed for nearly two hours. According to officials from the Morgan County...
The Decatur Daily

June 18 police reports

• Kelsey Fletcher, 21, breaking and entering a vehicle; in Morgan County Jail with bail set at $2,500. (Decatur police) • Christopher Trey Butts, 25, Decatur; possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor; in Morgan County Jail with bail set at $1,300. (Decatur police) • Jeffrey Douglas Schlaman, 46,...
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Custom millwork business opening in downtown Decatur

A Decatur duo is bringing two newcomers and their high-end custom architectural millwork business, Renaissance Reclaimed, to downtown Decatur. Brent Collins and Benji Heidecker purchased the property at 13 Walnut St. N.E. with their company, CMIYC LLC, on Tuesday. CMIYC will lease the 13,200-square-foot building to Stephen Wessling, who is...
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Emergency drill planned at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency announced it and five regional EMAs will simulate an emergency event at Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant on Wednesday. Morgan, Limestone, Lawrence, Madison and Lauderdale counties will take part to test effectiveness of emergency plans. The EMAs will then hold a public meeting Friday at...
Hartselle Enquirer

Drugs dominate Morgan indictments

Fifty-eight of 62 indictments handed down by a recent Morgan County grand jury involved possession or trafficking of drugs, and law enforcement officials said they’re attempting to disrupt the supply even as addiction drives demand. “We have actively targeted those that distribute illegal narcotics, bringing increased distribution and trafficking charges,”...
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Authorities rescue man who fell off Morgan County bluff

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – Multiple rescue teams worked to rescue a man who fell off a bluff in Morgan County Tuesday morning. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said an elderly man fell off a bluff on Peach Orchard Road near Priceville. Crews were able to get the man to safety...
The Decatur Daily

June 17 police reports

• Xavier Lecario Allen Jr., 21, Huntsville; second-degree theft; in Morgan County Jail with no bail listed. (Morgan sheriff) • Nicholas Shane Hill, 41, Decatur; promoting prison contraband; in Morgan County Jail with no bail set. (Morgan sheriff) • Bobby Joe Speegle, 45, Tuscumbia; first-degree human trafficking; in Morgan County...
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West Morgan’s Burleson named Coach of the Year

TRINITY — It’s not too often that the coach of a team with a losing record is named Coach of the Year. It’s not too often that a coach can have an impact on a program like Victoria Burleson did at West Morgan. The Rebels finished with a 23-26 record...
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SPARKING NEW SKILLS: Calhoun hosts summer welding camp for girls

Summer vacation has barely begun, but 10 area high schoolers are skipping three days of potential pool and video game time to focus instead on learning trade skills that could help kickstart their path to a lucrative career. The 10 students are all part of Calhoun Community College and Decatur-Morgan...