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Effective Immediately: Basketball and Tennis Courts - March 25, 2020

Mayor Bob Tharp has issued that effective immediately all tennis courts and basketball courts are... [more...]

Effective Immediately: Playground Areas are Closed - March 24, 2020

Mayor Bob Tharp has issued that effective immediately the playground equipment and play areas in ... [more...]

City of Decatur Offices Close to Public - March 19, 2020

Effective immediately the City of Decatur, Arkansas offices will be closed to the public. There w... [more...]

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City of Decatur....Working Together We Can Do Awesome Things!

Decatur is a small city nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Its heart lies at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 102. At first glance, with a population of 1,699 residents, Decatur may look like a sleepy little town. A closer look will reveal city parks, locally owned businesses, churches, and schools buzzing with activity.

Our town provides most needs of life; however, we are always glad to welcome new businesses  to our community. There is a convenience store, truck stop, a bank, a medical clinic, the public library, restaurants, and numerous churches. Familes can enjoy outings to one of our parks where one can picnic, fish, walk, swim, play disc golf, tennis, basketball, softball, or soccer, or just let the kiddos play on the playground equipment.

Other points of interest include on the first Saturday of every August is the Annual Decatur Barbeque. This is a 60 plus years of tradition that includes a parade, entertainment, chicken dinners, car show, crafts, and much more. Decatur is also home to one of the last standing Kansas City Southern train depots that has been converted to a museum. Close by is a mid-1800s log cabin that preserves some of the history of the area during the Civil War Days.

Whether you are passing through, visiting, or making Decatur your home, with an area of approximately 5 square miles, everyone is a neighbor.

Upcoming Events

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Tornado Siren Testing

4/7/2020

The Decatur Fire Dept. tests the tornado sirens once a month, weather permitting. It is usually the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Should there be an event of a tornado, the 2 safe places in Decatur are the safe room at the Northside Elementary...

First Baptist Church of Decatur Food Pantry

4/8/2020

The First Baptist Church of Decatur holds a Food Pantry every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. For more information please contact Pastor Justin White at 479-282-6658.

Council Meeting

4/13/2020

The council meetings occur every 2nd monday of each month, unless otherwise posted. The meetings start at 6pm and are held in the conference room at City Hall. As a citizen of Decatur you are invited to attend these meetings and check out what is going on...

Recent News

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COVID-19 Updated

3/16/2020

City of Decatur, Arkansas Actions to prevent COVID-19

Updated March 18, 2020: Effective immediately there will be no meetings held in city buildings in the City of DECATUR of more than 10 until March 29, 2020, per the request of President Donald J. Trump....

McClelland Designs State's First Membrane Bioreactor System

12/31/2019

     McClelland Consulting Engineers and the City of Decatur this February completed a $9 million wastewater treatment plant expansion that included a process conversion from a sequencing batch reactor to Arkansas' first membrane bioreactor (MBR)...

Simmons

11/1/2019

For an article on the transition from the old plant of Simmons to the new plant of Simmons, please Click Here

Congratulations Simmons on your new plant! We wish you the best and look forward to see what growth transpires in the future.

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