Top 7 Stories of 2022
As much of the nation continued recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, 2022 was a big year for economic growth and residential development in Decatur-Morgan County. It’s now time to prepare for a new year. As a community, it is important for us to look back and reflect on a year of news and events that have brought us to where we are today.
- NASA Artemis I Launches Orion to the Moon - The Boeing Company and United Launch Alliance built the rocket's ICPS upper stage.
- ULA Breaks Ground on $300 Million Expansion - ULA is also investing in a new building for their strategic partners, Beyond Gravity.
- More than $50 Million in Construction Projects in One Block of Downtown Decatur - The Fairfield by Marriott, the Decatur Parking Garage and the ACA Residence Hall are under construction.
- Decatur Ranks in Top Ten Places Where Homebuyers Want to Live - Decatur was listed at No. 9 by Realtor.com.
- Decatur City School Named National Blue Ribbon School -Walter Jackson Elementary was one of five schools in the state named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School.
- Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Reopens after Renovations - The renovations are part of a $5.4 million federally funded project to improve visitor use facilities.
- Best & Brightest Initiative Expands - Partnering with Decatur Morgan Hospital and Decatur City Schools, the program is now recruiting nurses and teachers.