Members of the congregation at Elkmont United Methodist Church hold hands at the conclusion of a prayer vigil on September 3 in Elkmont after a 14-year-old boy admitted to killing five members of his family in Elkmont, including his three younger siblings.
The Decatur Raiders join the field to take on the Huntsville Panthers on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Milton Frank Stadium in Huntsville, Ala.
Oscar Dishon, left, breakdances in the spotlight at the conclusion of A Night to Shine, part of the Tim Tebow Foundation, on Friday, February 7, 2020, in Decatur, Ala.
John W. Haggard, right, sits with his grandson, Walt Crisler, 12, for a portrait next to the watermelon, measuring at 60 inches in circumference, Haggard grew on Aug. 9, 2019, in Trinity, Ala. "I just plant and God sends the rain," said Haggard.
Jim Blackburn, 82, of Decatur Shoe Repair reacts at his business after receiving a check for $5,000 to replace machinery that was stolen from him, Thursday, December 6, 2018, in Decatur, Ala.
Lt. Brandon Strickland, right, of Decatur Fire & Rescue carries Willie, a dachshund, after rescuing him from a residential fire off Hunington Lane Southeast on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in Decatur, Ala.
Makyla Bard, right, is comforted by other protestors as she chants, "Say His Name," during a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in downtown Decatur, Ala.
The Cahaba Shriner Motor Corps makes their way down Hobbs Street on Thursday during the Athens Christmas Parade in downtown Athens. [DAN BUSEY/DECATUR DAILY]
Jonah King, right, enjoys a horseback ride on 16-year-old Dolly, pulled by camp counselor Heidi Schrader on July 18 at Pine Ridge Day Camp in Somerville.
Clockwise from top left, Kenderrick Heath, 10, Kentravious Heath, 9, Lailah Holmes, 3, and Yanna Heath, 12, enjoy popsicles outside their home during warm weather Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Southeast Decatur, Ala.
Hartselle's Ian Bodine (12) embraces head coach Faron Key as he he raises his fists in celebration after defeating Minor during the Northwest Regional Tournament semifinals at Wallace State Community College on Friday, February 14, 2020, in Hanceville, Ala.
DT Shackelford, left, wipes away tears from Austin student Kerri Minor Jr. during Impact Day, held by Decatur Youth Services on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The former Austin and Ole Miss football star, Shackelford, spoke with close to 100 at-risk students from Decatur City Schools during the event.
Hatton's Aiden Smith works on a lineman drill during football practice on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in Hatton, Ala.
West Davidson's Austin Musgrave bats against Central Davidson in the rain during their game on April 26, 2018 at West Davidson High school in Lexington, North Carolina.
Approximately 20,000 educators march in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina on May 16, 2018, in the March for Students and Teacher's Rally for Respect. The march was organized by the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) in the urge of increased per-pupil support and better teacher pay.
Ledford's Avery Cain, left, attempts a tag on Whiteville's Brooks Baldwin as he safely arrives at home for an inside-the-park home run during their game on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, North Carolina.
Matias Matias 8, center, uses a vacuum hose to squirt water as he plays in the pool with his brother Juan, 12, left, and sister Jessica, 7, on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Southwest Decatur, Ala.
Denton's Julia Elington swims during the Girls 12 & Under 200 SC Meter Freestyle Relay on July 20, 2018, during the 2018 Davidson County Aquatics Association at Brookeside Swim Club in Lexington, North Carolina.
Tanya Harris rides her bicycle on a trainer before her race to follow at the OrthoCarolina NC Cyclocross 2017-2018 in Boone, North Carolina on October 29, 2017.
Student Payton Roberts, top, tackles teammate Ethan England for an exercise drill during Hartselle Junior High's wrestling practice, Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Hartselle Junior High in Hartselle, Ala.
A three hour exposure over Lexington, North Carolina, pointed to Polaris, the North Star on October 18, 2017.
Firefighters review the cab of the box truck that caught fire August 9, 2018, on I-85 Southbound in Lexington, North Carolina.
Hunter Anthony, center, is tattooed by John Snider, left, at Forever Tattoo in Asheville, North Carolina on September 26, 2018.
Ron "Tippy" Holt, left, and Rory Holt pose for a portrait in the men's weight room at Lexington Senior High on Monday, October 1, 2018, in Lexington, Noth Carolina. The Holts are the first father-son duo to be inducted into the Lexington Senior High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Alabama defensive back Nigel Knott (13) kneels to pray before the 2018 Iron Bowl on November 24, 2018, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Shelia Nix holds out a peace sign to the crowd during the Carnegie Carnival Parade on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in downtown Decatur, Ala.
Hartselle Policemen Robert Baker, from left, Robert Finn, and Roger Speake stand for a portrait on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Hartselle, Ala. The group rescued a woman from a house fire on February 22 in Hartselle.
Family greets an emotional Anthony Jacquez Robinson after he graduated Decatur High School on May 16, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. He talks softly, but is a leader and the big man on campus, said lead administrator Mary Hillis at Decatur High Developmental. Robinson, who is classified as developmentally delayed, is leaving Decatur High Developmental, but not to be confined to a life at home. Hes one of the first students selected to participate in the Project SEARCH program at Decatur Morgan Hospital. The program, which started in 1996 at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, secures employment for people with disabilities.