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From the Athens News Courier

As the first woman president of Calhoun Community College, Dr. Marilyn Beck saw enrollment skyrocket and the college improve during her more than 12 years at the helm.
The Limestone County Commission met for its regular work session Wednesday morning to set the agenda for its Tuesday meeting.
The Limestone County Schools Board of Education allocated nearly $1 million Thursday night to pay for 10 new buses.
An Athens man was arrested with four warrants Thursday afternoon on four warrants related to stealing, police said.
An Athens man was arrested Thursday evening after Athens Police discovered counterfeit $100 bills in his car.
MONTGOMERY — Gov. Robert Bentley’s new drone task force met for the first time Friday and assigned committee chairs to begin work on formulating a statewide plan for the safe and responsible use …
Joel Moyers, the Cullman man accused of capital murder in the 2012 shooting death of 26-year-old Brandon Hydrick of Athens, may be going back to jail until his trial.
A work-release prisoner assigned to cut grass in Athens has been charged with escape for visiting a female friend during his lunch break, an official said.
State and local law enforcement agencies are reminding all Alabamians to make safety a priority during the Labor Day weekend.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police arrested seven people at the Alabama Capitol after the group refused to leave during a protest over an expansion of Medicaid in the state.

From The Decatur Daily

Police Reports 8 hours ago
MONTGOMERY — In 2010, Athens State University was named one of the best colleges in the nation for employees, based on surveys at 277 colleges and universities.
Police reports 8/30/2014
ATHENS: Jimmy Lee Free Jr., 38, of 14755 Chris Way Lot 3; second-degree theft; was held in Limestone County Jail on Saturday in lieu of $2,500 bail. (Limestone sheriff)
A Decatur woman and an Athens man were arrested Thursday and charged with drug possession after they were stopped near Sixth Avenue and Church Street for not using a turn signal.
Some travelers will be squeezing in that last vacation before summer ends. Others will be traveling to kick off the college football season.
ATHENS — An Athens man was arrested Thursday afternoon on four warrants after an investigation led to charges of theft from his mother's bank account and use of her credit card.
A state Supreme Court decision Friday overturning an appellate court ruling might put a Limestone County man accused of capital murder back in jail while he awaits trial.
Police reports 8/29/2014
19th Avenue Southeast, 1400 block; electric power meters; $1,000.Beltline Road Southwest, 1600 block; cash box with $300 currency.
Police briefs 8/29/2014
A man was found by Decatur police early Friday at his residence at 417 Third Ave. S.W. suffering from a knife wound to the abdomen.
ATHENS — Police said when they found a man passed out Thursday night in his vehicle they also found counterfeit $100 bills.

From Huntsville Times

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-Press will perform Oct. 3 and 4 at the 2014 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.
Investigators started looking into the case on Aug. 13 when the mother said there had been unauthorized transactions from her bank account and credit card. Police later got four arrest warrants …
Athens police got a call about a suspicious vehicle behind the Wellness Center on Washington Street Thursday night. The responding officer said the driver was passed out inside the vehicle. The …
Ganesh Chaturthi is the 10-day celebration of the elephant-headed Hindu deity who represents the power of God to remove obstacles. Writer and Hindu Monita Soni explains what that means in a personal …
The book traces the history of the school from its founding in 1865 for the education of freedmen. The school is now a derelict building on Brownsferry Street, but the Athens Limestone County …
'We need all kinds of minds working together' -- autism and animal management expert Temple Grandin
Circuit Judge Robert Barker found Kenny Dewayne Adams, 36, guilty in the stabbing death of 34-year-old Yancy Foster at Foster's mobile home on Chris Way New. The sentencing hearing has not yet been …
The school district is embarking on a renovation project, one of the largest in the state, that is anticipated to save more than $13 million in capital funds over the next two decades.
Athens police pulled over a vehicle on U.S. 72 at Interstate 65. They learned a passenger in the car, Michael Todd Green, had a felony probation warrant out of Giles County, Tennessee. Green, 31, was …
An Athens patrol officer pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation on Jefferson Street Sunday night. He said he noticed a 2-liter bottle inside with white residue he believed was methamphetamine. …
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