From the Athens News Courier
Asahi leader shares ‘why Athens’ during luncheon 12 hours ago
Prasad Puttagunta spent time in local bars while trying to decide if Asahi Kasei Plastics North America should build a $30 million plant in Athens.
ELECTION 2014: Blakely, Smith forum showdown Yesterday at 4:47PM
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories detailing the responses given by candidates during Tuesday night’s Limestone County Political Forum. The responses of candidates for state …
Area teen advocates epilepsy awareness Yesterday at 8:00AM
Alexia Lange is a typical teenager.
Alabama plans 2-year bicentennial observance Yesterday at 7:23AM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Bicentennial Commission says activities will be spread over two years.
2 men, both 70, die after fire engulfs house Yesterday at 7:23AM
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — State and local fire marshals are investigating how two men died in a house fire in Muscle Shoals.
Indictment aside, Alabama House speaker seeks 2nd term Yesterday at 7:22AM
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard took to a microphone a day after his indictment on 23 felony ethics charges and defiantly vowed to win re-election in two weeks. He even …
Author, virus expert to deliver UA Ebola lecture Yesterday at 7:21AM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A member of the National Academy of Sciences is scheduled to speak on the Ebola crisis at the University of Alabama.
Election 2014: Limestone County sheriff candidates Q&A Yesterday at 2:00AM
Editor’s note: The following questionnaires were sent to candidates for Limestone County Sheriff, Democratic incumbent Mike Blakely and Republican Eric Smith. The News Courier plans to publish …
Arrest reports for 10/22/14 Yesterday at 2:00AM
Athens veteran relives memories aboard B-17 Yesterday at 2:00AM
Jack Hunter thought his final time on a B-17 was three days before World War II ended in 1945.
From The Decatur Daily
Athens State Faculty Senate formally censures school president Yesterday at 11:55AM
The Athens State University Faculty Senate this week voted to express formal disapproval of President Bob Glenn.
Lottery, money dominate forum 10/21/2014
ATHENS — Eastern Limestone County resident Marion Walker went to a political forum Tuesday night looking for candidates who fit her specifications.
Police briefs 10/21/2014
Authorities said a boy born Oct. 14 at Decatur Morgan Hospital has tested positive for amphetamines and opiates.
News briefs 10/21/2014
ATHENS — The Limestone County school board promoted Louis Berry on Tuesday from assistant principal to principal of East Limestone High.
Police reports 10/21/2014
Mockingbird Lane Southwest, 300 block; robbery; property; unknown value.Autumnwood Drive Southwest, 400 block; burglary; money; $6,000.
Fight in road leads to meth bust in Elkmont 10/21/2014
ELKMONT — An argument in the street Monday turned into a methamphetamine bust of seven people with warrants issued for two more suspects, authorities said.
Athens intersection closed through Monday 10/21/2014
ATHENS — The intersection of Beaty and Pryor streets will be closed through Monday for sewer installation. Hawkins Groundwork, a contractor for the Athens Wastewater Department, is doing the work.
Police reports 10/20/2014
Courtney Drive Southwest, 300 block; electronics and firearm; $7,100.Austinville Flint Road Southwest, 500 block; electronics and firearms; $1,600.
Meeting notes: Limestone County Commission 10/20/2014
The Limestone County Commission on Monday
Area briefs 10/20/2014
HARTSELLE — The state of Hartselle City Schools breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center, 307 College St.
From Huntsville Times
Two candidates are running to be sheriff of Limestone County: Incumbent Democrat Mike Blakely and Republican Eric Smith.
Republican Tim Melson and Democrat Mike Curtis will vie to represent the newly drawn Senate District 1 on Nov. 4.
Former Athens City Councilwoman Mignon Bowers remains in critical condition after car crash 10/20/2014
Former Athens city councilwoman and long-time city clerk Mignon Bowers remained in critical condition in a Florida hospital this morning following a wreck Wednesday at Gulf Shores State Park, …
Capital murder suspect Joel Moyers returned to Limestone County Jail after judge revokes bond 10/20/2014
Limestone County Circuit Judge Jimmy Woodroof revoked bond this morning for capital murder suspect Joel Moyers at the request of District Attorney Brian Jones.
Departure of provost eased tensions between faculty, administration at Athens State; Senate meeting set Thursday 10/17/2014
Dr. Bob Glenn, president of Athens State University, said he has not seen a list of grievances outlined by the faculty and staff senates but he hopes to learn more Thursday when he and four members …
Athens police say the company filed a complaint Wednesday that accused Tyrone Lamont Witchard of stealing from them. The company alleges Witchard took about 128 pounds of copper washers and copper …
Replacement of Mooresville Road bridge in Limestone County could cause detours for 5 months 10/16/2014
Replacement of a bridge will close a portion of Mooresville Road, making detours necessary for as long as five months, according to the Limestone County Emergency Management Agency.
If you can't turn your ear away from a good old-fashioned tall tale, make plans to attend the eighth annual Athens Storytelling Festival Oct. 23-25.
Athens library's former business manager charged with stealing more than $17,000 from library 10/13/2014
Rod Huffman, the library's board of trustees chairman, said the board began an internal investigation after their accountant noticed several fraudulent credit card transactions and payroll …
Athens police searching for alleged gunman who shot at Wendy's restaurant, moving vehicle 10/13/2014
Police reported getting from Wendy's around midnight Sunday. Police said a witness told them she was outside the drive-thru when she heard five or six gunshots. An employee reported she was inside …