From the Athens News Courier
Seven arrested in county meth bust 7 hours ago
Seven people were arrested and an infant was placed with the Department of Human Resources following a drug bust Monday at a home in northeastern Limestone County, an official said.
Beaty, Pryor intersection closed until Oct. 27 8 hours ago
The intersection of Beaty and Pryor streets in Athens has been closed for sewer installation until Monday, Oct. 27. Hawkins Groundwork, a contractor for the Athens Wastewater Department, is …
Hawkins Groundwork, a contractor for the Wastewater Department, has the intersection of Beaty and Pryor streets closed for sewer installation until Monday, Oct. 27.
Alabama officer faces more sex charges 9 hours ago
ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham police officer charged with sexually abusing a child is facing additional charges.
Woman accused of financially exploiting veterans 9 hours ago
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman is accused of financially exploiting military veterans.
Former Athens City Council woman Mignon Bowers remains in critical condition today in a hospital in Pensacola, Florida, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Alabama small business panel set for first meeting Today at 8:04AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A commission set up by the governor to assist small business development is set for its first meeting. The Alabama Small Business Commission will meet Tuesday in …
Storytelling festivities kick off Tuesday Today at 6:00AM
The tent is up and the eighth annual Athens Storytelling Festival is set to get underway.
Arrest reports for 10/21/14 Today at 2:00AM
UPDATE: House Speaker Hubbard indicted Yesterday at 7:24PM
OPELIKA — Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was arrested Monday on felony ethics charges, accused of using his public offices for personal gain.
From The Decatur Daily
Police reports Yesterday at 10:05PM
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 Yesterday at 10:04PM
The Limestone County Commission on Monday
Area briefs Yesterday at 10:03PM
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.
Man charged in theft, sale of mower Yesterday at 10:01PM
ATHENS — The buyer of a stolen riding mower identified an Athens man as the seller for Limestone County Sheriff's Department investigators, authorities said.
Judge again denies bail in capital murder case Yesterday at 9:36PM
ATHENS — Capital murder suspect Joel Patrick Moyers was denied bail Monday for a second time and returned to Limestone County Jail.
Athens State to hold political forum Tuesday Yesterday at 5:07PM
ATHENS — The Greater Chamber of Commerce of Athens-Limestone County will hold a political forum Tuesday in Athens State University’s Ballroom.
Man accused of stealing and then selling mower Yesterday at 3:00PM
ATHENS — The buyer of a stolen riding mower identified an Athens man as the seller for Limestone County Sheriff’s investigators, authorities said.
Heightened scrutiny ends at Browns Ferry Yesterday at 12:03PM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff returned all three units at the Browns Ferry nuclear plant to the agency’s normal levels of inspection and oversight for the first time in more than four …
Moyers sent back to jail Yesterday at 10:05AM
ATHENS — A Limestone County judge sent capital murder suspect Joel Patrick Moyers back to jail this morning.
Study: Some help hinders students 10/18/2014
When Terra Johnson's daughter, Trinitee, 10, received a "B" on a paper two years ago, Trinitee bawled.
From Huntsville Times
Meet the candidates for sheriff of Limestone County Today at 8:21AM
Two candidates are running to be sheriff of Limestone County: Incumbent Democrat Mike Blakely and Republican Eric Smith.
Meet the candidates for Alabama's Senate District 1 before the Nov. 4 general election Today at 7:47AM
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 Yesterday at 11:25AM
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 Yesterday at 11:01AM
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 …