From the Athens News Courier
BREAKING: Train blocking intersection 7 hours ago
A broken-down train is blocking the intersection of Thach and Clem roads, according to dispatch reports. Dispatchers said a mechanic was en route to the scene, but there is no word on how long it …
Missing fundraiser money, open beer cans and tobacco spit in a desk drawer are some of the allegations that prompted the resignation of Ardmore High School’s band director.
Students rewarded for Coins for Courage efforts Today at 8:00AM
Sydney Newton, her father Jamie Newton and Matthew Kyle, the manager of Chick-fil-A in Athens, strolled the halls of Owens Elementary School Monday carrying coolers and boxes. They had one goal in …
Businesses, offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday Today at 8:00AM
Many businesses and offices across the state will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Birmingham mayor: Disappointment over DNC decision Today at 7:29AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham officials say they're disappointed the city is no longer in the running as a site for the Democratic National Convention in 2016.
Rally planned in Birmingham after Ferguson ruling Today at 7:28AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Organizers plan a rally in downtown Birmingham in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, …
Organizers plan Mobile rally after Ferguson ruling Today at 7:28AM
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Protesters plan to rally in a park in Mobile on Tuesday, a day after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, …
UAB student named as Rhodes scholar Today at 7:27AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UAB student is among 32 people selected as Rhodes scholars from the United States for next year.
Arrest reports for 11/25/14 Today at 2:00AM
Public Records for 11/25/14 Today at 2:00AM
From The Decatur Daily
ATHENS — A Kentucky man was returned to Limestone County on Monday on an accusation that he helped his girlfriend steal her ex-husband’s horse trailer and tack, authorities said.
ATHENS — Limestone County Schools has received a $100,000 grant for its Digital Passport Initiative from the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Decatur man found with drugs, weapons and cash Today at 8:41AM
In addition to marijuana and drug-sale paraphernalia, a short-barreled rifle along with five other rifles and handguns and a "large amount" of currency were located inside a Decatur home …
Thanksgiving Day closings Today at 8:34AM
Thanksgiving Day closings
Band director resigns amid allegations Yesterday at 10:54PM
ATHENS — Ardmore High School band director Jamie Bowman resigned Monday after an accusation he stole $6,000 to $10,000 of fundraising money.
Meeting notes: Athens City Council Yesterday at 10:45PM
The Athens City Council on Monday
Police briefs Yesterday at 9:51PM
Two men caught on video cutting security cables off electronics at Wal-Mart in Decatur were arrested Sunday, police said.
Police reports Yesterday at 9:49PM
Danville Park Drive Southwest, 2000 block; from a vehicle; electronics; $400.Fifth Avenue Southwest, 1300 block; money; $40.Wal-Mart, 2800 Spring Ave. S.W.; merchandise; $37.
Rollover wreck reported in Limestone County Yesterday at 3:34PM
ATHENS — Emergency personnel are responding to a one-vehicle rollover wreck on Alabama 251 between Beatline and Sharp roads.
Athens man charged with assault after fight Yesterday at 11:50AM
ATHENS — A Sunday fight led to one man going to the emergency room with a stab wound and another charged with second-degree assault, authorities said.
From Huntsville Times
Officers responded to a burglary call from a house under instruction on this street Wednesday morning. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson reported that someone stole building supplies and tools from …
Downtown Athens businesses ready to welcome Christmas shoppers with deals, entertainment Saturday, Sunday 11/20/2014
If you like to shop in a more relaxed atmosphere, get started before Black Friday at the annual Athens Christmas Open House this weekend.
The kick-off party for this year's Festival of Trees at the historic Donnell House in Athens is at 6 p.m. Thursday and decorated trees will be on display to the general public from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday …
Police said an alarm went off at the accounting form of CDPA, PC on South Houston Street shortly before midnight Sunday. Officers said a window was broken out. The investigation led them to Athens …
The Avatar III robot was put into use this week. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the new tool will allow officers to survey certain situations and secure areas while reducing risk to officers.
The Madison and Huntsville police departments held a joint press conference on Friday to give an update on the investigation. The investigation started after Arun Netravali Noble, 42, was found dead …
Police announced the arrest Thursday evening. The suspect's name and charges have not been released at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.
Police say Arun Noble of Athens was shot several times. He was 42 years old. Police said Noble was pronounced dead at the scene. The homicide investigation is ongoing.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Central Church of Christ with Bill Perkins and Larry Remington officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the church.
Athens State University has been named one of the best values for online education in four of its concentrations.