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From the Athens News Courier

An Athens man has been charged with arson and manufacturing methamphetamine in connection with an alleged meth-lab explosion at his parent’s home in August, an official said.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama's next governor won't take a salary, just as the incumbent has taken none for the last four years, but the chief executive's transportation could change.
The Athens Cemetery Department responded Monday to an article in the Sunday edition of The News Courier in which Louise Griffin said her husband’s American flag had been stolen off his grave for …
Athens police and firefighters inspect the scene Monday after a navy Lexus GX470 SUV rolled once and came to rest on its side in the westbound lane of Forrest Street. A black Kia Spectra sedan, not …
Two plants believed to be marijuana found in an Athens man’s backyard led to his arrest on a felony possession charge, an official said Monday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A newly-created special commission is expected to help small business startups throughout the state and assist existing businesses in their expansion efforts. Alabama …
A West Limestone metal fabrication company received approval for a tax abatement Monday from the Limestone County Commission to purchase additional equipment and hire new employees.
The widening of the CSX overpass in Athens — a move aimed at easing a bottleneck of westbound traffic on U.S. 72 — should take 1 to 1 1/2 years to complete once work begins in fiscal 2016, an …
An Athens widow is again the victim of grave property robbers.
Athens and Limestone County residents who wish to vote absentee in the Nov. 4 general election must apply for a ballot on or before Oct. 30.

From The Decatur Daily

The Limestone County Commission on Monday:
ATHENS — Less than four years ago, Greg Weatherford began North Alabama Laser Fab Inc. as a two-man metal fabrication company in Lester.
News briefs 9 hours ago
ATHENS — Starting Oct. 1, garbage collection fees for Limestone County residents will increase 6 cents to $12.96 a month per household.
Police briefs 9 hours ago
Record: Mayor refused test
Police reports 9 hours ago
Modaus Road Southwest, 3500 block; burglary; electronics; $1,000.
ATHENS — Starting Oct. 1, garbage collection fees for Limestone County residents will increase 6 cents to $12.96 a month per household.
ATHENS— Hartselle Mayor Don Hall refused to take a Breathalyzer test when he was arrested Sept. 5, according to an Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences certificate of breath alcohol analysis.
ATHENS — Two marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia were found Friday at a suspect’s home on Bain Road, authorities said.
Athens State University President Bob Glenn described a series of meetings held last week with faculty members and the school's foundation board as "open," with staff members being …
ATHENS — Woody Peebles, of Mooresville, has a large collection of artifacts, some of which are difficult to assemble or are delicate because of age.

From Huntsville Times

The wreck occurred on May 18 on Airport Road near Alabama 127. Police said the suspect, Jaime Juarez, caused the accident that sent him and someone else to the hospital.
After a mild Saturday, temperatures are expected to rise slightly Sunday as cloud cover decreases.
An Athens man has been charged with third-degree arson after his parent's home caught fire when his meth lab exploded Aug. 11, according to Police Chief Floyd Johnson said.
It may be a party based on the Greek origins of the city's name and Southerners' love of fried foods, but the Athens Grease Festival offers plenty to tempt music lovers.
An Elkmont couple has been indicted by a Limestone County grand jury on charges of endangering their child after authorities said they found meth labs in their home in April.
Everyone knows Southerners love fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and even fried bologna. But for's "Will It Fry?" challenge, we want you to think outside the cast-iron skillet, so …
Limestone County investigators said Dawn Michelle Malone, 32, left her rental home on Snake Road after her power was shut off about three weeks ago. They said she moved in with her parents but left …
The burglary took place in the 11000 block of John Pugh Road on April 3. At first, the homeowner didn't think anything was stolen but said he later realized a pressure washer, weed eater, air …
Police got a call about a man in the parking lot who was bleeding from the head. They found this person with several head lacerations. An ambulance took him to the hospital where he was treated and …
With two weeks to go before the doors open to a Smithsonian exhibit in downtown Athens, organizers are inviting volunteers, vendors and demonstrators of work to be a part of the six-week event.
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