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A 32-year-old former soldier will join the race for Limestone County Sheriff. Eric Redd of the Owens community is the fifth Republican to announce plans to try to unseat incumbent Sheriff Mike Blakely, a Democrat who has been sheriff for 31 years. Other candidates are Randall McCrary, a Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputy and automotive technology instructor; Brad Pullum, a real estate appraiser and former lawman; John Romine Sr., a former supervisor at Limestone prison; and Eric Smith, an Alabama state trooper. - See more at: http://enewscourier.com/local/x479812716/Former-soldier-joins-Limestone-sheriff-race#sthash.sr0Vk46B.dpuf
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ATHENS -- A Limestone County grand jury has indicted a Hartselle man on child abuse, second-degree assault and second-degree domestic violence charges. Limestone County Sheriff's deputies ...
Suspects return stolen four-wheeler, but still face charges Today at 10:53AM
ATHENS -- Two theft suspects tried to return a four-wheeler they allegedly stole but the victim is pressing charges, Capt. Stanley McNatt of the Limestone County Sheriff's Department said. A ...
Athens man accused of trying to break into neighbor's home Today at 10:36AM
ATHENS -- A McClint Street resident is in jail after allegedly trying to break into his neighbor's home this morning while he thought she was away, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson ...
Athens to begin sewer work on Sommerest Drive Today at 10:22AM
ATHENS -- Athens Utilities' Wastewater Department is starting sewer work this week on Sommerest Drive between Hine Street and Blendor Crooks Drive. The work will require closure of part or all ...
Athens self-defense class location moved Today at 7:02AM
ATHENS -- The Athens Police Department has changed the location of tonight's "Refuse To Be A Victim" class. The location has been changed to the Masonic Lodge at 18071 Lucas Ferry Road in ...