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Athens, Alabama is located in Limestone County. Zip codes in Athens, AL include 35611, 35612, and 35614. The median home price in Athens is $179,900. More Athens information.

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51 min ago | News Courier

Three transported after crash

Three women were transported by EMS to Athens-Limestone Hospital with minor injuries Thursday when the red Ford Focus they were riding in hit a white Toyota Camry in front of Peoples Funeral Home off U.S. 31 in Athens.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Alabama Live

Smithsonian traveling exhibit exploring American workers will include Limestone County...

ATHENS, Alabama - In Limestone County, the definition of "work" during its nearly two centuries of existence has evolved from plowing behind a mule to producing electric power with a nuclear reactor.

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News Courier

Students give to Trinity School project through artwork

Each easel held a blank canvas. Adjacent tables contained a choice of paintbrushes and plates containing six colors - black, brown, blue, red, yellow and white.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Alabama man pleads not guilty in kitten killings

An Alabama man facing 22 charges of animal cruelty says he's innocent. Ronald Fraser Golden, 49, was arrested last year on charges of finding kittens on Craigslist and taking them home to kill them.

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Alabama Live

Limestone DA, church group to host workshop Aug. 12 on how to stop human trafficking

ATHENS, Alabama - As many as 200,000 people are enslaved right now across the country, according to Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Alabama Live

Huntsville Hospital executive Kelli Powers to speak at Athens State...

Kelli Powers, CFO with Huntsville Hospital Health Systems, will speak Aug. 2 at Athens State University's summer graduation.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Alabama Live

Huntsville Birth Announcement for Sunday, July 27

Bradford, Luke and Ashley Bradford of New Market named their son, born July 7 at Huntsville Hospital, Liam Henry Bradford.

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News Courier

Smithsonian exhibit planners seek local volunteers, money, artifacts

If you like history and have a little time to donate, the Limestone County Archives could use your help with the upcoming Smithsonian Institution exhibit coming to Athens.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Alabama Live

Athens man indicted for sex abuse of 12-year-old girl

ATHENS, Alabama - A 27-year-old Athens man accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl was re-arrested Wednesday after being indicted by a Limestone County grand jury, District Attorney Brian Jones said.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Alabama Live

Athens man accused of putting fiancee in hospital during break-in, attack

ATHENS, Alabama -- Athens police received a domestic violence call Thursday morning and say the suspect involved put his fiancee in the hospital.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Athens Fire Department takes it "Off-Road" with new vehicle

Athens firefighters rolled out a new piece of equipment Wednesday. It's designed to go where firetrucks and ambulances cannot.

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Alabama Live

Athens police officer witnesses drug deal outside post office

ATHENS, Alabama -- An Athens police officer was at a local post office Tuesday where he said a drug deal was going on outside.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

News Courier

Dennis finds fit at Brookhill

Mitzi Dennis has occupied the principal's office at Brookhill Elementary School for just three weeks, but she already feels right at home.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

News Courier

Power Up program underway for Athens teachers and students

The digital age in the classroom is taking a major step forward locally in the form of the Athens City Schools Power Up program.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Alabama Live

Stolen Madison County license plate leads to arrest in burglary at Athens senior center

ATHENS, Alabama -- A suspicious van with stolen tags helped police narrow down a suspect in an overnight break-in at the Athens Senior Center on West Pryor Street.

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Alabama Live

Athens man accused of strangling ex-girlfriend, biting her nose

ATHENS, Alabama -- Athens police caught up to a domestic violence suspect this morning after he revisited the ex-girlfriend he allegedly attacked three times within 12 hours.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Alabama Live

Limestone County Sheriff's Department latest to provide body cameras to deputies

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama - Limestone County deputies are among the latest law officers in Alabama to receive body cameras to wear as part of their uniforms to record interactions with the public.

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Alabama Live

Police charge man with trafficking meth out of Athens motel

ATHENS, Alabama -- An Athens man was picked up at the Mark Motel late Wednesday afternoon after police got reports of possible methamphetamine activity.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Limestone Co. substitute teacher accused of improper relationship with student

Limestone County investigators said 35-year-old Karen Dyan Holt, of Athens, is charged with second degree rape, sodomy, and sex abuse.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Keith George 2012 Murder Conviction Overturned, DA Will Order New Trial

A Limestone County murder case will soon be headed back to court. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the 2012 conviction of Keith George.

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