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Get a feel for Athens in its pioneering days with the annual cemetery stroll Sunday
Author's Note: AL.com writer Kelly Kazek will be portraying Madam Jane Hamilton Childs, who legend says saved Athens State University, then a girls' academy, from Union occupation during the Civil War. ATHENS, Alabama - Nearly 200 years ago, the residents of newly organized Limestone County began burying their dead in a shady spot between Hobbs and Washington streets.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Athens man charged with arson following meth lab explosion
An Athens man faces drug charges as well as a count of arson following the explosion of a meth lab. The charges stem from a fire at the home of Carter's parents on the 100 block of Suffield Street on Aug. 21. Investigators said Carter had a meth lab in operation when it blew up, starting a fire.
Report shows driver who caused serious wreck in Athens was 3 times over legal alcohol limit
ATHENS, Alabama -- An Athens man was jailed Monday in connection to a 4-month-old wreck that left him and another person hurt. The wreck occurred on May 18 on Airport Road near Alabama 127.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Huntsville Birth Announcements for Sept. 14
Allen, Steven and Jennifer Allen of Harvest named their daughter born June 24 at Madison Hospital, Charlotte Rose Allen. Grandparents are Don and Debbie Allen, and Novice and Janet Adams.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Arson charge added for Athens man authorities said set parents'...
ATHENS, Alabama - 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. Jeffery Scott Carter, 41, of 502 Brownsferry St., is being held on $51,000 bond in Limestone County Jail.
Athens Grease Festival offers temptations for music lovers as well as foodies
ATHENS, Alabama - 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. "We are a food festival, but we offer so much more including musical entertainment," festival chairwoman Betsy Hyman said.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Will it fry? Tell us what foods you would like to see deep-fried
ATHENS, Alabama - Everyone knows Southerners love fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and even fried bologna. But for AL.com's "Will It Fry?" challenge, we want you to think outside the cast-iron skillet, so to speak.
See how your favorite restaurants did in this weeks edition of Kitchen Cops.
The Limestone County Health Department reported seven critical violations during an inspection at the Steak-Out in Athens as the restaurant scored a 63. The inspector noted that a cold-hold case was too warm, leaving the food inside eleven degrees above the required temperature to prevent bacterial growth. The inspector reported they were cleaning grill racks in the parking lot without cleaning up the mess.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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Shake it up: Roots-rock phenoms Alabama Shakes kick off Alaska Airlines concert series
In a few short years, the band has gone from a collaboration of students at East Limestone High School in Athens, Alabama, to a Grammy-nominated roots-rock juggernaut. "I've been in situations before where you try to play music with someone and no matter how hard you look you can't find anybody," Shakes guitarist Heath Fogg said.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Alabama's Best BBQ Ribs: The top 2 North Alabama vote-getters and a Wild Card choice named finalists
The roots of 306 Barbecue can be traced to an Athens driveway. That's where Justin Burgreen, Lee Noah and Whitney Skipworth began using a portable smoker to cook for gatherings of family and friends, which grew to a catering operation and finally in 2011, their own restaurant: 306 Barbecue.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Huntsville Birth Announcements for Sunday, Aug. 31
Arnett, Brad and Sarah Arnett of Hartselle named their daughter, born July 22 at Crestwood Medical Center, Alaina Grace Arnette.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Bobby Osborne named headliners of 48th annual Fiddlers...
ATHENS, Alabama -The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-Press will perform Oct. 3 and 4 at the 2014 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Athens Grease Festival, planners honored with downtown preservation awards, along with Birmingham, Florence, Gadsden, Opelika
Shown with Main Street Alabama awards for Athens are, from left, Athens-Limestone Tourism Director Teresa Todd, Athens Rotary President Amy Golden, Spirit of Athens Director Trisha Black, Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful Executive Coordinator Lynne Hart, Athens Grease Festival Chairwoman Betsy Hyman and Athens Grease Festival Promotions Chairwoman ... (more)
Group hoping to make landmark of Athens' historic black high school...
Author Charlotte Fulton's book, "Holding the Fort: A History of Trinity School in Athens, Alabama," a name derived from the fact that a Union fort stood on the site of the school during the Civil War, is being launched with book signings Aug. 29 and 30, 2014.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Temple Grandin at Athens State University: 'We need different...
When Temple Grandin , internationally renowned for designing humane livestock management systems and for explaining autism from an autistic person's own viewpoint, was a child, she had trouble looking people in the eye, speaking to strangers and socializing in chaotic environments.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Limestone Co. man starts wet-dry petition
Parker believes Limestone County residents are missing out on more than $1-million in taxable revenue because the county remains dry.
Athens man found guilty of murdering cousin; prosecution says he used ...
ATHENS, Alabama -- An Athens man was convicted of murder Wednesday afternoon after a Limestone County jury found he deliberately killed his cousin in December 2012.
National caravan makes quick pit stop in Athens, group heads to 'Home of the Corvette'
ATHENS, Alabama -- Hundreds upon hundreds of Chevy Corvettes of various colors and models cruised into Athens this morning as part of the 5th annual National Corvette Caravan.
Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant's Unit 1 reactor taken offline due to 'electrical load imbalance'
ATHENS, Alabama - Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant officials took the plant's Unit 1 reactor offline Tuesday evening after monitoring equipment indicated an "electrical load imbalance" in the main power generator's circuitry, TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said this morning.