9 hrs ago
SAD 59 approves $10.36M budget; voters have say next month
School Administrative District 59's board of directors approved a $10.36 million budget for the upcoming school year on Monday.
14 hrs ago
Laurence named publisher of Richmond Register
Since 2005, she has been publisher of The News Courier in Athens, Ala., where she oversaw daily newspaper operations that included digital, print and niche publications.
18 hrs ago
Athens man arrested in connection to March burglary
ATHENS, Alabama - Officers arrested a man Saturday in connection to a burglary that happened in March, according to a report from Athens police.
18 hrs ago
Part of Clinton Street in Athens to close today
ATHENS, Alabama -- Utility work will close a section of Clinton Street in front of the Athens District Substation for most of today.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Decatur Daily
Burglary suspect leads Athens police on brief chase
An Elkmont man wanted in a March 17 burglary case was arrested after a brief chase Saturday night, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson a This item is available in full to subscribers.
Sun May 19, 2013
Chance of scattered storms expected to dwindle overnight, return at sunrise, forecasters said
Scattered rain and storms are possible Sunday morning with chances dwindling in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville.
Nine minutes passed Friday afternoon before emergency sirens warned Athens residents of a possible tornado on the ground near the intersection of U.S. 72 and 31.
Sat May 18, 2013
Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo postponed for tornadoes to be held tonight and Sunday, rain or shine
Lynn Payne of the One Arm Bandit & Co. of Shidler, Okla., named Specialty Act of the Year 12 times by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, is featured entertainment at the 31st annual Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo.
National Weather Service sends damage patrol to Limestone County...
A possible tornado as it crossed U.S. 31 near Athens this afternoon, May 17, 2013.
LawLers judged best barbecue sauce in North Alabama; Phil's of Eufaula wins state 'Sauce Off'
Athens-based LawLers Barbecue was judged best sauce in North Alabama. Above, a new LawLers location in Madison Corners on U.S. Highway 72 at Balch Road.
Mayor's first youth commission gives ideas on ways to improve Athens from teen perspective
Members of Athens Mayor's Youth Commission, from left, Chandler Hancock, Kathryn Flynn and Jarrett McLin, help get snacks ready to serve at the annual Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Committee Christmas Tree Lighting in December.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Decatur Daily
Tornado damages downtown Athens
Ladonna Lewter escaped the devastation of tornadoes that struck Limestone County in 2011 and 2012.
Person sustains minor injuries while running for shelter from possible tornado in Athens
ATHENS, Alabama - One person sustained minor injuries in a fall while running for shelter today when a possible tornado struck near Walmart on U.S. Highway 72 in Athens, a city spokeswoman said.
Thu May 16, 2013
Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant subject of intensive federal safety inspection
Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are currently engaged in a two-week inspection of the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens.
In-depth inspection at Ala. nuclear plant
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2011 cited the Unit 1 reactor at the Browns Ferry nuclear plant near Athens, Ala., for a serious, or red-level, violation.
The Decatur Daily
Horse champion wears many hats
This is a big week for Lacey Scott. Her family and many of her cowboy friends are coming to town.
Wed May 15, 2013
End of Watch service Thursday will honor 9 Athens, Limestone County officers killed in line of duty
ATHENS, Alabama - The nine names on a law enforcement memorial in the northwestern lawn of the Limestone County Courthouse are reminders of those willing to risk their lives to protect and serve the community.
Athens man charged with taking 10 packs of Walmart pork chops, pushing employee
ATHENS, Alabama - An Athens man was arrested after police say he put 10 packs of Walmart pork chops inside his jacket and pushed an employee who tried to stop him from leaving the store, according to Police Chief Floyd Johnson.
Tue May 14, 2013
Athens council OKs new district allowing liquor store in strip mall; 1 councilman voices concern
ATHENS, Alabama - Members of Athens City Council voted 4-1 Monday to rezone a strip mall on U.S. Highway 72 to a business district that would allow liquor stores.