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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.
Drake State, Athens State sign reverse transfer agreement to help...
Attending a meeting celebrating the transfer agreement between Athens State University and Drake State Technical College are, seated from left, Drake State President Dr.
Pistol gripped: Armed pharmacist foils would-be heist
The pharmacist who thwarted a robbery at an Athens pharmacy Monday said the suspect could be called the "butt-crack bandit" since he nearly lost his pants when the pharmacist drew a gun on him, sending him running empty-handed from the store.
Sun May 12, 2013
The Decatur Daily
Wrecks ATHENS: A two-vehicle wreck on Alabama 99 seven miles north of Athens at 12:30 p.m. Sunday injured passenger Teresa Wise, 42, of Decatur.
Huntsville Birth Announcements for May 12
Michael and Mikita Alexander of Huntsville named their daughter, born March 25 at Crestwood Medical Center, Mya-Kelis Deanne Alexander.
Sat May 11, 2013
Gov. Bentley offers $5,000 reward for information in 'brutal' slaying of Athens woman
ATHENS, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley offered a $5,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an Athens woman killed in her apartment in a "brutal" knife attack.
Fri May 10, 2013
Mother, son indicted by Limestone jury for robbery, along with couple who got engaged with...
LIMESTONE COUNTY , Alabama - An Athens couple accused of robbing and beating a man in October and using the proceeds to buy an engagement ring at Walmart were indicted by a Limestone County grand jury, along with a mother, her teen son and a friend who are accused of helping in the scheme.