2 hrs ago
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.
6 hrs ago
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.
12 hrs ago
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.
18 hrs ago
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.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Tennessee fugitive arrested in Athens
Athens police pulled over a vehicle on U.S. 72 at Interstate 65. They learned a passenger in the car, Michael Todd Green, had a felony probation warrant out of Giles County, Tennessee.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
County-wide alcohol sales proposed for Limestone
Petitions will be circulating soon calling for a liquor referendum that would affect all of Limestone County.
Grease Goddess sought to lead Athens attempt at toga-party world record; must cook, toga provided
Organizers of the annual Athens Grease Festival, a quirky food festival that encourages toga wearing, are seeking a particular kind of "goddess" to lead the Sept.
'Stand-your-ground' motion denied for Athens man accused of killing cousin; trial starts...
ATHENS, Alabama - Jury selection is under way in Limestone County Circuit Court this morning after a judge refused to dismiss the case Friday against an Athens man accused of stabbing his cousin to death in 2012 .
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Convicted sex offender charged with failing to register, living near Decatur school
A convicted sex offender is being held in Morgan County Jail for failing to notify or register with local enforcement and for living at a prohibited residence near an elementary school and private home daycares.
Athens City Schools to restart drug testing
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Fri Aug 22, 2014
Dental Associates offers Free Dental Care for Military on September 11th
Dental Associates in Athens and Decatur is offering free dental work to Vets, Active Duty Military, and Spouses on Freedom Day, September 11th.
Suspect in Killing Cites 'Stand Your Ground' Law
A prosecutor says an Alabama man accused of stabbing his cousin to death over borrowed movies is citing the state's "stand your ground" law in asking that the case be dismissed.
Four low performers this week in Kitchen Cops
The Hardee's on Jefferson Street in Athens scored an 80 with the Limestone County Health Department.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Trial for Athens man accused of killing cousin over 'Fast and Furious' DVDs to begin...
ATHENS, Alabama - The trial of an Athens man accused of stabbing his cousin to death with a pocket knife over two "Fast and Furious" DVDs is set to begin next week in Limestone County Circuit Court.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Smart911 will store residents' pertinent information for better...
LIMESTONE COUNTY , Alabama - An enhanced 911 system that stores pertinent information for emergency responders, such as number of people living in a household or medical information, will save critical time during a crisis, Limestone County officials said today during a press conference to announce the new service.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Alabama Shakes featured in national campaign commerical
Alabama Shakes and Mercedes-Benz partnered together to shoot a commercial in the band's hometown of Athens.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
On my nightstand: Author Kelly Kazek
Today a uthor and AL.com reporter Kelly Kazek pulls back the curtain and lets us sneak a peek at her reading list with the latest installment in our weekly "On my nightstand" feature.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
the Hot Seat: Simulator prepares firefighters for complex road conditions
And though it may seem like a more complex version of today's popular driving games, the goal of the Emergency Vehicle Driver Simulation Trainer is to prepare firefighters for a number of hazards they may encounter while operating a fire truck.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Athens parents arrested after 9-month-old tests positive for meth
ATHENS, Alabama -- An Athens couple are in the Limestone County Jail after their 9-month-old baby tested positive for methamphetamine.
Athens man allegedly attacks teen with box cutter over police call
ATHENS, Alabama -- Athens police say anger over a 911 call sent one man to the hospital and another to jail this weekend.