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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 $175,000. More Athens information.

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14 hrs ago | News Courier

Battle buddies: Vietnam vets reunited after nearly 44 years w/VIDEO

Elkmont resident Stanley Howell is a grandfather who adopted his late daughter's only child, a husband who celebrated his 41st wedding anniversary on April 10 and a patient fighting stage-4 colon and liver cancer.

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21 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Portion of Bethel Road in Limestone County closed as diesel spill cleaned

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama - A hazardous material team was on the scene of a diesel spill this morning on Bethel Road between Miller Road and Alabama Highway 251, according to City of Athens spokeswoman Holly Hollman.

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Yesterday | News Courier

City considers 'calming circle' for traffic

An Athens department head is proposing the city calm such motorists in one area and consider doing so in others.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Athens man arrested after police say he stole barber's AC unit and sold it to customer

ATHENS, Alabama - An Athens man was arrested Monday after a customer overheard his barber discussing a stolen air conditioning unit and realized a used one he'd bought earlier in the day was the stolen one, Chief Floyd Johnson said.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Stolen city truck used in ATM heist recovered in Madison Co.

According to the owner of the Chevron off of Huntsville Brownsferry Road and Highway 31, two men in dark colored hoodies broke the front door with a rock shortly after 2:30 a.m., entered and took the entire ATM from the store.

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Alabama Live

Missed Arby's grand reopening? Take a virtual tour of the remodeled Huntsville space here

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Roast beef lovers who missed the grand reopening of Arby's in Huntsville on Saturday can now take a virtual tour of the renovated quick-service sandwich chain.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Fire truck involved in wreck on I-65

Athens officials reported a wreck on I-65 involving a fire truck and another driver around 8 a.m. Monday.

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News Courier

Empty Bowls soup luncheon to benefit food insecurity problem in community

The project is a grassroots effort to raise hunger awareness and food aid, while LCCI is a food pantry and emergency assistance nonprofit comprised of nearly 40 local churches.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Scams Targeting Senior Citizens, The BBB Steps in

Scam artists are trying harder than ever to trick people into giving them money, and unfortunately they are targeting senior citizens.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Chick-fil-A to Host Annual Connect Race Series in Athens April 12

Chick-fil-A will host its annual Connect Race Series in Athens on Saturday, April 12, starting and ending on The Square.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Montgomery Advertiser

Pipe dreams: Organ gets new life in Athens

A smile creased Louise Steele's face as she remembered the sound of the pipe organ that once filled Athens State University's McCandless Hall.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Alabama Live

The 9 oddest festivals in Alabama

D id you know that, here in Alabama, a Miss Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo is crowned each year? And did you know that a toga contest is held in Athens, Ala., where you can eat a fried red velvet cupcake while celebrating your victory? The 54th Annual Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo will be this weekend, April 12-13, in Opp, a town of about 6,600 residents in ... (more)

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

News Courier

Local resident in Progress-Oh! Makeover Contest

The 26-year-old Limestone County woman is one of six finalists in the contest. She recently lost 45 pounds and nearly five dress sizes and is hoping to win the competition, which will send her to Los Angeles for a head-to-toe makeover and more.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Free walking tours offered in AL towns

Free guided walking tours will be held in 33 towns across Alabama each Saturday morning in April, including Albertville, Athens and Huntsville/Madison.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Rodent Droppings, Dirty Dishes Not Cutting the Mustard

Lil' Dottie's at 18025 Nuclear Plant Road in Athens: Score of 75 a Not sanitizing dishes & drying dishes with common cloth towel.

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News Courier

Area leaders 'arrested' for MDA fundraiser

But the bevy of arrests around town was due to approximately 100 business and community leaders going to jail as part of Limestone's first-ever Lock-Up fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

News Courier

Some sharp kids: 18th Honor Band showcases 119 players w/VIDEO

The muscular strains of Scott Watson's "Awake the Iron" and the sweeping sounds of "A Tribute to Count Basie" filled the Clements Baptist Church sanctuary Tuesday night.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

4 injured in head-on collision

Two women were airlifted to Huntsville Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Alabama Live

Expensive Huntsville flights lead local couple to launch affordable shuttle service to Nashville

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Like many local transplants, New York native Roger Nunamann and his Irish wife, Colette, came to the Huntsville area more than 10 years ago for a work opportunity.

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Alabama Live

Athens Burger King drive-through worker charged with using customer's credit card

ATHENS, Alabama -A worker in the Burger King drive-through on U.S. Highway 72 East kept a customer's credit card and later used it to buy items for herself, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said.

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