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From the Athens News Courier

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited …
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed …
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering …
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp …
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's strongest supporters held a strategy session Friday to prepare for her 2016 presidential bid, even though she has yet to say whether she will run.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency …

From The Decatur Daily

The developer of the planned Bass Pro-anchored Sweetwater development filed suit against the landowner Wednesday, further clouding the fate of the project.
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HARTSELLE — A Hartselle woman and her parents were arrested Thursday after a meth lab was discovered in the home during a child pickup order.
ATHENS — A Georgia woman wanted in the theft of a former co-worker’s personal laptop turned herself in this morning at the Athens Police Department.
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2 charged in alleged scam
At $34,219 per year, average personal income in Morgan County is $2,262 below the state average and $10,546 below the national average, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic
As utility bills get more expensive during the winter months, some families will have less money for food.
ATHENS — Athens State University’s Center for
ATHENS — Of 80 students tested in the first two rounds of Athens City Schools’ new random drug testing program, only two had their results flagged.

From Huntsville Times

Officers responded to a burglary call from a house under instruction on this street Wednesday morning. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson reported that someone stole building supplies and tools from …
If you like to shop in a more relaxed atmosphere, get started before Black Friday at the annual Athens Christmas Open House this weekend.
The kick-off party for this year's Festival of Trees at the historic Donnell House in Athens is at 6 p.m. Thursday and decorated trees will be on display to the general public from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday …
Police said an alarm went off at the accounting form of CDPA, PC on South Houston Street shortly before midnight Sunday. Officers said a window was broken out. The investigation led them to Athens …
The Avatar III robot was put into use this week. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the new tool will allow officers to survey certain situations and secure areas while reducing risk to officers.
The Madison and Huntsville police departments held a joint press conference on Friday to give an update on the investigation. The investigation started after Arun Netravali Noble, 42, was found dead …
Police announced the arrest Thursday evening. The suspect's name and charges have not been released at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.
Police say Arun Noble of Athens was shot several times. He was 42 years old. Police said Noble was pronounced dead at the scene. The homicide investigation is ongoing.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Central Church of Christ with Bill Perkins and Larry Remington officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the church.
Athens State University has been named one of the best values for online education in four of its concentrations.
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