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From the Athens News Courier

Habitat for Humanity of Athens and Limestone County is looking for a new executive director to run the nonprofit group that builds homes for the needy.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police say two men are hospitalized after a shooting in Birmingham.
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — When Ron and Eva Stob sailed America's Great Loop in 1994 and started the America's Great Loop Cruisers Association in 1999, they never imagined it would become what it has …
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though …
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, …
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama consumers will see more competition when the health insurance marketplace opens next month for its second year.
SATSUMA, Ala. (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward in the shooting death of a dog near Mobile.
ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham police officer has been fired after being charged with sexually abusing a child and raping a woman.

From The Decatur Daily

A constitutional amendment that would curtail unfunded mandates from state lawmakers is getting support from superintendents and school boards in Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone counties.
Area briefs Yesterday at 10:34PM
HARTSELLE — Two internal candidates will interview for Hartselle's fire chief position.
Police briefs Yesterday at 10:33PM
ATHENS — An Athens woman is accused of assaulting an elderly female at her Wheeler Street residence, authorities said.
Police reports Yesterday at 10:32PM
North Street Southeast, 1600 block; generator; $2,000.Wiley Outdoor Sports, 1820 Sixth Ave. S.E.; merchandise; $1,200.Hemingway Drive Southwest, 1500 block; burglary; electronics and medication; …
ATHENS — Drive-thru flu shots will be available Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Athens Sportsplex on U.S. 31 N.
ATHENS — A woman is accused of assaulting an elderly female earlier this week at her Wheeler Street residence, authorities said.
ATHENS — Methamphetamine in an Athens woman’s car led to an arrest Thursday night by a Limestone County Sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.
Athens City Council to meet Monday Yesterday at 11:57AM
ATHENS — Zoning issues and budget appropriations highlight the Athens City Council’s Monday meeting agenda.
Police Briefs 10/23/2014
Theft victim finds items in yard sale
Athens State University Staff Senate list of concerns

From Huntsville Times

Tony Allred, 54, of Decatur was arrested on a warrant for adult sex offender-employment restriction violation. Police said the U.S. Marshals Service contacted them Monday after they learned Allred …
A meeting between members of Athens State University's executive committee and faculty and staff senates this morning was anti-climactic after the Faculty Senate members declined to disclose a list …
Two candidates are running to be sheriff of Limestone County: Incumbent Democrat Mike Blakely and Republican Eric Smith.
Republican Tim Melson and Democrat Mike Curtis will vie to represent the newly drawn Senate District 1 on Nov. 4.
Former Athens city councilwoman and long-time city clerk Mignon Bowers remained in critical condition in a Florida hospital this morning following a wreck Wednesday at Gulf Shores State Park, …
Limestone County Circuit Judge Jimmy Woodroof revoked bond this morning for capital murder suspect Joel Moyers at the request of District Attorney Brian Jones.
Dr. Bob Glenn, president of Athens State University, said he has not seen a list of grievances outlined by the faculty and staff senates but he hopes to learn more Thursday when he and four members …
Athens police say the company filed a complaint Wednesday that accused Tyrone Lamont Witchard of stealing from them. The company alleges Witchard took about 128 pounds of copper washers and copper …
Replacement of a bridge will close a portion of Mooresville Road, making detours necessary for as long as five months, according to the Limestone County Emergency Management Agency.
If you can't turn your ear away from a good old-fashioned tall tale, make plans to attend the eighth annual Athens Storytelling Festival Oct. 23-25.
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