From the Athens News Courier
UPDATE: House Speaker Hubbard indicted 7 hours ago
OPELIKA — Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was arrested Monday on felony ethics charges, accused of using his public offices for personal gain.
After more than four years of increased scrutiny, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday returned all three units at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant to normal levels of inspection and oversight.
Murder suspect's bond is revoked 7 hours ago
Limestone County Circuit Judge Jimmy Woodroof Jr. revoked bail Monday for Joel Moyers, a Cullman man charged with capital murder in the Sept. 29, 2012, shooting death of 26-year-old Brandon Hydrick …
'Memphis Belle' takes to North Alabama skies 7 hours ago
The owners and pilots of the restored F-model B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle," used in filming the 1990 movie of the same name, are in the Tennessee Valley this week giving tours to …
An Athens man who admitted stealing a Cub Cadet riding mower from a Parker Road home in September and then selling it is now facing burglary and theft charges, an official said.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for House Speaker Mike Hubbard says the powerful politician has been arrested on felony charges accusing him of several ethics violations.
Courthouse construction limits holiday decorations 11 hours ago
This holiday season will be less shiny and bright as ongoing construction limits funds available to decorate Limestone County government buildings.
Man accused in UAB armed robbery surrenders 12 hours ago
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man suspected of robbing four University of Alabama at Birmingham students in a parking deck has surrendered to authorities.
Court unseals divorce file of Alabama federal judge 12 hours ago
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The newly unsealed divorce record of an Alabama federal judge arrested on a domestic violence charge shows he quickly asked a court to restrict public access to the …
From The Decatur Daily
Athens State to hold political forum Tuesday 9 hours ago
ATHENS — The Greater Chamber of Commerce of Athens-Limestone County will hold a political forum Tuesday in Athens State University’s Ballroom.
Man accused of stealing and then selling mower 11 hours ago
ATHENS — The buyer of a stolen riding mower identified an Athens man as the seller for Limestone County Sheriff’s investigators, authorities said.
Heightened scrutiny ends at Browns Ferry Yesterday at 12:03PM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff returned all three units at the Browns Ferry nuclear plant to the agency’s normal levels of inspection and oversight for the first time in more than four …
Moyers sent back to jail Yesterday at 10:05AM
ATHENS — A Limestone County judge sent capital murder suspect Joel Patrick Moyers back to jail this morning.
Study: Some help hinders students 10/18/2014
When Terra Johnson's daughter, Trinitee, 10, received a "B" on a paper two years ago, Trinitee bawled.
Police reports 10/18/2014
Athens: Jospeh Edwin Dempsey, 18, of 15989 Witty Mill Road, Lot B, Elkmont; first-degree receiving stolen property; held in Limestone County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. (Limestone Sheriff)
Newcomer challenges Blakely 10/18/2014
ATHENS — Mike Blakely has been elected Limestone County sheriff eight times, and the Democrat wants another term.
College begins provost search 10/17/2014
ATHENS — Athens State University President Bob Glenn said Friday he plans to hold public interviews for an interim provost in November or December.
Food banks get beans 10/17/2014
Twenty-thousand pounds. Ten tons.
ATHENS — The Athens Water Department has closed South Beaty Street from Market to Washington streets until 3:30 p.m. today for water line repairs.
From Huntsville Times
Former Athens City Councilwoman Mignon Bowers remains in critical condition after car crash Yesterday at 11:25AM
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, …
Capital murder suspect Joel Moyers returned to Limestone County Jail after judge revokes bond Yesterday at 11:01AM
Limestone County Circuit Judge Jimmy Woodroof revoked bond this morning for capital murder suspect Joel Moyers at the request of District Attorney Brian Jones.
Departure of provost eased tensions between faculty, administration at Athens State; Senate meeting set Thursday 10/17/2014
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 Mooresville Road bridge in Limestone County could cause detours for 5 months 10/16/2014
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.
Athens library's former business manager charged with stealing more than $17,000 from library 10/13/2014
Rod Huffman, the library's board of trustees chairman, said the board began an internal investigation after their accountant noticed several fraudulent credit card transactions and payroll …
Athens police searching for alleged gunman who shot at Wendy's restaurant, moving vehicle 10/13/2014
Police reported getting from Wendy's around midnight Sunday. Police said a witness told them she was outside the drive-thru when she heard five or six gunshots. An employee reported she was inside …
Volunteers needed to bag 20,000 pounds of fresh green beans in Athens on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (Re-scheduled because of rain from original Oct. 11 date).
Jody Wade Witt, 40, is charged with one count of possession of child porn and another count of dissemination of child porn. His bond is $250,000.