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From the Athens News Courier

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The Athens Street Department will be patching and paving Jefferson Street from McClellan Street to Hobbs Street on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Aug. 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will require …
Deliberations in the Kenny Dewayne Adams murder trial will begin Wednesday, after both the state and the defense rested their cases Tuesday afternoon in Limestone County Circuit Court.
An Athens police officer apprehended an Ardmore, Tennessee, man Monday who was considered a fugitive from justice by Giles County, Tennessee, authorities, an official said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by …
SUNBURY, Pa. – A self-proclaimed mass killer and her husband pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a stranger they lured to his death with a companionship ad on …
Prosecutors in the Kenny Dewayne Adams murder trial said Tuesday Adams' wife and the murder victim, Yancey Metz Foster, had an affair prior to the 2012 fatal stabbing at Foster's mobile home west of …
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Opening arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a woman charged giving unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed two women.
Leaders of Athens and Limestone County schools on Monday became the latest participants in a nationwide trend aimed at raising awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou …
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.

From The Decatur Daily

ATHENS — Murder suspect Kenny Adams was angry at Yancy Foster for having an affair with his wife when the two men fought Dec. 31, 2012, the prosecution said Tuesday.
Devoted Alabama fan Bruce Kimbrell can't contain his enthusiasm when he talks about the start of a new football campaign.
News briefs Yesterday at 7:52PM
MOULTON — The Lawrence County Children's Policy Council is hosting a "ParentCare" event 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Lawrence County High School auditorium.
Police reports Yesterday at 7:49PM
Sandlin Road Southwest, 2100 block; money; $300.
ATHENS — Testimony in the Kenny Adams murder trial this morning showed the defendant outweighed Yancy Foster by more than 130 pounds when they got into a fatal fight on New Year’s Eve 2012.
ATHENS — Kenny Dewayne Adams either intentionally killed Yancy Foster or accidentally caused his death while acting in self-defense when the two fought on New Year's Eve of 2012.
Police briefs 8/25/2014
ATHENS — An officer found a suspected meth lab in a vehicle during a traffic stop late Sunday night, Athens police said.
Police reports 8/25/2014
Thefts
ATHENS — An officer found a suspected meth lab in a vehicle during a traffic stop late Sunday night, Athens police said.
ATHENS — A jury of nine men and four women was selected today as the murder trial of Kenny Dewayne Adams began in Limestone County Circuit Court.

From Huntsville Times

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. Green, 31, was …
An Athens patrol officer pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation on Jefferson Street Sunday night. He said he noticed a 2-liter bottle inside with white residue he believed was methamphetamine. …
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. 27 fest, which includes an …
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.
Responding to an emergency call, deputies found the boat off Swan Creek refuge off Dairy Road. They saw a man clinging to the side. The sheriff's office rescue vessel was deployed, and emergency …
Although a trial is set to begin Monday in the case of an Athens man accused of stabbing his cousin to death in 2012, a judge will hear a motion Friday on the "stand-your-ground" law and …
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.
When news circulated Saturday of the capture in the Alabama River of a record-breaking alligator, I was reminded of a couple of gator legends, including one about a "red-eyed hell-demon" …
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, …
Highway Patrol's Decatur post states three vehicles collided at the intersection of Alabama 251 and McKee Road just before 6:30 p.m. Troopers said one of the drivers, Judith Bracewell of …
 
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