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From the Athens News Courier

County arrests
Tuesday will be a normal day for Dennis Black.
Athens Fire Chief Tony Kirk said firefighters are 99.9 percent sure someone set the Sunday fire that destroyed a vacant home on Plato Jones Street.
About 4,000 people attended Saturday’s Athens Grease Festival on The Square downtown, said festival publicity chairwoman Holly Hollman.
Local, state and international economic leaders were in Athens Monday to break ground on a new plastics compounding firm to be built in Elm Industrial Park.
After dropping for seven straight years, the number of U.S. children in foster care rose slightly last year, according to new federal figures released Monday.
Athens Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding the person who stole a 30-foot-long gooseneck trailer from the Kmart parking lot on U.S. 31 Saturday evening.
Athens native is one lucky man Yesterday at 8:40AM
Some folks are just plain lucky.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Banks are reaping bigger fees whenever customers overdraw their checking accounts or use ATMs that are not affiliated with their lender, a new survey shows. The average fee …
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes. The inquiry covers …

From The Decatur Daily

ATHENS— Athens police are seeking help in locating a trailer with reclaimed lumber that was stolen Saturday evening from the Kmart parking lot on U.S. 31.
ATHENS— Asahi Kasei Plastics North America held a groundbreaking for its $30 million Athens plant today, including a ceremony and lunch at Athens Utilities.
FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama has the second highest pass rate on the certified public accountant exam in the state for the third straight year.
A suspicious package discovered this morning in an empty rail car at the Decatur BP plant turned out to contain nothing other than industrial equipment, authorities said.
Police Reports 9/28/2014
A restroom won't be needed for Athens City Schools' newly revived random drug-testing program.
ATHENS — More than 1,000 people with white fabric draped around their bodies and wreaths on their heads cheered while confetti exploded Saturday afternoon.
ATHENS — Two Athens city councilmen argued Friday the council needs to end or reduce an automatic 3 percent annual increase to residents' water and sewer bills.
Police reports 9/26/2014
ATHENS — Motorists should expect partial road closures around the Courthouse square tonight for early vendor arrivals for the Athens Grease Festival.

From Huntsville Times

It wasn't a world record, but it was likely the largest toga party held in Alabama – at least when anyone was counting.
The Athens Grease Festival, celebrating its third year Saturday, Sept. 27, is all about the fried foods. And togas. This year, it's also about togas.
Throwing the World's Largest Toga Party is not as simple as it sounds.
It's not the first time, and surely won't be the last, that the people of our state have vied to be the best.
Athens, Ala., is preparing to host a huge party Saturday and you're invited: BYOT, Bring Your Own Toga.
Several hundred people turned out on a hot Sunday afternoon to learn more about the pioneers who helped found the city during the annual Athens Cemetery Stroll.
She described her attacker a black male in his late teen to early 20s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and slender build. She said he was wearing black jean shorts with some type of studs on them and a …
More than a dozen individuals, attractions and organizations were recognized for outstanding achievements in North Alabama tourism during ceremonies at the 50th anniversary annual meeting of the …
NASA employee Susan Loraine Whitfield, 50, was originally charged with five counts of second-degree rape. She also faced one count of bribing a witness for allegedly offering the teen "financial …
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