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The six public school districts in Lawrence, Limestone and Morgan counties allow corporal punishment and none have immediate plans to follow the U.S. Department of Education’s recommendation to ban …
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Forestry Commission says it will need about $500,000 in additional funding to get through this fire-heavy budget year.
MONTGOMERY — Betsy DeVos, the president-elect’s pick to be the next U.S. secretary of education, has a concept of public education that is relatively new in Alabama: While publicly funded, …
ATHENS — Police are looking for three suspects in a robbery this afternoon in the McDonald’s parking lot on U.S. 72 East.
The statewide Drought Emergency "No Burn" Order declared by Gov. Robert Bentley in early November will remain in effect until conditions change sufficiently to reduce the occurrence and frequency of …
NEEL — Seeing a transformer ripped from a power pole was Rex Glenn’s only warning Tuesday night that a tornado was coming toward his mobile home on Neel School Road.
The Christmas season kicked into gear Thursday night with a tree lighting ceremony in Athens, followed by the city's annual Christmas parade. The parades continue tonight at 7 with the Moulton …
MONTGOMERY — The three special sessions of the Legislature this year and last year to deal with state budget shortfalls cost about $421,000.
ATHENS — A 2014 lawsuit over the distribution of education taxes in Limestone County could be settled soon.
Area agencies offer residents many opportunities to donate and volunteer their time for the holidays. If your organization or event is not listed, email and we will list it in …

From Huntsville Times

Jimmy Lee Clay Jr., 20, of Waynesboro, Tenn., is charged with first-degree sexual abuse in the case out of Athens.
Unsuspecting residents of North Alabama have been scammed out of thousands of dollars by people selling counterfeit gold and silver in recent months.
The suspects include an Athens man who allegedly posed as a teen online to get nude pictures of a 15-year-old girl and a Tanner man accused of abusing a 4-year-old relative.
Michael Steven Campbell was arrested in July 2013 after the then-7-year-old victim accused him of molesting her.
Tyler Lee Morris of Athens was booked Tuesday on a charge of second-degree theft by deception.
Bailee Elise White, 25, of Athens is charged with second-degree rape.
Joshua Leon Molt, 25, of Elkmont is charged with drug trafficking and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was being held Tuesday morning in the Limestone County jail.
The festival celebrates the Greek origins of the city's name and all kinds of fried foods.
The man walked into the Regions Bank on U.S. 72 just after 9:30 a.m. and, wearing a ski mask and brandishing a gun, demanded cash. He fled in a tan Dodge Intrepid.
If you're game, take a day off from your diet or responsible eating habits and attend the Athens Grease Festival on June 11, 2016, in downtown Athens, Ala., where you can sample some of the …
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