20 hrs ago
Thieves use Athens debit card to shop in Florida
Florida --> Dec. 19 -- ATHENS -- Athens resident Tim Belue was stunned last week when his credit union called to ask if he had just spent a bundle of money at a Walmart in Plant City, Fla.
22 hrs ago
Limestone authorities charge Athens man with possessing child pornography
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama - An Athens man was arrested today after a Madison County investigator notified Limestone authorities that he was downloading child pornography on his computer, Sheriff Mike Blakely said.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Good Samaritan Who Pulled Man From Burning Car Identified
A Good Samaritan who rescued a Limestone County man from a burning car has been identified after making a hospital visit to the victim.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
A 'BETTER' PLACE: Temporary courthouse could 'handle at least three times' as many cases
The operations of four circuit judges will move a few blocks south on Jefferson Street to the former Better Living building, which is being revamped to serve as the temporary courthouse.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Woman Seeks To Identify Good Samaritans Who Saved Husband
A Limestone County woman is asking for the public's help in identifying two good Samaritans who pulled her husband out of a burning car after a serious wreck last week.
Appeals court orders new sentence for Athens rapist who received no jail time
ATHENS, Alabama - An Athens rapist initially given a sentence that included no jail time was ordered to be resentenced by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
UPDATED: Christmas parade draws thousands along route
For out-of-towner Stacy Dennis, the Christmas parade in Athens is an event she looks forward to every holiday season as she travels throughout the Tennessee Valley.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Police: Athens man charged with sexual abuse after girl, 13, reports 'inappropriate...
ATHENS, Alabama - An Athens man was arrested Wednesday after a 13-year-old girl reported he touched her inappropriately at his home, according to Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson.
Scenes from Athens Christmas Parade; Friends of Ripley group wins 9th grand-prize title
ATHENS, Alabama - The group Friends of Ripley won the top prize in Thursday's Athens Christmas parade for the ninth time in 10 years.
Greenhaw family Santa display part of Limestone County holiday history
Yet, for almost 40 years the Christmas beacon that has sat above the front porch of the Greenhaw home on Jefferson Street in Athens, signaling Santa is on his way, has meant tradition to countless local children and families.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Portions of I-65 closed in Athens due to wreck
The north and southbound lanes of I-65 in Athens were closed as a emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle wreck early Thursday morning.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
3 Floridians arrested for theft of 6 lawnmowers in Athens
Deputies discovered an overturned lawnmower on the roadway of Highway 72 near Limestone Creek around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Local shelter pets need donations at Christmas
Kiki the funny-faced dog was recently found on a Limestone County roadside. She had suffered a broken back.
Brookwood Village Macy's helps reveal 9-year-old's 'Make-A-Wish' dream
MOUNTAIN BROOK, Alabama -- When Athens Elementary School student Tom Bauer arrived at Macy's in Brookwood Village on Dec. 6, he thought he and his family were there to drop off letters to Santa from his classmates before he sat down to write one of his own.
During Christmas parade, Limestone County DA to collect food, blankets, coats, crayons for families in need
For the third year, as the annual Christmas parade winds through downtown Athens, District Attorney Brian Jones will be collecting food, blankets and coats for local families in need.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Christmas gift book choices from local Huntsville and national authors
Looking for a great gift for that interesting loved ones? Here are some recently published books that might just fit the bill.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Athens family displaced by early morning house fire
ATHENS, Alabama - A local family was displaced by a house fire this morning on West Hobbs Street, according to a report in Firefighters with Athens Fire and Rescue responded to the scene at 1319 W. Hobbs St. at about 7:10 a.m. A Red Cross representative was called to assist the Randolph family, which included two adults and an infant.
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Rapid commercial and critical success hasn't swayed a the raw, down-to-earth approach of Southern rock quartet Alabama Shakes By now, Alabama Shakes' origin story feels downright mythical.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Limestone authorities charge 3 with selling cigarettes stolen from stores in Blount,...
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama - When Limestone County sheriff's investigators got a tip about three people selling cartons of cigarettes from their car, they thought perhaps they might be suspects in a recent local burglary.