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June 12, 2014

Antioch Cemetery takes hit in recent storms

— Antioch Cemetery took a hit after a more than century old tree fell during the recent round of storms across Limestone County. 

The tree, which has an approximate 10-foot circumference, fell across at least one 19th century tombstone and blocked the roadway leading into the cemetery, located on Alabama 127 in Elkmont. It is uncertain if any stones in the cemetery received  significant damage.

The tree should be cleared from the cemetery sometime Thursday.

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