— Athens firefighter David Kress, right, shops for toys with Christian Shoemaker, 10, left, during Shop with a Firefighter Thursday afternoon at Wal-Mart on U.S. 72 in Athens. The event paired children with an Athens firefighter to shop for the holidays. Each child was given $100, half to spend on necessities and half on toys. Fire Chief Tony Kirk said the funds are raised by firefighters throughout the year at various events and the families are chosen through conversations with county schools. This year and last year combined helped children in every school in Limestone County, Kirk said.
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Cadence Bank to close Athens branch
Cadence Bank announced Wednesday it will close its Athens branch and numerous other locations on Oct. 27.
ATRIP funds put to use on county paving projects
Workers continued a “chip seal” process Wednesday on a section of Nick Davis road stretching from Mooresville to Sanderson roads as part of the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program.
- APD arrests 2 on drug charges
- Moyers may be tried for murder in the fall
- Trial for accused Limestone cemetery vandal only tentatively set
Alabama man pleads guilty in 5 killings
A judge sentenced him to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole under the agreement. Underwood could be eligible for release in less than 15 years.
- Mauldin elected chairman pro tem of Athens State Board of Trustees
- Section of Neal Road on Redstone Arsenal closed for resurfacing project
Northeast Alabama men charged with animal cruelty
68-year-old William Allen Stewart and 51-year-old Major Lavaughn Ford are each charged with 19 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.
Smithsonian Exhibition coming to Athens
The Limestone County Archives, in cooperation with Alabama Humanities Foundation, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society when it hosts “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition.
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