— Accompanied by bicycle riding friend Wieland Claes, a sport-utility vehicle full of supplies and an Athens Police escort, University of North Alabama student and unicyclist Lauren Schifano made her way through Athens Monday on U.S. 72 east. Schifano is riding 400 miles from Florence to Gulf Shores to raise awareness about childhood obesity awareness and education. Schifano practiced by riding 20 to 25 miles per day. She hopes to cover about 40 miles a day, with stops to educate the public. Money she raises via pledges will go to Louie's Kids, a South Carolina-based nonprofit organization that combats childhood obesity. "The only thing I'm a little concerned about is road safety," she said last month in an Associated Press story. "Alabama is not exactly known for bicycle friendliness or sharing the road."
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Cops on Top: Raising funds for Special Olympics
Officers will be at Wal-Mart in Athens from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday to ride a scissor lift high in the sky encouraging shoppers and passersby to donate to Cops on Top.
Chamber recognizes Limestone County difference makers
Attorney Jim Moffatt was named Citizen of the Year.
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- Athens man arrested on Wal-Mart theft charges
Athens State's tuition to increase 6 to 9 percent
The Athens State budget is facing an approximately $1.1 million budget deficit, according to Vice President of Financial Affairs Mike McCoy.
Sex offender arrested over travel plans
The warrant was issued after Wells was not at his residence on several occasions during resident checks on the week of April 11.
Athens man arrested for stolen credit card, other charges
McFarland is accused of taking his father’s medication and his wallet, which contained cash and credit cards, on April 10.
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Athens hospital board approves low-interest $10M loan, guaranty deal with Huntsville Hospital
The 10-year loan through PNC Bank is replacing a $7.1 million bond for ALH, with an interest rate fixed at 1.92 percent.
BREAKING: Limestone man arrested after shooting man in chest
The shooting victim was taken to Huntsville Hospital and is listed in fair condition in the surgical intensive care unit, said hospital spokeswoman Pam Sparks.
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