Mostly sunny today. Highs in the lower 90s. Light winds. Lows in the upper 60s.
AROUND THE COUNTY
• Emergency Preparedness Expo
An Emergency Preparedness Expo will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Limestone County Flea Market on U.S. 72 East. Event includes free food and giveaways along with information on how to keep families safe and healthy during emergencies. To serve as a sponsor or host contact: Paula Austin 256-503-3262 or Lisa Stone 256-694-9425.
• Pork chop dinner
The Athens Lion Club will hold a pork chop dinner from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the site of The Kiddie Carnival on Forrest Street at Athens Middle School. Tickets are $15 and include pork chop, baked potato, beans, bread, drink and dessert. To reserve tickets: 256-230-3050 or email@example.com. Eat in or carryouts.
• Craig reunion
Descendents of Monroe and Adaline Craig will meet Saturday at the Owens Senior Center on Alabama 99. Lunch will be served at noon.
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FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW TODAY:
In Limestone County:
Woman involved in fatal wreck recovering
A woman injured Monday in a deadly accident on U.S. 72 in Limestone County will recover.
Bricks on sale to raise funds for Trinity site
A local group now is fighting a battle to preserve the Union fort and former all-black school to tell the story from slave to soldier to student.
New life for lookout tower
O’Neal Lookout Tower, a fixture on O’Neal Road for more than 40 years, is being dismantled and will later be restored in another site somewhere in the United States.
Around the state:
Legistlative panel to discuss state prison violence
A joint legislative oversight committee on prisons is planning to meet to discuss reports of increased violence in Alabama prisons and allegations of sexual abuse at one prison.
Southern Baptists elect first black president
At the end of the day Wednesday, the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention will pass to an African-American pastor for the first time.
Dad won’t face charges in alleged attacker’s death
Hearing his 5-year-old daughter crying from behind a barn, a father ran and discovered the unthinkable: A man molesting her. The father pulled the man off his daughter, authorities say, and started pummeling him to death with his fists.