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Stuff the Bus book drive starts Aug. 1
Only in its second year, the book drive is proving to be an overwhelming success.
Motorists: Are you behaving in the presence of school buses?
Driving behind a school bus is like driving elsewhere. When the yellow lights on the bus activate, the bus is preparing to stop but you can pass. If the red lights are on and the stop sign is extended, you must stop.
County makes improvements to safeguard students
The county currently has 18 people employed as School Resource Officers, or SROs, who patrol campuses all day. SROs are also armed and trained to deal with more serious threats.
Library card is child’s ticket to academic achievement
The Athens-Limestone Public Library is celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month early this year — partnering with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure every student has the most important school supply of all — a free library card.
- Girls’ birthday wish for school supplies comes true
Fisherman discovers dead body in Weiss Lake
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says the body is female but did not specify whether it appears to be a woman or a girl.
Alabama boy with one arm excels in swimming pool
10-year-old Gabe Marsh of Guntersville scoots around, easily moving from the ground to a chair, but it's in the swimming pool that he seems to soar.
Rising cattle prices cited in Alabama livestock theft
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say cattle and beef prices aren't expected to drop in the near future.
Alabama unemployment unchanged at 6.8 percent
Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate represents nearly 145,000 people looking for work. June's rate is higher than the 6.5 percent recorded a year ago.
Florence man charged in death of 1-year-old
Police said they believe a cord was wrapped around the child's neck last year, causing her death.
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