The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


  • ABSBurgess ABS wins two in Class 1A, Area 14 tourney as play continues Athens Bible School’s quest to defend the Class 1A state softball title began Monday with the Class 1A, Area 14 tournament.

    April 27, 2009 1 Photo

  • Wash hands, avoid the sick to guard against flu One school official said Monday that personal hygiene lessons taught in day-to-day classes take on added importance in the threat of swine flu.

    April 27, 2009

  • Major sidewalk project planned The city of Athens has received nearly $400,000 in stimulus package funds through the Alabama Department of Transportation to build a greenway, or major sidewalk project, on the east side of Athens.

    April 27, 2009

  • Turner Machine adding new jobs Turner Machine of Athens is set to add 12 new jobs over the next three years.

    August 13, 2007

  • NRC to discuss Unit 1 reactor restart at Browns Ferry Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials will meet with Tennessee Valley Authority officials Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Calhoun Community College to discuss the status of TVA's restart efforts for the Unit 1 reactor at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.

    December 14, 2006

  • Still no sign of reported downed helicopter Officials still do not know if a report of a downed helicopter in Limestone County Wednesday afternoon was bogus.

    December 14, 2006

  • Thursday fog blamed for wrecks The late American poet Carl Sandburg wrote, “The fog comes on little cat feet,” but for Limestone County motorists, the fog came with a bang and a crash Thursday morning.

    December 14, 2006

  • Caudle to fill Athens City Council seat The Athens City Council has appointed its first woman council member in nearly 25 years with the election Monday night of retired Athens State University professor Dr. Mildred Caudle.

    December 11, 2006

  • Teens killed in school bus crash Teens killed in school bus crash A school bus carrying high school students veered off an interstate overpass and crashed nose-first 30 feet below, killing at least three students and causing numerous injuries, several described as critical, authorities said.

    November 20, 2006 1 Photo

  • City to close animal shelter, contract with local vet The city of Athens will no longer maintain an animal shelter.

    On Monday night, the City Council voted 3-2 to enter a contract with local veterinarian Robert Pitman to provide a facility and personnel to house impounded dogs and cats at a cost of $55,800 per year.

    October 23, 2006


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