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  • 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

  • Library group urges city to decide on support Athens City Councilman Ronnie Marks said Monday if Limestone County doesn’t ante up on a proposed new library, there is no point in continuing to discuss the project.

    October 23, 2006

  • Car rams Athens business, 1 arrested for DUI Athens police have arrested a 29-year-old Hispanic male who ran his car into the front of an Athens business Saturday night at Elm Street and U.S. 31 North

    October 23, 2006

  • Employers who hire disabled can receive tax breaks and more Employers who hire disabled workers in the Tennessee Valley can get tax breaks and reap other benefits.

    They can also improve the life of a person with a disability.

    October 19, 2006

  • Limestone declared disaster Madison-Limestone Extension Service Agent Mark Hall calls Limestone’s cotton crop “the worst I’ve seen in my career.”

    September 18, 2006

  • Man upset drivers using historic local cemetery as shortcut Athens Mayor Dan Williams is looking into a proposal that would require the installation of poles and chains around a city cemetery to halt cars and trucks from coming through the cemetery while enroute to a local ballfield.

    July 25, 2006

  • East to get new medical building After months of planning, Athens-Limestone Hospital will build a $3.1 million facility for diagnostics to increase services at Limestone Medical Village in eastern Limestone County.

    May 26, 2006

  • Home to be dedicated It has taken approximately three months to complete and multiple hours of hard work, but Sunday one family will reap the rewards.

    As one of several projects throughout the year, the Lions Club joined forces with Habitat for Humanity and others to build a home for a local family.

    Lions Club member Roger Andrews said that 25 to 30 members of the club worked on the home, which was one of several projects they do throughout the year. Work began in February, he said, but they mostly worked on Saturdays.

    The house, which will become home to single mother Teblo Garrison and her children, is approximately 1,200 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. It is located on Brownsferry Road in Athens.

    May 26, 2006

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