WASHINGTON (AP) — Many American workers applying for unemployment benefits after being thrown out of a job by the coronavirus face a new complication: States' efforts to prevent fraud have delayed or disrupted their payments.
GULF SHORES (AP) — Alabama’s largest beach towns are delaying the reopening of their beaches because the cleanup from Hurricane Sally is taking longer than expected.
In normal times, food trends often started in restaurants, with top chefs. Maybe they got written up in food magazines or blogs. After some time, you could find the trending ingredients on grocery store shelves.
(AP) — A Huntsville company has a contract worth nearly $40 million for laser-equipped mine-resistant vehicles to disarm unexploded bombs and mines from airfields at a distance. The vehicles also have extendable arms to move debris.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Individuals looking to safely get rid of unused medication or old documents can do so Saturday at the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama's free shredding and drug take-back event.
Approving a new agreement with the Limestone County Sheriff's Office on housing people arrested by Athens Police Department and upping mileage reimbursement rates for city employees were among the main items on the agenda for the Athens City Council during its meeting on Sept. 14.
Two Relay for Life teams based in Limestone County are joining the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society to help provide “the gift of life.”
The Calhoun Community College Health Sciences division has teamed up with the Coast Guard and state and local first responders to conduct a boating mock casualty drill on the Tennessee River.
Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they're buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out.
An Athens woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal four-car collision Tuesday that left two others injured, three cars totaled and U.S. 31 blocked for hours.
Pets and the People Who Love Them is brought to you on behalf of your friends at the Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter. To adopt a dog or cat, please visit www.limestonepets.org to view available animals and fill out an application. Call 256-771-7889 to make an appointment to visit the shelter…
One of the perks of growing a garden at home is having direct access to fresh produce. This access allows gardeners to provide peak garden-to-table freshness for their kitchen creations. Aside from traditionally grown items, properly growing and tending herbs is a great way to introduce fres…
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor’s death.
With the arrival of the fall season, it’s time for The Belue Place Pumpkin Patch to open its gates for families to visit a working family farm and find their perfect orange treasure to take home.
Athens Police continue to investigate a four-car collision Tuesday that left one dead and another injured, but they did release more information about the incident.
There's only about five weeks left to apply for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 general election, and it's setting up to be a busier-than-usual five weeks for the local absentee election manager.
COVID-19 may have derailed many annual events this year, but fans of one popular local race will not have to cry fowl.
As expected each year, the Limestone County Commission received a litany of requests for appropriations as it prepared for the upcoming fiscal year. On Monday, many of those requests were granted, though not all to the extent hoped.
It didn't go to the market, and it didn't stay home. So deputies with Limestone County Sheriff's Office spent Tuesday helping a lost pig go “wee wee wee” all the way home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lack of firefighting resources in the hours after it was sparked allowed a fast-moving wildfire to make an unprecedented run through Southern California mountains and eventually find fuel in old-growth trees to become one of Los Angeles County's largest fires ever, an of…
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a "despicable” act.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others.
MONTGOMERY (AP) — A feared increase in Alabama's coronavirus caseload after Labor Day get-togethers has yet to materialize two weeks after the holiday, leaving health officials cautiously optimistic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices.
An Ardmore woman has been identified as the victim of a wreck Tuesday morning involving a Peterbilt dump truck, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Tuesday he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, all but ensuring President Donald Trump has the backing to push his choice to confirmation over Democratic objections that it's too …
HOUSTON (AP) — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas further inland.
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies.
A local American Heritage Girls Troop in Athens has been organizing a community project near the duck pond at Big Spring Park.
New patrol vehicles for the Limestone County Sheriff's Office and upgrades to the Limestone County Jail could be on the way after the Limestone County Commission approved its budget Monday.
The Athens City Board of Education recently held two budget meetings to discuss and pass finances for the next fiscal year.
Two separate crews of Athens city employees had requests to purchase new equipment granted during the meeting of the City Council on Sept. 14. The meeting marked the first time in nearly a year that all five districts had a representative on the Council.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral services for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and just days before the first presidential election debate.
A Mississippi man faces a first-degree assault charge after an Athens man was found cut in the parking lot of a local sports bar, according to the Athens Police Department.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her daytime talk show to address allegations of a toxic work environment, apologizing for things "that never should have happened."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' household wealth rebounded last quarter to a record high as the stock market quickly recovered from a pandemic-induced plunge in March. Yet the gains flowed mainly to the most affluent households even as tens of millions of people endured job losses and shrunken …
JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday, but officials said calmer winds could help crews corral the flames.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Born out of World War II's devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marked its 75th anniversary Monday with an appeal from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to preserve the longest period in modern history w…
HOUSTON (AP) — Parts of Texas and Louisiana braced Monday for flooding and damaging storm surge as Tropical Storm Beta slowly worked its way into a part of the country that's already been drenched and battered during this year's exceptionally busy hurricane season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday declared a major disaster in three Alabama counties battered by Hurricane Sally.
Week of Sept. 21–25
Sean Busick, a history professor at Athens State University, speaks about the American Revolution inside Kares Library as part of Constitution Day on Thursday. Athens State hosts Constitution Day annually. As part of his speech, Busick gave information on William Gilmore Simms, a leading lit…
Athens native Jessica Elkins died Dec. 26, 2007, due to meningitis. She was a beloved cheerleader and freshman at Athens High School.
SCOTTSBORO (AP) — A fire that killed eight people and did more than $500,000 damage at an Alabama marina started accidentally but was worsened by the marina's "limited fire safety practices," according to a federal report.
MONTGOMERY (AP) — Lawyers for former House Speaker Mike Hubbard are asking a judge to reduce his four-year prison sentence for his conviction on ethics charges since appellate courts overturned half of the counts.
This Week's Circulars
Graveside service for Eddie Daniel Wilson, 65, of Athens, will be noon Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Pine Grove Memorial Gardens. Royal Funeral Home directing.
Jean Hardiman, 57, of Harvest, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Hardiman was born June 21, 1963, to Travis McCarley Austin and Betty Sue Key. Funeral services for Mrs. Hardiman will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 25, 2020, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Ton…
Paul Gene "Junior" Adcock Jr., 54, of Toney, Alabama, died Monday, September 21, 2020. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Gatlin Cemetery.
Michael Lewis "Mickey" Bates, 70, of Elkmont, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020, at home. Mr. Bates was born January 21, 1950, to Louis Oliver Bates and Lela Mae Bryant. Funeral services for Mr. Bates will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home wi…
Bobby Joe Johnson, 91, of Athens, Alabama, died Sunday, September 20, 2020, at his residence. A memorial service will be held later. Spry Funeral Home assisted the family. Mr. Johnson was born May 14, 1929, in Tennessee. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army vete…
- Victim ID'd in Tuesday wreck on U.S. 31
- U.S. 31 near Huntsville-Browns Ferry blocked due to fatal wreck
- Ardmore woman killed in wreck
- 1 injured in Athens 'cutting'
- UPDATE: APD releases details of fatal 4-car wreck
- Arrest reports for 9/23/20
- Arrest reports for 9/19/20
- Arrest reports for 9/24/20
- ShowerUp coming to Athens for 1-day event
- Sept. 23 is Meningitis Awareness Day in Athens