Limestone County Schools announced their executive director of human resources had been put on paid leave Monday, but officials remain tight-lipped about why.
NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided "zero cooperation" to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday.
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that "we didn't have time to do nothing," said one resident who survived but lost his brother in the cold water.
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Coroner's officials worked to recover victims' remains Monday from the hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others crashed in weather so foggy that local police departments had grounded their own choppers.
From the Limestone County Schools central office:
While Brittany Howard prepared for the 62nd Grammy Awards, her family and friends in Athens were readying for a Grammy watch party at the Loft 1880.
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The city of Auburn may consider a temporary moratorium on new off-campus student housing.
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — At least eight people were killed early Monday in an explosive fire that consumed at least 35 vessels docked along the Tennessee River.
SCOTTSBORO (AP) — Boaters leaped into the water to escape an explosive fire that consumed at least 35 vessels docked along the Tennessee River early Monday. Authorities said there were fatalities as 7 people were sent to hospitals and 7 others were initially reported missing.
We all have a general understanding of the word old. I have an old dining room table. My house is old. No one would dispute either of these facts. They are based on age and time.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the women who came forward with sexual assault allegations against the hip-hop mogul received one of the festival's most r…
Adam Richelieu, one of Forbes’ latest 30 under 30 honorees, knew when he set foot on Auburn University’s campus that he’d found his home away from home.
BEIJING (AP) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight.
ddBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the country's east. Rescued survivors wept with gratitude for their efforts.
MOBILE (AP) — A new project at Alabama's main seaport will open the facility to the shipment of finished automobiles.
FLORENCE (AP) — The road across a north Alabama dam will be closed for as long as 10 months during work, the Tennessee Valley Authority said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity.
FLORENCE (AP) — Gary Baker said he's still trying to process the fact that he will be inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, alongside people like Nat King Cole, Hank Williams, Rick Hall and others.
VESTAVIA HILLS (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, giving a recent campaign speech to a suburban Republican club, recalled his 2016 decision to endorse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a time when many party members were uncertain about the bellicose outsider.
Week of Jan. 27-31
MADISON (AP) — An Alabama ministry is paying the lunchroom debts of all the students in Madison city schools' child nutrition program.
If you suffered a financial loss because of rain and flooding in Limestone, Lauderdale and Madison counties between May 1, 2018, and Feb. 25, 2019, the deadline to apply for a federal economic injury disaster loan is Feb. 25.
Ask a third-grader what they've done for the last 20 months, and they might shrug, take a wild guess or struggle for an answer.
Winter Homes plans to build new rental homes behind SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary School in Athens in the coming year.
A Missouri man accused of physically abusing his son has been arrested on a charge of child abuse after a Limestone County grand jury recently indicted him, records show.
Three of the five candidates for Limestone County Schools superintendent will interview for the position next week, according to a schedule released Friday by the system.
BIRMINGHAM (AP) — A black Alabama woman in law enforcement continues to make history.
State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation's addiction crisis. Average Americans are about to get their shot.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injury in Iran's missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base, and although half have returned to work, the casualty total belies President Donald Trump's initial claim that no American…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called it his “profound honor" on Friday to be the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life.
MONTGOMERY (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate is unchanged at a record-low 2.7%, well below the jobless level from a year ago, state officials said Friday.
The Beaty-Mason Home, one of the oldest homes in Athens, may soon be on the market after a recent decision to sell the property.
Bell Road, near Zehner Road in District 3, will be closed from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today to replace the cross drain, according Daphne Ellison with the Limestone County Emergency Management Agency.
Aubry Harper's right hand doesn't look like the hand of 4-year-old. It's yellow and black and made of plastic and metal parts.
A back-and-forth squabble over how to fund the relocation of Jimmy Gill Park may be at an end, officials said this week.
A Meridianville man has been arrested in connection with a 2018 wreck that killed his passenger in Limestone County, records show.
One Athens elementary school student, Robert Holcomb, said he wants the city to build a YMCA.
LONDON (AP) — A viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut down at least three cities is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street” in the past year has tackled everything from foster care to substance abuse. Now its latest effort is trying to help children suffering as a result of the Syrian civil war.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship.
An employee of an Athens pharmacy was arrested Tuesday on a theft charge after store video showed she stole pain medication, an official said.
The third Saturday in October will be more than just a football weekend this year.
As the March 3 primary approaches, the crowded field of Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are traversing the state to make their case to voters.
While some enjoyed having Monday off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a group of nine volunteers were hard at work removing litter.
This Week's Circulars
Mrs. Josephine Miller Green, 82, of Athens, died Sunday, January 26, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Green was born April 8, 1937, in Limestone County. She was a member of Truth Baptist Church in Athens, and she was a homemaker. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel with…
Dorothy V. Draper, 88, of Athens, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at Athens Rehab and Senior Care. Dorothy was born in Limestone County on November 9, 1931, to Irby Lee Jewell and Alice Bost Jewell. The funeral for Dorothy was held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020, at McConn…
Kim Chambers, 63, of Athens, Alabama, died Thursday, January 23, 2020, at River City in Decatur, Alabama. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Spry Funeral Home, Athens, Alabama. There will be a private graveside service.
Called home by her Lord 1/7/2020. Ruth worked at Athens-Limestone Hospital, Jack at Auburn Extension Service, moving to Montgomery upon his election as Ag Commissioner. She is survived by Jack, 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
- Pharmacy employee charged with drug theft
- Missouri man accused of child abuse involving son
- German restaurant set to open in March
- Developer to build rental homes behind Cowart in Athens
- Man indicted for reckless murder in 2018 fatal Limestone wreck
- Filmmakers choose Athens for slasher comedy
- Athens State board votes to sell historic Beaty-Mason Home
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