District 3 Commissioner Jason Black said a cigarette thrown in a ditch may have sparked the blaze, which burned about 30 hay bales before it was extinguished. Smoke from the fire was so heavy, Shaw Road was temporarily closed and traffic was diverted to Lawngate Road. The Alabama Forestry Commission, Clements and Tanner volunteer fire departments and District 3 county workers responded to the fire.
Courtesy photo/Jason Black
Large hay fire closes road
The News Courier
Crews battle a large outdoor fire Thursday on Shaw Road, just north of Lawngate Road.
Chelsea Suzanne Coulter, 29, of Athens, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry in Nashville, Tennessee. Chelsea was born July 27, 1990, in Madison County, Alabama. She was a member of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church and a graduate of Auburn University with a degree …
Funeral for Ben L. Sowell, 85, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at James Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Athens. The bfody will be in the church one hour before the funeral. Burial in Thatch-Mann Cemetery.
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…