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Athens High School students will begin school year in former middle school building due to construction delays

ATHENS, Ala.- Athens City Schools announces the opening of the new Athens High School is delayed until November 19. Students in grades 9-12 will...

$7.2 million cotton gin facility in the works for Limestone County

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A county at the heart of Alabama’s cotton industry is getting a new gin for the first time in generations. Associated Growers...

Athens Police seeking help to identify man found walking naked on Mooresville Road

An uncommunicative man was taken into police custody after he was discovered walking on Mooresville Road with no clothes on. Athens Police Chief...

I-65 ramp resurfacing in Limestone County to begin this week

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — Workers are scheduled to start a $3.5 million resurfacing project on Interstate 65 in northern Limestone County Wednesday...

Athens Arts League’s Art After Hours event has gone to the dogs…and other pets

Pet lovers as well as art lovers will have something to bark about at this month’s Art After Hours event at High Cotton Arts. Art After Hours, a free...

Limestone County schools approve suicide prevention training

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala.- In less than a week, kids will be back at class. And teachers will be learning some ways to help students who may be feeling...

Panera Bread planning to move into Athens

There are almost 2,000 Panera Bread stores nationwide, and now the company is planning to move into Athens. When you get off Interstate 65 and start...

Fort Henderson renovation efforts underway in Limestone County

ATHENS, Ala. – A historic plot of land in Limestone County holds a centuries-old past and an organization hopes to give it a face lift to bring its...

Authorities search for inmate who left work release in Limestone County

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A search is underway for an inmate who escaped from a work-release job site in Athens. The Alabama Department of Corrections...

Man kills son, his mother and himself in murder-suicide: cops

ATHENS, Ala. — Police say a man killed his 10-year-old son and his sleeping 84-year-old mother before turning the gun on himself and taking his own...

Families pack the stands for Tanner tractor pull fundraiser

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TANNER, Ala. — Families filled the stands in Tanner on Friday and Saturday evening for some fun in the dirt. Saturday is the final night of the...

Limestone County Coroner confirms three dead at Highway 99 and Market Street intersection

ATHENS, Ala. — Three people were found dead Saturday in Athens, according to the Limestone County Coroner Mike West. West says the incident happened...

Athens City Schools prepares to implement new learning style for K-3 grade students

Some big changes are coming to Athens City Schools next year. Teachers district-wide will be implementing a new teaching style for kindergarten...

Footlights Community Theater bringing The Secret Garden production to Athens

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Footlights Community Theater and Athens State University’s Center for Lifelong Learning are partnering to bring the timeless tale of The Secret...

Athens Fire & Rescue responds to two structure fire calls

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ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Fire and Rescue responded to two structure fire calls this morning, Chief Bryan Thornton said. The first fire was around 4 a.m...